Present with Mayor David Miller at the launch of the One Cent NOW! campaign were the Mayors of Aurora, Brampton, Halifax, Hamilton, Mississauga, Oshawa, Sarnia and Thunder Bay.
Since the launch of the One Cent NOW! campaign, several municipalities have expressed their support, including:
- Belleville (PDF,36KB)
- Brampton (PDF,65KB)
- Carleton Place (PDF,89KB)
- Fort Erie (PDF,47KB)
- Guelph (PDF,85KB)
- Big City Mayor's Look for New Revenue - July 4, 2007 (PDF,85KB)
- Letter of support - March 7, 2007 (PDF,40KB)
- Kitchener (PDF,18KB)
- Mississauga - Cities NOW! campaign
- Niagara Falls (PDF,44KB)
- North Bay (PDF,58KB)
- Oshawa (PDF,42KB)
- Ottawa - One Cent NOW! campaign
- Owen Sound (PDF,72KB)
- Penticton (PDF,37KB)
- Port Moody (PDF,84KB)
- Sarnia (PDF,44KB)
- Stratford (PDF,56KB)
- Sudbury (PDF,73KB)
- West Perth (PDF,31KB)
- Wood Buffalo (PDF,32KB)
- Zorra (PDF,32KB)
On December 7, 2007, the Association of Francophone Municipalities of Ontario (AFMO) voted to support the national campaign for Canadian municipalities to receive the equivalent of one cent of the GST, and the call for a federal national transit strategy.
On November 21, 2007, the Liberal Party created the Urban Caucus to find the best solutions for working with the municipalities and provinces to make Canada's cities the best in the world.
At their meeting in Oshawa, on November 16, 2007, the Large Urban Mayors' Caucus of Ontario (LUMCO) unanimously adopted a resolution (pdf 20KB) supporting the ongoing national advocacy campaign calling on the federal government to share the equivalent value of one cent of the GST with cities and communities across Canada.
At their 2007 convention in Vancouver, on September 27, the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) endorsed a resolution (pdf 38KB) calling on the federal government to return one cent of the GST to local governments.
In June 2007, Canada's Senate Committe 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.
At their annual conference in Calgary, on June 2, 2007, 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.
The members of the Big City Mayor’s Caucus are:
- Vancouver, Mayor Sam Sullivan
- Surrey, Mayor Dianne Watts
- Calgary, Mayor David Bronconnier
- Edmonton, Mayor Stephen Mandel
- Regina, Mayor Pat Fiacco
- Saskatoon, Mayor Don Atchison
- Winnipeg, Mayor Sam Katz
- Brampton, Mayor Susan Fennell
- Hamilton, Mayor Fred Eisenberger
- Kitchener, Mayor Carl Zehr
- London, Mayor Anne Marie DeCicco-Best
- Mississauga, Mayor Hazel McCallion
- Ottawa, Mayor Larry O’Brien
- Windsor, Mayor Eddie Francis
- Toronto, Mayor David Miller
- Gatineau, Mayor Marc Bureau
- Montréal, Mayor Gérald Tremblay
- Laval, Mayor Gilles Vaillancourt
- Québec, Mayor Andrée P. Boucher
- Longueuil, Mayor Claude Gladu
- Halifax, Mayor Peter J. Kelly
- St. John’s, Mayor Andy Wells