The Department of Environment, Labour and Justice has announced that it will introduce a water act. A copy of the news release can be found here.
Gas Tax Fund Agreement Signed
On Friday, June 13, 2014, the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, and Member of Parliament for Egmont, and Robert Vessey, Prince Edward Island Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, signed an agreement for the renewed federal Gas Tax Fund. The Province issued a press release and the agreement can be found here.
FCM Launches Campaign on Hometown Champions
One of the key messages at FCM's recent annual conference was the need for more hometown champions. For more information or to sign up, please check out FCM's website.
Robert Hughes Elected as President of CAMA
FPEIM congratulates Robert Hughes, Chief Administrative Officer of the Town of Stratford, on being elected President of the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) at the association’s recent annual general meeting in Niagara Falls, ON.
CAMA is a national, non-profit association open to municipal Chief Administrative Officers/Managers and senior appointed officials.The organization has approximately 500 members from all parts of Canada. This is the first time someone from PEI has held this position.
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) held its annual conference in Niagara Falls recently. At this meeting, Mayor Bradley Woodside was elected President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
Councillor Irene Dawson, Town of Cornwall, was elected as one of PEI's representatives on the FCM Board. The other FCM Board seat is reserved for the FPEIM President.
Congratulations to all newly elected Board members. A list of the 2014-2015 FCM Board can be found here.
FPEIM Holds 57th Annual Meeting
The Federation of PEI Municipalities held its very successful 57th Annual Meeting on April 28, 2014 at the Lt. Col. E.W. Johnstone Royal Canadian Legion Branch #9 in Kensington. With in excess of 130 registered it was one of the best attend Annual Meetings in recent history.
FPEIM President Bruce MacDougall shares a golden moment with Keynote Speaker, two time Olymic Gold Medallist Heather Moyse
For many, the highlight of the day was an inspirational address by Keynote Speaker, two time Olympic Gold Medallist Heather Moyse. The meeting also heard from the Hon. Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans; Claude Dauphin, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities; Hon. Wes Sheridan, Minister of Finance Energy and Municipal Affairs; and Hon. Steven Myers, Leader of the Official Opposition. Hon. Robert Ghiz, Premier of PEI delivered the Luncheon Address. There were sessions that provided an Infrastructure Update, Asset Management for Municipalities and an overview of the PEI Fire Services Report. Nine of our ten Provincial Cabinet Ministers took part in the Cabinet Ministers' Forum to close a busy day.
The 2014 Bruce Yeo Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to municipal government in Prince Edward Island was presented to Deputy Mayor Stu MacFadyen of the City of Charlottetown.
AGM 2014 Presentations Available
Copies of the presentations made to FPEIM's 2014 Annual meeting, held in Kensington on April 28, 2014 are now available on this website in .pd format. Click here.
FCM Sustainable Communities Awards
The 2015 call for applications for FCM Sustainable Communities Awards is now open. Find out if your municipality and project are eligible and apply now! The deadline to apply is June 16, 2014.
New Building Canada Fund
On Friday, March 28, 2014, the Government of Canada launched the New Building Canada Fund (NBCF) a $14 billion, 10 year plan to invest in provincial, territorial and municipal infrastructure. The news release is available by clicking here and the Infrastructure Canada website is available here.
PEI Environmental Awards
Nominations are being accepted for the PEI Environmental Awards until May 1, 2014. For more information, check out the website.
PEI Fire Services Environmental Scan and Gap Analysis
The PEI Fire Services Environmental Scan and Gap Analysis has been released. A copy of this report can be found here.
FCM's Analysis of the New Building Canada Fund
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities has produced an analysis of the New Building Canada Fund, explaining its implications for cities and communities. The Prime Minister’s announcement on February 13, 2014 brought cities and communities closer to accessing new infrastructure funding by April 1. Still, FCM has concerns with some details of the New Building Canada Fund and how it can be used to meet local needs over its ten-year duration.
The Government of Canada tabled the 2014 budget in Parliament on February 11, 2014. Read the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' budget analysis here.
Fixing Canada's Housing Crunch
FCM has launched a national campaign calling on all orders of government in Canada to focus on the high cost of housing, the most urgent financial issue facing Canadians. To view the news release click here. For additional information visit the Fixing Canada's Housing Crunch website.
The FPEIM Board adopted a resolution at the November Board meeting and sent a letter to Honourable Jason Kenney. The letter and resolution can be found here.