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The federal fiscal update through the eyes of one Canadian mayor

There is light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel. But that tunnel is long, and Canada is not yet through the darkest parts. We hear from the Mayor of Yellowknife about the choices municipalities like hers face.
Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland gets a fist bump from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after delivering the 2020 fiscal update in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)

There is light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel. But that tunnel is long, and Canada is not yet through the darkest parts.

Meanwhile, all three levels of government are forced to make tough choices on where to allocate their limited resources.

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What should they spend on? What should they hold off on? And how are we going to pay for all this?

Yellowknife Mayor Rebecca Alty talks with the Cost of Living about where cities like hers go after the last fiscal update from the federal government. (Katie Toth/CBC News)

We hear from the Mayor of Yellowknife about the choices municipalities like hers face.


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