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Doug Ford to speak at all-virtual Association of Municipalities Ontario conference

TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford is set to speak at this year’s Association of Municipalities Ontario conference this morning.

The event is being held entirely online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and will feature discussions and workshops about how municipalities can begin to recover from the outbreak’s economic ravages.

Also today, 10 cabinet ministers will participate in a forum on “supporting community well-being.”

They include Health Minister Christine Elliott and Education Minister Stephen Lecce.

The AMO has at times clashed with the provincial government during the COVID-19 pandemic, saying last month that emergency funds haven’t flowed to municipalities quickly enough.

They pointed the finger at “federal-provincial wrangling about how to share the costs.”

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 17, 2020.

The Canadian Press

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