Tag Archives: Fiscal Health

Local Governance and Public Finance Challenges of the Fracking Boom: Lessons for the US and Canada

Speaker: Austin Zwick

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Enid Slack interviewed in the Sault Star

The Sault Star interviewed Dr. Enid Slack on the challenges that smaller municipalities face. 

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Dina Graser and Pamela Robinson Post on Bang the Table

Dina Graser and Pamela Robinson contributed two blog posts to Bang the Table.  

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Can Ontario municipalities borrow more to make needed investments?

Speaker: Gustavo Carvalho

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U of T News reports on the Toronto City Manager’s Address

Reporting for U of T News, Romi Levine provides highlights from the 5th Annual Toronto City Manager’s Address at IMFG, in an article entitled City Manager Peter Wallace warns of Toronto’s “risky behaviour” at U of T event.

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Book Review of Is Your City Healthy in Public Finance and Management

“[A]n  interesting read for academics, politicians and professionals in the field of municipal finance,” states Peter B. Boorsma in his review of Is Your City Healthy? Measuring Urban Fiscal Health in Public Finance and Management (ISSN 1523-9721) Volume 16, Number 3 (2016) [by subscription only; please visit the publisher’s website for more information.].

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Is Your City Healthy? Measuring Urban Fiscal Health reviewed in State and Local Government Review

David J. Helpap reviewed Is Your City Healthy? Measuring Urban Fiscal Health in an article entitled “The Importance and Complexity of Assessing Urban Fiscal Health” for State and Local Government Review, calling it “an important contribution to existing and ongoing efforts to define, measure, and assess urban fiscal health.”

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Murtaza Haider quoted in TVO’s The Next Ontario

John Michael McGrath mentioned IMFG’s paper on tax increment financing for transit infrastructure, authored by Murtaza Haider and Liam Donaldson, in a The Next Ontario post called Can a private company profit from commuter rail service in the Ottawa-Gatineau region?

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How Can Local Governments Build Public Trust?

Speakers: Dina Graser and Pamela Robinson

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The Tiff about TIFs: The Opportunities, Mechanics, and Challenges of Tax Increment Financing in Canadian Cities

Speakers: Adam Found, Murtaza Haider, Larry Hummel, and Paul Sanderson

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