Canada’s municipalities are asking for emergency operating funding to help them deal with a near-term gap of $10 to $15 billion in revenue because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  |  File photo

Recovery needs rural communities

It’s been more than three months since the COVID-19 pandemic turned life upside down. From coast to coast to coast, municipal leaders are working flat-out to protect people and businesses, all while keeping essential services running. In communities big and small, local leaders are taking extraordinary steps to keep people safe —turning arenas into shelters, […] Read more

High-speed connectivity is the difference between seizing opportunities and falling behind.  |  Getty Images

National digital connectivity needed

Many Canadians take fast and reliable internet for granted. For urban residents, temporary signal loss is a minor nuisance. But for the two million Canadians without any decent connection, the consequences are more severe. Imagine small business owners who can’t compete because they can’t sell their products online. Or a health-care professional who can’t access […] Read more