News Release: April 3, 2018
Peel Informs MPP Candidates About Critical Infrastructure Needs in Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon
BRAMPTON, ON. (April. 3, 2018) – Ahead of the provincial election on June 7, 2018, the Region of Peel hosted a Peel MPP Candidate Forum this morning to inform candidates about the Region's critical infrastructure challenges and how the next provincial government can address them.
“One of the Region's most pressing concerns is maintaining existing infrastructure and building new infrastructure to meet the needs of our fast-growing community,” said Regional Chair Frank Dale. “The reality is that without funding from other levels of government, Peel, like many other municipalities in Ontario, simply cannot satisfy all of the demand.”
During his presentation, Chief Administrative Officer David Szwarc identified four areas related to infrastructure where the Region of Peel, consisting of Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon, can work with the next Ontario government to address the community's infrastructure challenges:
- Social infrastructure
- Affordable housing
- Seniors Health and Wellness Village at Peel Manor
- Green infrastructure
- Water and wastewater
- Waste management
- Transportation infrastructure
- Goods movement and highway infrastructure
- Infrastructure funding
- Low-carbon and healthy communities (investment in infrastructure that promotes a cleaner environment and active transportation)
- Moving toward an allocation-based approach for distributing funding
- More flexible timelines for spending provincial infrastructure funds
For more information about these infrastructure priorities, please visit peelregion.ca/advocacy.
The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for more than 1.5 million people and 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. Recognized as a leader in management and service delivery, the Region of Peel is the only government organization at any level to receive Excellence Canada's Platinum Award for Excellence, Innovation and Wellness®. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel.
Media Contacts:Ivona Radon
Region of Peel