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Brampton to ask Federal Government for its fair share to boost economy, infrastructure and more


BRAMPTON, ON (May 29, 2019) – Members of Brampton City Council will be advocating for partnerships and funding from the Federal government to support critical needs, including transit infrastructure, economic advancements and environmental sustainability. Brampton’s Mayor Patrick Brown and Councillors will be promoting the City’s needs at the 2019 Annual Conference of Federation of Canadian Municipalities in Quebec City from May 30 to June 2.

Brampton is Canada’s second fastest-growing city and home to the youngest, most diverse and highly employable workforce in the country. Brampton is a key contributor to the provincial and national economy, and the City is bringing important asks to the Federal Government:

City of Brampton’s asks:
• Support to proceed with a fully-funded Light Rail Transit on Main Street, extending to the Brampton GO Station, and a future Downtown Brampton Mobility Hub that connects to the GTHA.
• A fairer allocation method for Public Transit Stream (PTS) funding for Rapidly Growing Transit Systems. Züm’s ridership increases of over 130 per cent during 2008-2018 is among the highest in the country.
• Continued support for the Cybersecure Catalyst initiative with funding and solution-oriented collaboration  
• Increased funding and a more active role by the federal government in the collection of housing data, allowing for cross-government comparisons and shared databases to support with more comprehensive understanding of local housing and homelessness needs
• Fair funding allocation process that reflects local community safety needs in view of population growth
• Expansion of the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Funding for projects under $20 million such as neighbourhood-level studies, stormwater management, transportation, tree planting and establishment of an energy excellence institute (e.g. Institute for Sustainable Brampton)
• Help advance Riverwalk project by providing funding, streamlining the approval processes and partnering with the City towards vision of a sustainable, future oriented community
 
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“Brampton is priming its infrastructure for now and into the future. We seek federal support to help advance a number of transformative projects including sustained funding to support the country’s fastest growing transit system and a national centre for cybersecurity, among others. We look forward to working with the Federal government to harness the immense opportunities that are before us. We are your partner for continued success. Let’s work together for the people of Brampton.”
- Mayor Patrick Brown
 
 
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As one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada, Brampton is home to 650,000 people and 70,000 businesses. People are at the heart of everything we do. We are energized by our diverse communities, we attract investment, and we are embarking on a journey to lead technological and environmental innovation. We partner for progress to build a healthy city that is safe, sustainable and successful. Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Learn more at www.brampton.ca.

MEDIA CONTACT
Natalie Stogdill
Senior Advisor, Public Relations, City of Brampton
905.874.3654 | natalie.stogdill@brampton.ca