News release: August 14, 2020
Region of Peel to meet with the Province to discuss Peel’s challenges and advocate for support
BRAMPTON, ON. (Aug. 14, 2020) – Peel Regional Chair and Regional Councillors will be looking to partner with the Province on several important issues facing Peel residents and businesses during the annual Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference, held virtually this year due to COVID-19, from Aug. 17 to 19.
The Region participates annually in AMO's premier event, which provides Ontario municipalities with a forum for conversation with provincial decision-makers regarding ongoing challenges, opportunities for collaboration as well as learning opportunities through numerous workshops and information sessions.
The Region's delegation will be meeting with a number of provincial leaders, including:
- The Honourable Rod Phillips, Minister of Finance, to discuss fiscal and economic impacts of COVID-19, along with ways to advance a longer-term economic recovery.
- The Honourable Laurie Scott, Minister of Infrastructure, to advocate for funding to help stimulate the Region's economic recovery and an allocation-based funding model
- The Honourable Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care, to discuss ways to strengthen the long-term care sector in Peel and across the province.
Peel Regional Chair, Regional Councillors and staff will also be meeting with the Minister of Education and the Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Associate Minister of Women and Children's Issues.
The Region's Advocacy webpage has videos featuring community advocates from Peel who talk about the importance of the programs and services residents rely on and why it's vital that the Government of Ontario provide support. The website also features briefing notes, highlighting challenges and what the Region of Peel is advocating for at this year's conference.
Region of Peel
The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 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. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.