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Meed Ward takes over as chair of Ontario Big City Mayors caucus

Burlington mayor to serve in acting role after Crombie steps aside to consider Liberal leadership bid
Mayor Marianne Meed Ward

Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward is stepping into a bigger role.

She will serve as acting-Chair of Ontario’s Big City Mayors.

She’ll take over the position following Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie’s decision to look into a leadership bid for the Ontario Liberal Party, announced on May 23. She was chair of OBCM, a non-partisan organization of mayors of Ontario cities with populations of 100,000 or more. It provides a voice for big city mayors in policy debates that impact Ontario cities. The ultimate goal is to create strong and effective cities.

In accordance with OBCM bylaws, Crombie had to temporarily step down as Chair.

“I am honoured to serve as OBCM’s chair as Mayor Crombie temporarily steps down," Meed Ward said in a post on Twitter. "Thank you Mayor Crombie for leading our caucus and I look forward to continuing to represent our 29 member municipalities, representing 70 per cent of Ontario’s population.”

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