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Backgrounder
In 2017, the Mayors’ Task Force on the Opioid Crisis put forward comprehensive recommendations for coordinated, nation-wide action by all orders of government.
  • Opioid crisis
  • Public safety
News release
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.
  • Cannabis
Today marks a significant shift in how our society operates. From public safety to retail services, to transit and labour law, keeping Canadians safe and well-served in a world of legal cannabis will require significant coordination among all orders of government.
  • Cannabis
News release
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.
  • Cannabis
News release
Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) President Vicki-May Hamm issued the following statement at the conclusion of the FCM's Board of Directors' meeting. 
  • Cannabis
News release
Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) President Vicki-May Hamm issued the following statement in response to the passage of Bill C-45 through Parliament. 
  • Cannabis
Guide
FCM designed this guide to provide an overview of the work ahead for local governments and offer both policy and regulatory options to choose from. It will take coordinated effort from all orders of government to ensure that Canadians are safe and well-served through cannabis legalization.
  • Cannabis
  • Policing
  • Public safety
News release
Following months of collaboration with a municipal technical advisory group and legal experts and in partnership with provincial-territorial municipal associations from across Canada, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has launched the Municipal Guide to Cannabis Legalization.
  • Cannabis
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