Monday, August 20, 2018


Shawn Kanungo, General Partner, Queen & Rook Capital

8:10 - 9:00 AM


AMO Reports Out

9:00 - 9:35 AM


The Honourable Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario

9:35 - 10:00 AM

Premier Doug Ford’s first speech to the AMO AGM and Conference was very well received by delegates. Delegates who had attend the FONOM or NOMA conferences in spring 2018 had an opportunity to hear him address municipal leaders as part of his successful 2018 provincial election campaign.



Nik Nanos, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nanos Research

10:30 - 11:20 AM

What’s on people’s radar in advance of the 2018 Ontario municipal election? Chair of Nanos Research Nik Nanos shares all in this keynote presentation on the results of recent public opinion polling focused on current and emerging municipal issues.


Andrea Horwath, Leader, Ontario NDP and the Official Opposition

11:20 - 11:40 AM

Delegates gave a warm welcome to Andrea Horwath, Leader of the Official Opposition. The 2018 Conference was Andrea Horvath’s 10th year addressing AMO members as leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party and her 1St time as Leader of the Official Opposition.

Caucus Lunches

12:00 - 1:15 PM
County Caucus Lunch sponsored by Intact Insurance Large Urban Caucus Lunch sponsored by the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) Northern Caucus Lunch sponsored by the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) Regional and Single-Tier Caucus Lunch sponsored by MNP Rural Caucus Lunch sponsored by WoodWORKS! Non-Voting Lunch sponsored by WSIB Ontario



John Fraser, Interim Leader, Ontario Liberal Party

1:45 - 2:05 PM

Interim Liberal Party Leader John Fraser received a warm welcome for delegates as he addressed the conference. John Fraser, MPP has represented the Riding of Ottawa South since 2013.


Patrick LeBlond, Associate Professor and CN-Paul Tellier Chair on Business & Public Policy, University of Ottawa

2:05 - 2:55 PM

International Trade Agreements and Municipal Governments
Patrick Leblond briefed AMO delegates on the current state of international trade agreements and the implications for municipal governments in Ontario. The session was followed by a question and answer period.


Mike Schreiner, Leader, Green Party

2:55 - 3:15 pm

Delegates welcomed Ontario Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner for his first address to the AMO Conference. 2018 is the first time a Green Party Leader has addressed the AMO AGM and Conference. Mike Schreiner was elected to the Ontario Legislature in June 2018.

Concurrent Sessions Block A

3:30 - 4:45 PM
Reliable, Electronic Municipal Records? Easy when using Electronic and Digital Signatures Building Campuses, Enhancing Long-Term Care and Services for Seniors Right-of-Way: Active Transportation and Health Promotion Modern Treaty-Making: The Algonquin Comprehensive Land Claim Municipal Fiscal Health - What We Know (pdf)
  • Speaker: Matthew Wilson, AMO Senior Advisor
Home Grown Hydro – Turning Existing Infrastructure into Local Jobs and Energy (pdf)
  • Speakers: Paul Norris, President, OWA and Bill Touzel, Vice-Chair, OWA