For Immediate Release
August 13th, 2017
Mayor Crombie Departs for 2017 AMO Conference
I look forward to joining members of Council and senior staff as we work to advance the city-building priorities of Ontario’s third-largest city, Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie said today.
Mayor Crombie made the comments as she prepares for the 2017 Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO) Conference in Ottawa – a province-wide conference that brings together elected officials, public servants, and stakeholder groups to debate issues of importance to Ontario municipalities.
During the conference, the Mississauga delegation will meet with Wynne government cabinet ministers and parliamentary assistants to discuss issues ranging from transit; infrastructure; economic development; municipal revenue tools; housing; and climate change, among many others.
“In June I had the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Premier Kathleen Wynne to discuss advancing both Mississauga and Ontario’s shared priorities,” Mayor Crombie said. “I look forward to building on this and other important meetings and announcements we have done with the provincial government.”
Of note, Mayor Crombie will advance a number of Council-approved initiatives and plans including:
- Making Room for the Middle – a made-in-Mississauga plan that provides that provides bold, innovative and practical strategies to give more people options for affordable, stable and safe housing Mississauga
- Climate Change Action Plan – which includes both corporate and community-wide actions to reduce or offset the impacts of climate change
- Five-Year Life Sciences Cluster Strategy – a blueprint guiding the Economic Development Office’s ongoing efforts to identify new opportunities to strengthen Mississauga’s competitive advantage in the life sciences industry
- City of Mississauga Provincial Pre-Budget Submission – a comprehensive submission to the Ontario Ministry of Finance in advance of the 2017 provincial budget
- City of Mississauga Transit Plans – a list of our transit priorities and objectives in the coming years to connect our city to the wider GTA Region.
During the conference Mayor Crombie will participate in meetings held by the Large Urban Mayors’ Caucus of Ontario (LUMCO) – a working group which represents 67% of Ontario’s population and 27 different municipalities with populations over 100,000 people.
Mayor Crombie will also meet with opposition leaders Patrick Brown and Andrea Horwath, to discuss Mississauga’s city-building priorities, including housing, infrastructure, and transit, in particular the Hurontario LRT. Crombie added, “all parties must publicly commit to the completion of the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) plans ‑ as approved by Council and fully funded by the Wynne government.”
“The next provincial election will take place in 2018 and Mississauga residents must be assured that all parties at Queen’s Park are committed to building the LRT and to our future success as a city and region. All roads to government lead through Mississauga.”
“In 2018, the ballot-question must read: which party will stand up for the best interests of cities?”