News Proposed changes to municipal act could see counties and municipalities use investments to offset costs SHARE ON: Kenny Trenton, contributor, Thursday, Jun. 15th, 2017 Photo: Supplied by Kenny Trenton A proposed amendment to the provincial municipal act would give more say to local politicians for investments. Currently, municipalities and counties can invest in things like bonds and certain Canadian corporate stocks. Haliburton County’s Finance Committee was briefed on some of the changes, but Warden Brent Devolin has a few questions. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/WardenBrent-2.mp3 Devolin added the county currently has no investments but likes the idea of being able to have investments to help offset future costs. The province plans to do more consulting before passing any amendments. Click here to learn more about the proposed changes to the act.