MISSISSAUGA Mayor Bonnie Crombie was joined Monday evening by hundreds of supporters at the Portuguese Cultural Centre of Mississauga to officially kick off her campaign for re-election as Mayor of Canada’s sixth largest city.
“Our City’s motto has always been ‘pride in our past, faith in our future.’ I am here to tell you that this has never been more true,” Crombie said. “I am just as proud of the work that was done by those before me, as I am excited about what lies ahead for our City. We have limitless potential, and I am confident that working together, we will move Mississauga forward.
“My objective for the next four years is to continue to grow our City, maintain our strong record of fiscal management, and make smart investments to move our City forward. I look forward to the opportunity to continue to serve the people of our great City. I look forward to continuing to work for you.”
With well over a decade of experience in government and over 20 years in business, Crombie says she understands government and knows how to attract investment.
Crombie says she has worked hard to help keep Mississauga an affordable place to live, work and raise a family. During her first term as Mayor, she held the line on property taxes, keeping them below the GTA average, froze her salary for four years and worked with staff to find $15 million in savings. She has put into place a plan to address the availability of affordable housing for middle-income residents and is tackling gridlock and congestion by building fast and efficient transit.
She says she continues to give businesses the confidence they need to invest and has made it a priority to attract investment, helping create over 11,000 good local jobs. Thanks to her leadership, Mississauga is officially ‘open for business,’ she adds.
Over the past four years, Crombie says she has also demonstrated her unwavering commitment to building a diverse, inclusive city; a City where everyone feels welcome and where everyone belongs. Whether you have lived in Mississauga for 30 years or you just arrived, Mississauga is a place that everyone can call home. It’s a place where people thrive.
The municipal election is on October 22. On Election Day, residents can vote at any voting location in their ward. To find out more visit: https://mississaugavotes.ca/