2018 Provincial Election

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Advocating for a Strong Halton

Candidate Questionnaire Candidate Responses

Make an informed decision on Election Day

The upcoming Provincial Election is an opportunity to vote for local Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) that will represent our community at Queen’s Park.

Our partnership with local MPPs and MPs is integral to achieving the support we need to protect existing taxpayers from the cost of growth.

The Provincial Places to Grow Act mandates that Halton’s population reach approximately one million residents by the year 2041. Ensuring that growth pays for itself is essential to Halton’s future, and we must work together to preserve Halton’s high quality of life.

To help you make an informed decision at the polls, Halton is asking the Provincial election candidates from all of Halton’s ridings to share their thoughts on key Regional advocacy issues. We will post their responses as we receive them.

A strong Halton helps build a strong Ontario—by working together, we help keep Halton a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire.

Advocacy Issues

Confirming Regional and Provincial regulatory roles in the proposed CN truck-rail hub

  • Canadian National Railway (CN) Rail is proposing to build a new truck-rail hub in the Town of Milton that would bring at least 1,600 truck trips to and from the facility each day.
  • It is planned to operate 24/7, and the Region is concerned about resulting issues such as noise, odour and lighting on nearby residential communities.
  • Halton needs the Province to confirm our regulatory role in the non-rail aspects of this project, including its impact on traffic congestion, growth, resident health and safety, and the environment.

Investing in roads and infrastructure to support growth targets

  • A strong transportation system and infrastructure attracts businesses to our region, which helps keep the regional and provincial economies strong.
  • Halton needs comprehensive Provincial investment in local highways (401 and QEW) to increase their capacity, enable efficient movement of goods though the region and unlock the full potential of local employment lands.
  • Two-way, all-day GO Service to Milton and Georgetown is essential to ensure the convenient and efficient movement of residents across the region.

Investing in adequate funding to support mandatory public health programs to close the $9.3 million funding gap

  • Core funding for mandatory public health programs is not keeping pace with this growth, and the Region has seen no increase in Provincial funding for these programs since 2014.
  • Halton needs an additional $9.3 million in Provincial funding to support existing public health mandatory programs that serve the growing population.

Immediately investing in new technologies and establishing enforceable performance agreements for area Central Ambulance Communications Centres

  • The performance of Halton’s paramedic services is dependent on the Central Ambulance Communications Centre (CCAC) to deliver responsive and timely care to residents.
  • Halton needs immediate systematic and technological improvements to the Mississauga CACC, including new technologies, triage tools, and formal and enforceable performance agreements, to ensure timely delivery of paramedic services.

Investing in safe, affordable and accessible government-assisted housing

  • Long-term, sustainable investments allow for the planning and delivery of safe, affordable and accessible government-assisted housing.
  • Halton created 1,468 housing opportunities between 2008 and 2018, and is investing $90 million in our social infrastructure through our 10-year Comprehensive Housing Strategy (2014-2024) to provide government-assisted housing options for residents with low incomes.
  • Halton needs long-term, sustainable Federal/Provincial funding to match our commitment.

Election Day

The Provincial Election will take place on June 7, 2018.

Halton's ridings include:

To check your riding or register to vote, please visit Elections Ontario.

Your vote will help shape the future of individuals, families and businesses in Halton.

Learn More

Halton advocates for long-term, predictable funding and legislative changes from all levels of government to address these issues and more. To learn more about our ongoing advocacy initiatives, visit our Advocating for a Strong Halton page.

Links and Resources

  • AMO: 2018 Provincial Election
    Read about Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO) advocacy efforts and view a comparison of party platforms on municipal issues.