In the 2016 federal budget, the Government of Canada introduced a plan to invest $120 billion into infrastructure over the next ten years. The Government of Canada is soliciting input from stakeholders and the public
on how to allocate funding for phase 2 of the plan. Phase 1
of the plan is currently underway, and includes the creation of public transit and water/wastewater funding for municipalities.
Phase 2 is more long-term in nature, and will likely involve funding into four broad areas:
To assist municipalities across Canada in providing input, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has introduced a new toolkit
that can be used by municipalities to discuss the funding with their local member of parliament. The toolkit
includes several tools such as:
- A primer on how to reach out to your MP in person, by phone or by email
on how to reach out to your MP in person, by phone or by email
- Key messages on municipal priorities to help guide your conversations
- Some handy tips on using social media to promote your meeting
The AAMDC encourages members to provide input to the Government of Canada through formal consultation processes
such as written responses, as well as by reaching out to their local MPs by utilizing the resources developed by the FCM.
Enquiries may be directed to:
Director of Advocacy and Communications