FCM's Advocacy Days
Meting with Prime Minister Harper, Advocacy Days 2013
Working together for Canadians
During FCM's annual Advocacy Days meetings, FCM board members - mayors, councillors, reeves and aldermen representing cities and communities across Canada - meet with parliamentarians in Ottawa.
FCM board members come to strengthen relationships with MPs and Senators and to build on the partnership between local governments and the federal government. Together, local and federal representatives have tackled key challenges in the last few years, and achieved good results for taxpayers, communities, and our economy.
This cooperation has helped to fight the recession, design new infrastructure programs and learn the lessons of the Lac-Mégantic disaster.
The 2013 Advocacy Days took place November 26-28, 2013. FCM's priority now is to put the partnership to work in three key areas:
- Fixing the housing crunch to protect our economy and relieve the growing pressure on cash-strapped Canadians.
- Getting new Building Canada infrastructure programs up and running quickly so communities can continue rebuilding local roads, bridges, water systems and public transit.
- Protecting public safety, first by taking concrete steps to improve railway safety.