On December 10, 2018 Mayor Andy Letham of the City of Kawartha Lakes had a forty five minute meeting with Premier Doug Ford where areas of shared interest were discussed.
Letham described the meeting as cordial and informative.
Letham shared with Council that the Premier was very interested in new leaner CKL council, and was very impressed at the lengths the City had gone to identify key services and where money should be spent in the future.
Mayor Letham pressed the Premier on a number of key local issues that the province would be instrumental in seeing through to completion. Some of these issues included the four lane expansion of Highway 35 south of Highway 7, funding for the Small Business Centre in the CKL, assistance in expanding broadband and cell phone services to everywhere in the City, expansion of natural gas availability to Bobcaygeon, and the addition of more long term care beds, likely at Victoria Manor.
Letham believes groundwork has been laid for future cooperation between the City and the Province, and believes there will be more meetings with Ford coming in the future.