Leaders in Mississauga and Brampton seeking funding for housing, COVID recovery

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Published August 16, 2021 at 3:27 pm

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Peel politicians will spend the next three days pushing Queen’s Park for money to address the affordable housing crisis and other pressing issues facing Mississauga and Brampton residents. 

Region of Peel Chair Nando Iannicca and members of Regional Council are participating in the annual Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference, taking place virtually today through Wednesday. 

They’ll be advocating for funding and other support from the provincial government on key issues facing Peel residents and businesses.  

The Peel delegation will meet with a number of provincial leaders, including Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Steve Clark to talk about affordable housing funding. Providing enough affordable housing units to meet the need has been a huge problem in Peel for decades, and the waiting list for such housing is at an all-time high of more than 22,000. 

Peel politicians will also meet with Finance Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy to discuss the economic impact of COVID-19 and ways to ensure a longer-term economic recovery, and Minister of Long-term Care Rod Phillips to discuss creating a range of supports for seniors. 

The Region of Peel participates annually in the AMO conference, which provides Ontario municipalities with a forum in which to speak with the Province’s decision makers about challenges they face. 

 

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