This is the message we must deliver to all provincial candidates and political parties in the lead up to the June 7, 2018 provincial election. The priorities of our residents are the priorities of our City and must be the priorities of the next provincial government.
Mississauga is a dynamic, diverse and growing city, home to almost 800,000 people and over 88,000 businesses. We are building a complete city, made up of complete communities connected by local and rapid transit - a place where people can live and work and raise a family. Mississauga is home to world-class community centres, hundreds of kilometres of trails connecting over 250 parks across our city. We have a quality of life that is second to none.
At the same time, we continue to face increased challenges to build and maintain the infrastructure - the roads, bridges, community centres, parks, trails, public transit, and so much more - that makes our city run. Good quality infrastructure is what makes Mississauga a place that people choose to be and where the world comes to work.
To continue to grow and prosper, Mississauga needs a committed provincial partner. We cannot do this alone because we simply do not have the tools needed to build the infrastructure necessary to keep Mississauga moving forward.
We need the provincial government to partner with us to make investments to build more housing that is affordable to the middle-income so that people can live and work in Mississauga.
We need the provincial government to continue to make investments in our local infrastructure to help us build community centres, roads, bridges, parks, trails, bike lanes and everything else that makes Mississauga a great place to live.
And, we need a provincial partner to make significant investments in our local and regional transit systems - like GO Transit and the Hurontario LRT - to allow us to break gridlock and congestion and get people and businesses moving.
Your priorities are our priorities too. They must also be the priorities of the next provincial government.
After all, we are all in this together.
On June 7th, I ask you to please take the time to vote for a candidate that understands that Mississauga Matters. Get engaged and informed, and most importantly, please vote.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
On Tuesday, May 22, the City of Mississauga will hold a candidates’ debate in the lead-up to the June 7, 2018 provincial election. One representative from each major political party will debate on Mississauga’s top priorities: public transit, sustainable infrastructure and affordable housing. RSVP
*A final candidate list will be posted once confirmed by Elections Ontario