FCM Endorses call for the Equivalent of One Cent of the GST for Cities and Communities

At their annual conference in Calgary today, Federation of Canadian Municipalities' delegates adopted a resolution calling on the federal government to share the equivalent of one cent of the GST with municipal governments so they can invest in the future prosperity of their communities. The resolution, sponsored by FCM's big city mayors' caucus, was adopted by a near-unanimous vote of municipal delegates from across Canada and becomes FCM...

Mayors Urge Ottawa to make Cities Partners in Prosperity

Cities ask the federal government to share the equivalent of one cent of the GST The Big City Mayors' Caucus today released the final component of its proposal to restore fiscal balance to Canadian municipalities. The mayors are calling on the federal government to share the equivalent of one cent of the GST with cities so they can invest in the future prosperity of their communities."The equivalent of one cent of GST would yield approximately...

Mayor David Miller launches campaign to fund cities

One Cent of the GST NOW! Mayor David Miller today announced the launch of a campaign aimed at securing permanent funding for cities - one cent of the existing GST. The Mayor was joined by several other mayors at today's announcement as part of the Toronto City Summit Alliance's Toronto Summit 2007: Making Big Things Happen. A new website was announced (www.onecentnow.ca), as well as a series of advertising initiatives and other tactics to...

Remarks by Mayor David Miller Toronto City Summit Alliance Conference

Let me begin by saying what a pleasure it is to be here today at the Toronto City Summit. The Toronto City Summit Alliance brings together civic leaders from the private, labour, voluntary and public sectors around a simple, shared goal: making our good city of Toronto great. The Toronto City Summit Alliance has helped forge the consensus required to, as this year's slogan proclaims: Make the Big Things Happen. The existence of the Alliance...

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Mayor David Miller to make major announcement at Toronto┬áSummit 2007: Making Big Things Happen Mayor Miller will address the Toronto City Summit Alliance luncheon at Toronto Summit 2007. Date:                Monday, February 26Time:               1...

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