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Decisions Newsletter
The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on
Thursday, September 15, 2005.



 Topics in this Issue:
1 - Bill 123
2 - World Habitat Day
3 - Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day
4 - World Breastfeeding Week
5 - Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month in the Region of Peel
6 - Best Start Allocation and Implementation
7 - Regional Official Plan Strategic Update (ROPSU) Regional Official Plan Amendment 16 - Proposing Changes to Transportation Network and Policies
8 - Widening of Mayfield Road from Future Highway 410 to Bramalea Road, Capital Project 04-4060, Document 2005-078P - City of Brampton, Ward 9, and Town of Caledon, Ward 2


 Delegations/Presentations
Bill 123

Staff provided an update on Bill 123 - An Act to Require that Meetings of Provincial and Municipal Boards, Commissions and Other Public Bodies be Open to the Public.

Regional Council authorized Regional staff to appear at a Steering Committee meeting of the Ontario Legislature on behalf of the Region of Peel to present the position of the Council of the Region of Peel in opposition to the enactment of Bill 123, the Transparency in Public Matters Act, 2005.

Staff will advise the Standing Committee that Bill 123 as it now reads, is inappropriately prescriptive, creates substantial contingent liabilities for municipalities and their local boards, is cumbersome and unworkable, and gives inappropriate authority and discretion to the Information and Privacy Commissioner that is in conflict with recognized principles of impartiality and fairness in administrative law matters.

(2005-1012)
(2005-1013)
(2005-1019)
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 Proclamations
World Habitat Day

Regional Council proclaimed Monday, October 3, 2005, "World Habitat Day" in the Regional Municipality of Peel and encouraged our partners to continue to work towards the achievement of the UN-Habitat Millennium Development Goals as they relate to adequate shelter, and accompanying supports, for the citizens of Peel.

In 1985 the United Nations General Assembly designated the first Monday in October each year as "World Habitat Day" as a time to reflect on the state of human settlements and the basic right to adequate shelter and to remind the world of its collective responsibility for the future of the human habitat. For 2005 the UN-Habitat theme is the "Millennium Development Goals and the City", which was chosen as a reminder that in 2000, world leaders committed to launch a concerted attack on poverty, illiteracy, hunger, unsafe water, disease and urban and environmental degradation.

Regional Council also affirmed its support of initiatives in a range of activities related to the provision of affordable and appropriate housing for all citizens of Peel, in collaboration with numerous partners, in order to make the communities of Peel inclusive and acceptable places to live.

(2005-1070)
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Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day

Regional Council proclaimed October 26, 2005 "Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day" in the Regional Municipality of Peel in recognition of the influence, dedication and commitment of child care workers and early childhood educators to children, their families and the quality of life of the community.

(2005-1030)
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World Breastfeeding Week

Regional Council proclaimed October 1 to 7, 2005 World Breastfeeding Week in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

World Breastfeeding Week is a global goal to raise awareness support for breastfeeding. Peel's World Breastfeeding Week will kick off at Century Gardens Recreation Centre in Brampton.

Breastfeeding is promoted by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization (WHO), Health Canada, and the Canadian Pediatric Society among others. Through information, referral and supportive teaching, the Peel Health Department supports women to breastfeed their children.

For more information visit
http://www.peelregion.ca/health/professionals/pdfs/BF_WBFW_agenda.pdf

(2005-1034)
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Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month in the Region of Peel
 

Regional Council proclaimed the month of October as Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

This month is a time to focus on building awareness for the prevention of child abuse and neglect in our community. The Region of Peel, through its many programs and services, including: Children's Services, Social Services, Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program, Child and Reproductive Health Programs and Peel Regional Police Services demonstrate a commitment to the safety and wellbeing of the Children of the Region of Peel.

(2005-1039)
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 Human Services
Best Start Allocation and Implementation
 

Regional Council received information about the Best Start program and the planned implementation process.

The Best Start program is a Provincial Plan to implement the five year investment of five billion dollars by the Federal Government for early learning and childcare in Canada. In July 2005, the Provincial Government announced the three year allocation of funds to municipalities. For the Region of Peel, the three year allocation is $94,580,000. This will create 2,085 new licensed child care spaces in Peel by March of 2008.

For more information about the Best Start Program and Implementation in the Region of Peel, please visit http://www.peelregion.ca/childcar/best-start/best-table-contents.htm

(2005-1025)
(2005-1037)
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 Planning
Regional Official Plan Strategic Update (ROPSU) Regional Official Plan Amendment 16 - Proposing Changes to Transportation Network and Policies

Regional Council approved Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) 16 which will change the Transportation Network and Policies. Regional Council originally requested staff to review the Regional Official Plan on March 21, 2002.

ROPA 16 is the culmination of five major projects undertaken as a part of the Region of Peel Long Range Transportation Plan. Regional staff have extensively consulted with the staff of area municipalities, surrounding Regions, GO Transit, Provincial Ministries, key transportation stakeholders and the general public as to the structure and content of the Long Range Transportation Plan and Policies.

For more information please visit
http://www.peelregion.ca/planning/officialplan/list-amendmts.htm

(2005-1022)
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 Public Works
Widening of Mayfield Road from Future Highway 410 to Bramalea Road, Capital Project 04-4060, Document 2005-078P - City of Brampton, Ward 9, and Town of Caledon, Ward 2
 

Regional Council awarded the contract to administer and supervise the widening of Mayfield Road from the future highway 410 to Bramalea Road to Giffels Associates Limited in the estimated amount of $875,000.

(2005-1063)
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Meetings at a Glance

Next General Committee Meeting
Thursday, September 29, 2005 -- 9:30 a.m.

Next Regional Council Meeting
Thursday,October 5, 2005 -- 9:30 a.m.

Next Peel Housing Corporation Meeting
Thursday, October 5, 2005 -- 11:30 a.m.




All meetings are held in the Region of Peel Council Chamber, Fifth Floor,
10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, unless otherwise noted.

For additional information on any of the items in Decisions,
please contact the Region of Peel, Clerk's at 905-791-7800, ext. 4320.


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