On June 4, 2021, Regional Councillor Rory Nisan was re-elected to the Board of Directors, Ontario Caucus for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) at their Annual General Meeting. FCM is the national voice of municipal government and plays an important role in advocating to ensure the needs of municipalities are reflected in federal policies and programs. This is Councillor Nisan’s third term on the Board of Directors.
“I’m pleased to congratulate Councillor Nisan on his re-election to the FCM Board of Directors to advocate for our community and other municipalities across the province,” said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr. “Rory has done great work on behalf of Halton Region over the last three years and I know he will continue to raise important issues at FCM, including rural broadband internet, climate change and our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Since 2019, Councillor Nisan has advocated for municipal priorities to the federal government through FCM, including his successful advocacy efforts for essential emergency funding during COVID-19 for municipalities, delivery on rural broadband internet access, and a new FCM policy to support a fair market for e-book sales to Canadian libraries. He is also serving as the Vice-Chair on the Standing Committee for International Relations to ensure results-based programming that aligned with the federal government’s priorities.
“I’m honoured to be serving on the FCM Board of Directors again this year,” said Nisan. “I’m proud of everything we’ve accomplished, but am ready to look ahead to our new challenges. This includes our continued work with the federal government to ensure funding to rebuild local economies as we recover from the pandemic, immediate results and connectivity in our communities through rural broadband internet, continuing to support equity, diversity and inclusion in our communities and rebuilding Indigenous relationships. Thank you again to my colleagues for your support.”
To learn more about Halton’s advocacy efforts to support residents, visit halton.ca. For more information on FCM, visit fcm.ca.
The Regional Municipality of Halton serves more than 595,000 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.