Regional Municipality of Haldimand-Norfolk
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On January 1, 2001, the regional municipality was dissolved and two single-tier municipalities, the Town of Haldimand and the Town of Norfolk, were formed. The municipalities immediately changed their official names to Haldimand County and Norfolk County—and special advisor Milt Farrow later said in published interviews that he should have recommended those names. Since they no longer have townships or other municipal subdivisions below them, both municipalities are not true "county" governments in the traditional sense.
Prior to the 2001 restructuring, the Regional Municipality of Haldimand Norfolk consisted of the upper-tier regional government and the lower-tier Towns of Haldimand, Dunnville and Simcoe, and the townships of Delhi, Norfolk and the City of Nanticoke.
The last regional chairperson in Haldimand-Norfolk was John Harrison.
Many smaller communities such as Port Dover and Port Rowan are now in "Norfolk County".
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