The COVID-19 recession is different than any we’ve experienced in recent history. We’ve seen major disruptions to municipal revenue streams as a result of pandemic restrictions. Across Canada, property tax variations and lost user fees have led to budget uncertainty, which is impacting the decision-making ability of municipal leaders.

Our municipal panelists Jeff Fielding and Chuck Brady held a live webcast on May 26, 2021 to explore how cost constrained local governments can keep pace with needed routine infrastructure upgrades and capital programs, while also planning for new community services.