The Council and staff at the Region of Peel were saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Ward 1 City Councillor, Jim Tovey. Elected in 2010, Councillor Tovey represented Ward 1 residents and sat on both Regional Council and Mississauga City Council.
"Jim was an innovative, hardworking councillor and a true community builder. Peel is a better place because of his dedication and commitment," said Frank Dale, Region of Peel Chair. "On behalf of Regional Council, I wish to extend our deepest condolences to Jim's family at this difficult time."
"Jim was a man of integrity and was highly respected by staff at the Region," said David Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer, Region of Peel. "Through his passion for sustainable land use development and championing the protection of the Great Lakes, his impact will be felt across Peel and beyond for years to come."
Flags will be lowered at Regional facilities to honour Councillor Tovey.