Concerned that some of the learnings from the Town of Milton’s COVID-19 response could be lost through staff attrition or other occurrences in 2021 and recognizing that the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada will likely request that the Town participate in an eventual Royal Commission on the matter, Milton Council unanimously approved a motion by Ward 2 Councillor John Challinor II requesting that the Town prepare a formal assessment of its performance as well as those of the other levels of government.
The motion was seconded by Ward 3 Regional Councillor Mike Cluett.
In requesting the review, Mr. Challinor reasoned that the Town has “particular knowledge, observations and insights” about the performance of the other levels of government in planning for and managing through the global coronavirus pandemic as well as considerable documentation associated with its own response since the state of emergency was declared in Ontario on March 17, 2020.
The Town’s review would be circulated to the other levels of government as its formal submission to any commissions or panels or undertakings by them related to assessing their COVID-19 disease preparedness and response. CR