When it comes time to drive Canada’s post-COVID recovery, it won’t be enough to return to the status quo. Canadians will want us to build their country back better. That makes this a generational opportunity for our governments to come together to drive Canada forward—and municipalities are ready. Local leaders turn national investments into real outcomes—in the places where people live, work and raise their family.

Our recommendations for Canada’s post-COVID recovery show how municipalities are ready to work with the federal government to kickstart Canada’s economy and put people back to work. Municipalities are uniquely capable of doing that in ways that will drive progress on key national goals, from achieving net-zero emissions and universal Internet access to ending chronic homelessness. We can work together to tackle today’s urgent pandemic challenges, with solutions that deliberately lay ground for tomorrow’s recovery.

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