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City Council Shares Mississauga Priorities at the 2019 AMO Conference

Local government | August 21, 2019

Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Councillors Stephen Dasko (Ward 1), Chris Fonseca (Ward 3) and Matt Mahoney (Ward 8) attended the Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s (AMO) 2019 Conference in Ottawa this week. They represented the City to discuss priorities and issues facing Mississauga such as affordable housing, transit and infrastructure.

“Affordable housing, transit and infrastructure are issues Mississauga faces,” said Mayor Crombie. “AMO encourages municipalities to share information, priorities and concerns while working with colleagues to discuss viable solutions and opportunities to similar challenges. For example, there is great potential to grow the Southern Ontario network into the largest aerospace cluster in Canada. There is economic value in working together. We must unlock this potential and be intentional in our collaboration. We must also continue to look for ways to secure affordable housing and prepare for our transit to go beyond borders for the growth that is to come.”

At the beginning of the conference, Mayor Crombie chaired a second Southern Ontario Municipal Aerospace Council (SOMAC). SOMAC is a forum to raise awareness for Southern Ontario’s aerospace sector and collectively advocate for policies to attract investment in the aerospace industry.

Mississauga City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer Janice Baker also participated in the conference.

For more than a century, Ontario’s largest municipal conference has brought together municipal, provincial and federal officials to work collectively to overcome municipal challenges and plan for the future.

Background:

AMO is a non-profit, non-partisan organization representing almost all of Ontario’s 444 municipal governments. AMO supports strong and effective municipal government in Ontario and promotes the value of municipal government as a vital and essential component of Ontario’s and Canada’s political systems.

Media Contact:

Catherine Monast

Senior Advisor Media and Public Information

City of Mississauga

905-615-3200, ext. 5046

catherine.monast@misissauga.ca

TTY: 905-896-5151