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Mayors Meet to Discuss Matters Affecting Northern Ontario

Northern MayorsNovember 3, 2011 – Mayor Keith Hobbs attended a meeting with Northern Mayors on Nov. 1 in Sault Ste. Marie to discuss matters affecting Northern Ontario. 

The Mayors of the five largest cities in Northern Ontario pledged to unite Northern Ontario through a Council of Mayors concept that is inclusive of all northern communities. This initiative was unanimously supported by Mayors Al McDonald, Keith Hobbs, Tom Laughren, Debbie Amaroso and Marianne Matichuk.

“I am very pleased that we’re working together on behalf of our communities and supporting the concept of a Council of Mayors to unite Northern Ontario,” said Mayor Hobbs. “

The Mayors agreed: “We must have a united voice for the North to be successful. We are working together to develop this concept for the future success and growth of Northern Ontario.” 

Priority issues also discussed at the forum included the continued development of the Northern Ontario Growth Plan and the importance of competitive industrial energy prices.

The Northern Mayors will meet again in early 2012.

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Contact: Mayor Keith Hobbs, City of Thunder Bay, 625-3601

Pictured left to right: Mayor Keith Hobbs, City of Thunder Bay, Mayor Tom Laughren, City of Timmins, Mayor Debbie Amaroso, City of SSM, Mayor Marianne Matichuk, City of Greater Sudbury and Mayor Al McDonald, City of North Bay.