Councillors report positive AMO experience

By Cecilia Nasmith

Cobourg councillors who attended the Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference last month reported a positive experience at this week's council meeting.

Joining 2,400 other municipal delegates, Deputy Mayor Suzanne Seguin said, they learned more about such current pressing issues as cybersecurity and affordable housing.

They heard from Premier Doug Ford and a number of his ministers and – as Seguin mentioned to Infrastructure Minister Laurie Scott during her Monday visit to Cobourg – they offered thoughtful comments and helpful answers as opposed to formulaic discourse.

They also had a chance to meet with the leaders of Ontario's other parties, Seguin said, and it was a really valuable experience.

“I greatly appreciated the opportunity,” Councillor Nicole Beatty said. Councillor Emily Chorley echoed that sentiment.

“For me, a highlight was a session on building inclusive communities, and I look forward to working on that.”