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News release
FCM acknowledged the release of the Conservative Party of Canada’s election platform today. The platform commits to a “rural lens” in Cabinet decisions and recognizes the need for communities to respond to new climate extremes, but it lacks critical clarity on key issues, while reducing year-over-year infrastructure spending.
  • Rural communities
  • Disaster mitigation
  • Infrastructure
News release
Municipal leaders respond with concern to news from Canada’s largest telecommunications companies that they intend to reduce or review the number of rural households that will receive improved broadband connectivity, following a recent CRTC decision.
  • Northern and remote communities
  • Rural communities
  • Telecommunications
News release
Eleven weeks from a crucial federal election, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is calling on every national party to commit to making ground-breaking progress for Canadians living in rural communities across the country. 
  • Rural communities
Case study
In 2016, Enoch Cree Nation and the City of Edmonton became partners with the support of the CEDI program, and began to foster mutual understanding, respect, and trust in order to achieve joint economic development initiatives.
  • Indigenous partnerships
Case study
Over the past three years, Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation and the Municipality of the County of Antigonish have proudly participated in the First Nation-Municipal Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI) program.
  • Indigenous partnerships
News release
Rural priorities led the agenda on this second full day of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ annual conference. More than 2,000 local leaders from every province and territory are gathered here to seize new opportunities presented by the coming federal election.
  • Rural communities
News release
A new nation-wide poll confirms that Canadians view municipal governments as the most trusted order of government to improve quality of life in their communities.
  • Big City Mayors' Caucus
  • Budget 2019
  • Infrastructure
  • Rural communities
Report
This new polling, conducted by Abacus Data and commissioned by FCM, reveals that 61% of Canadians feel their municipal government best understood the challenges facing their communities.
  • Rural communities
  • Big City Mayors' Caucus
  • Budget 2019
  • Infrastructure
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