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News release: March 1, 2024

Statement from Peel Region on the passing of Brian Mulroney

BRAMPTON, ON (March 1, 2024) – Region of Peel Chair, Nando Iannicca, along with Regional Council and staff, is saddened to learn about the passing of the former Prime Minister of Canada, Brian Mulroney who died yesterday at the age of 84.

The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney served as Canada’s 18th prime minister from 1984 through 1993. His government introduced key initiatives including the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement, the North American Free Trade Agreement, the Canada-US Acid Rain Treaty, and the Canada-US Arctic Cooperation Agreement.

In honour of Brian Mulroney’s contributions to Canada, all flags at Regional buildings will be flying at half-mast from March 1 until the sunset of the day of the funeral.


Honourable Brian Mulroney’s commitment to public service has made a lasting impact on Canada’s political landscape and his legacy will carry on for generations. On behalf of Regional Council, I extend my deepest condolences to his family during this difficult time.

Nando Iannicca, Region of Peel Chair

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Tatiana Marmora
Manager, Strategic Client Communications
Region of Peel

About Peel Region

In 2024, Peel Region marks its 50th anniversary. Peel Region works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe, and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 200,000 businesses in Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information explore and follow us on X @regionofpeel and Instagram

On December 13, 2023, the Ontario government announced that Peel Region will not be dissolved, and that Bill 112 legislation will be updated to reflect service delivery in Peel. Services for residents and businesses will continue without interruption. For updates and more information, visit Peel's transition page.