• IMFG Pre-Election Paper highlights the key election issues in six Ontario cities
  • "Big City, Big Ideas" lecture featuring U of T President Meric Gertler
  • IMFG Pre-Election Paper takes a fresh look at leadership in Toronto
  • IMFG releases paper on Toronto’s finances
  • IMFG releases paper on Toronto’s finances
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IMFG's Election Primer discussed in the media
October 1st, 2014

IMFG’s Pre-Election Series Perspectives paper by Zac Spicer was discussed in various media articles:

IMFG Pre-Election Paper highlights the key election issues in six Ontario cities
September 30th, 2014

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.

IMFG Pre-Election Paper takes a fresh look at leadership in Toronto
September 17th, 2014

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.

efocus Municipal Assessment & Taxation wins International Ass'n of Assessing Officers’ John A. Zangerle Award
September 12th, 2014

A Canadian professional letter won an international association’s top prize for outstanding publication. efocus Municipal Assessment & Taxation won the International Association of Assessing Officers’ 2014 John A. Zangerle Award in recognition of an outstanding periodical or publication of an assessor’s association, IAAO chapter or other organization.