Leading up to the 2021 federal election, the Region of Peel has identified key priorities that require continued and additional attention from the next federal government to support the needs of Peel’s 1.5 million residents and 735,600 businesses. As one of the hardest hit municipalities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Region continues to seek additional supports for its COVID-19 response, such as Safe Restart funding.
As attention begins to turn to recovery efforts, and with Peel’s population and employment expected to grow to approximately two million residents and 970,000 jobs by 2041, the Region does not have the financial resources to maintain and build the necessary infrastructure and provide the appropriate level of services to support Peel’s growth.
“Our collective response to the challenges of the past year have demonstrated the importance of all levels of government working and collaborating together. With the Region increasingly doing ‘more with less’, we are committed to working with the next federal government to meet the needs of Peel’s residents and businesses,” said Nando Iannicca, Chair, Region of Peel.Region of Peel, Advocacy
The Region has identified opportunities to work with the next federal government to help address challenges related to Peel’s population and employment growth, including the following key priorities:
- Infrastructure Funding
- Green Recovery
- Sustainable Transportation and Vision Zero
- Child Care
- Affordable Housing
- Long Term Care
More information on the Region of Peel’s 2021 Federal Election Priorities can be found on the Region’s Advocacy webpage.