Sep 21, 2017
The City of Mississauga, represented by Mayor Bonnie Crombie, participated in today's Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers' meeting on infrastructure in Ottawa. Canada's Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Amarjeet Sohi, convened the meeting which included representatives from all levels of government.
"I'm honoured to be invited for the second time to attend these meetings. It's truly historic that cities are being invited and I'm proud to represent Mississauga and Ontario. We're moving toward a new federal model where all orders of government are at the table, working together," said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. "Mississauga is helping to bring a united municipal voice to the discussions around the federal government's Phase 2 infrastructure plan and the upcoming National Housing Strategy. We know what works in our communities and we're bringing those solutions to the table to help solve national, provincial and territorial challenges from economic growth to climate change. City-building is nation building. Mississauga is ready to do our part to shape the design of this program and ensure we build the necessary projects in our communities that will strengthen our nation."
In total, the Government of Canada's Investing in Canada Plan, is providing more than $180 billion to communities across Canada over 12 years in five main infrastructure priorities:
- Public transit
- Trade and transportation
- Rural and northern communities
"Mississauga is responsible for the full capital, operating and lifecycle costs of all our infrastructure. A sustainable funding formula in place that provides flexibility and understanding of that fact will allow us to fully align federal investments with our long-term financial planning and asset management capabilities," said Janice Baker, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer. "As a result, we will be best positioned to meet our operational and strategic goals and with support of our Council, continue to build a global city."
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