Mississauga mayor vows to continue the fight to leave Peel Region

 

Mississauga’s desire to leave Peel Region is still very much on the table.

Mayor Bonnie Crombie says even though 2020 has been spent battling COVID-19, Mississauga still wants to go it alone.

The City’s idea to separate from Peel is a long-standing one, with the plan originating during Hazel McCallion’s tenure as mayor.

Mississauga believes operating as a single-tiered municipality would have financial benefits and greater awards. Essentially, Mississauga politicians believe we pay more into Peel than the services received.

Ultimately, the decision to allow Mississauga to leave rests in the hands of the Provincial government which as recently as last year decided to keep the current system in place.

I have talked to the Premier (Doug Ford) about it and he is supportive of the concept,” Mayor Crombie told insauga.com. “But it is hard to implement ever, and certainly not right now.”

But Crombie insisted the issue isn’t going away and that Mississauga will “absolutely” be pushing for independence once government focus turns from that of the coronavirus.

The mayor said she has had continuing discussions with Ford, adding that former mayor McCallion has also raised the issue with the Premier.

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