Our recommendations

Stay current with FCM’s recommendations to the federal government—from urgent pandemic response to full nationwide recovery.

Local governments are essential partners in carrying Canadians through the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch this space for FCM’s latest recommendations to empower municipal leaders to continue supporting residents and local businesses—while preparing to bring this country back stronger than ever.

Emergency funding

After months of pressure from FCM and its members, federal, provincial and territorial governments have now committed to deliver emergency operating funding to municipalities. As local leaders work flat-out to support Canadians through the pandemic, rising costs and falling revenues have led to financial crisis. The upfront support from other orders of government responds directly to FCM’s recommendation—and helps municipalities protect frontline services while gearing up to lead Canada’s recovery.

Leading Canada’s recovery

Even as municipal leaders work hard to keep people safe in the face of a possible second wave of COVID-19, they are planning ahead for the economic recovery Canadians deserve. This country will depend on municipal expertise to turn national recovery efforts into results on the ground. Already, FCM is engaging with federal partners on how to bring Canada back even stronger—more prosperous, resilient and connected. 

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