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In wake of the tragic discovery of the remains of 215 children found on the former site of the Kamloops Indian Residential School, FCM and its Big City Mayors’ Caucus recommitted to urgently advancing the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.
Halifax Mayor Mike Savage was elected by his peers as the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) Chair of the Big City Mayors’ Caucus (BCMC) on Monday. He will succeed Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson, who held the position between 2016 and 2021.
As every order of government in Canada remains hard at work keeping communities safe during the global pandemic, FCM’s Big City Mayors’ Caucus met at the outset of FCM’s 2021 Annual Conference to discuss how cities can help lead a national recovery.
Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi and FCM hosted mayors from some of Canada’s largest cities alongside a wide range of government, civic and community leaders as part of the Urban Project for a discussion on the role of cities in tackling COVID-19 and support for mental health.
On March 16, FCM intervened at the Supreme Court of Canada to defend local democracy in the City of Toronto’s appeal against Bill 5.
The following statement was issued by Garth Frizzell, President of FCM, and Don Iveson, Chair of FCM’s Big City Mayors’ Caucus, after the Prime Minister announced major new investment in public transit today.