News Release: August 15, 2019
Region of Peel to inform the province about challenges and advocate for support
Brampton, ON. (Aug. 15, 2019) – Peel Regional Chair, Regional Councillors and staff will be asking the Province for support on several important issues facing Peel residents and businesses at the annual Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference on Aug. 18 to 21, in Ottawa.
Some of the challenges that will be presented to provincial cabinet ministers include provincial budget cuts; increasing traffic congestion; mitigation of the effects of climate change; supports for seniors; and sustainable municipal infrastructure to support Peel’s growth.
The Region will seek support and action from the Province on these and other issues to be able to continue building a safe, resilient and productive community.
The Region’s delegation will be meeting with:
- The Honourable Rod Phillips, Minister of Finance, to discuss provincial cuts to health services and their impact on the residents’ property tax rates and the delivery of paramedic and public health services.
- The Honourable Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation, to advocate for a new highway and increased transit services in Peel to ease traffic congestion and help Peel’s economic growth
- The Honourable Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, to advocate for long-term, sustainable funding for affordable housing in Peel.
Peel Regional Chair, Regional Councillors and staff will also be meeting with the Ministry of Infrastructure; Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services; Ministry of Seniors and Accessibility; Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks; and Ministry of Education.
Briefing notes highlighting the challenges and what the Region of Peel is advocating for will be posted at peelregion.ca on Aug. 22, 2019.
The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for more than 1.5 million people and 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. Recognized as a leader in management and service delivery, the Region of Peel is the only government organization at any level to receive Excellence Canada's Platinum Award for Excellence, Innovation and Wellness®. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel.
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