Regional Representation

Brampton represents 44% of the population of the Region of Peel, but the City has only 29% of Regional Council seats. For nearly two decades, Brampton has been advocating for our fair share of representation at Regional Council. In other words, Brampton wants all of its 10 Councillors to sit at the Region of Peel Council, which is more in keeping with Brampton’s fast growing population.

Currently only six Brampton Councillors and the Mayor are at the Regional Council, while all of Mississauga’s Councillors, and five out of eight Caledon Councillors, and their respective Mayors are part of the Regional Council.

A stronger voice at the Region is a priority for Brampton because it is fair, allows elected officials to advocate for the needs of the City’s growing population. It ensures that Brampton’s interests are more effectively represented when Council makes decisions on important matters such as housing, community safety, social services, health and more.

We’ve made progress.

Stronger Representation. Stronger Voice. Stronger Impact.

On November 26, 2020, Peel Regional Council approved a motion put forth by Brampton, giving two additional seats to Brampton, taking the total to eight Brampton Regional Councillors and the Mayor.

The addition to Brampton’s total number of Councillors was offset by removing two seats from the Town of Caledon. This means there are still 25 representatives on Peel Regional Council (including the Regional Chair), and there is no financial impact to taxpayers.

This is the first significant progress made in nearly 20 years since Brampton started advocating for a stronger voice at the Region.

Next steps

On December 17, 2020 the Region of Peel is holding a public engagement meeting on the proposed change to Brampton’s number of Regional Council representatives. This meeting is open to the public, and residents can speak during the meeting by submitting a delegation request through the Region of Peel website

The By-law to amend Peel Regional Council composition would then need to be passed at the Region of Peel and also in each of the municipality’s Council, Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon. When that is complete with a successful “triple majority” vote, the changes would come into effect for the 2022-2026 Term of Council.