IMFG’s Pre-Election Series Perspectives paper by Zac Spicer was discussed in various media articles:
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The Times They Are A-Changin’ (Mostly): A 2014 Election Primer for Ontario’s Biggest Cities, IMFG Perspectives 9: Pre-Election Series paper, by Zac Spicer
Political change is coming to many of Ontario’s big cities. The mayors of Hamilton, London, Toronto, and Windsor aren’t seeking re-election. It is the end of an era in Mississauga, as matriarch Mayor Hazel McCallion is retiring after 36 years in office. There will be plenty of political intrigue in the run up to Ontario’s October 27 municipal elections.
Toronto residents have been told over and over that their City faces a leadership crisis. The media has frantically reported on the scandal and intrigue. The mayor has been stripped of his powers. They are told that Council is dysfunctional and that the city, crippled by gridlock and mismanagement, is failing. This narrative misses the mark, argues Alan Broadbent in the second in a series of IMFG Pre-Election Perspectives papers.
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