Brampton Regional Councillor Gurpreet Dhillon has been elected in the Board of Directors of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) for the term 2019-20.
Apart from Gurpreet Dhillon, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown and other councillors joined the FCM’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) that held on June 2 in Quebec City.
The federation is a national organization representing over 2,000 municipalities in Canada and focuses on advocating the municipalities’ interests to the federal government.
The board comprises of 65 members elected from municipal councils, out of which 16 are allotted to Ontario representatives.
“I am honoured to have been elected to the FCM Board of Directors, and look forward to working to bring our city’s transit, economic and housing priorities to the national level. I am pleased that my experience and success on Brampton Council was recognized positively,” said Dhillon, who represents wards 9 and 10, in a news release.
As the term is for one year, Dhillon can run for re-election at the AGM next year, scheduled for Toronto in June.
For now, Dhillon is required to attend a number of meetings over the next year
“This is an election year, and we must ensure that critical funding for areas such as infrastructure, health care and climate change are committed to by all parties,” Dhillon said.