The City of Warman is hoping the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) will provide a helping hand in creating an asset management plan. Continue reading “Warman seeks funds for asset management plan”
The federal government should dial back its deadline for legalizing recreational cannabis, according to Judy Harwood, Reeve of the RM of Corman Park and a member of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) advisory committee on the issue.
“There are still a lot of unanswered questions,” said Harwood in an interview. “The consensus among elected officials from municipalities across the country is that we’re simply not ready for this.”
The federal government introduced Bill C-45, The Cannabis Act, on April 13, 2017. The legislation is aimed at legalizing and regulating the sale and consumption of recreational cannabis. A companion piece of legislation, BIll C-46, would strengthen impaired driving laws in connection with cannabis use.
The federal government intends to enact both pieces of legislation by July, 2018.
But Harwood said that’s too soon.
“That deadline is coming very quickly,” she said. “It’s just a few months away, and there is a lot that has to be decided in that time. Continue reading “Cannabis legalization coming too quickly, says Harwood”
Warman Mayor Sheryl Spence has been re-elected to the Board of Directors of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), where she has served since 2015.
Board elections took place at FCM’s June 1-4 national conference, which drew 2,000 municipal leaders from across Canada to the nation’s capital.
“It’s an honour to be chosen by my peers to continue serving on FCM’s national board,” said Spence “Some of our biggest challenges here in Warman are also national challenges—whether that’s jobs, growth or climate change. And we’ll keep pressing for federal action that makes life better here at home and across Canada.”
FCM is the national voice for 2,000 local governments, representing more than 90 percent of all Canadians. As a member of FCM’s board, Spence helps set the direction for an organization that is effectively transforming the role of municipalities on the national stage. Continue reading “Spence re-elected to FCM national board of directors”