For Immediate Release

October 19th, 2015

Mayor Crombie Congratulates Justin Trudeau and Mississauga’s new Members of Parliament

The following is a statement by Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie congratulating Justin Trudeau on winning the 2015 federal election and forming the next Canadian government:

“On behalf of the City of Mississauga and Members of Council, I would like to congratulate Justin Trudeau on winning the 2015 federal election, forming government, and on becoming Canada’s next prime minister.

“I wish to further congratulate Mississauga’s six new Members of Parliament who will represent the people of our City in our nation’s capital.

“Mississauga voters have once again proven that all roads to government run through Canada’s sixth largest city. Following tonight’s results, our City has a seat at the table.

“Members of Council look forward to working with our new MPs, and the new Trudeau government, to advance the priorities of Mississaugans.

“Throughout this federal election, I joined big city mayors from across our country, along with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), to press for dedicated and predictable funding for public transit and infrastructure; new efforts to ignite local economic development opportunities to attract job-creating investments; and increased support to build more affordable housing.

“Now that the election is over, it is time to get to work.

“My office will waste no time reaching out to our new MPs and the new government, to request meetings. The priorities of Mississauga are the priorities of the majority of Canadians.

“We will press for Council goals including the Missing Link – a plan that will facilitate all day, two-way, GO Train service, on the Milton line and open up the continental gateway allowing for the better movement of goods and people. The Missing Link is a project of national scale and scope.

“Finally, as a former Member of Parliament, I would like to acknowledge all candidates who have put their names forward to serve, and I wish the very best to those MPs who will be returning to private life.

“Seeking public office requires immense personal and professional sacrifices but it is a tremendously rewarding opportunity.”