2017 video highlights from the plenary stage are posted below.

Monday, August 14, 2017

On the Plenary Stage

AMO Reports Out: Where We've Been and Where We Are Going?

  • Speaker: Lynn Dollin, AMO President
AMO President Lynn Dollin  reports on the Board's strategic objectives, including an update on the future of municipal government and the status of its consultation as AMO moves from the question "What's Next, Ontario?" to an answer that could strengthen and better position municipal governments and their fiscal future. For more information on the Local Share please visit www.thelocalshare.ca


Perspectives and Opinions of Ontarians

  • Speaker: Nik Nanos, Nanos Research
Nik Nanos addresses AMO Conference delegates and shares the latest on the perceptions and opinions of Ontarians on levels of government, infrastructure, municipal services and taxes and matters that might influence the public and private sector relationship. 2018 is not that far away!

Globalization Meets Main Street

  • Speakers: Dennis Darby, President and CEO, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Association
  • Evan Fraser, Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security, University of Guelph
  • Jamie Lim, President and CEO, Ontario Forest Industries Association
Like it or not, our communities are part of the global community, one where economies are linked. Yet the world stage is changing – new trade agreements, protectionism and more are taking root. How will the world’s stage impact our communities? Can we compete? Will we find new opportunities? Can we adapt? Sector representatives offered their perspectives and insights on these and other questions as we look globally, locally.

Part One

Part Two

Infrastructure Canada Update

  • Speaker: The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

A Message from Municipal Affairs

  • Speaker: The Honourable Bill Mauro, Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

On the Plenary Stage

Mandy Gould - Volunteer Firefighter Update

Premier Kathleen Wynne Addresses AMO Conference Delegates

Andrea Horwath, Leader, Ontario NDP Addresses AMO Conference Delegates


Patrick Brown, Leader, Ontario PC Party Addresses AMO Conference Delegates

Local Planning Appeal Tribunal: Goodbye OMB

The planning appeal process is shifting to a very new approach which underpins the value of municipal planning decisions. Join provincial representatives in a “de-brief” of the proposed legislation – its conceptual shift and practical side of how the new process would operate. Will there be a true end to ’de novo’ hearings? What could be
the limits to what is appealable? What is the process when decisions are not consistent with provincial policy or local plans? How do citizens who appeal fit in with the new proposed process?