FCM in the news

March 19, 2019
In their coverage of Budget 2019, The Canadian Press notes the positive reception by the City of Montreal for the increased funding that will be available for infrastructure.

FCM in the news

January 16, 2019
In an op-ed in The HIll Times, FCM President Vicki-May Hamm argues that the key to fully implementing the federal government's cannabis policy is through the empowerment of cities and communities.

FCM in the news

December 21, 2018
Three big-city Canadian mayors make the case for a modernized approach to reduce emissions, boost productivity and shorten people's commutes.

FCM in the news

December 20, 2018
Canada’s municipalities say the Liberal government’s transit funding should come with fewer strings attached so that projects get moving more quickly. In a report to be released Thursday, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities will outline its recommendations for the 2019 budget...

FCM in the news

October 17, 2018
As cannabis becomes legal across Canada today, FCM President Vicki-May Hamm reiterates the municipal call for effective, durable financial tools to keep Canadians safe and well served.

FCM in the news

September 24, 2018
Canada’s cities believe they will finally land easier and direct access to federal dollars in next year’s budget, or at least wrest a platform pledge from parties in the 2019 election. A pre-budget submission from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities asks the Liberals to end the buffet of application-based programs, and instead put the money into predetermined, annual payment programs. If Finance Minister Bill Morneau doesn’t answer the request in his 2019 budget, the federation is vowing to make their financial concerns an election issue and says it has willing ears from opposition parties...

FCM in the news

September 18, 2018
Legalizing cannabis across Canada is a challenge for all orders of government. That starts with local governments on the front lines of the places where cannabis will be sold and consumed. A Policy Options article by FCM President Vicki-May Hamm.

FCM in the news

September 7, 2018
Responding to a Maclean's columnist, FCM's President shows how rural, northern and remote communities are actively building a brighter future.
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