Apr 08, 2016
By Jane Brown
The mayor of Brampton has lashed out at Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie for publicly saying she wants to pull her city out of Peel Region.
Linda Jeffrey has released a strongly worded statement, saying “the City of Brampton recently entered into a formal facilitation process to address the future size and allocation of seats at the Region of Peel,” and she says, she “entered this process in good faith.”
Jeffrey is accusing Crombie of wanting to “cut and run” after Brampton for years supported infrastructure development in a rapidly growing Mississauga.
Crombie is insisting that as Ontario’s 3rd largest city, Mississauga should control its own destiny.
“Let’s get the facts to determine if we can make that business case study to say it’ll save money and it’ll be less duplications and fewer politicians, which is always a good thing for taxpayers,” Crombie explained.
Crombie also clarified that she and her council will still participate in the review of Peel’s current government structure.