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.
Federal Budget 2017: Seizing the moment
Budget 2017 is just weeks away.
This budget is a historic opportunity to build a better Canada — by unlocking the potential of cities and communities from coast to coast to coast.
- 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.
Our communities are where people live, work and raise their families. Local governments understand local needs, and we deliver cost-effective local solutions with national impact.
With the right tools, we'll be ready to launch the next era of public transit — shortening commutes and easing gridlock. We'll be ready to scale up local green innovation — to tackle climate change and adapt our communities to new weather extremes. We'll be ready to kick-start growth and job-creation by tackling urgent infrastructure needs in rural, remote and northern communities.
We're also calling on this government to seize this moment to tackle the housing crisis, because housing is the bedrock of the strong, livable communities we all want to build.
If the federal government can seize this moment, future generations will look back on Budget 2017 as a pivotal moment in the Canadian story.
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.