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PC government respects wishes of Manitoba’s municipalities to set their own priorities: Nesbitt
Greg Nesbitt, MLA for Riding Mountain, today proposed a private member’s resolution to have the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba congratulate the Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM) on its 20th anniversary and extend its best wishes to the organization for years to come.
“The Association of Manitoba Municipalities provides important services to its member cities, towns and rural municipalities, such as assistance with human resources matters and with bulk purchasing of products and services,” said Nesbitt. “Our Progressive Conservative government has acted on the AMM’s request for basket funding, as we respect the wishes of Manitoba’s municipalities to set their own priorities with less provincial interference.”
Nesbitt also noted the PC government is committed to collaboration with Manitoba’s municipalities and to respecting the “fair say” principle as set out by the AMM.
The Association of Manitoba Municipalities was formed on Jan. 1, 1999, through the merger of the Union of Manitoba Municipalities and the Manitoba Association of Urban Municipalities. The AMM has more than 130 members representing municipalities of all sizes across the province.
The AMM will hold its next annual conference from Nov. 26 to Nov. 28 at RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg, bringing together mayors, reeves, councillors and provincial cabinet ministers and MLAs from across Manitoba.
The NDP members of the legislature stalled Nesbitt’s resolution and prevented it from coming to a vote. Unlike the NDP, our PC government respects the AMM and wants to celebrate with the organization as it reaches its milestone anniversary.