A riding up for grabs: party leaders make early visits to Brampton North in effort to win swing voters 

A riding up for grabs: party leaders make early visits to Brampton North in effort to win swing voters 

In the relatively young, politically ambiguous riding of Brampton North, Ontario’s big party leaders are all making significant moves for a seat they clearly see as ready for the taking. 

With just over 50 percent of the registered voters turning up to cast a ballot in 2018, a significant get-out-the-vote effort to mobilize residents could be the difference on June 2. 



Patrick Brown’s game of thrones―exploit immigrant communities & divide religious minorities

Patrick Brown’s game of thrones―exploit immigrant communities & divide religious minorities

Subverting the CPC leadership race by trading memberships for empty promises, is how Patrick Brown plans to inflate point totals for the September 10 election, using a loophole he admittedly exploits. He treats unwitting Canadians seeking political representation like pawns in his dangerous game.



Peel collective demands provincial aid to fix systemic issues in education, public safety, healthcare; Ombudsman declines to investigate allegations at Brampton City Hall 

Peel collective demands provincial aid to fix systemic issues in education, public safety, healthcare; Ombudsman declines to investigate allegations at Brampton City Hall 

Despite numerous complaints, the Ontario Ombudsman will not be investigating allegations of corruption and mismanagement made public last year; in a letter to council, senior counsel for the Ombudsman cites the fact that many of the senior staff identified in the allegations are no longer working for the City. 

A collective of over 40 organizations is calling on Doug Ford and other provincial leaders to make equitable funding for education, healthcare and public safety in Peel a priority after the June election. 



Will environmental concerns threaten a PC stronghold?

Will environmental concerns threaten a PC stronghold?

The riding of Dufferin-Caledon has been held by the PCs for decades.

But with more residents placing environmental concerns at the top of their priority list, and a large section of the Greenbelt that runs through the riding at risk from Doug Ford’s Highway 413 plan, could these issues be enough to swing voters on June 2?



Does 17-year sentence for Brady Robertson set standard for fatalities caused while driving high, and raise the bar for alcohol-related deaths?

Does 17-year sentence for Brady Robertson set standard for fatalities caused while driving high, and raise the bar for alcohol-related deaths?

The man responsible for the crash that killed a Caledon mother and her three daughters has been handed one of the steepest sentences for impaired driving in Ontario’s history, marking a potential turning point for the courts to impose stricter penalties on those getting behind the wheel while impaired. 

Speaking outside the court after the sentencing, family members of those killed in the crash said no sentence would have been strong enough. 



Historically significant Britannia Farm in need of ‘extensive repairs’ after years of neglect by PDSB

Historically significant Britannia Farm in need of ‘extensive repairs’ after years of neglect by PDSB

The Mississauga Heritage Committee has received a report detailing the deteriorating state of heritage buildings located at Britannia Farm.

Two of the four structures on the 200-acre property are essentially falling apart and it’s clear annual maintenance by PDSB, which owns the property, is not happening, despite requirements under Ontario’s Heritage Act. 



Now public, full report details anti-Black discrimination across City of Brampton departments

Now public, full report details anti-Black discrimination across City of Brampton departments

Conducted over the past two years by Williams HR Consulting, the full 62-page report examining working conditions inside Brampton City Hall shows anti-Black issues in various departments across the country’s ninth largest municipal government.

The review, which was finally made public this week, despite being submitted to the since fired CAO in December, provides disturbing insights into the experiences of many Black employees.



Mainstreet Research poll shows all 6 Mississauga ridings likely to remain blue after June 2 Ontario election

Mainstreet Research poll shows all 6 Mississauga ridings likely to remain blue after June 2 Ontario election

The polling company is conducting daily surveys to provide voters with up-to-date information about trends in their community and across Ontario ahead of the provincial election.

According to Mainstreet’s work, prospects are not looking good for the Liberal Party, after it held every seat in Mississauga before losing all of them to the PCs in 2018. The company’s polling suggests a repeat four years later.



Days after cementing Peel’s environmentally destructive growth plan, staff report shows lack of action on climate change a ‘cause for concern’ 

Days after cementing Peel’s environmentally destructive growth plan, staff report shows lack of action on climate change a ‘cause for concern’ 

Peel’s official plan, approved by council at the end of April, opens up nearly 11,000 acres of farmland and greenspace for future development, locking in development on land desperately needed to mitigate the impacts of climate change. 

Now, a report has been released stating that Peel’s lack of action on climate change is compromising its climate mitigation goals—putting public health and infrastructure at considerable risk. 



BramptonU report shows work missing despite $630K already paid to consultants with ties to Patrick Brown & Rowena Santos

BramptonU report shows work missing despite $630K already paid to consultants with ties to Patrick Brown & Rowena Santos

After over $629,000 was paid out over the last few years to consultants directly linked to Brown and Santos for preliminary work to launch the now abandoned Brampton University project, a City report shows staff are unable to locate any evidence of many of the deliverables being completed.



NDP would secure Brampton’s 2nd hospital, reduce local funding requirement by $150M & build 3rd one

NDP would secure Brampton’s 2nd hospital, reduce local funding requirement by $150M & build 3rd one

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath was in the city Friday, promising that, if elected, her government would finally build Brampton’s second full-service hospital, and, unlike the PCs, she will not demand a local-share contribution the cash-strapped municipality simply cannot afford. 



Peel needs to scale up climate action ‘considerably’; highly paid BramptonU consultants tied to Patrick Brown and Rowena Santos failed to deliver work 

Peel needs to scale up climate action ‘considerably’; highly paid BramptonU consultants tied to Patrick Brown and Rowena Santos failed to deliver work 

An update on the Region of Peel’s climate strategy reveals that across the board, the municipality is failing to take action fast enough to reach its council-approved targets. 

At the City of Brampton, an alarming new report reveals that almost half of the work consultants were paid for on the maligned BramptonU project was never delivered. 

Peel Public Health shares concerns about lack of resources to resume needed programming while still managing COVID. 



Don't Look Up—Peel’s growth plan is not ‘balanced’, it’s a gift to developers that threatens the natural world

Don't Look Up—Peel’s growth plan is not ‘balanced’, it’s a gift to developers that threatens the natural world

Relying on faulty reasoning, misleading information and a short-sighted “vision”, Peel councillors approved a plan to unlock nearly 11,000 acres of land in the region for growth over the next three decades.

The give over to developers completely disregards science that connects poor land-use planning with climate change, and goes against every environmental policy the Region has previously approved. 



Victor Doyle: Ford government is squandering the future of the Golden Horseshoe

Victor Doyle: Ford government is squandering the future of the Golden Horseshoe

The architect of the world’s most comprehensive piece of legislation aimed at protecting one specific ecologically vital greenspace says Doug Ford and his PC government are turning back two decades of progress. 

Ontario’s Greenbelt Act, passed almost twenty years ago, is a master plan to ensure we grow sustainably, avoiding the pitfalls of sprawl, congestion and economic suffocation created by the developer-driven policies Ford is hell-bent on pushing through. 



Mississauga gets cracking on urban agriculture strategy to address food insecurity & climate change

Mississauga gets cracking on urban agriculture strategy to address food insecurity & climate change

Everyone has the chance to become a farmer, all residents need are some soil, seeds and patience. The City of Mississauga is hoping to harness momentum on its urban agriculture strategy encouraging more people to grow their own food. Allowing a pilot for backyard hens is one piece of the puzzle to see if food insecurity and greenhouse gas emissions might be simultaneously tackled by the rapidly spreading urban agriculture movement. 



Probe of Brampton City Hall finds anti-Black racism & ‘culture of fear’

Probe of Brampton City Hall finds anti-Black racism & ‘culture of fear’

An independent review that was conducted over the past two years by Williams HR Consulting Inc. reaffirmed what advocates have been saying for years: that the City of Brampton has developed a “culture of fear” for Black employees, with Black and racialized staff concentrated at lower levels of the organizational hierarchy and most Black and racialized participants in the review sharing personal experiences of differential and discriminatory treatment.



Misuse of 911 on the rise in Peel; Mississauga moves forward with plan to grow urban agriculture sector

Misuse of 911 on the rise in Peel; Mississauga moves forward with plan to grow urban agriculture sector

The rise of smartphones has created a world of ultimate connectivity, but it’s also created countless complications when these devices are used to accidentally dial emergency services. Calls to 911 in Peel are on the rise, and the number coming into operators that are not bonafide emergencies is also increasing.

Meanwhile, in Mississauga a strategy to boost urban agriculture is nearing final approval as the City looks to address food insecurity and climate change in one swoop. 



Stellantis announces production of electric vehicles at Brampton plant; multibillion dollar investment secures thousands of jobs in the city

Stellantis announces production of electric vehicles at Brampton plant; multibillion dollar investment secures thousands of jobs in the city

After years of uncertainty for more than 3,000 autoworkers in Brampton and thousands more across Peel who rely on the giant assembly plant that produces two of the best selling muscle cars still on the market, an electric life line has been handed to the facility.

Workers are breathing much easier after Stellantis, which owns the Dodge and Chrysler brands, committed to a green future in Brampton, with the help of hundreds of millions of dollars from the federal and provincial governments, part of the automotive sector’s rapid transformation away from internal combustion vehicles.



Peel is a key battleground heading into June 2 election 

Peel is a key battleground heading into June 2 election 

In one month, Ontarians will flock to the polls to decide whether the PCs have done enough to earn a second term in government.

Candidate slates for the big parties have filled out across Peel and leaders have been campaigning while making all sorts of announcements, trying to secure as many of the 12 local seats that could mean the difference between another majority government, four years of minority rule or, perhaps, a new party in power. 



Peel Police has a history of targeting Black residents; its board has failed to represent them

Peel Police has a history of targeting Black residents; its board has failed to represent them

A recent provincial appointment to the Peel Regional Police Services Board—a woman with close ties to Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie after working in her office for two years—is raising more questions about the board’s commitment to tackling issues of anti-Black racism in Mississauga and Brampton.



What role did race play in the move to replace NDP MPP Kevin Yarde as a candidate? 

What role did race play in the move to replace NDP MPP Kevin Yarde as a candidate? 

Kevin Yarde, Brampton North MPP, has left the NDP to sit as an independent until the completion of his term after losing a rare nomination contest for the upcoming June 2 provincial election. Incumbents usually are protected from any challenge to run again for their party.

The first Black member to represent Peel Region at Queen’s Park has now been replaced on the NDP slate by a man who says he’s a human rights activist.



Peel approves urban expansion into nearly 11,000 acres of farmland and green space

Peel approves urban expansion into nearly 11,000 acres of farmland and green space

Sticking to their dubious claim that the Province is forcing their hand, on Thursday Peel councillors voted to unlock nearly 11,000 acres of green space and prime farmland for future development. 

The meeting, which stretched over four hours, saw members of the public continue to share their opposition to the plan and question why the Region is rushing to approve it before the provincial election, even though some councillors suggested they need more time. 



Crown wants 23-year sentence, defence just 7 for Brady Robertson who killed a Caledon mother and her 3 daughters while driving high

Crown wants 23-year sentence, defence just 7 for Brady Robertson who killed a Caledon mother and her 3 daughters while driving high

This week a judge heard sentencing arguments in the impaired driving case for Brady Robertson, who faces imprisonment for killing a Caledon mother and her three young daughters. 

Justice Sandra Caponecchia listened to Crown and defence arguments and will now decide on a sentence. Robertson was driving on a Brampton street with at least eight times the legal limit of THC, the active ingredient of cannabis, in his blood, going about 70 km/h above the speed limit when he violently crashed his car into the young family’s vehicle, killing them.



Fake Twitter accounts being used to defend Patrick Brown, troll Brampton residents

Fake Twitter accounts being used to defend Patrick Brown, troll Brampton residents

Patrick Brown is simultaneously running for the leadership of the federal Conservative Party while he’s supposed to be leading the City of Brampton as its mayor.

Fierce criticism is being levelled by Brampton residents questioning why their tax dollars are being abused as Brown refuses to take a leave of absence despite his round the clock campaigning. They accuse the mayor of playing dirty politics as numerous fake social media accounts spin claims defending Brown’s brand of politics.



Final decision on Peel’s urban boundary expansion looms; Review of anti-Black racism finds 'culture of fear' at Brampton City Hall

Final decision on Peel’s urban boundary expansion looms; Review of anti-Black racism finds 'culture of fear' at Brampton City Hall

A contentious plan to expand Peel’s urban boundary and open up 11,000 acres of green space and farmland for development will go to regional council for final approval Thursday. 

A review completed for the City of Brampton has found a lot more work needs to be done to improve the workplace environment for Black and other visible minority employees at City Hall. Not only did the reviewers find a “culture of fear” among Black employees, but that nepotism continues to pervade hiring practices, and initiatives designed to increase diversity among employees are not genuine. 



Would a Liberal provincial government finally confront sweeping systemic discrimination in Peel?

Would a Liberal provincial government finally confront sweeping systemic discrimination in Peel?

For 15 straight years while in power Ontario Liberal governments did little to confront widespread systemic discrimination in regions undergoing dramatic demographic shifts.

Now, with a campaign trying to build momentum ahead of the June 2 election, Steven Del Duca is pledging to do what his Party failed to. In an attempt to target ridings the Liberals lost in their crushing 2018 defeat, he says a government with him at the helm will finally tackle racism deeply ingrained in Ontario’s education and policing systems.



Lawsuit alleges Mississauga MPP Natalia Kusendova owes former intimate partner $30,500

Lawsuit alleges Mississauga MPP Natalia Kusendova owes former intimate partner $30,500

Grant Gorchynski has taken legal action in small claims court against Natalia Kusendova, a sitting MPP for Mississauga Centre, alleging she owes him money. As an MPP, Kusendova must disclose any gifts above $200 to the Ontario Integrity Commissioner.

Gorchynski alleges he gave her $30,500 most of which was in 2019. The statement of claim and its public disclosure come just as Kusendova is seeking reelection on June 2. 



Cannabis-related challenge to Canada’s impaired driving laws by man who killed mother and three daughters in violent crash has failed

Cannabis-related challenge to Canada’s impaired driving laws by man who killed mother and three daughters in violent crash has failed

The judge deciding the case of Brady Robertson, the driver responsible for the death of a Caledon mother and her three daughters, has previously said the result of impaired driving charges will rest on the outcome of a constitutional challenge to Canada’s impaired driving laws. 

That challenge on behalf of Robertson, whose blood had eight times the legal limit of the active ingredient in marijuana, has failed. Sentencing is now set to begin later this month.



New allegations prolong Mississauga integrity commissioner investigation into harassment of Karen Ras

New allegations prolong Mississauga integrity commissioner investigation into harassment of Karen Ras

Months after Mississauga councillors asked Robert Swayze, the city’s integrity commissioner, to investigate a complaint by former councillor Karen Ras following damage that was done to her car, no report has been produced. In an update to council Wednesday, Swayze explained that new allegations and witness testimony have recently come forward, further delaying his final investigation report. 



Caledon considers fireworks ban; Mississauga to receive update on harassment of Karen Ras; Brampton considering e-scooter ban on pedestrian paths

Caledon considers fireworks ban; Mississauga to receive update on harassment of Karen Ras; Brampton considering e-scooter ban on pedestrian paths

A Brampton motion to ban e-scooters on ‘multi-use paths’ will be discussed at the city’s Cycling Committee meeting. Mississauga’s Integrity Commissioner Robert Swayze will provide an update on the investigation into the harassment of ex-councillor Karen Ras.

Caledon council could move to reduce public participation of  discussion around housing in Bolton, and will also consider a fee for the use of fireworks in public events while banning them for personal use.



Brampton Councillor Harkirat Singh coy about cross-country travel to support Patrick Brown’s CPC leadership bid

Brampton Councillor Harkirat Singh coy about cross-country travel to support Patrick Brown’s CPC leadership bid

The first term member of council says he doesn’t have to keep regular hours, and has been able to get his work on behalf of constituents completed despite travelling across Canada to support Brown’s leadership campaign.

It’s unclear who is paying for his trips and how he has been staying on top of pressing issues Brampton Council is currently dealing with, while also representing the numerous concerns thousands of constituents routinely need help with.  



Doug Ford rushes to start Bradford Bypass ahead of June election without costing or proper studies

Doug Ford rushes to start Bradford Bypass ahead of June election without costing or proper studies

A day after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued yet another alarming report detailing what’s at stake if we don’t reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, Premier Doug Ford and Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney announced a contract has been awarded to start early work on the Bradford Bypass, a 16-kilometre, 400-series highway.

The full-speed-ahead approach comes with no cost estimate released to the public and without all the proper studies usually required for such a significant transportation project.



Peel defers urban boundary expansion decision until end of April

Peel defers urban boundary expansion decision until end of April

The deferral of the Region of Peel’s Official Plan, following a motion from Councillor Carolyn Parrish, has increased tensions between members of the public and councillors. The move delays a final decision for two weeks so a few loose ends can be tied up.

This has prompted backlash from residents who requested the Region defer the Official Plan, which will open nearly 11,000 acres for future development, until after the provincial election on June 2. 



As urban expansion threatens Peel’s last natural ‘stronghold’ councillors must decide what they truly value 

As urban expansion threatens Peel’s last natural ‘stronghold’ councillors must decide what they truly value 

The approval of nearly 11,000 acres for further development will have disastrous impacts on Peel’s natural world. 

Despite promises and commitments to protect the region’s greenspaces, and council’s opposition to Highway 413 (which would lead to the same consequences councillors are about to trigger), the potential expansion could be approved by Peel’s elected officials in a final vote on Thursday. 



Decision time! Will Peel pave the way for a sprawling future or shift to walkable communities?

Decision time! Will Peel pave the way for a sprawling future or shift to walkable communities?

The future of Peel is at stake Thursday, with Regional Council facing a decision on how hundreds of thousands of future residents will be accommodated. Staff are recommending the urban boundary be expanded by almost 11,000 acres, and last week’s planning meeting signalled elected officials will likely go along. 

Meanwhile, dozens of residents and advocates want to change the trajectory of Peel Region forever, by moving to more dense, transit friendly complete communities as the climate and other changes around the way many want to live inform how smart growth should unfold.



Mississauga hears from mayor’s Black caucus; BramptonU consultant seeks continuation of controversial project; final vote on Peel’s contentious urban boundary expansion

Mississauga hears from mayor’s Black caucus; BramptonU consultant seeks continuation of controversial project; final vote on Peel’s contentious urban boundary expansion

In a letter to Brampton councillors, David Wheeler, a consultant who worked on the Brampton University project with links to Councillor Rowena Santos, is requesting a continuation of the abandoned plan. Council more or less scrapped the idea after consultant costs were revealed. 

A report from Mayor Bonnie Crombie’s Black caucus comes before council, and Region of Peel council will decide on whether to open almost 11,000 acres for development, despite intense pushback from the community. 



Lakeshore Road height debate underscores challenges to Mississauga’s urban transformation

Lakeshore Road height debate underscores challenges to Mississauga’s urban transformation

Lakeview has become a hot spot for future developments. Lakeshore Road East is checkered with new project proposal signs featuring plans that will transform the city’s eastern waterfront from a mix of industrial spaces and post-war subdivisions to a modern coastal urban destination.

But meetings between residents and developers have left both sides opposing the other’s vision for the future. City staff have tried to alleviate some of the tension between the sides to ensure careful transitions between low density residential neighbourhoods and features that will accommodate (and define) the coming growth.



Saving the Huttonville Forest—Part 1 

Saving the Huttonville Forest—Part 1 

In Huttonville, a largely rural nook of Brampton tucked away near the western edge, a small forest continues to grow.

For years the City, Credit Valley Conservation and the public have been debating the Riverview Heights development that threatens to destroy it. Recently locals realized their beloved forest was going to be razed, and were shocked by documents from consultations that claim the forest is not ecologically valuable enough to preserve. A small group of environmentalists think otherwise and want to protect the beauty of their forest. They want to know where the decision to destroy it came from.



William Osler and PCs won’t clarify healthcare plans in Brampton ahead of June election

William Osler and PCs won’t clarify healthcare plans in Brampton ahead of June election

After years of pleading by residents, numerous motions by the NDP asking for significant hospital investments in Brampton, and two years after City Council declared a healthcare emergency, demanding 850 new beds, the PC government announced more funding ahead of the June 2 election. But stakeholders are getting nervous in the absence of details from the Province and the organization that manages the city’s two main facilities.



Brampton passes levy for hospital expansion as Patrick Brown’s refusal to raise funds revealed

Brampton passes levy for hospital expansion as Patrick Brown’s refusal to raise funds revealed

Despite the efforts of Patrick Brown and councillors loyal to him, a majority of City Hall’s elected officials refused to ignore the need to immediately start raising $125 million for a local share investment required to move forward with the expansion of Peel Memorial. 

Wednesday’s council meeting made clear that Brown (supported by four members) is putting his federal political ambitions ahead of Brampton’s ongoing healthcare crisis. 



Peel councillors ignore pleas from stakeholders, signal 10K acres will be opened for development

Peel councillors ignore pleas from stakeholders, signal 10K acres will be opened for development

On Thursday, hundreds of people shared their desire for the Region of Peel to freeze its urban boundary and avoid unlocking 10,000 acres of land for future development.

Councillors asked no questions of the numerous residents, doctors, farmers and environmental advocates who made the case for preventing more environmentally destructive development. Elected officials instead sided with regional staff who say the extra land is needed to accommodate Peel’s growing population. 



Urban boundary showdown: Residents, environmental advocates set to clash over Regional staff proposal to open 10,000 acres for development 

Urban boundary showdown: Residents, environmental advocates set to clash over Regional staff proposal to open 10,000 acres for development 

The Region of Peel is recommending the addition of more than 10,000 acres of land for development over the next 30 years. The space is needed in order to accommodate future growth, staff argue. 

Hundreds of residents and environmental advocates disagree, stating the scale of development will do significant damage to Peel’s natural spaces, impact Ontario’s fight against climate change and lock in sprawling forms of auto-dependent residential growth. 



Peel residents pushing back against sprawl; Patrick Brown’s refusal to pay for needed transit infrastructure could lead to ‘significant cost escalation’

Peel residents pushing back against sprawl; Patrick Brown’s refusal to pay for needed transit infrastructure could lead to ‘significant cost escalation’

This week at the Region of Peel, the planning and growth committee will set the tone for how Peel will accommodate massive population increase in the decades ahead. More sprawl? Or freeze the urban boundary and develop denser communities? Residents and developers will appear Thursday to plead their case. 

In Brampton, delays around constructing a much needed transit maintenance facility, to relieve a bottleneck preventing the growth of the system, have led to “significant cost escalation”. Staff are going back to the drawing board. 



PCs pushing electric vehicle investments ahead of June election; too little too late transportation experts say 

PCs pushing electric vehicle investments ahead of June election; too little too late transportation experts say 

Doug Ford's PC government made two perplexing moves shortly after taking office: the elimination of the electric vehicle subsidy which tanked sales; then the release of a carbon reduction plan that relied heavily on dramatically increasing the number of electric vehicles sold in the province. 

Experts are calling recent commitments to expand charging infrastructure ineffective without incentives to buy green vehicles. They want Ford to reintroduce the rebates he eliminated when claiming they were helping rich people buy Teslas. 



Police lay charges following alleged targeted attack at Mississauga MP’s office 

Police lay charges following alleged targeted attack at Mississauga MP’s office 

Just over a month after a fire at the office of Mississauga MP Peter Fonseca, Peel Regional Police have charged one man with arson, break and enter and three counts of mischief. 

Police continue to seek information about the incident. 



The dangerous ambition of Patrick Brown

The dangerous ambition of Patrick Brown

Brown wants to be Canada’s next prime minister.  

Canadians of all political stripes should consider the damage he has caused as mayor in the City of Brampton, where a majority of councillors say “democracy is under siege” as a result of his disturbing leadership. 



Brampton council paves way for levy to cover City Hall’s $125M share for Peel Memorial’s expansion

Brampton council paves way for levy to cover City Hall’s $125M share for Peel Memorial’s expansion

After four years of tax freezes, the need for a second hospital forces Brampton to begin collecting funds through a special levy. Approval in committee Wednesday signals it will be finalized next week in full council.

The City is asking the PC government for the 850 beds it demanded, not the 250 offered, and is hoping the Region will shoulder part of the local funding needed to get the Peel Memorial expansion off the ground.



Brampton declared a healthcare emergency 2 years ago, nothing has changed councillors say

Brampton declared a healthcare emergency 2 years ago, nothing has changed councillors say

The future of the Peel Memorial Phase 2 expansion remains unclear, as local taxpayers are being asked to cover $125 million for a project that might not even create a second hospital in the city.

Brampton Civic remains the only full-service hospital in the city with the only fully functional emergency department, as residents wait to learn Peel Memorial’s fate.



$10 a day is great but Peel is still a child care desert

$10 a day is great but Peel is still a child care desert

Parents with toddlers have been desperate for $10-a-day child care in Ontario but the flurry of excitement over this week’s announcement between the provincial and federal governments was lost on many in Peel. 

Regional staff released a report last week outlining numerous issues in Peel, where securing daycare spaces is a monumental task. A dire lack of child care staff in the region is part of the problem.



Desperate for funds, Brampton debates new tax levy for Peel Memorial expansion; PDSB releases education gap reports as part of Ministry directives 

Desperate for funds, Brampton debates new tax levy for Peel Memorial expansion; PDSB releases education gap reports as part of Ministry directives 

At budget time, Brampton councillors voted against the establishment of a levy to help raise further funds for the expansion of Peel Memorial. Now, with limited options to help cover its share of the expanded healthcare facility, councillors are reconsidering that decision. 

As part of a review into issues of systemic racism at the Peel District School Board by the Ministry of Education, a pair of reports have been released detailing gaps in the system that impact students with special needs, and a number of ways the PDSB can improve the educational experience for South Asian and Sikh youth.