FCM Issues--May-June 2015

Halifax wins FCM's Green Champion Award--Halifax was the 2015 recipient for FCM's Green Champion Award. Since joining FCM and ICLEI's Partners for Climate Protection Program in 1997, Halifax has achieved all five program milestones for municipal energy management. It has also successfully delivered 12 innovative sustainability plans, studies and projects supported by FCM's Green Municipal Fund. Its award-winning Solar City program has also become a model for property assessed renewable energy (or PACE) generation across Canada.

Nova Scotia Representatives Elected to FCM Board--The following Nova Scotia representatives were elected to the FCM Board of Directors:

  • Mayor David Corkum, Town of Kentville
  • Councillor Tom Taggart, County of Colchester
  • Councillor Bill Karsten, Halifax

Warden Keith Hunter, County of Cumberland was also appointed to the FCM Board as UNSM President.

FCM Launches Roadmap for Federal Election 2015--At its 2015 Annual Conference, FCM launched its Roadmap for Stronger Cities and Communities today. The Roadmap presents practical solutions to the challenges Canadians face every day. It points the way towards reducing commute times, safer roads and bridges, cleaner water and more affordable housing. For a copy of the roadmap, click here.