The mayors of the five major urban centres in the north met and discussed infrastructure. Photo courtesy of Mayor Al McDonald’s Facebook page.


Mayor Al McDonald says the mayors of the large urban cities in northern Ontario are hopeful the province will accept their proposal.

McDonald recently met with the mayors of Timmins, Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay, in Thunder Bay to discuss the large provincial investment.

The Ontario Liberals recently announced $11-billion dollars of infrastructure spending for areas outside the Toronto-Hamilton corridor.

McDonald says they will bring a proposal forward for the province to invest in two key areas of the municipalities choosing; one for investments in critical infrastructure and the other for economic development infrastructure.

The province plans on holding public consultations on their billion dollar plan, in a number of communities – excluding North Bay.

McDonald says he will instead present this proposal at the consultation in Sudbury.

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