Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Cities Will Be On The Front Lines Of Implementing The Global Goals

Development Unplugged | Posted 10.28.2016 | Canada Politics
Development Unplugged

According to the United Nations, managing the growth of urban areas is among the most urgent development challenges of the 21st century and will be a major factor in the achievement of the 2030 sustainable development agenda. By 2050, an estimated two-thirds of the world's population will live in urban areas, with 90 per cent of that growth occurring in developing countries. Local and regional governments will need to respond by developing and maintaining infrastructure to serve the population growth.

These Are Issues Federal Party Leaders Should Be Debating

Federation of Canadian Municipalities | Posted 03.18.2017 | Canada Politics
Federation of Canadian Municipalities

There was a very telling disconnect earlier this week between what passes for priorities inside the Ottawa bubble and the issues that really matter to Canadians. While federal leaders and backroom organizers debated the debates, Canadians were still stuck in traffic. They still worried about finding a home they could afford. They still faced the frustration of trying to be globally competitive with inadequate and aging infrastructure. These issues are critical to the quality of life of Canadians and they need to be front and centre in this election campaign.

Mayors Reveal What Will Make Canada More Competitive

CP | Rob Drinkwater, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.07.2016 | Canada Politics

Canada's municipal leaders have produced a platform they hope voters will use to rank parties in the upcoming federal election.

Crisis Looming As Affordable Housing Disappears: Report

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The country has a looming housing problem that is going to require action from all levels of government, according to a new report from the F...

Althia Raj

Mayors Push Trudeau On Pledge To Help Fix Cities

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON — Two big city mayors came to Edmonton Wednesday hoping to get details from Liberal leader Justin Trudeau on his infrastructure plans. They...

Canada's Oldest, Youngest, Coolest Mayors In One Awesome Selfie

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 05.29.2014 | Canada Alberta

It doesn’t seem like Rob Ford is being missed much at this year’s Federation of Canadian Municipalities meeting. Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi t...

Current Rules Not Good Enough

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - The organization that represents Canadian municipalities is getting on board the City of Calgary's push for better rail safety. There hav...

Coquitlam Mayor's Ritzy Hotel Stay

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 06.04.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Coquitlam's mayor and some councillors are under fire for a stay in a ritzy downtown hotel during the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) conv...

Trudeau Says No To Senate 'Status Quo'

CBC | Posted 08.02.2013 | Canada Politics

The only antidote to restoring public trust in the wake of the Senate expenses scandal is to "raise the bar" and make parliamentarians expenses more t...

Natural Gas Trucking: A Made-in-B.C. Success Story

Grant Hankins | Posted 07.31.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Grant Hankins

Economically and environmentally, natural gas makes sense as a fuel choice for transportation. A new waste or recycling collection truck powered by natural gas costs approximately 15 per cent more than a conventional diesel powered truck, but as natural gas has historically cost less than diesel, we expect a quick return on this investment.

We Want.. More Money

CBC | Posted 07.31.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Infrastructure funding will top the agenda when 1,800 mayors and councillors from across the country gather in Vancouver. The Federation o...

Canadian, U.S. Cities Sound Similar Notes On Infrastructure Funding

Shachi Kurl | Posted 02.02.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Shachi Kurl

The New American City being held this week in Kansas City, Mo. will draw business and local government leaders from more than 50 U.S. and Canadian cities. They'll be arguing the crumbling infrastructures whose refurbishment we may view at net drains on our wallets in fact hold value and the potential for economic boom if they are properly rebuilt and maintained.

A Penny Tax Can Be Transformative Investment

Paula Arab | Posted 01.21.2013 | Canada Alberta
Paula Arab

For every dollar Canadians pay in taxes, just eight cents ends up with municipalities, arguably the level of government delivering the services deemed most important to citizens. No wonder Canadian mayors are on a constant mad dash for more cash. It feels like they are on a treadmill, going nowhere very fast.

Mulcair Warns Of 'Infrastructure Cliff'

CBC | Posted 01.22.2013 | Canada Politics

Cities and towns in Canada are in danger of going over an "infrastructure cliff" unless a federally funded infrastructure plan replaces the Building C...

New Wastewater Rules Could Cost Cities Billions

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.17.2012 | Canada Politics

DELTA, B.C. - Ottawa announced new regulations Wednesday to control wastewater entering Canada's lakes, rivers and oceans, prompting municipalities to...

Rental Housing Crunch ‘Threatens Canada’s Economic Recovery’

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.06.2012 | Canada Business

Canada’s apartment market is deeply out of balance and rising rental costs are threatening the country’s economic recovery, says a new report from...

Getting Ripped Off?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The country's municipalities say they have made progress in dealing with problems of aging infrastructure and new responsibilities handed off...

New Immigrants Need Housing, Transit Support: Study

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.14.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal emphasis on integrating immigrants through language training and recognition of foreign credentials is far too narrow, says a new...