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A Day with Doug Griffiths

The Federation of PEI Municipalities and the Department of Communities, Land and Environment are presenting a day long session featuring Doug Griffiths, author of "13 Ways to Kill Your Community" on Tuesday June 7, 2016 at the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel.

Session details and registration form are available here.


2016 Municipal Achievement Award

The Town of Stratford was the recipient of the Municipal Achievement Award at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Federation of PEI Municipalities held in St. Peter’s Bay on April 25, 2016.  The Federation established the Municipal Achievement Award to recognize municipalities that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to improving the quality of life of residents. 

Members of the Stratford Town Council accept the 2016 Municipal Achievement Award from FPEIM President Bruce MacDougall

More details on the Award Presentation are available here.

2016 Bruce H. Yeo Award

The Federation of PEI Municipalities has honoured Wade Williams, the late Deputy Mayor of Georgetown.  The Federation presented its Bruce H. Yeo Memorial Award to the late municipal official at its 59th Annual Meeting, held in St. Peter’s Bay on April 25, 2016.  The award was established in memory of FPEIM’s first president, to recognize outstanding contributions to municipal government in Prince Edward Island.  

FPEIM President Bruce MacDougall presents the 2016 Bruce H. Yeo Award to Cathy Williams, widow of the late Wade Williams

More Details on the award presentation are available here.

New Revenue Framework Expected for 2017

Municipalities and the Province of PEI are working on a new revenue framework expected to be in place for 2017.  See media release.

Informing the Future: The 2016 Canadian Infrastructure Report Card

The 2016 Canadian Infrastructure Report Card was released today.  The report can be found on FCM's website here.

FPEIM makes presentation on the Water Act

FPEIM recently made a presentation to the Environmental Advisory Council on the proposed adoption of a Water Act.  The presentaiton can be found here.

Three Rivers Area releases study

Seven municipalities in Kings County commissioned a study to examine the potential benefits of a regional approach to local governance.  The report "Stronger Together:  Building a Sustainable Future for the Three Rivers Region" has been released, but the municipalities emphasize in a news release that the real work is just beginning.

Minister Mitchell makes statement on municipal viability

On November 26th, the Honourable Robert Mitchell, Minister of Communities, Land and Environment issued a statement on municipal viability.  An excerpt from the PEI Legislative Assembly Hansard can be found here.  FPEIM responded to the statement with a media release.

FPEIM holds semi-annual meeting

The Federation of PEI Municipalities held its semi annual meeting on Saturday, November 14, 2015.  There were lots of great discussions on topics such as the building code, water act consultations, municipal boundaries, and communications.  The President's report can be found here.

FCM's response to the Federal election

FCM has issued a press release following the Federal election.  They have also released the document election campaign by the numbers.

Mandate letter for the Minister of Communities, Land and Environment

To enhance the transparency and accountability of government, Ministerial mandate letters have been posted online.  These letters outline the strategic priorities of each department.  The mandate letter for the Minister of Communities, Land and Environment can be found here.

FPEIM Board meet with Minister Mitchell

The FPEIM Board met with the Honourable Robert Mitchell, Minister of Communities, Land and Environment on October 15, 2015. 

FPEIM Board and Minister Mitchell

Councillor Brent Gallant, Summerside; Deputy Mayor Rodney Mann, Kensington; President Bruce MacDougall, Summerside; Honourable Robert Mitchell, Minister of Communities, Land and Environment; Vice-Chairperson Peter Vriends, North Shore; Councillor Stephen Gould, New Haven-Riverdale; Councillor Diane Griffin, Stratford; Mayor David MacDonald, Souris; Councillor Gwen Wyand, Resort Municipality; and Councillor Mitchell Tweel, Charlottetown

State of Rural Canada Report

The Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation released its State of Rural Canada Report.  To reach the chapter on PEI, click here.  For the full report, click here.

Province to Engage Municipalities on New Revenue Model

The Government of Prince Edward Island has announced its intention to engage municipalities to develop a new provincial revenue model that is predictable and enables the delivery of appropriate local services to Island cities, towns and communities.

“Government is committed to working together with Island municipalities to arrive at a revenue model that is predictable and reflects the levels of service provided to residents,” said Finance Minister Allen Roach. “Greater predictability in the amount of provincial revenue will assist municipalities at budget time to deliver the best services and infrastructure to Islanders in a cost-efficient manner.”

The announcement was made in a press release on September 16, 2015.

Province Invites Islanders to Participate in Creation of Water Act

The Government of Prince Edward Island has invited the public to contribute to the development of a Water Act. The Environmental Advisory Council will host consultations for the proposed Water Act and report back to the Minister of Communities, Land and Environment.

More details are available hereA copy of the press release is available here.

FPEIM is preparring its own submission as part of the consultation process.  If you wish to have input into the FPEIM submission please feel free to contact us.

Town of Stratford launches Global Government Project

The Town of Stratford has launched a new initiative to improve governance locally, regionally and globally.  For more information, check out the news release and the website.

The proposal for the project can be found here.

New Report Highlights Water Priorities for Sustainable and Resilient Communities in Canada

The Canadian Water Network's (CWN) has issued a report that leads the national discussion on what municipalities need, want and can address in order to collectively move forward as sustainable water communities.  More information can be found on the CWN website.

FCM calls for a national leaders debate

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities is calling for a national leaders debate.  A petition calling for this can be signed here.  More information can be found here.

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

Municipalities are eligible to apply for funding under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.  Information on this can be found here.

New FCM report on the housing crisis

FCM has issued a new report on the growing housing crisis in Canada.  The report is available at the following link:

Built to Last: Strengthening the Foundations of Housing in Canada


The Federation of PEI Municipalities held its 2015 Annual Meeting on Monday, May 25, 2015 at the Linkletter Community Center.  The packed house of delegates heard from Premier Wade MacLauchlan and Minister of Communities, Land and Environment Robert Mitchell.  Other speakers included PC Leader Rob Lantz, FCM President Brad Woodside, Go!PEI's Francois Caron and Dr. Adam Fenech of the UPEI Climate Lab.

Premier Wade MacLauchlan addresses the 2015 FPEIM AGM while Robert Mitchell, Minister of Communities, Land and Environment and FPEIM President Bruce MacDougall look on.

Read media reports from CBC and The Guardian.


Blueprint for Cities

FCM calls for the federal government to invest in cities.  Visit their new website and endorse the Blueprint for Cities.

FPEIM launches new website -

FPEIM has launched a new website - to build awareness of the need to strengthen municipalities.  The news release can be found here.

FPEIM Provides Information on Municipal Issues to all Provincial Candidates

The Federation of PEI Municipalities has provided information on municipal issues to all candidates standing for election in the May 4, 2015 Provincial Election.  A package highlighting key issues has been sent to each candidate.

FCM responds to Federal Budget 2015

FCM has released this statement and analysis of the federal budget.

FCM Annual Conference and Trade Show

The FCM Annual Conference and Trade Show will be held in Edmonton, Alberta from June 5-8.  This conference is the largest pan-Canadian gathering of elected municipal leaders.

FPEIM Calls on Political Parties To Focus on Strengthening Municipalities

The Federation of PEI Municipalities is calling on all of PEI’s political parties to make the strengthening of Island municipalities a key part of their 2015 election platforms.

FPEIM Executive members meet with Liberal Leader Wade MacLauchlan (top left); Conservative Leader Rob Lantz (top right); Green Party Leader Peter Bevan-Baker (bottom left); and NDP Leader Mike Redmond (bottom right)  during 2015 Provincial Election campaign. 

A copy of FPEIM's Election 2015 news release is available here.  Diane Griffin, Vice-President of Cities/Towns, FPEIM submitted an opinion letter to The Guardian. 


Strengthening Canada Through our Hometowns

FCM has delivered recommendations for Budget 2015 to the Federal Minister of Finance in its submission, Strengthening Canada through our Hometowns.

Removing Barriers to Young Women's Participation in Local Governments

In honor of International Women Day, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities launched The Head Start Guide to encourage young women’s participation in local government.
"Women make an invaluable contribution and our communities and our country cannot afford to miss out on the insights and expertise of half its citizens," said Brad Woodside, President of FCM.
Share FCM's guide and toolkit with all the amazing women that are part of your network!

Mayors of Canada's Big Cities call on federal parties to spell out a serious plan for building Canada's future through its cities

The mayors of Canada's biggest cities made a united call today for a new focus from federal political parties on building Canada's future through its cities.  The press release can be found  here.  Check out FCM's website for more information.

Municipal Orientation 2015 a success

The full day session was well attended on Saturday, January 10, 2015.  Andre Daigle, Droit Juris Law, Centre for Excellence in Governance spoke about Roles & Responsibilities for the morning.  Delegates heard from Perlene Morrison, Partner, Stewart McKelvey, on Conflict of Interest & Liability in the afternoon.  Rob Philpott, Chief Financial Officer, City of Summerside, made a presentation on Municipal Finance.

Delegates at the Municipal Orientation Session 2015

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