City of Brampton Prevails in $28M Lawsuit

The City of Brampton has finally spoken after it won a court appeal brought forward by a developer who had alleged he was unfairly treated and sued the City in a $28.5 million lawsuit that played out in the community and in the media. The lawsuit cast a long shadow over the City’s administration and […]

Peel Memorial to Become a Full Hospital

Ford at Peel Memorial

Ontario’s provincial government has announced it will proceed with the second phase of Peel Memorial which will transition the health and wellness centre into a 250 bed full-service hospital with a 24 hour emergency department. Following years of advocacy efforts by Brampton City Council and Mayor Patrick Brown, the Province says it will move ahead […]

Your 2021 Property Tax Rate Has Been Set

Regional Councillors have approved Peel’s 2021 Budget which sets regional property tax rates for Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon. Last December, Brampton approved its third consecutive zero percent increase in property taxes for residents on the City’s portion of the tax bill, part of a $1.2 billion budget which includes record contributions to cash reserves. “With […]

Patrick Brown Delivers State of the City Address

In his 2021 State of the City Address, City of Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown spoke about the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic in bringing the city together to overcome the challenges of the past year. The address was delivered during an online virtual event with Members of Council, City Staff, and Brampton’s business community in […]

Region of Peel to initiate study on governance options

Should they break up the Region of Peel? Amalgamate Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon into one super city? Keep things as they are today? After nearly two hours of discussion at the Region of Peel, Councillors voted this week to approve a $600,000 study to determine the costs of three potential governance scenarios being considered by […]

The biggest loser in the Ontario provincial election

By Paul Vicente     Elections used to be about issues. There are so many of them. Fiscal issues, family issues, transit, infrastructure, auto insurance, healthcare, et cetera. In this provincial election, we don’t seem to be talking about issues. Much. Instead, the media reports are filled daily with stories about scandals, candidates’ transgressions, sordid […]

Brampton councillors question value of integrity commissioner

At a City Council meeting today in Brampton, some Councillors questioned the need for an Integrity Commissioner to deal with complaints from the public against elected officials. The discussion was sparked by a report from Brampton’s Integrity Commissioner, Guy Giorno, who found a complaint filed by six members of Council alleging a seventh member of […]

Ryerson University President enthusiastic about Brampton’s future

Ryerson University’s eagerly anticipated arrival in Brampton is a game changer. Stand UP for Brampton had the privilege to meet with the President of Ryerson University, Dr. Mohamed Lachemi to discuss Ryerson’s proposal for a new university to be built in Brampton. This is part one of a three-part series generated from our discussion.   […]

Brampton Councillor Elaine Moore announces retirement

Brampton Ward 1 & 5 Councillor Elaine Moore has announced that she will be retiring from politics after the current Council term. Stand UP for Brampton wishes to acknowledge Regional Councillor Elaine Moore for her many years of service to the City of Brampton and the residents of Wards 1 and 5. Stand UP for […]