Federal Election 2019 is a pivotal opportunity to modernize how governments work together to serve Canadians. Local leaders are the closest to people’s daily challenges. They are building better lives, and with modernized tools and a seat at the nation-building table, they’ll be ready to do so much more.

This election is the moment for the local order of government to take historic progress to new heights. We need to seize it. Empowering local leaders builds better lives. Together, we can build the livable, prosperous and sustainable country Canadians deserve.

Visit buildingbetterlives.ca to see how the parties measure up on the issues that affect Canadians where we live and work in our platform tracker, and more.

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Growing the Gas Tax Fund

Municipalities are building better lives, thanks to local expertise and the federal Gas Tax Fund. Learn how growing the Gas Tax Fund will empower municipalities.

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Building better public transit

Public transit is the backbone of livable cities. Better transit means less congestion, faster commutes, more convenience, higher productivity and lower emissions. Simply put: public transit builds better lives.

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Making housing affordable for all

Housing is the bedrock of the livable communities we’re striving to build. We’re calling on all parties to tackle the housing affordability crisis in Canada. 

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Building vibrant rural communities

Rural communities are essential to Canada’s economy and quality of life—but face unique challenges. To build better lives for millions of rural Canadians, it’s time to empower their local leaders and build a rural lens into the heart of federal government.

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Protecting Canadians from climate change

We can’t afford to wait. If we don’t act now, annual costs of extreme weather could rise from $5B next year to $43B by 2050. The good news: every dollar invested in adaptation today saves six dollars in future costs.

© 2019 Federation of Canadian Municipalities