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Advocacy

2017 FCM Pre-Budget Submission

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.

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.

Share our budget recommendations on Facebook and Twitter. Follow @FCM_online and tag #CDNmuni to be a part of the conversation.

 

Resources

Fall Economic Statement 2016 highlightsFall Economic Statement 2016 highlights

The federal government deepens its commitment to strong communities, growing Phase 2 of its infrastructure plan to $81 billion over 11 years.

 

Canada’s housing opportunityCanada's Housing Opportunity

FCM outlines the steps and investment that can ensure every Canadian can find a safe, decent and affordable place to call home.

 

Cities and Communities:  Partners in  Canada’s Future

Cities and Communities: Partners in Canada's Future

Mayors and municipal leaders, through FCM, are offering the new federal government a plan for how we can partner to strengthen Canada's future.

Page Updated: 06/02/2017