Councillor Partridge was recently joined by Canadian municipal leaders in Penticton, B.C. to discuss the goals and objectives of Canada’s municipal governments at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) spring Board Meeting. FCM is the national voice of municipal governments in Canada, and Councillor Partridge is representing the City of Hamilton on the national FCM Board of Directors for the 2018-2022 Term of Council and the Ontario Municipal Caucus. Please see more information below.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 25, 2019
Local governments taking their place: Ward 15 Councillor Judi Partridge
HAMILTON, ONTARIO – Councillor Judi Partridge was joined by municipal leaders from across Canada in Penticton, B.C., to discuss the goals and objectives of Canada’s local municipalities at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities spring Board Meeting.
As the governments closest to people’s daily challenges, local municipal governments work hard to build better lives for their communities. And with 2019 being a pivotal year, members discussed how to ensure municipal challenges are front and center during the upcoming fall federal election.
“Canadians expect all of their governments to work together to get more done,” said FCM President Vicki-May Hamm. “The FCM Board of Directors is a critical part of ensuring municipal realities—whether it’s fiscal strain, challenges facing local industries, or success stories—are recognized at the federal level.”
A significant part of the FCM message to the federal government is the recommendation to modernize our partnership and bring all orders of government together at one table. There is a need for local municipal governments to work directly with the federal government in order to address challenges affecting citizens and businesses in our communities.
One challenge in our rural communities and beyond is the need for better access to broadband and mobile Internet connectivity, as well as access to natural gas infrastructure to save on high costs. It has become a national imperative as communities and agri-businesses across the country face increasing costs.
“We have a situation where households and businesses are struggling with high costs for internet, and in some cases are unable to unlock their full potential,” said Councillor Partridge. “In Flamborough, we know this strategy can be most successful through long-term, predictable solutions and major investments by both Federal and Provincial governments.”
Across Canada, municipalities are the government closest to people’s lives. Local solutions are helping tackle national challenges—from growth and productivity to climate change—and are building more livable, competitive communities in Canada.
FCM is the national voice of municipal government in Canada. Its Board of Directors represents communities of all sizes from coast to coast to coast.
Councillor Judi Partridge is Hamilton City Councillor for Ward 15, which encompasses east Flamborough, Waterdown, Carlisle, Freelton, Mountsberg and Flamborough Centre. She was unanimously supported by Council to represent the City of Hamilton on the Regional Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance and the National Federation of Canadian Municipalities Board of Directors and the Ontario Municipal Caucus for the 2018-2022 Term of Council. At City Hall and locally, Councillor Partridge is respected as the ‘go to’ person who ‘gets things done’.
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Councillor Judi Partridge
City of Hamilton
905-546-2424, ext. 4035