FCM launches Roadmap to Stronger Cities and Communities (08/06/2015)
Election platform is a guide to reducing commute times, safer roads and bridges, cleaner water and more affordable housing
EDMONTON, AB - At the end of a successful conference that saw all federal parties pitching their platforms to mayors and municipal leaders from coast to coast to coast, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) launched its Roadmap to Stronger Cities and Communities today.
The Roadmap presents practical solutions to the challenges Canadians face every day. It points the way towards reducing commute times, safer roads and bridges, cleaner water and more affordable housing.
"This is a guide for Canadians to the upcoming federal election," said FCM president Raymond Louie. "It is a plan to make our country stronger and life better for all Canadians."
The Roadmap sets out concrete solutions to create local jobs and growth; to build livable, safe and environmentally sustainable communities; and to leverage our global connections. It demonstrates how an effective partnership between the federal government and municipalities will improve the lives of Canadians in tangible ways. "
"I encourage all Canadians to use our Roadmap as a guide in the lead up to the next election," said President Louie. "Compare federal party platforms to see which party will be the best partner for their community and improve quality of life in their hometown."
FCM's call for a National Leaders Debate on Municipal Issues has attracted positive responses from three of four federal parties. The New Democratic Party of Canada, The Liberal Party of Canada and the Green Party of Canada have all agreed to participate in the debate.