Ottawa: Ontario is reversing course on its plan to dissolve the Region of Peel, with the government saying the move could have led to significant municipal tax hikes.
Housing Minister Paul Calandra says the transition board to dissolve the region will instead focus on finding efficiencies.
Calandra has reversed several big government moves since he took over the housing portfolio in September after his predecessor resigned amid the Greenbelt scandal.
The government passed the Hazel McCallion Act in the spring to dissolve Peel Region, which is made up of Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon.
The act fulfilled a promise Premier Doug Ford made to the former longtime mayor of Mississauga that it would stand as an independent city
Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown has recently said the dissolution would cost more than $1 billion and leave his city with no choice but to raise taxes.
(The Canadian Press)


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