Last month the Champion had a story about the province’s decision to close 9 Service Ontario offices due to “cost effectiveness and operational logistics” as of the end of October. Among them was one at Highpoint Drive and 25 highway north of highway 401.
It set off a big fuss on social media sites. The two Service Ontario sites don’t offer the same services, and Milton is becoming a big population centre. Why not have both open? And with the potential closure of the Highpoint drive location, local land registry records would be moved out of the area. How logical is that? Or if you’re going to close them, close both and reopen a larger location closer to the population growth.
Halton M.P.P. Indira Naidoo-Harris heard the arguments, and the government has decided to review the decision. The location is now handing out flyers that look like this.
It states Harris “expects the government will engage in a public consultation process. Until then, residents are welcome to contact the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services.” If this office is closed the following services will no longer be available in Halton:
- Land Registry
- Hunting and Fishing
- Small Business Registration
- Landlord & Tenant
- Employment standards
- Ministry of Revenue intake
If you’d like to have your voice heard, the phone number for the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is: 1-844-286-8404.
Halton M.P.P. Indira Naidoo-Harris’ Contact information is:
Office address: 450 Bronte St, Suite 115 Milton Ontario.
Phone Number: 905-878-1729