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Peel council members voice support for changes to expense policy

Peel Region council members are expressing a desire to see more public accountability and transparency around the use of taxpayer-funded spending allowances for travel and other expenses related to their duties. As a special committee prepares to conduct a comprehensive review of the rules governing council expense accounts and reimbursement for job-related spending, several council … Continue Reading

Affordable housing units coming to Mississauga city centre

Mississauga council will provide a $2.7 million grant to Peel Region to offset development charges for a massive affordable housing project in the city centre. Proposed by the Daniels Corporation, a Toronto-based development firm, the $66-million development will contain 174 rental units to help reduce the number of people on the region’s social housing wait … Continue Reading

Peel committee begins detailed review of council expense account policy

A committee plans to go through guidelines line by line to conduct a comprehensive review of the policy controlling how Peel Region council members use taxpayer-funded expense accounts. Peel Region’s Council Expense Policy Review Committee met for the first time June 29 to discuss terms of reference and agree on how the review would be … Continue Reading

Will Mississauga Save an Iconic Historical Monument?

For the past few months, history buffs and Malton residents have been fretting about the future of an iconic but degrading CF 100 aircraft monument that sits in the spacious and vast Paul Coffey (formerly Wildwood) Park in Mississauga’s north end. Now, it appears there might be hope for the aircraft and the community that … Continue Reading

One of Mississauga’s Largest Parks Could Undergo a Huge Makeover

While Mississauga’s Paul Coffey Park—formerly known as Wildwood Park—has been getting a lot of positive press these past few months, you might not realize that you have a say in the future of one of the city’s biggest parks. The park, which was recently renamed to honor Malton native and former NHL star Paul Coffey, … Continue Reading

Cavalia Raises White Big Top for Mississauga Run

The largest touring tent in the world was raised last week next to Hershey Centre in Mississauga in preparation for Odysseo’s opening night on Wednesday, June 21. For the special occasion, Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Mississauga Ward 5 Councillor Carolyn Parrish joined Cavalia Founder and Artistic Director Normand Latourelle for brief remarks about the … Continue Reading

Peel set to host 905 summit on increasing provincial government funding

Peel’s municipal politicians and school boards are set to host a political summit to discuss getting more funding dollars from Queen’s Park. The Summit 4 Fair Funding is currently planned for Nov. 13 at the Mississauga Living Arts Centre. Municipal politicians from Durham, Halton, Hamilton and York are being invited to the event. Read more>> … Continue Reading

Mississauga Council Approves More Money for Torbram Construction Project

When you hear about a big road construction project in Mississauga and a specific timeline of completion and cost is given out, one would assume that, as experts in their field, operators fully costed out their project and know what they are doing. But some people are often skeptical that the project will be completed … Continue Reading

‘No quick fix’ for GTHA housing crisis

Politicians and stakeholders in Mississauga are cautiously optimistic about a slew of provincial measures to cool the housing market in the GTHA. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced a 16-point plan to control skyrocketing real estate prices, including a 15 per cent foreign buyers tax and expanded rent controls for private units. Dubbed the Fair Housing … Continue Reading

Mississauga considering further deregulation of taxi industry

“Let the competition begin.” Those were the words of Mississauga’s Ward 5 Coun. Carolyn Parrish after she successfully put forward a motion that could see the city loosen regulations on the taxi and limousine industries. The move comes after councillors approved the terms of a pilot program that would allow transportation network companies (TNC), such … Continue Reading