BRAMPTON, ON. (June 5, 2009) - The Region of Peel will receive $90 million in federal and provincial infrastructure stimulus funding. The announcement was made today in Brampton by officials of the Government of Canada and Province of Ontario.
"It is my pleasure, on behalf of Council and the more than 1.2 million residents of Peel Region, to receive this great news from our federal and provincial partners," said Regional Chair Emil Kolb. "This funding, combined with Peel's contribution of $40.5 million, represents a significant investment in the Region. It will boost our economy through the creation of over 1,600 jobs and make it possible for us to enhance our roadways, water and sewer systems, as well as some important public facilities. We are ready to start work immediately."
A total of 24 projects will receive stimulus funding in the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Projects include road resurfacing, watermain repairs and replacements, a Malton paramedic satellite station, a new police fleet garage and inventory stores facility, and renovations to the Peel Heritage Complex. A detailed list of projects is attached.
"Peel is very pleased that the Government of Canada and Province of Ontario listened to us on our economic recovery priorities during budget discussions in early 2009 and have now come to the table to join us in stimulating employment and supporting critical services for our residents and businesses," said Kolb.
The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than one million residents in the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon.
For more information on the Region of Peel, please call 905-791-7800, or visit www.peelregion.ca.