For Immediate Release
January 15, 2019
“I have been clear for a while that it’s time to re-evaluate Mississauga’s relationship with the Region of Peel and whether or not it makes financial sense for our City.
As Ontario’s third largest city with a population approaching 800,000, it’s time for Mississauga to be able to control its own destiny as a single-tier City much like other large cities in Ontario including Ottawa, Hamilton, Windsor and London.
For a large and growing City like Mississauga, there is no way that two levels of government are more effective and efficient than one.
As the largest tax base in Peel, we must ensure our taxpayers’ hard-earned money goes towards our City building priorities, including breaking gridlock and maintaining ageing infrastructure.
Mississauga will provide our feedback on what works, but more importantly what does not work with regional governance, especially in Peel Region.
The Regional Governance Review will of course, be brought forward to Council at which point we will determine how to best proceed.
I look forward to working closely with the provincial government and special advisors Michael Fenn and Ken Seiling as we engage in the consultation process to help determine what the best path is for Mississauga moving forward.”
-Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga