The regional chair vote for the District of Muskoka will remain a function of the regional council.

Following the provincial government passing the Better Government Act, the District of Muskoka has confirmed the legislation and amended its policy to reflect the change.

In a brief statement from the District said, “In 2018, the District Chair will continue to be selected by the Members elected to District Council, a process that has been in place since the creation of the District Government.”

Muskoka voters were going to choose a regional chair through the electoral process for the first time this year, but now the Chair will again be selected through a vote of regional councillors.

The other regions in Ontario affected by this change are York and Peel. Toronto has had its number of potential councillors cut in half to match provincial and federal ridings.