Twenty year plan needed to fix crumbling infrastructure, says FCM

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is calling on the Government of Canada to develop a twenty year plan with predictable funding to fix its crumbling infrastructure.

In it’s recommendations to the Governmentof Canada’s Long-TermInfrastructure Plan Consultation, the FCM is calling for measures that include long-term and predictable infrastructure funding; investment to leverage additional funds; renewal and improvements to the Gas Tax and the Building Canada Fund; and a $2.5 billion annual federal investment in a Core Economic Infrastructure Fund.

In addition to the ongoing infrastucuture deficit caused by Canada’s failure to renew and invest in civic infrastructure, a recent report from the Insurance Bureau of Canada found that  infrastrucuture challenges are being compounded by the impacts of climate change.

About Amor Verdeflor-Alvarado

Before joining Columbia Institute, Amor Verdeflor-Alvarado worked with Amnesty International-PRO as Office Coordinator for 1 year and with FORGE, a non-profit organization based in the Philippines, as HR/Administrative Officer for 8 years. Amor earned her Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Psychology and Master’s in Business Management from the University of the Philippines. She has also completed her office administration program from Vancouver Community College.