News Release: May 22, 2019
Region of Peel Receives Ernst & Young Report
Brampton (May 22, 2019) – The Region of Peel has received and published the Financial Impact Analysis of Service Delivery Models report completed by Ernst & Young.
The report examined three options related to the future of the four municipalities in the Region of Peel (Brampton, Caledon, Mississauga and Peel). The report, undertaken at the request of Regional Council, has been shared with the provincial Advisors conducting the Regional Review, to assist them in determining the most efficient and effective model of governance, assessed on a financial basis. The report will be discussed at the meeting of Regional Council on May 23, 2019. [The report can be accessed via the Region’s website.]
On April 11, 2019, Regional Council directed the Region of Peel, in consultation with the four municipal Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs), to hire a firm to conduct an independent examination of three different scenarios with jointly agreed upon the terms of reference related to the future of the Region of Peel. The options were: status quo, dissolution, and amalgamation of the municipalities within Peel.
“I would like to thank the dedicated and professional staff who participated in the process,” said Peel Regional Chair Nando Iannicca. "The working group respected the process for gathering information for this report and worked together to develop the terms of reference for the work and execute the project deliverables. Thank you as well to Ernst & Young, for their professionalism in preparing this work in a timely manner."
The working group consisted of the CAOs and the Chief Financial Officers from each municipality, and was established to develop the terms of reference, and provide information to the Ernst & Young professional service team. Under the different scenarios, assumptions were agreed upon to undertake the analysis. Where the working group could not agree to a shared assumption, a range of assumptions were used by Ernst & Young to satisfy the working group. The findings of the report do not provide direction to Council.
"I look forward to discussing the report at Council, and many continued discussions on how we can best work together," said Chair Iannicca. “We rely upon the respected provincial advisors to make their very best, very informed decision, during their regional review of 82 municipalities in our great province."
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