The City and the Province of Ontario

The City partners with the Province of Ontario on matters under their jurisdiction that impact our local community.

Local Members of Provincial Parliament

Mississauga asks the province

The City supports the provincial government in programs that grow the local economy and help create jobs.

As we look to 2023 and beyond, Mississauga continues to face significant financial pressures resulting from lingering affects of the pandemic, inflation, global conflicts and supply shortages. As part of the Province of Ontario’s 2023 budget consultation process, we are requesting continued funding support to address the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 on city services, operating budgets, and other city building initiatives.

To ensure Mississauga continues to provide quality services, we are also seeking funding support and collaboration for the City’s top priorities and initiatives:

  • Pause the implementation of Bill 23 and fully compensate Mississauga for any and all financial losses incurred as a result of the legislation including, but not limited to, losses related to development charges and cash in lieu of parkland.
  • Work with municipalities to develop new revenue and funding tools, as well as predictable funding streams, to ensure cities can fulfill their responsibilities and properly invest in infrastructure growth and renewal.
  • Provide the additional Justices of the Peace required to address the growing backlog of Provincial Offences Act notices in our court system.
  • Provide the funding and support necessary to assist Mississauga in realizing its priority transit projects.
  • Provide investments in projects that mitigate the impacts of climate change and increase the resiliency and adaptability of our communities.
  • Partner with cities to fund and build affordable housing to close the supply gap and ensure everyone has a safe place to live.
  • Continue targeted support for sectors hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, including main street businesses, recreation, travel and tourism, creative sector and air travel. Support should be sector specific when appropriate and prioritize non-repayable financial assistance.
  • Invest in talent development and access.
  • Prioritize investments that support a fair and inclusive economic recovery.
  • Develop and fund education and skills retraining programs to ensure an adequate supply of labour in the trades and construction industry to meet the demands as a result of the province’s housing target of 1.5M homes in 10 years (120,000 in Mississauga).

Read the full submission

The City acknowledges the funding it’s currently receiving from the province through the Provincial Gas Tax, the Safe Restart Agreement, Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP), the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF), the Municipal Transit Enhanced Cleaning Program and the funding provided to Metrolinx for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit system. We look forward to partnering on future funding opportunities.