The Weekly Voice
Mississauga–Joined by supporters from across the City at Mississauga’s iconic Living Arts Centre, Bonnie Crombie, Ward 5 City Councillor and candidate for Mayor of Mississauga unveiled her mayoral platform this week entitled, “Our City, Our Time: A Plan for the Future of Mississauga.” Also Read - Does Swara Bhasker Want to Join Politics? She Says 'Just Because I Gave an Opinion on CAA...'

Crombie’s platform outlines a vision for the future of Mississauga that focuses on economic growth, rapid transit, smart development and investing in our people as a source of strength. “As Mississauga enters its next chapter, our city needs a strong vision and a detailed plan to remain competitive. This document is both a vision for our city and a plan of action that will propel Mississauga into its next 40 years of prosperity with a quality of life that is second to none,” she said. Also Read - Independence Day 2020: In a First, Indian Flag to be Hoisted at the Iconic Niagara Falls on August 15

Her platform outlines  six pillars on which the city will move forward: Also Read - Canada Allows Terminally Ill People To Consume 'Magic Mushrooms' to Help Ease Their Anxiety

A City that Moves

1.    Advocate for all day, two-way, frequent, electrified GO Train service

2.    Institute a full-scale service review of Mississauga Transit

A City that Thrives

3.    Build a Mississauga Innovation Accelerator

4.    Create an International Investment Advisory Council

5.    Issue the Mayor’s Youth Jobs Challenge

A City that Grows

6.    Strike the Downtown Development and Waterfront Taskforces

A City that Shines

7.    Establish a Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee

A City that Works, For You

8.    Hold tax increases to the rate of inflation

9.    Commission an independent review all programs, services and expenditures

A City that Cares

10.  Tackle Poverty and homelessness

She added, “Mississauga is a dynamic, diverse and vibrant city that is no longer just a bedroom community to Toronto. We are an economic engine in this country and are developing a unique identity. Mississauga is 40 years old this year and has changed a great deal over the past four decades. I believe it is our time to put our mark on the future of our city.”

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