Working on behalf of its members, FCM actively partners with the federal government on a wide variety of issues that impact municipalities. We bring local solutions to the table in Ottawa, ensuring that urban, rural, northern and remote voices are heard and that federal policy and legislation works for municipalities.
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Released on March 22, Budget 2017 is truly a game-changer for communities of all sizes.
It empowers local governments to deliver more of the outcomes Canadians want: jobs and growth, shorter commutes, more affordable housing, and a better quality of life.
- Read FCM's press release.
- Read Seizing the Moment: Budget 2017 recommendations from Canada's local order of government.
- Read FCM's recommendations for how to seize the moment for rural and northern Canada.
This budget caps years of unprecedented advocacy work by FCM and local leaders.
A true game-changer is the allocation-based transit plan that empowers municipalities as nation-builders.
FCM also significantly influenced a rural growth plan that recognizes that nation-building must include communities of all sizes. And this budget's significant re-engagement on affordable housing underlines that this government is hearing our united municipal voice.
Municipalities have a track-record of delivering local solutions to national challenges. With more tools in local hands, we're ready to build a stronger Canada — by building more livable, competitive communities from coast to coast to coast.
The federal government deepens its commitment to strong communities, growing Phase 2 of its infrastructure plan to $81 billion over 11 years.
FCM outlines the steps and investment that can ensure every Canadian can find a safe, decent and affordable place to call home.
Mayors and municipal leaders, through FCM, are offering the new federal government a plan for how we can partner to strengthen Canada's future.