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Free our municipalities!

March 16, 2017 -

Unprecedented shock and awe stories keep on coming from south of the border. My wife and I watch, follow, discuss (and often get angry about) the same topics as you. Every day our newsfeeds are filled with more head-shaking headlines. Originally this column was going to meme the new administration, take...

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New programs to help municipalities address climate change, asset management

February 2, 2017 -

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Communities have launched two new programs to address climate change in communities and to strengthen infrastructure planning and decision-making. The Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program and the Municipal...

Categories: National, News

Municipalities stress role in Phase 2 infrastructure funding

November 28, 2016 -

Fresh off a four-day marathon of meetings on Parliament Hill, municipal leaders say they found an emerging consensus among parliamentarians - that municipalities will need to play a central role to make the landmark federal infrastructure plan work for Canadians. "The federal government's infrastructure...

Categories: National, News

August 13–16, 2017: AMO AGM and Annual Conference

November 1, 2016 -

Location: The Shaw Centre, Ottawa Organization: Association of Municipalities Ontario Website: https://www.amo.on.ca/Events/AMOConference

Categories: Events

Beyond the Money

January 13, 2014 -

Public-private partnerships (P3) are often viewed as a way for cash-strapped municipalities to meet increasing fiscal challenges. It is true that P3s—or alternative finance and procurement (AFPs) as they are known in Ontario—allow municipalities to leverage capital markets without incurring public...

Categories: Features

Aug 18 - 21, 2013: AMO AGM & Annual Conference 2013, Communities: Inspiring & Aspiring

May 1, 2013 -

Where: Ottawa Convention Centre, Ottawa, ON Organization: Association of Municipalities of Ontario, AMO Website: www.amo.on.ca/WCM/AMO/AMO_Content/Events/AMO_Conference_2013_Ottawa.aspx Email: ndhaliwal@amo.on.ca Ph: 416.971.9856 x 330

Categories: Events

Rolling Stock or Bike Paths?

June 25, 2012 -

At this year’s Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) conference, members were polled on a variety of infrastructure issues—the first step in a long consultative process as part of FCM’s Target 2014 campaign to secure long-term funding for infrastructure when the federal Building Canada plan...

Categories: Features

Class is in Session

February 23, 2011 -

At the inaugural National Infrastructure Summit this January in Regina, panellist Robert Hilton called the term “infrastructure deficit” a product of “1980s branding” and chalked it up to a marketing tool. He said, “What we really have in our Canadian municipalities is debt. And debt is manageable.” Delegates...

Categories: Features

Towards a National Climate-Change Strategy

December 9, 2009 -

Leading up to the United Nation's COP15 conference in Copenhagen, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has released a new report urging the federal government to partner with municipalities on cost-effective, community-based projects as a way of building towards a national climate-change strategy. The...

Categories: National, News

Project Paperwork

September 9, 2009 -

Much has been written in the past several months about the flow of funding to municipalities under the $4-billion Infrastructure Stimulus Fund (ISF). While funding for many infrastructure projects has been announced, concerns have been raised that it’s not flowing quickly enough to municipalities. Municipalities...

Categories: Features

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