Brampton represents 44% of the population of the Region of
Peel, but the City has only 29% of Regional Council seats. For nearly two
decades, Brampton has been advocating for our fair share of representation at
Regional Council. In other words, Brampton wants all of its 10 Councillors to
sit at the Region of Peel Council, which is more in keeping with Brampton’s
fast growing population.
Currently only six Brampton Councillors and the Mayor are at
the Regional Council, while all of Mississauga’s Councillors, and five out of
eight Caledon Councillors, and their respective Mayors are part of the Regional
A stronger voice at the Region is a priority for Brampton
because it is fair, allows elected officials to advocate for the needs of the
City’s growing population. It ensures that Brampton’s interests are more
effectively represented when Council makes decisions on important matters such
as housing, community safety, social services, health and more.
We’ve made progress.
Stronger Representation. Stronger Voice. Stronger Impact.
On November 26, 2020, Peel Regional Council approved a motion
put forth by Brampton, giving two additional seats to Brampton, taking the
total to eight Brampton Regional Councillors and the Mayor.
The addition to Brampton’s total number of Councillors was
offset by removing two seats from the Town of Caledon. This means there are
still 25 representatives on Peel Regional Council (including the Regional
Chair), and there is no financial impact to taxpayers.
This is the first significant progress made in nearly 20
years since Brampton started advocating for a stronger voice at the Region.
On December 17, 2020 the Region of Peel is holding a public engagement
meeting on the proposed change to Brampton’s number of Regional Council
representatives. This meeting is open to
the public, and residents can speak during the meeting by submitting a delegation
request through the Region
of Peel website
The By-law to amend Peel Regional Council composition would
then need to be passed at the Region of Peel and also in each of the
municipality’s Council, Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon. When that is
complete with a successful “triple majority” vote, the changes would come into effect
for the 2022-2026 Term of Council.