For decades, western communities and industries have created good jobs, driven national prosperity, and supported entire generations of families. Now they face deep economic anxiety. Local leaders see this uncertainly up close—and we’re here to help.
Opportunity and Prosperity: the Future of Western Canada is the final report of FCM’s Western Economic Solutions Taskforce (WEST). It outlines how FCM’s WEST taskforce led an ambitious federal engagement strategy and secured key federal investments to support western communities. It highlights our final recommendations to the federal government—everything from establishing national utility corridors to ensuring a place-based transition to net-zero GHG emissions. And it presents our bold vision for a thriving and prosperous western Canada for decades to come.