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Learn about FCM’s recommendations for the 2021 Federal Budget. We are calling for the budget to build on proven tools—to reliably drive progress in communities of all sizes across the country.
FCM President Garth Frizzell, and Chair of the Western Economic Solutions Taskforce (WEST) Randy Goulden, issued this statement following the recent meeting of WEST held virtually on January 26th.
The Regina Leader-Post published an opinion piece signed by Randy Goulden, chair of the Western Economic Solutions Taskforce (WEST) and councillor of the City of Yorkton; Charlie Clark, mayor of Saskatoon and vice-chair of WEST; and Al Kemmere, councillor of Mountain View County, president of Rural Municipalities of Alberta and vice-chair of WEST.
CBC was in Leduc, Alberta, to report on the FCM’s Western Economic Taskforce’s meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, Transport Minister Marc Garneau, and Economic Development Minister Melanie Joly.
With a federal budget on the way, municipal and federal leaders gathered today to explore solutions to the economic uncertainty facing many western communities, from market access to energy and climate policies, economic development and local infrastructure.
FCM President Bill Karsten issued the following statement on the creation of a municipal Western Economic Solutions Taskforce.