Jan 9 - 2024

Life with Peel Region: Doug Ford Goes Back On His Word for Mississauga

The 905er

About the Episode

Happy New Year 2024!

After a welcomed break we are back and ready to dive into what awaits us in 2024! To start the year though, it appears that for Mississauga and Peel region, it will be more of the same.

As loyal listeners of this podcast know, we interviewed then-Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie back in May about her push to see Mississauga leave Peel region. Shortly after that episode aired, Premier Doug Ford announced a special team to investigate how to accomplish this within two years. And then…shortly after that, Bonnie Crombie announced her bid to become Ontario Liberal Party Leader. In November, her bid to win was a success and apparently, Doug Ford’s commitment to Hazel McCallion’s dying wish wasn’t there anymore.

In December, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Paul Calandra announced that the province would no longer be dissolving Peel Region citing a possible increased tax burden on the residents of Peel. This reversal upset a few folks on Mississauga’s City Council. One of whom is Ward 2 Councillor Alvin Tedjo. Alvin has taken to social media to make the continued argument for Peel Region’s dissolution.

We reached out to invite Alvin to the podcast to discuss what is behind this sudden reversal from the Ontario government and what’s next for the city of Mississauga.

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