For Immediate Release

November 4th, 2015

Mayor Crombie Congratulates Prime Minister Trudeau and New Cabinet 

The following is a statement by Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie congratulating Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his new cabinet following today’s swearing in ceremony by the Governor General:

“On behalf of the City of Mississauga and Members of Council, I would like to once again congratulate Justin Trudeau on winning the 2015 federal election, forming government, and on being sworn in as Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister this morning.

“I wish to further congratulate Bill Morneau on being appointed as Minister of Finance; Marc Garneau on his appointment as Minister of Transportation; Amarjeet Sohi on his appointment as Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; and Mississauga-Malton MP, Navdeep Singh Bains, on his appointment as Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, who will also represent Mississauga.

“I wish to further congratulate the unprecedented appointment of female representatives, who will now sit around the cabinet table, and shape the future of our nation.

“Members of Council look forward to working with Prime Minister Trudeau, Canada’s new government, and our Mississauga Members of Parliament, to advance the priorities of our residents and local families.

“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.

“The new Trudeau government has committed to quadrupling federal investment in public transit; invest nearly $6 billion over the next 4 years, and $20 billion over 10 years in green infrastructure, to generate economic development opportunities.

“These are new and unprecedented opportunities for municipalities, and now it is time to get to work. 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.

“I believe when we work to achieve real results for the people of Mississauga, all of Canada is better position to grow, prosper and succeed.”