Commitments consistently kept
Bob Delaney is someone who brings people together, to talk about what we can do as a community, to lay out expectations on how and when we could move ahead, and to bring the resources of government to bear and get results. Bob’s 15 years of hands-on experience in getting the Province of Ontario to respond to the needs of Mississauga are a critical skill.
Here is what Bob did as our MPP
- A new Children’s Treatment Centre for challenged kids — DONE!
- Erinoak Kids desperately needed a new, state-of-the-art children’s treatment centre to help families with autistic kids, and children with a learning or developmental disability. Erinoak Kids now has three brand-new facilities: one in Mississauga, and others in Oakville and Brampton to serve western GTA families. Erinoak Kids now offers more services to more kids in facilities that are state-of-the-art.
- A new GO Train station at Lisgar — DONE!
- Western Mississauga needed a new GO Train station to relieve road congestion and accommodate the growing number of commuters using the GO system. Working closely with Ward 9 Councilor Pat Saito, Bob got the project approved. Construction was completed ahead of schedule and under budget. The station opened in September of 2007.
- Capital funding for Credit Valley Hospital — DONE!
- For more than a decade, residents of western Mississauga have enjoyed expanded maternity and cancer care treatment, improved emergency facilities, funding for more surgical procedures, and additional hospital equipment purchases through the advocacy work that Bob did at the provincial level.
- Capacity expansion on GO Transit Milton line — DONE!
- In the years Bob served as our MPP, the number and capacity of GO trains doubled. Each station on the Milton Line received capital upgrades to improve passenger service. Parking at Meadowvale and Streetsville was expanded, and platform access improved.
- Better deal for Mississauga in Peel Region
- On Bob’s watch in provincial politics, Bob advocated for and supported a balanced regional seat realignment at Peel Region. As well, Bob supported the end of the much-hated GTA Pooling, also known as the ‘Toronto Tax,’ which siphoned funds from the municipalities in Peel Region to pay for Toronto expenses. It saves Mississauga $40 million each year. Bob Delaney was able to get Ontario to recognize that with about 11 percent of Ontario’s population, Peel Region expected about 11 percent of Ontario funding for social and human services. Peel Region got that funding
- HOV lanes on Highway 403 and better transportation support
- It may not be a new highway, but the HOV lanes on Highway 403 reduce commuting time by as much as a third, as long as you are a taxi, bus or a car carrying two or more people. It’s been proven effective all over the world, and now HOV lanes are easing traffic gridlock in Mississauga. Ontario invested some $121.8 million in Mississauga Transit while Bob served in the provincial government.
- Special needs students in Peel schools
- Working with our school boards, Ontario reformed how it funded and managed funding for special needs students on Bob’s watch, bringing badly-needed funding to our two Peel boards. Indeed, the entire provincial process was led by Peel board experts, who drew support from across Ontario for the new allocation formula. The program outcome was announced in Ward 9.
- Taking care of our Mississauga environment
- Bob successfully worked with the government of Ontario to invest some $2 million in the Region of Peel to support source protection planning for our drinking water. Action by the Ministry of the Environment has kept some one billion plastic bags out of Ontario landfills. The Beer Store’s bottle and can recycling for the LCBO means nearly 150,000 tonnes of glass waste each year won’t make it into landfills, and will be recycled completely.
Bottom line: Qualifications and experience
Few people in Ontario have the depth of understanding Bob does in energy or transportation. Bob has 12 years of experience as a Parliamentary Assistant in the Ontario Ministries of Infrastructure, Energy, Education, Tourism, Seniors Affairs, Revenue, and Research and Innovation.
Bob has an Bachelor of Science degree in physics, and a Masters Degree in Business Administration. Bob has information technology private sector business experience and hands-on software development skills. Bob keeps his web development clients state-of-the-art by intelligently using digital technology. Bob also acquired financial management skills through the Canadian Securities Institute, writing and passing its Canadian Securities Course and Wealth Management Essentials course.