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Economy, Politics, Society

Ottawa to fast-track $2.2B to help municipalities hit hard by pandemic

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed Monday to accelerate the delivery of $2.2 billion in federal cash transfers to municipalities through the federal Gas Tax Fund to help cash-strapped communities deal with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking to »

Politics

Canadian municipalities seek emergency federal funding

The organization representing nearly 2,000 municipalities nationwide is calling on the federal government to provide at least $10 billion in emergency funding to local governments to make up for financial losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Federation of Canadian »

Economy, Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Trudeau touts increased infrastructure spending

When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed 1,500 municipal leaders on Friday, he spelled out the advantages of his government’s $60-billion program to build new infrastructure across the country. The speech represented both good news and bad news for Canadians. The »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Politics, Society

FCM conference focus: ‘Strong Cities, Strong Communities, Strong Canada’

Representing some 2000 communities across Canada, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is holding its annual conference and trade show under the theme “Strong Cities, Strong Communities, Strong Canada”. The conference will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre, May »