FCM Funding Request

As municipalities experience significant revenue shortfalls as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, locals may be concerned about the near and long-term impact on such things as frontline staffing and collective bargaining.

The IAFF is aware of concerns and will help local affiliates address them in due course.

In the meantime, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) yesterday called on the federal government to provide emergency funding for municipalities of at least $10 billion to assist with the delivery of essential services including fire and ambulance services. The IAFF supports the FCM’s request to for federal government financial assistance for municipalities.

An FCM media release and more details about the request are available online here (English) and here (French)