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Brampton to table growth needs at provincial conference in Ottawa


​​​​​​BRAMPTON, ON – A City of Brampton delegation is set to meet with provincial Ministry leaders in Ottawa to discuss key growth priorities in the areas of transit, university, health care, community safety and housing. Led by Mayor Linda Jeffrey, City officials will attend the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) annual conference during August 19-22 to advocate for increased collaboration.

“Working in partnership with the provincial government, we remain focused on advancing key initiatives for Brampton’s continued success and sustainability,” said Mayor Linda Jeffrey. “As the second-fastest growing city in Canada, Brampton is not only facing pressures in health care, housing and community safety, our residents are also asking for enhanced transit, post-secondary education, innovation and environment-driven initiatives. We look forward to discussing all these issues with the province.” 

Key asks from the City include:
• A minimum of $19.2M in ongoing funding to address current patient volumes; and expedite the development of additional phases at the Peel Memorial Centre
• Support to grow enrolment in the upcoming Ryerson/Sheridan university campus, for an operational impact of $308.2M annually in economic output
• Direct, seamless multi-modal transportation between Brampton and the GTHA 
• Partnership with the province to develop and implement a Community Safety and Well-Being Plan
• Provincial capital funding towards a joint-use Centre for Innovation, that will deliver a construction impact of $47M annually in economic output 
• Collaboration to implement Housing Brampton strategy, to respond to varying housing needs of residents
• Continued investment in innovative, flood-mitigation infrastructure projects such as Riverwalk, and help spur development in the downtown core
• Funding to offset the cost to the City arising from the legalization of cannabis (police, enforcement, public health, education)
• Grow digital health and research, to support economic development and job creation

 

For more information on Brampton’s growth priorities, visit www.brampton.ca

 


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