Seizing the moment

Published: 2017 - PDF (3.7 MB)

Seizing the moment

Budget 2017 Recommendations From Canada’s Local Order Of Government

Canada’s cities and communities stand ready to help turn today’s historic opportunity into historic outcomes from coast to coast to coast. We form the local order of government closest to the places where Canadians live, work and raise their families. And we have shown ourselves to be vital hubs for innovative solutions to economic, environmental and social challenges.

This is our chance to build a more competitive and prosperous Canada—grounded in vibrant, livable cities and thriving rural areas. Seizing this moment will require bold decisions if we want to build the communities Canadians deserve. This document summarizes FCM’s most urgent recommendations. Community building is nation building.

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