Rural and Northern
Rural, remote and northern Canada helps fuel our national economy and define our national character. But the towns and villages in these areas face an uncertain future due to financial and other issues resulting from small population sizes, long distances and harsh climates.
An Action Plan for a Strong Rural Canada highlights actions that the federal government must take to build vibrant and sustainable rural communities in FCM's 2015 Federal Election Platform.
FCM has prepared ten fact sheets on key rural demographics and data compiled from a FCM commisioned report by Ray Bollman.
Governments need to continue working on a long-term broadband plan for rural Canada.
Rural, remote and northern Canada helps fuel our national economy and define our national character.