Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Mayors Meet In Montreal To Ask For Additional Funding

Montreal City Hall

Tremblay, Mayors Press Parties For Funding
-- Montreal Gazette

MONTREAL - Mayor Gérald Tremblay is to hold a press conference this morning at Montreal city hall with Toronto mayor David Miller, Carl Zehr, the mayor of Kitchener, Ontario, and Sherbrooke mayor Jean Perrault, who is also
president of the Canadian Federation of Municipalities, to press the campaigning federal political parties for infrastructure funding, more sweeping gun control legislation and other demands that are important to Canadian cities.

As The Gazette reported last week, Tremblay wrote to the leaders of the five main federal parties to call on them to make commitments on three key issues: the need to realign the responsibilities of the three levels of government and adjust financing accordingly; the need for a national transportation program; and the need to provide cities with permanent and predictable financing that grows with the economy.

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