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Find the latest news on the COVID-19 pandemic, how it’s impacting cities and communities across Canada—and how we’re responding. 

FCM is fully engaged in bringing together municipalities of all sizes and in strengthening Canada’s pandemic response. Here you’ll find the latest news on what the national response means for people and businesses in our communities, as well as what FCM is saying to members and how we’re bringing local realities to federal decision-makers.  

August 13, 2020

Canada has pulled out the stops to support the economy through the coronavirus crisis, flooding the system with aid while piling on record debt.

Four months into the lockdown we...

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August 13, 2020

Cash-strapped municipalities struggling with massive revenue losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic will receive some financial relief from the provincial and federal governments beginning this fall.

One-time bailout funds announced...

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August 13, 2020

The City of London will receive just over $40 million from upper levels of government, while St. Thomas will receive $2.3 million, as part of a multi-billion-dollar funding announcement made...

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August 13, 2020

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has announced phasing details of its Safe Restart plan supported by the federal government, with $660 million to be allocated to Ontario’s 110 transit systems.

Municipalities...

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August 12, 2020

Julia Ingram wasn’t expecting the main transmission line from the Channel-Port aux Basques water treatment facility to crack in late May.

But it did.

Ingram, who’s worked with the municipality...

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August 12, 2020

Assistance Will Help Ensure the Delivery of Critical Public Services During COVID-19

The Ontario government, in partnership with the federal government, is delivering on its commitment to provide up to...

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