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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.  

September 17, 2020

Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) President Bill Karsten issued this statement following the publication of new details on the federal-provincial Safe Restart Agreement between the Government of Canada and provincial...

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September 16, 2020

Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson said the city is calling on the federal government for support to “quickly acquire” existing locations like hotels and motels in order to address homelessness in...

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September 16, 2020

Municipalities in B.C. and across Canada are calling on provincial and federal governments to address homelessness and access to food during the pandemic and beyond. 

Local governments and social service organizations...

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September 16, 2020

Federal officials are ironing out the details of a program to help cities buy properties left vacant due to the pandemic so they can quickly create affordable housing.

The government...

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September 10, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic compounds Canada’s ongoing housing crisis, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is proposing a federal initiative and partnership to rapidly repurpose on-sale private buildings as permanent...

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September 2, 2020

Valérie-Plante is approaching the start of her fourth year in office as mayor of Montreal in circumstances dramatically different from when she marked the start to her third. The COVID-19...

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