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Media Release

Brampton meeting with provincial leaders on growth, development


 
BRAMPTON, ON (August 14, 2019) – 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, health care, community safety, the environment and housing. Led by Mayor Patrick Brown, City officials will attend the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Annual Conference during August 18-21 to advocate for funding and increased collaboration.

Meetings have been confirmed with the Ministers of Infrastructure, Municipal Affairs & Housing, Transportation and officials from other Ministries, as well as with the Party Leaders from NDP, Liberal and Green parties.
 
Key asks from the City include:
• Fair funding allocation to Brampton Transit, and $1.7 billion for Light Rail Transit on Main Street
• Expediting projects to support two-way, all-day GO service
• Fair funding for Brampton health care, and development of key health care projects
• Support for plans to transform Metrolinx-owned property into public space
• Tools and information sharing to support a holistic approach to community safety
• Funding to advance downtown flood mitigation and the Riverwalk project
• Funding and regulatory support for projects and initiatives to support climate change mitigation and adaptation
• Changes to new regulations set out in Bill 108 that significantly impact the City’s ability to collect development revenue for amenities like parks, community centres and libraries
• Foregoing change to the regional governance structure in favour of fair representation for Brampton at the Region of Peel Council

For more information on Brampton’s growth priorities, visit the City's website.
 
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“We need the support and partnership of the Province to deliver on Brampton’s priorities and vision. We are looking forward to building relationships, discussing issues and advancing key priorities for enhanced transit, community safety, innovation and environment-driven initiatives.”
- Mayor Patrick Brown
 
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MEDIA CONTACT
Natalie Stogdill
Senior Advisor, Public Relations, City of Brampton
905.874.3654 | natalie.stogdill@brampton.ca