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October 17, 2023

WOWC leaders meet with federal and provincial representatives to advance regional priorities

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Members of the Western Ontario Wardens' Caucus (WOWC) held a strategic session with Members of Parliament (MPs) and Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) on Friday, October 13 to advance discussions on critical issues impacting small and rural municipalities in Southwestern Ontario. The meeting served as a platform for the WOWC to advance its 2023-24 priorities, emphasizing the importance of meaningful collaboration with federal and provincial partners to effectively address regional challenges.

Through extensive research WOWC has identified three critical regional priorities for the upcoming year:

  • Housing
  • Workforce Development to Support Economic Growth
  • Mental Health, Addictions, and Homelessness

The meeting included constructive discussion ranging from workforce and housing challenges to social services, health care improvements and the importance of investing in municipal services.

WOWC members underscored the vital role that regional MPs and MPPs play in amplifying advocacy efforts and called upon the representatives to champion these crucial issues on both Parliament Hill and at Queen's Park.

By working collaboratively with federal and provincial representatives, the Caucus aims to bring about lasting and impactful solutions to these challenges faced by small and rural municipalities in Southwestern Ontario.


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