The Regional Municipality Of York


Statement from York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson

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Newmarket - York Regional Council has discussed and debated the issue of governance on many occasions since the Province created this important level of government in 1971.

Reviews have focused on the composition of Regional Council and appropriate representation for our nine municipalities, in addition to the approach of electing the position of Regional Chair and CEO.

Our Council this term, and in previous terms, has been very clear on this issue. Council has repeatedly voted in favour of maintaining the current approach of having Regional Council appoint through election this position. Council’s most recent decision on this topic was February 2016.

We look forward to reviewing the legislation Premier Doug Ford has indicated will be introduced and future discussions regarding the role of Regional government.

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