Brampton and Mississauga mayors react to decision on future of regional government – mississauga.com

Brampton and Mississauga mayors react to decision on future of regional government - mississauga.com
Police ID man, 28, shot to death on Highway 410 off ramp
The Ford government’s announcement to maintain the current structure of regional municipalities means Brampton and Mississauga will remain in Peel, an outcome only one of the cities’ mayors is happy to hear. After announcing it would go forward with a review of Ontario’s regional municipalities in January, The Ontario Ministry of Housing said Friday, Oct. 25 it would not pursue a top-down approach to municipal governance. In emailed statements, Brampton Mayor Brown said he welcomed the decision, while Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie said she was extremely disappointed \”the province has decided to maintain the status quo.” In May, Brampton and Caledon councils both cast their support behind maintaining the current governance structure, while Mississauga council has asked the province for its independence from Peel Region. “This decision was based on two independent financial reports, which showed the continuation of pooling resources through the region protects the taxpayer and we thank Premier (Doug) Ford for putting the taxpayer first,” said Brown. Crombie said in her statement there is a great deal of duplication between Mississauga and Peel, and that the city sends $84 million more per year to the region than it sees in return. “Over the last year our study has shown Mississauga is not getting a fair deal from the region — the governance and financial model is broken,” she said. The province’s statement also came with a funding announcement of $143 million to municipalities “to help them lower costs and improve services.” David Barrick, Brampton’s chief administrative officer, said the city can now move forward with their 2020-2022 budget process with greater certainty and peace of mind. Crombie said despite the outcome, she accepted the provinces decision and would continue to work with the region “for the residents of Peel and Mississauga.” According to the ministry, the regional review advisory body solicited input from elected and appointed council members, municipal and business stakeholders, and members of the public from the nine upper-tier municipalities and 73 lower-tier member municipalities.

** Editors Note: This story was updated on Friday, Oct. 25 at 1:16 p.m. to correct the day the Ontario Ministry of Housing made its announcement.

Investigators have identified a 28-year-old man shot to death in a car off Highway 410 in Mississauga earlier this week, one of four people shot in that city a roughly two-hour period.

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Investigators said the man was with a 17-year-old male and a 26-year-old woman in a car waiting to turn on the Derry Road off ramp off of Highway 410 at about 10 p.m. Tuesday.

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The 28-year-old man died at the scene and paramedics rushed the 17-year-old male and the 26-year-old woman to hospital in serious condition.

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Approximately two hours after this shooting, another man was shot to death behind the wheel of a car parked at Webb Drive.

Police ID man fatally shot outside Mississauga condo

Police respond to a triple shooting at the Highway 410 ramp to Derry Road in Mississauga Tuesday October 22, 2019. (David Ritchie)

Peel Regional Police received reports of a gunpoint robbery at 10:32 a.m. on Oct. 25. Two suspects are believed to have robbed a commercial business near Fir Tree Drive and Anson Drive in Mississauga.