On June 2, 2019, Regional Councillor Rory Nisan was elected to the Board of Directors, Ontario Caucus for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), at their Annual General Meeting in Québec City. FCM has been the national voice of municipal government since 1901 and plays an important role in advocating to ensure the needs of municipalities are reflected in federal policies and programs.
"On behalf of Regional Council, I would like to congratulate Councillor Nisan on his election to the FCM Board of Directors,” said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr. “Rory will be a strong advocate for Halton Region at the federal level. He is a consensus builder who will represent Halton with the same passion and dedication he demonstrates as a local councillor for Burlington and regional councillor for Halton.”
Building Better Lives, the theme for this year’s FCM annual conference, focused on the upcoming federal election, encouraging municipal leaders to actively engage federal candidates to ensure the interests of municipalities across the country are supported during the election and into the next term of office.
“It is an honour to have been elected to the Ontario Caucus of the FCM Board of Directors,” said Regional Councillor Rory Nisan. “There are many critical issues at stake in the next federal election, including long-term sustainable funding for affordable housing, infrastructure and transportation. These are all key services that impact residents’ quality of life in Halton. I look forward to working with other members of FCM to promote and protect municipalities’ interests as we stand together to advocate on the issues that impact all Canadians.”
To view some of Halton’s advocacy efforts to support residents, visit halton.ca. For more information on FCM, visit www.fcm.ca (external link).
The Regional Municipality of Halton serves 570,000 residents in the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, and the Town of Oakville. Halton Region is committed to meeting the needs of its residents through the delivery of cost-effective, quality programs and services, including water and wastewater; Regional roads and planning; paramedic services; waste management; public health; social assistance; children’s and seniors’ services; housing services; heritage programs; emergency management and economic development. For more information, call 311 or visit Halton Region’s website at halton.ca.