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Federation of Canadian Municipalities to release report

A report that will certainly draw interest from farmers and rural Canadians will be handed down Tuesday in Ottawa, including observations about the federal government's role in the current crisis in rural areas across Canada.

May 25, 2009  By Federation of Canadian Municipalities

May 23, 2009

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) announced late last week that it will be releasing a report on Tuesday, May 26, examining the federal government’s role in addressing the growing crisis in rural Canada. The report will also delve into how this crisis threatens to weaken Canada’s national economy.

The Federation’s rural leaders will be in Ottawa this week to meet with federal leaders to recommend how the role of the federal government must change to address rural needs, and to lead a national news conference.

Basil Stewart, first vice-president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, and Pauline Quinlin, of FCM’s board members, will be on hand to deliver the report, Tuesday morning in Ottawa.

The FCM represents the interests of municipalities on policy and program matters that fall within federal jurisdiction. With more than 1,775 municipal government members representing 90 per cent of Canadians, FCM members include Canada's largest cities, small urban and rural communities, and 18 provincial and territorial municipal associations.


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