Re-Elect Our Councillor Pat Saito

MISSISSAUGA WARD 9
Leadership. Integrity. Experience.

What Matters Most to You?

It takes more than promises to be a good representative. It takes experience that comes with doing the job. It takes leadership and a strong voice at both the region and city. It takes knowledge of the ward and the issues that are important to you that comes from living and raising a family here. It takes the ability to introduce new ideas and implement them. It takes the initiative to search out new programs and technologies and make them work. It takes a good grasp of municipal finances and policies. It takes a total commitment to making our community safe and vibrant and the knowledge to do that.

It takes a caring, experienced person like Pat Saito to be the best representative Ward 9 can have.

Pat’s record speaks for itself. Click on the topics below to find out how Pat handles the issues that are important to you.

Transportation

Pat continues to work for better transportation to serve Ward 9 and the City. Pat is a strong proponent of alternate forms of transportation and encourages and initiates projects in the ward that meet this mandate.

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Safe Communities

Pat is well known for her work in crime prevention.  A founding member of Safe City Mississauga, Pat served on the board for many years developing new crime prevention programs.  She has been the most involved member of Council in the area of crime prevention and although she is no longer on the board, she continues to work with the organization as well as Peel Regional Police to improve safety in our community.

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Recreation

Pat believes that everyone should have access to recreational programs.

With two community centres, two libraries, a preforming arts theatre, 4 ice rinks, walking trails and parks, Ward 9 has something for all ages.

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Youth Services and Employment

Taking care of our children and youth is very important.  At the Region, we administer Child Care supports and I am pleased that we have introduced reduced costs for 2018 which will save money for parents receiving subsidy.  Having affordable child care is vital so that parents can find employment knowing that their children are safe.  Peel also administers the Free dental care for children from low income families.

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Smart Growth and Development

Pat’s record of managing good development goes back for years. It was her insight that resulted in the building of the city’s first pedestrian oriented community – Churchill Meadows. Although now no longer part of Ward 9, this community is testament to her expertise in planning issues and her ability to make sound decisions as well as innovative suggestions.

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Keeping Taxes Fair

During election campaigns you often hear candidates make idle promises that they will "cut taxes" and "reduce spending." These claims that are made by people who have no knowledge or understanding of municipal finances. They are seldom realistic and usually not achievable.

During Pat’s terms in office she has never made unachievable promises. She has always promised to provide necessary services to residents of Mississauga while controlling expenditures and costs at the City and Region.

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The Environment

When Pat was alerted about oil spills at Lake Wabukayne, she first dealt with the immediate concerns with City and Region of Peel staff. She then met with the community and worked with residents to bring the neighbours together to form a Lake Wabukayne Stewardship committee Pat allocated funds towards this project and has worked closely with the committee. Pat asked Meadowvale Rotary to get involved and work with the group to apply for a Trillium Grant. This partnership has been successful in the past (with the Osprey Marsh project in the Lisgar community) and has been a huge success at Lake Wabukayne.

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A Strong Economy

Pat is a great advocate to bring new jobs to Ward 9.  In the past 5 years over 1 million square feet of new office and distribution facilities has been built and numerous small businesses have opened.  These include major companies such as Ikea and BMW, Lululemon and Cabana Coast distribution centres as well as the Cognizant Regional Delivery Centre.  These companies bring thousands of new jobs to our community.

Read more: A Strong Economy

Election Night Party

Please join us on Election Night to watch the results come in. The party is at Shoeless Joe's Meadowvale Town Centre and starts at 8:00 pm.

Key Dates

Election Day in the City of Mississauga will be held on:
Monday, October 22, 2018

Advance Polls will be held on:
October 5, 6, 13 and 14, 2018

When and Where to Vote

What Ward 9 is Saying

"Thank you for your hard work to make our community a better place to live in."

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Pat Addresses What Matters to Ward 9

Your Ward 9 Councillor Since 1991

Pat Saito was first elected to Council in the City of Mississauga and Region of Peel in 1991. Prior to her election, Pat worked for 5 years as a Public Affairs Officer for the City.

Pat believes that in order to be an effective member of Council, you have to know your community and be involved in all aspects of its life. This, along with a wide range of involvement on various committees and boards gives Pat the perspective needed to make the right decisions at Council.

Pat has a long history of community involvement in Ward 9 and in the City of Mississauga and Region of Peel. It is this experience that enables Pat to represent Ward 9 to the fullest.

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