Peel wants fair share for Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon from next provincial government


Published April 21, 2022 at 2:46 pm

A MIssissauga woman is charged with assault after an incident at Queen's Park on Saturday. (Photo Eye in the Sky Photography)

Support for new hospital developments, a focus on affordable housing and a fair share for Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon top the list of Peel’s requests from Ontario political parties ahead of the provincial election.

The June 2 election will give Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon residents a chance to choose who will represent their interests at Queen’s Park, and the Region of Peel has put out its own priorities for Ontario’s next sitting government.  

The wish list of 10 key policy priorities includes an enhanced transportation network, support for essential services and investments in mental health and addiction services:

  • Fair share for municipalities
  • Support new hospital development
  • Focus on affordable housing solutions
  • Enhance the transportation network
  • Safeguard quality of life for seniors
  • Prioritise investment in mental health and addiction services
  • Continue support for pandemic response
  • Support essential services for Peel residents and businesses
  • Stimulate economy through infrastructure funding
  • Collaborate to build a strong, stable child care sector

“Some of these challenges include the escalating affordable housing crisis as well as the growing need for healthcare and mental health and addiction services,” the Region said in a release.

The Region says these key issues are “critical to Peel residents and business owners” and will require ongoing collaboration with whichever party forms the next provincial government.

Ontario residents will go to the polls on June 2 and parties have begun rolling out their election platforms.

Just this week the Ontario Liberals promised to ban handguns across Ontario, while the provincial NDP say birth control would be fully covered by OHIP if they win the election.

Meanwhile Doug Ford’s PC government says it is looking into raising compensation for workers injured on the job, but the proposed change wouldn’t take effect until after the provincial election.

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