No hope seen on OPP billing change

Ontario Minister of Public Safety Medeleine Meilleur seems ready to stick with a proposed new method for billing communities for Ontario Provincial Police patrols, despite an outcry from many municipalities.

At a Malahide council meeting March 13, Mayor David Mennill, one of three township representatives to attend a recent Ontario Good Roads Association gathering in Toronto, said 44 communities lined up there to speak to Minister Meilleur about the billing revisions.

But she told them “emphatically” the new billing system would be implemented, even if some modifications were made.