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City Requests Long-Term, Sustainable Funding from 2019 Federal and Provincial Budgets 

Mississauga City Council, through a resolution adopted at Council, is urging the governments of Canada and Ontario to provide ongoing support for the City’s top priorities and initiatives in their respective 2019 budgets. Specifically, Mississauga is looking for:
  • strategic transit investments
  • sustainable infrastructure funding
  • legislative change and support to help increase affordable housing
  • investment in development of the City’s waterfront and other city-building initiatives
  • continued partnerships
The City’s key priorities remain building and maintaining aging infrastructure, more affordable middle-class housing and connecting people to jobs by building regionally connected transit. The City will also need to invest in keeping our city safe and advancing on the plan to address the impacts of climate change.
Ongoing investments in transit continue to be important in supporting future growth. Dedicated funding is needed for transit initiatives such as the Downtown Transitway Connection, the Regional Express Rail and Dundas Connects.
Like all municipalities, Mississauga receives the smallest share (eight to 10 per cent) of all tax dollars collected in Canada, yet cities own 60 per cent of the infrastructure. The City also must continue managing its infrastructure and move forward on City-building initiatives and development projects. With federal and provincial funding support, Mississauga can continue to successfully plan for the long term. To Read the full submissions, please visit www.mississauga.ca/portal/cityhall/governmentrelations.

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