On Monday, Feb. 27, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau came to Mississauga City Hall to meet with Mayor Bonnie Crombie and other city officials to discuss city-building.
Mayor Crombie took the opportunity to discuss the city’s council-approved 2017 pre-budget submission which calls for federal funding to build regionally-integrated transit, modern infrastructure and affordable housing.
“City-building is nation-building,” Crombie said. “When we work to address the issues and achieve real results for the people of Mississauga, all of Canada is better positioned to grow, prosper and succeed.”
Crombie also highlighted the Missing Link – a plan that will facilitate all day, two-way GO Train service on the Milton line. The Missing Link opens up the continental gateway allowing for the better movement of goods and people, ideally making the economy stronger and more competitive.
During the meeting, Crombie reiterated council’s support for the Trudeau government and MP Khalid’s Private Members’ Motion (M-103) to combat Islamophobia, all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination.
Last week, council unanimously passed a motion in support of M-103. Council has also invited the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage to hold hearings in Mississauga using city meeting space.
Earlier he Prime Minister also visited Brampton City Hall where he met with Mayor Linda Jeffrey, greeted residents and municipal staff and held a discussion with local politicians about some of the issues affecting the city.
“It’s been far too long since a prime minister has come to meet with you all in Brampton,” said Trudeau, who took a private meeting with the mayor and local MPs.
In both Brampton and Mississauga the popular PM Trudeau was met with a sizeable crowd who waved, took pictures and simply wanted to have a glimpse of him.
Mayors of both cities must now be waiting for some or all of that promised cash to materialize so that city-building can continue in right earnest. – CINEWS