Mississauga, Ontario (August 16, 2012) - Business and community leaders gathered at the Hampton Inn & Suites on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 to meet and honour local MPs, MPPs, and City Councillors during Mississauga Board of Trade's annual Politicians Appreciation event, sponsored by the Hampton Inn & Suites.
The event, which kicked off at 4:30 p.m., offered Mississauga's business community the opportunity to meet and establish relationships with local political figures.
MBOT Chair, Grant Clark opened the event by welcoming all guests, also stating the motivation for MBOT hosting such a unique event.
"While policy advocacy is an important function of the Board of Trade, strong government relations - business working with government - is an important ingredient to building a better city and better business climate to grow businesses, generate jobs, prosperity, and improved quality of life," said Clark.
"To our political and government representatives, thank you for joining us today and meeting with our members. We look forward to continuing to develop a stronger and more mutually beneficial relationship with each and every one of you and your respective governments."
Members of Parliament/Members of Provincial Parliament in attendance:
Mayor Hazel McCallion, Mayor of Mississauga
MP Stella Ambler, Mississauga-South
MP Brad, Butt, Mississauga-Streetsville
MP Bob Dechert, Mississauga-Erindale
MPP Dipika Damerla, Missisauga East- Cooksville
MPP Bob Delaney, Mississauga- Streetsville
MPP Amrit Mangat, Mississauga-Brampton South
MPP Jagmeet Singh, Bramalea-Gore-Malton
Jim Tovey, City Councillor, Ward 1
Bonnie Crombie, City Councillor, Ward 5
Ron Starr, City Councillor, Ward 6
For additional information regarding the annual Politicians Appreciation event, please contact the MBOT office at 905-273-6151.
As the voice of business since 1976, Mississauga Board of Trade is a private-sector, not-for-profit business organization representing approximately 1,500 businesses, employing 65,000 people in Mississauga. MBOT is well positioned to meet the needs of business by using its considerable influence at all levels of government. As the forum for business, MBOT works together to influence public policy and promote a better understanding of the marketplace among policy makers, media and the general public.
President & CEO
Mississauga Board of Trade
905-273-6151 ext. 27