Thank you, Mr. Chairman.
I have three requests. Two of them are fundamentally just name changes, recognizing the fact that there's more than one community. I'll give you the specifics.
The third one was part of a suggestion made by Carolyn Parrish that I agree with, to add...I can't show it there.
That's showing Mississauga West becoming Mississauga--Streetsville. That's not necessarily what's going to happen, because Mississauga--Erindale, frankly, is where I live and where I would intend to run. The Erindale area is the one that I and Ms. Parrish are both in agreement on making a change to.
So on the Mississauga--Erindale one, the suggestion is to add a small piece known as the village of Erindale. It's a historic village. It has been there for more than 100 years, I think. It has a population of about 1,000 people. It's just south of Dundas. It runs south of Dundas, east of the Credit River, which sort of sits all by itself.
I don't know that I can describe it from here with that map, but you can see it if the Mississauga--Erindale riding can come up.
While that's happening, the other request I had, had to do with name changes. What they're recommending is that one of the ridings be named Mississauga--Streetsville. I currently represent both of those, Streetsville and Meadowvale, and they're very distinct communities. They're separated by what is really a six-lane highway in Erin Mills Parkway. People in Meadowvale go shopping in Streetsville, and so on. I would just like to see the name “Meadowvale” recognized. So it would be called Mississauga--Streetsville--Meadowvale under my proposal.
In Mississauga--Erindale, the larger part of the community that represents Mississauga--Erindale is actually Erin Mills--Rick, you would know Erin Mills. So I'm just asking that it be called, as well, Mississauga--Erin Mills--Erindale or Erindale--Erin Mills--I don't really care which. But they're both very distinct, and people recognize the difference. When you talk to someone in Mississauga and ask where they live, they will say, I live in Erindale, or I live in Erin Mills. So I would like to see that happen.
A voice: Or I live in Meadowvale.
Hon. Steve Mahoney: Yes, exactly. Or I live in Streetsville. Even though we're the sixth largest city in the country, it's still very much community based.
I would just add that there's nothing gained or lost by recognizing those communities. We're not leaving somebody out, unlike if you tried to do that in Mississauga South, where it would be the longest riding name in the history of the government, because there are about 12 communities down there that see themselves as distinctive. In these two that I'm referring to, there really are two: Streetsville and Meadowvale; and Erin Mills and Erindale. So I would ask that this be considered.
The third name change is one that Ms. Parrish and I also agree on, and it's supported by the city council. It's the new riding of Peel Centre, which we are asking be called Mississauga Centre--Brampton South.
I know they seem like a bit of a mouthful, but when you think of Pictou--Antigonish--Guysborough and names like that, there are a lot of names like that. Or Bramalea--Gore--Malton--Springdale...it goes forever.