News Release: August 16, 2018
Region of Peel to Meet with Provincial Ministers to Advocate for Support
BRAMPTON, ON. (August 16, 2018) - Peel Regional Chair, Peel Regional Councillors and Regional staff will meet with several provincial cabinet ministers to inform them about the challenges Peel is facing and the supports it needs to continue building a healthy, complete and resilient community. Meetings will take place at the annual Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference on Aug. 19 - 22 in Ottawa.
Rapid population growth, increasing traffic congestion, the cost of addressing critical local housing needs, supports for seniors and the mitigation of the effects of climate change are some of the challenges that the Region of Peel will present to the provincial ministers.
- The Region will be meeting with the Honourable John Yakabuski, Minister of Transportation, to advocate for the completion of the Greater Toronto Area West Corridor Environmental Assessment process and to move forward with a highway. Approximately $1.8 billion worth of goods move through and across Peel every day. The highway will help divert traffic from Regional roads and improve the flow of goods and people on other highways that are already at capacity.
- The Region will be asking for long-term sustainable funding for affordable housing at a meeting with the Honourable Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. The Region of Peel has one of the longest waiting lists for subsidized housing in Ontario and needs long-term sustainable funding to ensure that those in need of a place to live have a home.
- Peel Regional Chair, Councillors and staff will also be meeting with the Ministry of Infrastructure; Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services; Ministry of Finance; Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care; Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks; and Ministry of Education.
Briefing Notes highlighting the challenges and what the Region of Peel is advocating for will be posted at peelregion.ca/advocacy on Aug. 22, 2018.
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.
Region of Peel
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