The City of Edmonton is launching several environmental rebates and tools focusing on environmental upgrades over the summer to stimulate the economy.

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This includes:

  • The Building Retrofit Accelerator rebate program facilitates renovations to improve energy efficiency in commercial and institutional buildings.
  • A solar rebate program to save up to $4,000 towards the installation of a solar electric system for their home
  • A rebate for residential and property owners interested in installing a Level 2electric vehicle charging station
  • an electric bike rebate program, which will let Edmontonians interested in buying an e-bike apply for rebates covering 30 per cent of the cost of the vehicle to a maximum of $750.

City of Montreal offers subsidy for construction projects in buildings that house social economy businesses

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This subsidy program is accessible to social economy businesses anywhere in the Montréal agglomeration that meet the conditions. Financial assistance includes:

  • A subsidy that covers 40% of the cost of eligible construction/renovation/expansion work, up to $250,000
  • An additional subsidy that covers 50% of the fees for professional services (architecture, design, engineering, project management, urban planning, archeology or consultants) up to 7.5% of the cost of eligible construction/renovation/expansion work or $50,000

COVID-19: How are governments around the world responding to the call for stimulus?

General: Sector resources

Governments around the world are acting decisively to protect their businesses and people from the economic disruption being caused by the COVID-19 virus pandemic. Whether through tax cuts, investment incentives or changes to filing deadlines, tax systems will play a significant part in helping to alleviate the financial and economic turmoil that is now occurring.Policy changes across the globe are being proposed and implemented on a daily basis. The EY COVID-19 Stimulus Tracker provides a snapshot of the policy changes that have been announced in countries around the world in response to the ongoing crisis.

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