Here, you will find the latest news, as well as high resolution downloads of the One Cent of the GST NOW! posters, pins, bumper stickers, window cards and door stickers.
Media inquiries can be directed to Kevin Sack, Director, Strategic Communications Division, firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-397-5277.
April 15, 2008 - FCM news release: Largest-ever survey on municipal issues shows Canadians want federal support for cities and communities
December 2007 - 84% of Canadians support cities getting a portion of the GST
December 10, 2007 - Kitchener City Council calls on federal government to invest the equivalent of one cent of the GST into Canadian municipalities
December 7, 2007 - One Cent NOW! and National Transit Strategy get a boost from Francophone municipalities
December 3, 2007 - Ottawa Council, municipal leaders and the public gather on Parliament Hill asking Feds for one cent now
October 30, 2007 - Mayor David Miller comments on Federal economic statement.
October 30, 2007 - Statement by FCM President Steeves on today's economic statement by Finance Minister Flaherty.
October 11, 2007 - Canada's city infrastructure in crisis while federal surplus grows, say big city mayors.
October 5, 2007 - Success of Toronto's "One Cent of the GST NOW!" education campaign brings request for payment from the federal government.
October 3, 2007 - McGuinty reiterates call for one cent of GST to go to cities.
June 2007 - Canada's Senate Committee on National Finance issued a report called "The Vertical and Municipal Fiscal Balances" recommending that the federal government consider giving municipalities access to growth taxes, including the GST.
June 7, 2007 (pdf) - Residents of Canada's nine major cities generally pay much more in taxes than they receive in government services and programs, according to a Commentary released by the C.D. Howe Institute.
June 2, 2007 - At their annual conference in Calgary, Federation of Canadian Municipalities' delegates adopted a resolution calling on the federal government to share the equivalent of one cent of the GST with municipal governments so they can invest in the future prosperity of their communities.
May 3, 2007 - The Big City Mayors' Caucus of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities met today in Toronto where they unanimously endorsed the report, "Sharing the Wealth for a Strong and Prosperous Canada: A Proposal to the Government of Canada for Sharing Revenues with Canada's Big Cities."
February 26, 2007 - Mayor David Miller launches campaign to fund cities One Cent of the GST NOW!
February 26, 2007 - Remarks by Mayor David Miller - Toronto City Summit Alliance Conference
Feb. 23, 2007 - Mayor David Miller to make major announcement at Toronto Summit 2007: Making Big Things Happen
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