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
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
Budget 2016 invests in municipal priorities such as housing, core infrastructure, and green infrastructure including wastewater.
Abacus Data recently completed an in-depth nationwide study for FCM, asking people to react to federal announcements that relate to cities and communities.
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.
Mayors and municipal leaders, through FCM, are offering the new federal government a plan for how we can partner to strengthen Canada's future.
We saw unprecedented attention to our issues this federal election. Together we propelled municipal issues to the top of the election agenda.