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Advocating in the Nation's Capital


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.

FCM's strong voice is well-respected in Ottawa.

Federal Budget 2016

2016 Federal Budget on Infrastructure

Budget 2016 is an important step forward in our collective efforts to advance municipal priorities. Many of the budget's commitments respond directly to FCM's priorities outlined in our pre-budget submission.


FCM Budget 2016 Resources

Federal Budget 2016 highlightsBudget 2016 Highlights

Budget 2016 invests in municipal priorities such as housing, core infrastructure, and green infrastructure including wastewater.


Poll Budget 2016 Priorities of Canadians

Abacus Data recently completed an in-depth nationwide study for FCM, asking people to react to federal announcements that relate to cities and communities.


Pre-budget SubmissionRising to the Moment: 2016 Pre-budget submission

The federal government has laid out a bold vision for infrastructure investments. Municipalities have laid out a plan to make a difference in the daily lives of Canadians, urban, rural and northern and remote.

Strengthening our Northern and Remote Communities is also available in Inuktitut.

Watch President Raymound Louie present FCM's plan for Budget 2016.

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.


Election 2015


Our campaign in numbersOur election campaign in numbers

We saw unprecedented attention to our issues this federal election. Together we propelled municipal issues to the top of the election agenda.


Strengthening Canada's Hometowns PDFAction Plan for a Strong Rural CanadaA Roadmap for Strong Cities and Communities

Our election platform and companion Action Plan for a rural Canada is a roadmap for strengthening Canada's hometowns.

Page Updated: 11/07/2016