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Media Alert: July 27, 2018

Region of Peel Responds to Announcement Regarding Election of Regional Chair

BRAMPTON, ON (JULY 27, 2018) – Earlier this morning, Premier Doug Ford has announced his intention to pass legislation on a series of local government reforms. Part of these reforms include pausing on the public election of a Regional Chair in Peel, York, Niagara and Muskoka for the 2018 to 2022 municipal term of Council. As a result, it is proposed that those Regional Councils will return to the system that was in place prior to 2016 – the appointment of a Regional Chair by the newly elected Council in December 2018.

During Premier Ford’s media conference this morning, he also mentioned that he will begin informal conversations at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference in August about the role of Regional Government within the delivery of municipal services in Ontario and continue them into the Fall.

While the Region works with the Provincial Government on these changes, Peel will continue to deliver the critically important public services each and every day in building a Community for Life for our residents.

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 and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel.

Media Contacts:

Bethany Lee
Communications Manager
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 8556