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The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus Welcomes Changes in the Keeping Energy Costs Down Act, 2024 

April 3, 2024, Eastern Ontario – The Eastern Ontario Wardens' Caucus (EOWC) supports the Minister of Energy, Todd Smith on his announcement regarding the Keeping Energy Costs Down Act, 2024. The proposed act will promote the long-term viability and success of eastern Ontario by keeping construction costs down while working towards a net zero energy system in Ontario. The legislation will ensure stakeholder engagement is increased and regulatory decisions will include considerations that contribute to social and economic outcomes. Eastern Ontario is experiencing significant growth, which requires the gas pipeline network to expand. Current thresholds result in delays in natural gas access for development sites in rural municipalities. This legislation will expedite critical infrastructure projects, ensuring continued growth and prosperity in rural communities. “The EOWC is pleased to see the move toward modernizing regulations that cause unnecessary delays and costs. Our region continues to see significant growth and pressures to build. This legislation will get shovels in the ground and support rural opportunities," said EOWC Chair Peter Emon. By modernizing outdated regulations, delays and costs for economic development initiatives will be reduced, benefiting industries seeking to establish or expand in Ontario, transit projects, community expansion, housing developments, and low-carbon...

A More Prosperous Ontario Demands a Modern Provincial-Municipal Fiscal Partnership

Ontario’s EOWC and AMO have called for a Social and Economic Prosperity Review to modernize the fiscal framework for municipalities. They argue that the current framework is outdated and fails to reflect the services provided by municipalities. They call for a province-wide conversation to promote the stability and sustainability...

Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus Appoints Chair and Vice-Chair for 2024

January 16, 2024, Eastern Ontario – The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC), during its annual inaugural meeting on January 11 and 12, 2024 hosted by the County of Lennox and Addington, Renfrew County Warden Peter Emon was re-elected as Chair and Peterborough County Warden Bonnie Clark was acclaimed as...
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Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus Advocates for Priorities at AMO 2023 Conference

City of London, Ontario, August 24, 2023 – The Eastern Ontario Wardens' Caucus (EOWC) advocated strongly for regional priorities at the Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO) 2023 Conference held in London, Ontario from August 20 to 23. From across Ontario, the EOWC joined over 2,000 municipal colleagues at the...
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EOWC Participating in AMO 2023 Conference

Led by Chair Peter Emon and Vice-Chair Bonnie Clark, the Wardens and Mayors of the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) will join more than 2,000 participants at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario's 2023 AMO Conference at RBC Place London and the DoubleTree by Hilton in London, Ontario August...
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EOWC Releases Refresh of Paramedic Services Regional Report

The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) is proud to release the Partial Refresh of the 2019 EOWC Paramedic Services Situation Overview Report. The EOWC set paramedic services as a priority for 2023 in response to the growing pressure faced by paramedic services throughout the region. The report includes updated...
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EOWC Sets Priorities for 2023

Eastern Ontario, March 20, 2023 – The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) met on March 9 and 10, 2023 in the County of Lennox and Addington for their annual strategic priority setting meeting to set Caucus priorities for the year ahead. The EOWC identified the following priorities for...
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EOWC Advocates for Priorities at ROMA 2023 Conference

The Eastern Ontario Wardens' Caucus (EOWC) advocated strongly for regional priorities at the Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) 2023 Conference held in the City of Toronto from January 22 to 24, 2023. From across Ontario, the EOWC joined over 1,400 rural municipal colleagues at the conference to participate in...
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EOWC Appoints 2023 Chair and Vice-Chair

The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC), during its annual inaugural meeting on January 12 and 13, 2023, appointed Renfrew County Warden, Peter Emon, to serve as the 2023 Chair and Peterborough County Warden, Bonnie Clark, to serve as the 2023 Vice-Chair, both by acclamation. “It is an honour to...

EOWC Chair appointed to the 2022-2024 AMO Board of Directors

OTTAWA, August 17, 2022 – At the Annual Conference of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) in Ottawa, Debbie Robinson, Warden, County of Renfrew and Chair, Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC), was appointed to the AMO Board of Directors, County Caucus. The Conference was held from August 15...

EOWC Advocates for Priorities at the AMO 2022 Conference

Eastern Ontario – The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) came together to meet with provincial Ministers, Members of Provincial Parliament, and municipal elected officials and staff from across Ontario at the AMO 2022 Conference in the City of Ottawa from August 14 to 17, 2022. As this was the...

EOWC Sets Priorities for 2022 

Eastern Ontario, March 21, 2022 – The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) met on Friday, March 11, 2022 in the County of Lennox and Addington for a priority setting meeting in order to establish its 2022 advocacy efforts. This was the first in-person meeting of the Caucus since the...

EOWC Advocates for three priorities at 2022 ROMA Conference

Eastern Ontario, February 3, 2022 – The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) advocated strongly for its three major priorities, through a series of productive discussions with provincial officials during the 2022 Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) Conference, held virtually from January 23 to 25, 2022. Joining more than 900...
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EOWC Appoints Chair and Vice-Chair for 2022

The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC), at its annual inaugural meeting last week, appointed Warden Debbie Robinson to serve as the 2022 Chair and Warden Liz Danielsen as the 2022 Vice-Chair, both by acclamation. Debbie Robinson is Warden of the County of Renfrew and the Reeve of the Township...

EOWC Continue to be Strong Advocates for Priorities at 2021 AMO Conference

Eastern Ontario, August 23, 2021 – The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) joined more than 1,500 participants across Ontario, during the virtual Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Conference, which took place from August 16 to 18. Led by Chair Debbie Robinson, Warden of the County of Renfrew, EOWC...
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EOWC Establishes 2021 Priorities 

Eastern Ontario, March 23, 2021 – The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) met virtually on Friday, March 12, 2021 for a priority setting meeting in order to establish advocacy efforts for the 2021 term. The Caucus has identified the following key priorities for 2021: the Eastern Ontario Regional Network...

EOWC Releases Review of Eastern Ontario Long-Term Care Facilities

Eastern Ontario, February 1, 2021 – The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) has today released a comprehensive two-part review of Eastern Ontario Long-Term Care Facilities – a critical part of its advocacy and research in 2020 and 2021. In order to be proactive and better positioned to inform Provincial...

EOWC Participates in Successful ROMA 2021 Conference

Eastern Ontario, January 27, 2021 – Members of the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) joined rural municipal colleagues from across Ontario at the first-ever virtual Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) Conference, which took place online from January 24 to 26, 2021. At the virtual conference, EOWC members met with...
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EOWC Chair Debbie Robinson available for interviews during 2021 ROMA Conference

Eastern Ontario, January 25, 2021 – Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) Members today join hundreds of participants from across the province at the 2021 Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) Conference. For the first time ever, the conference—which takes place today and tomorrow—will be held entirely online due to the...
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EOWC Appoints Chair and Vice-Chair for 2021

The Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC), at its annual inaugural meeting last week, appointed Warden Debbie Robinson as the 2021 Chair and Warden Liz Danielsen as the 2021 Vice-Chair, both by acclamation. Debbie Robinson is Warden of the County of Renfrew and the Reeve of the Township of Laurentian...
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