Municipal

What ever happened to the New Deal for cities? A view from the Throne

What ever happened to the New Deal for cities?  A view from the Throne

By Michael Fenn and John Matheson, StrategyCorp Municipal Practice In municipal circles, among the urban media, and within the academic community there is a widespread and growing consensus that there should be more recognition by the Canadian and provincial governments of the crucial role of cities, especially… Continue Reading What ever happened to the New Deal for cities? A view from the Throne

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A Playbook for Voluntary Regional Governance in Greater Toronto

A Playbook for Voluntary Regional Governance in Greater Toronto

The coronavirus pandemic has thrown into relief a range of health, social, and economic challenges for municipalities in the Greater Toronto region. These challenges – such as lack of affordable housing, income inequality, the need to spur economic development, and the impact of climate change – all… Continue Reading A Playbook for Voluntary Regional Governance in Greater Toronto

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Giving Municipalities Financial Flexibility During COVID-19

Giving Municipalities Financial Flexibility During COVID-19

By Michael Fenn Municipalities need new financial tools to get through COVID-19. Across the Canadian economy, governments are giving businesses – large and small – the lifeline of increased liquidity and credit, in order to avoid widespread business failures, large-scale layoffs, and discontinuation of contracts to small… Continue Reading Giving Municipalities Financial Flexibility During COVID-19

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COVID-19 responses accelerate ahead of First Ministers’ call

COVID-19 responses accelerate ahead of First Ministers' call

As the number of COVID-19 cases in Canada surpassed 2,000, Prime Minister Trudeau announced additional measures to fight the spread of COVID-19:  The Prime Minister will have a call with First Ministers this evening to discuss coordinating approaches and messaging with the provinces and territories.    $192 million in new projects prioritized under the… Continue Reading COVID-19 responses accelerate ahead of First Ministers’ call

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