Halton voters can now view how candidates running to become local Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) would address key issues facing the community. The Region has posted responses to its Provincial election questionnaire on halton.ca/ONelection2018 to help residents make an informed decision at the polls.
“I would like to thank the candidates who responded to our questionnaire and described how they would work to secure Provincial funding and legislative solutions to address key issues,” said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr. “By partnering with other levels of government, we can preserve the high quality of life in our community, now and into the future.”
The Region’s Provincial election questionnaire asked candidates to identify their positions on the following issues:
- confirming Regional and Provincial regulatory roles in the proposed CN truck-rail hub;
- investing in roads and infrastructure to support growth targets;
- investing in adequate funding to support mandatory public health programs to close the $9.3 million funding gap;
- immediately investing in new technologies and establishing enforceable performance agreements for area Central Ambulance Communications Centres; and
- investing in safe, affordable and accessible government-assisted housing.
The Region will continue to post new responses as they are received until Election Day. To read about the key issues profiled in the questionnaire or review candidate responses, visit halton.ca/ONelection2018.
The Provincial election will take place on Thursday, June 7, 2018. Ridings in Halton include Burlington, Milton, Oakville, Oakville North—Burlington and Wellington—Halton Hills—to check your riding, visit Elections Ontario.
The Regional Municipality of Halton serves more than 550,000 residents in the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton and the Town of Oakville. Halton Region is committed to meeting the needs of its residents through the delivery of cost-effective, quality programs and services, including water and wastewater; Regional roads and planning; paramedic services; waste management; public health; social assistance; children’s and seniors’ services; housing services; heritage programs; emergency management and economic development. For more information, call 311 or visit Halton Region’s website at halton.ca.