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News Release: August 15, 2018

Peel Regional Chair to be appointed by Regional Council

BRAMPTON, ON. (August 15, 2018) - On August 14, 2018, the Better Local Government Act, 2018 (Bill 5) containing a series of local government reforms, received Royal Assent. As a result, the head of council of some regional municipalities, including the Region of Peel, will be appointed by the members of Council at the first meeting of the Regional Council for the 2018-2022 term of council. There will be no public election of the Peel Regional Chair.

Candidates for Peel Regional Chair will be nominated by a member of Regional Council at the first Regional Council meeting on Dec. 6, 2018. The Regional Clerk will not be accepting nominations for the Regional Chair position prior to this meeting.

Information for previously registered candidates

The Region is waiting for the provincial government to provide information for the registered candidates regarding refunds of the nomination fee and filing of financial statements. It will be posted on our website once it becomes available.

The Region of Peel will continue to deliver the critically important public services every day to build 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
Manager, Strategic Client Communications, Corporate Services
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 8556