About the PGR Committee
The PGR committee identifies, researches, and formulates the Board’s position on public policy and communicates appropriate recommendations to the Board of Directors for action.
The scope of the committee is extensive; covering issues such as finance and taxation, regional connectivity, economic development, infrastructure investment, and more. The committee’s main purpose is to ensure that issues affecting the business community are voiced at all levels of government.
Scott Goodison, Chair, Policy and Government Relations Committee
Scott provides leadership to a heritage-rich company that has been serving customers province-wide for over 8 decades! Providing excellence in customer service has been a driving force since its inception. A family insurance brokerage, his company strives to make the City of Brampton and its community a better place.
Current PGR Initiatives
GTA West Corridor
The GTA West Corridor Highway is a 50km highway proposed to travel west from the 400 along the top of Brampton, then south through Heritage Heights to meet at the Highway 401/407 Interchange.
Healthcare Policy Resolution Submitted to the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC)
The PRG committee began its work in January 2020 to address the provincial concern of reducing hallway medicine, hospital bed gridlock and how to relieve the strain on our healthcare system. A policy resolution outlining the issue, background and recommendations was developed. In late January it was presented to the Board at their January meeting where it was approved.
On February 7th, 2020, the Board submitted the Policy Resolution to be considered at the OCC AGM scheduled to take place on April 24-26, 2020 in Timmins, ON. Please see the resolution here.
2020 City Budget
Each year, the Brampton Board of Trade follows the City of Brampton’s budget process and makes recommendations to staff and Council.