The government’s omnibus fall budget bill includes a provision that would require all regional chairs to be directly elected. According to Minister of Municipal Affairs Bill Mauro the changes will:
“..help strengthen local governments and enhance their ability to serve the residents of their communities.”
However, not everyone was pleased with the announcement. While Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey welcomed the legislation, Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie referred to it as solving a problem that doesn’t exist.