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Local Services Realignment: A User's Guide

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Local Services Realignment (LSR) is bringing about fundamental changes to provincial and municipal roles and responsibilities.

In January 1997, the Government of Ontario first announced comprehensive reform of the provincial-municipal relationship. The announcements followed months of direct consultation between both levels of government and other stakeholders. Local Services Realignment changes were also preceded by years of discussions and reports, and countless recommendations involving all stakeholders.

Many significant changes have been made to the LSR initiative since it was first announced in 1997. The changes have resulted from consultations with the municipal sector and other key stakeholders, and through the legislative process.

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