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Brampton council votes to stay in Peel region

On Tuesday, councillors in Brampton voted unanimously to keep both the city’s own municipal government and the wider Region of Peel government in place.

It voted to maintain the city’s two-tiered governance structure amid a provincial review of dozens of municipalities.

It says the decision has been submitted to the special advisers leading the provincial review, who began their work in December and are set to make recommendations to the province this summer.

Ontario Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark said in January that the government isn’t ruling out amalgamations as it reviews 82 municipalities across the province.

Meanwhile councillors in Mississauga cling to the hope that their city will win independence. Councillors in Caledon have voted to hold public consultations. But all these efforts by Mississauga and Brampton is unlikely to change the outcome of whatever is decided because it will all come down to dollars and cents. If amalgamation proves to be the less expensive and more efficient way to govern a region, then that model will win. -CINEWS

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