It is well known that the mayor of Mississauga, Bonnie Crombie, wants to be free.
But now, with a new postal campaign sent to all families, Crombie is dreaming of separating himself from the Peel region directly into its residents.
"The purpose of the postcard is to raise awareness about the review and reach out to so many families in Mississauga with our position on why Mississauga becomes an independent city," Crombie said on Tuesday.
Postcards are like ballots. People are getting a word.
Move over to Britain and Brexit.
While it's not easy to make one of those catchy phrases, combining words and putting together Exit with Mississauga, this move raises the conversation about leaving the Peel region to be alone.
"The city of Mississauga is asking residents to show their support for independence," says the postcard sent to its 721,599 residents.
He states "Dear Premier Ford" above four boxes already marked:
1: I want my taxes to remain in Mississauga and not subsidize Brampton and Caledon.
2: I believe that Mississauga should have the power to make its own decisions
3: I want my board to take full responsibility for local services
4: I want Mississauga to be an independent city that is no longer part of the Peel region.
The form also states that "personal information in this form is collected and will be used to evaluate the residents' support for the city of Mississauga as the preferred option of being an independent city" that "would have the ability to speak as a city, totally in control of his city. " future with a distinct identity, as other cities already do. "
Crombie and his colleagues also believe that "eliminating a whole layer of government would lead to a more efficient and effective government focused only on Mississauga's priorities" and thus end up with $ 85 million a year to "subsidize" Brampton and Caledon.
"I hope residents will read the letter, agree to our position, fill out the postcard and leave it at the nearest Canada Post mailbox to inform Premier Ford that they support Mississauga that separates from the Peel region," Crombie said.
Premier Ford has already shown that it is for change. Ask the 24 councilors no longer with seats.
This can happen. That should happen.
Mississauga is there with Winnipeg as the seventh largest population city in Canada and, situated on beautiful Lake Ontario, is one of the largest large cities in the world.
It is home to Pearson International Airport and has citizens who get along in a very safe environment.
He is a model for the world with a strong and intelligent mayor like Crombie and wise counsel.
The sky is the limit for what Mississauga could become with both hands at the wheel being yours.
This is not despicable in Brampton, because I have the same positive view of the city as well.
Its growth potential is enormous – both commercial and residential. Brampton, in more than 605,000 inhabitants, also has a young, energetic and hungry mayor in Patrick Brown leading a very strong council.
Caledon also has excellent orientation under Mayor Allan Thompson and can easily get his own identity as a very special place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city of 80,000 – a few minutes from the metropolis.
It can be a victory, win, win.
It should not be spoken as a divorce, but more of a growth and flying from the nest in the situation of ready-made wings.
The mayors should not arrest those who paid for what, but rather ensure that the power grid is safe, the police and emergency services are ready and moving on, going all the way to them, but remaining close neighbors.
But I know there are conflicting points of view and I want to hear them. Please participate in our online poll at www.torontosun.com.
I could give you an idea of what Ford Premier will see when the residents of Mississauga send their postcard.