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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.  

February 11, 2021

Public transit is the backbone of livable and competitive cities, and it will be key to Canada’s post-COVID recovery. Investing in transit creates jobs, shortens commutes, reduces emissions and supports...

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February 9, 2021

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson says he and his fellow big city mayors will be lobbying for another round of pandemic funding to help municipalities avoid deficits in 2021.

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January 18, 2021

It’s said there’s nothing certain but death and taxes. But for those who live in Canada’s largest city, even after those taxes one more thing is all but certain: a...

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January 18, 2021

Toronto faces an unprecedented budget hole of almost $1 billion in 2021 from COVID-19, a shortfall which may jeopardize repairs at city-run long-term-care homes, rec centres and shelters

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November 18, 2020

Transit is having a moment toward the top of the agenda for economic recovery investment requests, with both the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and a national transit consortium urging Ottawa...

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November 18, 2020

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has released recommendations for federal post-COVID economic recovery plans—urging a green and inclusive recovery that empowers local leaders to deliver results for Canadians while...

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