It appears the idea of Mississauga splitting from the Region of Peel isn’t so outrageous after all.
A new Forum Research poll finds 52% of Mississauga residents would support the move, although when you look at Peel as a whole, that support drops to 32%.
A full 50% of Peel residents are flat out against the idea.
Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie had recently discussed the idea, saying the 6th largest city in Canada, which boasts a population of roughly 800, 000 people, continues to grow and would support being an independent municiplaity.
The Mayor of Brampton, Linda Jeffrey, wasn’t pleased with Crombie’s suggestion. In a statement, she says Brampton has supported Mississauga for decades, and the growth and success of the city has been a result of that relationship, and inclusion in the Region.
Some other findings from the poll:
-73% of Peel residents are satisfied with the services they receive from the Region
-74% of Mississauga residents say they’re satisfied
-80% of Mississauga residents say they’re satisfied with the level of service they receive from the city
-70% of Brampton residents are satisfied with services they receive from their city
-77% of Caledon residents are satisfied with services provided by the town
“It appears, while the majority of Mississauga voters would like to leave the Regional Municipality, the residents of Peel are not so eager to see them go. Brampton appears to be happy as it is, even though residents are less satisfied with their city services than are their neighbors in Mississauga.” – Dr. Lorne Bozinoff, President of Forum Research.