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Mayor Linda Jeffrey headed to US next month to talk business and infrastructure

Mayor Linda Jeffrey will look to Hoboken, New Jersey for lessons on how to tackle flood mitigation in downtown Brampton. City council on Wednesday approved...

Brampton Citizen of the Year

Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey described Bowman as a role model. She's never looked at her community work that way, but is happy to wear those...

Mayor Linda Jeffrey welcomes OMB reform

Mayor Linda Jeffrey hosted Bill Mauro, Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs, as well as local MPPs Vic Dhillon and Harinder Malhi in Brampton June 28...

Brampton councillors get moving on special transit committee ...

City councillors have signed off on the terms of reference for the city's new Council of Chairs, which will advocate for Brampton's interests on major...

Mayor Jeffrey eyes Ontario trade mission to Japan and South Korea

Mayor Linda Jeffrey told councillors Wednesday Nov. 2 that Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne will be heading to East Asia later this month, and that she,...

Brampton considers taking good credit rating to the bank

After painting a grim picture of Brampton's financial health following her 2014 election win, Linda Jeffrey, who is set to deliver her third budget as...

With Ontario's call for university proposals imminent has Brampton done enough to ensure success?

After losing a crucial vote on a downtown light rail transit line last year, Mayor Linda Jeffrey can't afford to falter on Brampton's bid for...

Lorne Scots – Our citizen soldiers

Joining them will be her Worship Linda Jeffrey and several members of Brampton city council. The penultimate event of the celebrations will be the Lorne...

Brampton ready to ask province to intervene in Peel council representation dispute with Mississauga

Premier Kathleen Wynne congratulates Linda Jeffrey during a swearing ceremony at Queen's Park. With Mississauga poised to roadblock Brampton's attempt to increase Brampton seats on...

Mississauga promises to veto Brampton's attempt to increase seats on Peel regional council

Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey and Brampton won a battle on getting increased representation on regional council, but may lose the war. Mississauga has promised to...

Mississauga's Sousa keeps finance portfolio in cabinet shuffle

Mississauga South MPP Charles Sousa remains Ontario's Minister of Finance as Premier Kathleen Wynne shuffled her cabinet for the first time since taking office in...

Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey begins business tour of Middle East

Jeffrey departed from Mississauga's Pearson airport Saturday afternoon and arrived in Tel Aviv some 10 hours later. She was scheduled to meet with Vivian Bercovici,...

Mayor Linda Jeffrey calls out Brampton council's 'gravy train'

“This gravy train needs to stop,” said Jeffrey, who was accused by colleagues of grandstanding and instigating further discord on an already fractious council. Committee...

Brampton mayor Linda Jeffrey's attempt to mend dysfunctional council fails

With her administration stuck in political gridlock, Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey recently attempted to extend an olive branch to warring councillors, only to see it...

Mayor Jeffrey prepares for Middle East trade mission

Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey will accompany Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne next month on a trade mission to Israel and the West Bank. Councillors on Wednesday...

Mayor Linda Jeffrey hosts business roundtable with U.S. dignitaries

Mayor Linda Jeffrey, along with several city councillors and local business leaders, met with Juan Alsace for a roundtable discussion on strengthening business relations with...

Brampton New Democrat MPP files integrity complaint over fundraising involving Mississauga cabinet minister

Mississauga South MPP and Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa speaks at a Mississauga Board of Trade luncheon March 4. Bramalea-Gore-Malton MPP and New Democrat Party...

City council expenses for 2015 released

Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey outspent her fellow councillors in expenses — including close to $12,000 on holiday greeting cards— according to just-released documents that show...

Sunshine list: Brampton's top earners for 2015

Mayor Linda Jeffrey's self-imposed $50,000 salary cut last year kept her off of this year's “sunshine list,” but she still took home a six-figure paycheque.

Let's make housing affordable for all

Sprinkling a percentage of affordable units into all major developments might not completely solve our ever-increasing housing problem, but it's a great start. Ontario Municipal...

Mayor Jeffrey to deliver 'state of the city' address

Mayor Linda Jeffrey will update Brampton's business community on the city's economic health during a special luncheon event later today (Feb. 9). next play/pause pre...

Mayor Linda Jeffrey looks to clamp down on Uber

Mayor Linda Jeffrey wants to put the brakes on ride sharing companies. In a letter to taxi industry officials, Jeffrey spells out her commitment to...

Mayor Linda Jeffrey won't be part of Ontario's trade mission to India

Brampton mayor Linda Jeffrey won't be among the contingent of GTA leaders headed to India next week as part of Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne's trade...

City moving on the right track on key issues, says Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey

The mood at city hall was a little lighter than usual as Mayor Linda Jeffrey and some of the members of Brampton's city council greeted...

Author up for literary prize mistakes Linda Jeffrey for Susan Fennell in book ...

The author of a book now up for a literary prize has apologized after wrongly stating in the work that Linda Jeffrey lost last year's...

In 2016, Brampton will look to tie up loose ends

Following a rocky 12 months at Brampton City Hall, 2016 could be just as turbulent, as Mayor Linda Jeffrey aims to restore accountability and transparency...

REPORT CARD: Did Linda Jeffrey make the grade in first year as mayor?

Mayor Linda Jeffrey was welcomed into office with a clear mandate: clean up city hall; get the city's finances in order; and restore trust in...

Three Peel residents receive Ontario's highest honour for seniors

William (Bill) Burrell was among seniors at a Nov. 26 Queen's Park ceremony to receive the province's highest honour for individuals over the age of...

Mayor Linda Jeffrey nailed for LRT U-turn

Toronto StarMayor Linda Jeffrey attempted Wednesday to make amends for a vote she cast to that kills any chance of a Light Rail Transit line...

LRT vote crucial to city's future

His latest trumpet call, an open letter cc'd to Mayor Linda Jeffrey and council, was his plea for Brampton to do the right thing. In...

BRAMPTON WEST: Liberal Kamal Khera wins Brampton West

Among supporters in attendance were Ontario Liberal MPP Vic Dhillon, Regional Councillor Martin Medeiros and Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey who told The Guardian that a...

Peel police invite residents to offer inputs on street checks

In this photo Peel Police Chief Jennifer Evans seen at the police services board meeting in September where she defended the use of street checks.The...

Mayor Jeffrey criticizes councillors for accepting pay hike

"Since taking office I have maintained that council needs to show fiscal restraint and respect for our taxpayer's dollars," said Jeffrey told The Guardian in...

City councillors boost their salaries and scrap tax exemption

Mayor Linda Jeffrey had proposed the new pay structure start in 2018 but her amendment to the motion accepting the recommendations put forth by the...

Province will not launch inquiry into Brampton real estate deals

Instead, Madeleine Meilleur, in a letter to members of council, advises city leaders to wait for recently passed legislation expanding the Ontario Ombudsman's authority to...

Mayor and councillors gear up for 2016 budget talks

Leading up to the final budget approval, Jeffrey appointed former Ontario Auditor General Jim McCarter to review of city's financial health. That review, at a...

Oct. 27 date set for LRT showdown

In a recent letter to city councillors, Mayor Linda Jeffrey confirmed that a new date and venue (7 p.m. at the Rose Theatre) has been...

Mayor's university panel makes $122000 request

During last year's municipal election campaign, Jeffrey promised to renew efforts to establish a post-secondary institution locally. In March, she announced that former Ontario Premier...

Council hires facilitator for ongoing LRT debate

Council on Wednesday appointed a facilitator to help steer them through Light Rail Transit (LRT) discussions amid calls from Mayor Linda Jeffrey for a referendum...

September decision on Brampton LRT line unlikely

Jeffrey, under fire for trying to overturn a previous city council decision that overwhelmingly rejected the Metrolinx proposal, told the handful of dignitaries gathered on...

Labour Day picnic welcomes all

Last year, Linda Jeffrey (right) and Bonnie Crombie (left) attended the event, and took time to pose with Julie Rocchese, 1st vice-president of the Peel...

VIDEO: Province comes to Brampton for public meeting on controversial 'street ...

Community Safety and Correctional Services Minister Yasir Naqvi made the announcement about public consultations this summer “to ensure that police interactions with the public are...

Process to appoint LRT facilitator sparks controversy

The process to appoint a Light Rail Transit (LRT) facilitator has already run into controversy, starting with Mayor Linda Jeffrey's claims that a shortlisted candidate...

Internal emails suggest lawyers ran interference in city hall probe

From left, Internal emails show Mayor Linda Jeffrey was under fire from councillors Elaine Moore and John Sprovieri, who felt she wasn't doing enough to...

Is mayor Linda Jeffrey facing a revolt on council?

BRAMPTON— As Brampton grows ever more divided on one of the biggest transit decisions in its history, observers and some of the mayor's sharpest critics...

High school teachers to start strike action by ending student extracurricular ...

The Globe and MailEducation Minister Liz Sandals continues to call on teachers to return to the bargaining table, but the union appears unwilling unless the...

Is mayor Linda Jeffrey facing revolt on council?

BRAMPTON— As Brampton grows ever more divided on one of the biggest transit decisions in its history, observers and some of the mayor's sharpest critics...

Council scales back mayor Linda Jeffrey's ethnic media plan

BRAMPTON—Mayor Linda Jeffrey blasted city councillors after they voted to alter a proposed ethnic media strategy aimed at new Canadians. “I spoke about this during...

Mayor wants a vote on LRT plan

Gibson is part of a faction of councillors opposed to the Hurontario-Main surface route championed by Mayor Linda Jeffrey. “Forget council, what's worse is that...

Mayor Linda Jeffrey faces defining vote on LRT

BRAMPTON—Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey could break the tie in a decisive vote next Wednesday on Light Rail Transit (LRT) in this city. “I don't think...