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Canada’s cities aren’t accessible to people with disabilities

A group of disability advocates recently held a rally in downtown Vancouver calling for a more accessible city. The March 16 rally in front of ...

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Brampton councillors call for end to harassment, intimidation of women

“It’s too hard! It’s too contradictory and nobody gives you a medal or says thank you! And it turns out in fact that not only ...

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Canadian and U.S. cities call for ceasefire in Gaza

A growing number of city councils in Canada and the United States are calling for a ceasefire in the war in Gaza as the civilian ...

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FCM’s fiscal relief could build homes, reduce political stress

He may have been half-joking when he said it, but Scott Pearce was also making a point when he told a group of journalists that ...

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N.L. municipalities working for better fiscal stability

Municipalities across Newfoundland and Labrador faced the same challenges as their counterparts across the country in 2023. But they also had to deal with obstacles ...

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Austrian World Mayor Prize honouree celebrates citizens, local government

In the hours after the 2021 municipal elections in Graz, Austria, Elke Kahr’s mind was reeling. After all, the newly elected mayor was the first ...

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UBCM Housing summit: Affordable housing, infrastructure top of mind for delegates

The Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) held its annual housing summit in Vancouver on Feb. 13-14 where municipal leaders from across the province discussed solutions ...

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Canada’s rental vacancy rate reaches record low

The number of vacant rental units in Canada has reached a 36-year low amid demand that far outstrips supply. That’s according to the Canada Mortgage ...

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SUMA boss expects busy 2024 in Saskatchewan

Municipalities in Saskatchewan, much like everywhere, faced their share of challenges in 2023. But the bigger concern for the organization representing many of those communities ...

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