For Immediate Release

Quebec City, QC, 31 May 2019 – “This week, Presidents of the provincial and territorial associations met in Quebec City and shared information around fiscal health of municipal governments across the country. The Associations are in strong agreement on the need for all provincial and territorial governments to expedite access to available federal revenues for cannabis. The Provinces of Quebec and Ontario are the only ones with any sharing arrangements in place. In addition, the associations called on the federal government to move beyond its current two-year approach and to make revenue related to cannabis a permanent source of revenue for municipal governments.

The provincial and territorial associations need to see significant progress on both of these matters.

The June 13 meeting of provincial and territorial local government ministers in Halifax will be the next opportunity to advocate this important priority.”