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City Requests Support from 2018 Federal and Provincial Budgets for Top City Priorities

The federal and provincial governments are in the process of preparing their 2018 budgets and Council adopted a resolution to seek ongoing support for the City’s top priorities and initiatives, which are as follows:
  • strategic transit investments
  • sustainable infrastructure funding
  • legislative changes
  • city-building initiatives
  • affordable housing and partnerships
The City is requesting federal and provincial support in the form of long term, predictable funding for our top priorities like infrastructure, affordable, middle-class housing, and transit.  While the City continues investing in transit, dedicated funding is needed for transit initiatives like the Mississauga Transitway, the Regional Express Rail and Dundas Connects – all of these initiatives support future growth.  There is also a need for the City to continue managing its infrastructure and move forward on City-building initiatives like those that encourage active transportation. With federal and provincial funding and support, Mississauga can successfully plan for the long term.

Among all levels of government, Mississauga like all municipalities, 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.  Other priorities for the City include climate change and culture and heritage infrastructure.  For more information about the support that the City is requesting from the federal and provincial governments or to read the full submissions, please visit www.mississauga.ca/portal/cityhall/governmentrelations.

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