The quality of life for Mississauga residents depends on basic infrastructure systems such as
roads, highways, bridges, water supply systems, sewers, telecommunications facilities and
transit systems being in a state of good repair. Mississauga's municipal infrastructure deficit
is estimated to be at $1.5 billion. Though there has been significant construction and repair
throughout our city, the municipal infrastructure deficit continues to grow.
Mississauga has all the right ingredients to develop into a sustainable, robust,
multi-cultural city of the 21st century. It has vision and is debt-free. The City's
infrastructure is generally in a state of good repair. However, to transform into a great 21st
century city cannot be achieved through property taxes alone - additional help must come from
the Province of Ontario.
The question that provincial political parties should answer is:
Will your party commit to developing a new, long-term, sustainable infrastructure
investment plan for Ontario municipalities?
If you wish to read more on this topic, please refer to the corporate report entitled
"Provincial Election 2011: Summary of Key Issues for the City of
Mississauga" (pages 7-9)