Guide for petitions
Petitions are used to express public opinion to the Council of The Regional Municipality of Peel.
A petition is a formal written request, signed by at least two people, appealing to authority with respect to a particular cause.
Every petition to be presented to Regional Council shall be legibly written, printed or provided in an electronic format, and shall be signed by at least two people and submitted to the Regional Clerk.
Any petition within the jurisdiction of a committee shall be referred by the Regional Clerk directly to the appropriate committee, unless the matter relates to a subject or a report already scheduled to be dealt with by Regional Council.
Petitions will be placed on the appropriate Regional Council or committee agenda for receipt, unless otherwise specified by Council or committee.
The Regional Clerk shall not accept any form of submission that contains any obscene or improper language or content, as determined by the Regional Clerk, in consultation with the Regional Chair.
Important: By signing the petition, the residents acknowledge that the petition may become public as part of a Regional Council or Committee agenda.
How to submit a petition
Download and complete the Petition Form (PDF) can be delivered in person or mailed to the attention of the Regional Clerk at:
Office of the Regional Clerk
Regional Municipality of Peel
10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite A, 5th Floor
Brampton ON L6T 4B9
Deadline for submission:
Petitions shall be received by the Regional Clerk no later than 9:30 a.m. on the Monday of the week of the meeting (i.e. at least 72 hours prior to the meeting start time).
Any materials received in the Office of the Regional Clerk less than 72 hours prior to a meeting which does not relate to an item already listed on the draft agenda shall be placed on the agenda for the next appropriate meeting. Materials received less than 72 hours and up to 9:30 a.m. on the Wednesday before the meeting, which relate to an item already on the agenda will only be added to the draft agenda on the approval of Council or Committee. Items received after 9:30 a.m. on the Wednesday before the meeting will be added to the next appropriate Council or Committee meeting agenda.
Staff from the Office of the Regional Clerk will inform the Organizer of the date and time of the meeting to which the petition is directed.
The preceding requirements are in accordance with the Region of Peel Procedure By-law.
For more information, contact the Office of the Regional Clerk at 905-791-7800 ext. 4465.