BRAMPTON, ON (October 25, 2019) – The City of Brampton welcomes today’s announcement by the Province of Ontario and Minister Clark to maintain the current structure of Region of Peel. The City believes the existing model ensures Brampton residents continue to receive core Regional services in the most cost effective and efficient way possible.
“Brampton City Council’s Resolution in May 2019 was clear that maintaining the current structure helps protect the best interest of Peel Region taxpayers. This decision was based on two independent financial reports which showed the continuation of pooling resources through the Region protects the taxpayer and we thank Premier Ford for putting the taxpayer first.
The Region of Peel is an important contributor to Ontario’s economy, and Brampton plays a significant role as it sits at the heart of the Innovation Corridor. Brampton will maintain its focus on remaining financially prudent and delivering services in the most cost effective way possible for taxpayers, while driving economic growth and employment opportunities.
Brampton will partner with the province to utilize the $143 million in new funding to municipalities to find smarter, more efficient ways to operate and focus spending on vital programs and services for Brampton residents.
Brampton looks forward to continuing its partnership with the Region of Peel, City of Mississauga and Town of Caledon and improve quality of living, affordability and safety for the residents of Peel Region.”
– Mayor Patrick Brown
“The City has been awaiting this decision for some time and can now move forward on a range of corporate initiatives and our 2020-2022 budget process with greater certainty and peace of mind. We look forward to accessing today’s newly announced funding to enhance service delivery for Brampton residents.”
– David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton