Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Recognized for Leadership in Brownfield Redevelopment

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Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Recognized for Leadership in Brownfield Redevelopment

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

TORONTO, Oct. 18 - The Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) is giving John Gerretsen, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, a special CUI Brownie award at its eighth annual Canadian Brownfield Conference tonight at the Palais des congrès in Montreal. The special CUI Brownie recognizes Gerretsen's commitment and support of brownfield redevelopment in Ontario, making it a central component of the government's planning reform agenda. In announcing the award, the CUI also cited his leadership in working with different stakeholders and spearheading the brownfield reform package that was part of the 2007 Ontario Budget. "I am honoured to receive this prestigious award," Gerretsen said. "It is recognition by experts on urban quality of life of the progress this government has made in encouraging brownfield redevelopment in partnership with industry and Ontario's municipalities." In addition to the award for the minister, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has been nominated for a Brownie Award in the Policy and Program Development category. The Canadian Urban Institute Brownie Awards recognizes leadership, innovation and environmental sustainability in brownfield redevelopment across Canada. Disponible en français www.mah.gov.on.ca Contact Info For further information: Patti Munce, Minister's Office, (416) 585-6333 HELP | CONTACT US | PRIVACY | IMPORTANT NOTICES © Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2008-2009 — Last Modified: February 15, 2009 For further information: Patti Munce, Minister's Office, (416) 585-6333