Speaker: Brock Carlton
Date: December 1st, 2015
Mr. Carlton leads a strong team of FCM staff and a united membership in advancing municipal interests by influencing both federal government decisions and national debates on issues critical to communities. Under Mr. Carlton’s tenure, the municipal sector in Canada has seen dramatic increases in federal investments, as well as recognition for the vital role it plays in our national interest. He has lived in Kenya, China and Namibia, and has a B.A. from Western and an M.A. in International Affairs from the Norman Patterson School at Carleton.
The new federal Liberal government has made significant commitments with respect to both environmental stewardship and infrastructure development. With COP 21 close at hand and the world looking to Canada to join the search for solutions, the links between infrastructure investments and energy efficiency are crucial to successful environmental stewardship. Mr. Brock Carlton, CEO of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), argued that municipal governments in Canada are integral to our national solutions. This talk explored the links between local infrastructure and energy efficiency. It also explored some of the innovative work being done at the local level in Canada as our municipalities take action in the search for energy efficiency.