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September 24, 2015

Water Haller: Federal Election Time

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It’s federal election season and all the national parties are campaigning for votes. While the economy is surfacing as the number one issue, it has been encouraging to hear discussion about infrastructure and the need to invest federal funds. I even heard some leaders say the words "water" and  "wastewater."  I’ll stay non-partisan here and just appreciate that they are all talking about the need to invest in Canadian infrastructure and the impact that would have on job creation and the economy. Some are offering to invest more than others and one is willing to run a deficit to ensure we make that investment.  

It is just great to know that our issues are being recognized at a national level and have become lead parts of the various national campaigns. I would like to think CWWA has played a small part, but it is appropriately seen as a group effort, led by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, to make infrastructure investment a campaign issue. Supporting documents like the National Infrastructure Report Card and reports from the Report Card partners (including CWWA) have shone a light on the critical need for investment. The FCM has issued Priority Reports leading into the election and lobbied for a Leaders Debate on Municipal Issues.

We will all watch with great interest the results of election night on October 19th.

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