Municipal Land Grants: a COVID-19 Recovery Strategy

The fact that we need large-scale government spending to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic impacts is clear; how best to apply that spending is not. Do we continue with business support and low-interest loans? Do we continue individual-focused programs like the CERB and expanded employment insurance? And how do we best leverage this spending to support existing government priorities like building resilience and transitioning to a low-carbon economy?

One answer to these questions is a strategy of municipal land and property grants…