Statement from the Mayor’s Office regarding Mayor Bonnie Crombie’s leave of absence

Local government | September 14, 2023

Mayor Crombie informed her Council yesterday that she will be taking an unpaid leave of absence as the Mayor of Mississauga as she undertakes her bid to become the leader of the Ontario Liberal Party.

The Mayor’s last day in the office will be Friday, October 6, 2023. In her absence, the City will operationalize the Acting Mayor By-law, which will see Councillors rotate as Acting Head of Council on two month rotations to fulfill mayoral duties such as chairing Council and Committee meetings and attending official city events on behalf of the Mayor.

The Mayor plans to spend the coming weeks working with the City Manager to review key priorities for Council in the coming months, including the 2024 City Budget while fulfilling her commitments to the community she loves dearly. The Mayor has all the confidence that Mississaugans are in good hands and that Council will continue to press forward on the issues that matter most to them including affordability, housing, transit and climate change.

The Mayor thanks everyone for their support and will continue to keep Mississauga’s priorities top of mind as she embarks on her leadership bid.

For more information, please refer to the Acting Mayor By-law.