The alliance's executive committee will meet with Ontario Education Minister Kathleen Wynne at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference next week in Ottawa.
From the Freeps' piece:
The alliance had sought a meeting with Education Minister Kathleen Wynne at next week's Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference in Ottawa.My gut, and a few conversations had earlier this week, leave me thinking Wynne will listen, agree the interaction and co-operation between boards and municipalities needs to improve, but likely tell the CSA its desire for a 'smart' moratorium is wishful thinking.
The timing is a positive sign, said Reycraft, because other groups have been granted just 15 minutes.
"I think that indicates the importance that she attaches to the concerns that we're bringing to the table," Reycraft said this morning.
He said the alliance, which began only weeks ago, has already won the support of many municipalities, some of them facing the loss of their only school in town.
I'm also curious to know, since most municipalities have received the CSA invitation by now, how many have accepted the invitation. I know of one (Goderich) because of an already published decision, and others due to my own story on the CSA and the commitments made by politicians here in Oxford. I'd love to see the rest of the list, particularly since it appears only the executive committee is meeting with Wynne at the AMO conference.