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City of Mississauga Engages Federal Candidates on Issues: Infrastructure Deficit and Transit

Apr 12, 2011

The City of Mississauga is engaging federal candidates on two key priorities: infrastructure and transit for the May 2, 2011 federal election as approved by Council in the corporate report: 2011 Federal Election: Approach to Engage Federal Candidates.

"A federal election is an opportunity for municipalities to engage political parties and local candidates on key issues impacting cities," said Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion. "By engaging candidates the City will be able to share important information with the taxpayers of Mississauga and influence the party that will form the next Government of Canada, on issues important to Mississauga and what the needs are."

Federal Election Engagement

The City of Mississauga created a 2011 Federal Election webpage at www.mississauga.ca with information on the City of Mississauga's priority issues and links to organizations that support Mississauga's requests including the Region of Peel and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
On Behalf of Council, Mayor McCallion will write to local candidates with questions relating to infrastructure and transit and post their answers on the City's election webpage:

1. Will your party commit to developing a new, long-term, sustainable infrastructure investment plan to replace the Building Canada Plan when it expires in 2014?

2. Will your party commit to the creation of a comprehensive national transit policy framework and investment strategy including the indexation of the gas tax for municipalities?

In addition the City will coordinate efforts and support the Region of Peel (and area municipalities) to ensure all federal candidates have a clear understanding of local issues and that they receive all necessary information regarding the City of Mississauga's federal priorities.

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money, maintaining infrastructure and continuing to be an employer of choice.

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Media Contact:
Catherine Monast
Senior Communications Advisor, Transportation & Works
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5046
TTY:    905-896-5151
Email:   catherine.monast@mississauga.ca


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