Roads will be a major topic on Brent Devolin’s mind as head heads to a conference in Toronto.

The Minden Hills Mayor will be joined by several other lower-tier politicians at the Rural Ontario Municipal Association’s conference.

At a conference in August, politicians asked the province to consider an increase of one per cent to the H.S.T. to help cover an approximately $5 billion deficit for roads and bridges.

All provincial party leaders said no and did not offer a solution.

Devolin says he and his colleagues expect answers.

Devolin says he expects party leaders to be more receptive since a provincial election is coming up in June.

Devolin adds he will be asking questions about flood mitigation efforts as well.

The R.O.M.A. conference starts on Sunday.