Legal Defense Fund faces funding issues

As a member of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), the County of Wetaskiwin has approved...

  • May. 16, 2017 5:00 p.m.

As a member of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), the County of Wetaskiwin has approved a one-time donation of $262, albeit not without comments of potential better options from councillors.

While the donation is voluntary, FCM is strongly seeking members’ support at this time, as, after years of activity, FCM’s Legal Defense Fund is fully depleted.

The $262 requested donation was reached using a $0.0230 per capita commitment model, based on the county’s 2011 federal census results.

“Maybe they were caught of guard and needed a little bit of money,” said Coun. Larry McKeever.

“I think it’s a small amount and FCM does good work for us,” he added.

However, he felt FCM should have just included the cost of the invoice along with membership fees rather than request the donations.

 

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