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Local leaders across Canada come together on Parliament Hill with local solutions to tackle national challenges (20/11/2017)

Over 100 municipal leaders from every province and territory will be on Parliament Hill this Tuesday to Thursday, meeting with cabinet ministers and parliamentarians to turn federal commitments on infrastructure, housing and cannabis legalization into real outcomes for Canadians.

Local solutions are needed to tackle national challenges. This why the delegation will focus on two nation-building opportunities: bilateral negotiations on the federal Investing in Canada plan and the imminent National Housing Strategy.

Led by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), municipal leaders have more than 200 meetings scheduled and will further hear keynote speeches from Ministers Amarjeet Sohi, the Hon. Lisa Raitt and the new leader of the NDP, Jagmeet Singh.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Ottawa, Ontario
8:30 a.m Armchair discussion with the Hon. Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities 
Adam Room, Chateau Laurier, Ottawa

12:30 p.m. Keynote address by Jagmeet Singh, Leader of the New Democratic Party (NDP)
Adam Room, Chateau Laurier, Ottawa

Thursday, November 23, 2017
Ottawa, Ontario
12:30 p.m. Keynote address by the Hon. Lisa Raitt, Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada
Adam Room, Chateau Laurier, Ottawa


Notes for media:

  • Media should arrive 15 minutes before keynote speakers' addresses
  • For media accreditation, please contact FCM Media
  • Note: all times are local

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is the national voice of municipal government, with 2,000 members representing 90 per cent of the Canadian population.

For more information, please contact

FCM Media Relations, (613) 907-6395, media@fcm.ca

Page Updated: 20/11/2017