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FCM President Joanne Vanderheyden issued the following statement at the conclusion of the September 20-24 online meeting of FCM’s Board of Directors, comprised of municipal leaders from communities of all sizes and regions across Canada.
Election 2021 is an opportunity for federal parties to show how they’ll build a stronger and more inclusive Canada. Local govts are ready to work together to get the job done. Read our election priorities.
As the federal election campaign heats up, FCM is calling on all parties to work with cities and communities of all sizes to drive a stronger, more inclusive nationwide recovery—releasing a package of achievable frontline solutions to pressing challenges, from job creation to climate change to the housing crisis.
FCM secured a victory on behalf of municipalities, when the CRTC affirmed FCM’s arguments about the municipal role in 5G deployment and managing municipal rights of way. These are some of the most significant policy pronouncements by the CRTC on the role of municipalities in ensuring connectivity for Canadians.
FCM welcomes the federal government’s launch today of the Universal Broadband Fund—a critical step in the delivery of better broadband access to communities across the country
FCM President Bill Karsten issued this statement following the delivery of today’s Speech from the Throne.