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Priority: Goods Movement

The Issue

The Region of Peel is one of Ontario's primary freight hubs. It is estimated that $1.8 billion worth of goods move through Peel every day. In addition, goods movement related businesses in Peel contributed approximately $49 billion to Ontario's GDP in 2014.

The movement of goods and people however is severely impacted by gridlock on roads and highways making the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTHA) one of the most congested metropolitan areas in North America.

It is estimated that the annual cost of congestion in the GTHA in lost economic productivity is $6 billion.

All levels of government along with the private sector, must work together to improve the efficiency of goods movement in and through Peel.

To this end, the Region of Peel has taken the lead on this front by establishing the Peel's Goods Movement Taskforce. Since 2009, Peel along with its public and private sector partners, including Transport Canada, has developed an action plan to help address congestion across one of North America's largest transportation hubs.

The Task Force is currently in the process of implementing 23 action items that aim to move goods more efficiently, manage congestion and mitigate the effects on health and the environment in Peel.

Our Request

The next Federal Government must partner to develop a long-term multi-modal strategy to improve the movement of goods throughout the GTHA.

During this federal election, talk to your local candidates about how they'll improve goods movement in Peel.

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