Yearly Archives: 2019

MIRANET protests shutting out of public input at City Hall

MIRANET’s Chris Mackie spoke at City Hall recently to protest a proposed move to curtail citizen input. He has been quoted in a news article by The Mississauga News.

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Municipal and Regional Consultation Process- MIRANET asks was it worth it?

Mississauga, ON: On Friday, October 25, Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark announced that the Province will no longer be pursuing its top-down approach to municipal and regional governance. It will no longer follow through on its promise to redraw municipal and

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South West Mississauga Ratepayers’ Association federal election debate on Oct 10

On October 10th 2019 the ratepayer groups of Southwest Mississauga (SWMRA) are once again putting on a debate for the upcoming Federal election which is scheduled to be held on October 21st, 2019. You will have the opportunity to hear

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Lisgar Residents’ Association Federal Election Candidates Debate

The Lisgar Residents’ Association (a non-partisan group of community-minded volunteers) invites you to a Federal Election Candidates Debate for the riding of Mississauga-Streetsville Conservative – Ghada Melek Green Party – Chris Hill Liberal – Gagan Sikand NDP – TBA Tuesday,

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Media coverage of MIRANET comments on Bill 108

MIRANET’s comments on Bill 108 were covered by Peel Weekly News. See below for full text of MIRANET’s submission.       MIRANET’s Bill 108 Concerns The Mississauga Residents’ Association Network (MIRANET) is a city-wide network of residents’ associations.  MIRANET

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Further media coverage of MIRANET response to regional governance review

The well-respected and longtime journalist John Stewart of The Mississauga News referenced MIRANET in his May 20 column “Can we please have an honest conversation about leaving Peel?” He points out that “MIRANET is concerned about the one-sided focus on

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MIRANET response to regional governance review covered in Peel Weekly News

MIRANET’s remarks to the Regional Government Review panel presented on 8 May 2019 have been published in the Peel Weekly News. Please see below for the article.      

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No marriage, divorce, or counselling, without informed consent – MIRANET’s submission to Regional Government Review

On 8 May 2019, MIRANET presented to the Peel Consultation of the Regional Government Review. MIRANET’s remarks and press release are below. MIRANET’s Thoughts on Regional Government Changes Good afternoon. We are Sue Shanly and Charlene Haupt from MIRANET–the Mississauga

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MIRANET Press Release: Did you vote for this?

Did you vote for this? Whether you’re for or against Mississauga’s secession from the Region of Peel, is not the issue. For a decision that could impact us all for generations to come, residents of Mississauga must be given the

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May 1 Town Hall on Regional Government

More than 100 residents from wards 1 and 2 filled the Royal Canadian Legion in Port Credit to hear the City of Mississauga’s rationale for becoming a single-tier entity, independent of the Region of Peel.  Other options such as amalgamation

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MIRANET 2019 Annual General Meeting

The Mississauga Residents’ Association Network – MIRANET – will have its 2019 Annual General Meeting on April 10 at the Port Credit Legion. Our Guest Speaker is Ryan Clarke, President of Advocacy Solutions. Ryan Clarke is the president of Advocacy

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Plastics in Our Oceans and Lakes

On March 9th Sven Spengemann, MP for Mississauga-Lakeshore, held an information session for citizens on the topic, “Plastics in Our Oceans and Lakes.”  The turnout was much greater than expected for a Saturday morning, estimated to number about 300 people. 

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Our Property Taxes are Increasing

MIRANET’s Chris Mackie has written up this summary of the City of Mississauga’s 2019 budget.   The 2019 budgets approved by the City and Region will raise residential property taxes by 2.9 percent.   The increase will go into effect July

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MIRANET disappointed with Planning & Development Committee timing change

On February 22, the City of Mississauga changed the timing of the Planning & Development Committee from its usual evening meeting time to the afternoon. MIRANET and other resident associations expressed their disappointment at this development. This was covered in

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Debris pollution caused by trucks on Southdown Road

Mississauga News ran an article on the debris pollution caused by trucks on Southdown Road. “Residents living near Southdown Road are growing weary of what they say is pollution from trucking yards along the road. It’s been years since residents

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