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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.

FCM delivers for #CDNmuni

The last three years of investment in infrastructure have truly been game-changers for communities of all sizes.

Local governments are being empowered to deliver more of the outcomes Canadians want: jobs and growth, shorter commutes, more affordable housing, and a better quality of life.

A true win for local communities is the allocation-based transit plan that empowers municipalities as nation-builders. And the National Housing Strategy is an unprecedented investment in affordable housing for the next generation. The federal government's significant re-engagement on affordable housing underlines that federal decision-makers are hearing our united municipal voice.

FCM also significantly influenced a rural growth plan that recognizes that nation-building must include communities of all sizes.

Municipalities have a track-record of delivering local solutions to national challenges. With more tools in local hands, we're ready to build a stronger Canada - by building more livable, competitive communities from coast to coast to coast.

Resources

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.

 

Ending poverty starts locallyEnding poverty starts locally

Municipal recommendations for a Canadian poverty reduction strategy.

 

Seizing the momentSeizing the moment

Read FCM's Budget 2017 recommendations.

Page Updated: 27/02/2018