Statement from Mayor Don Iveson, Chair of FCM’s Big City Mayors’ Caucus
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) Big City Mayors’ Caucus Chair Don Iveson issued this statement in response to the Province of Ontario’s intention to invoke the “notwithstanding clause” of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms to pass legislation cutting the size of Toronto City Council.
A municipal guide to cannabis legalization
Canadians care about the impact of cannabis legalization and municipal governments will be the first place they turn to if they have concerns.
From opportunities to outcomes: Big City Mayors’ Caucus lays out budget priorities to federal ministers
Canada's big city mayors gathered in Ottawa today to outline their priorities for the upcoming federal budget. While Budget 2017 offered game-changing infrastructure investments, mayors met with senior cabinet ministers to outline the critical steps needed to turn those investment opportunities into real outcomes for Canadians.
Affordable housing: our chance to get it right
Housing is more than just a roof over your head. Safe, affordable housing makes our cities and communities welcoming places to live, work and start a business. It's also important to retaining workers and attracting newcomers to enrich our neighbourhoods and drive economic growth.
The Opioid Crisis: city-based solutions
More and more Canadians are dying from opioid overdoses. Cities and local first responders are on the front lines—reviving people from overdoses, distributing overdose-prevention drugs, and educating the public about the dangers of illegal opioid use.
Mayors meet Prime Minister on housing and transit
In a substantive meeting this morning, Canada's big-city mayors urged the Prime Minister to use his government's next budget to launch a new era of public transit and to tackle Canada's housing affordability crisis head-on.
Climate change: Local solutions are the key
Don Iveson, Mayor of Edmonton and Chair of FCM's Big City Mayors' Caucus, issued the following statement on the conclusion of the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) on climate change held November 7-18 in Marrakech, Morocco.
FCM’s Big City Mayors’ Caucus meets with senior cabinet ministers to discuss economic and climate solutions
The mayors of Canada’s big cities met with the federal Ministers of Finance, Environment and Infrastructure today to discuss how cities can help their government deliver on its ambitious green, social and economic agenda.
FCM’s Big City Mayors meet with federal ministers on the economy and climate change
Mayors of Canada’s big cities will meet with Minister of Finance Bill Morneau Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna and Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi.