The deadline for Brampton and other municipalities across the province to decide on whether to allow private cannabis stores to operate is fast approaching. In the lead-up, the city is looking for the public’s input as it deliberates on the decision.

Currently, the city is conducting a public survey and there are two ways to participate, in person or through email. There are three in-person consultation dates coming up where surveys will be available in English, French,  Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Tamil and Gujarati. If residents want to participate but can’t attend an in-person session, they can email their thoughts to cannabis@brampton.ca.

In-person surveys

January 8, 2019

  • 6 to 8 pm at Brampton Soccer Centre, 1495 Sandalwood Parkway East
  • 6 to 8 pm at Cassie Campbell Community Centre, 1050 Sandalwood Parkway West
  • 6 to 8 pm at Earnscliffe Recreation Centre, 44 Eastbourne Drive

January 9, 2019

  • 6 to 8 pm at Gore Meadows Community Centre & Library, 10150 The Gore Road
  • 6 to 8 pm at Chinguacousy Wellness Centre, 995 Peter Robertson Boulevard

January 10, 2019

  • 6 to 8 pm at Century Gardens Recreation Centre, 340 Vodden Street East
  • 6 to 8 pm at South Fletcher’s Sportsplex, 500 Ray Lawson Boulevard
  • 1 to 4 pm at Flower City Seniors Centre, 8870 McLaughlin Road

Other opportunities to participate

The city is also hosting a special town hall on cannabis later this month at Brampton City Hall. The meeting will include a panel discussion on retail cannabis in the city. The town hall will happen on January 10, 2019, at 7 p.m. in the City Hall Conservatory. The meeting will also be live streamed on the city’s Facebook page.

All the public consultation will culminate in a special meeting on January 21 at which council will make its decision. It happens at 7 p.m. at Brampton City Hall and the public can participate by attending or offering a delegation to council on cannabis stores. To delegate, registration is required.

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