21 Aug, 2018

Twenty years later: What Toronto’s amalgamation can tell us today

New paper from the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance revisits the remaking of Toronto Toronto, August 21, 2018 – In 1998 the Province of Ontario consolidated Metropolitan Toronto and its six lower-tier municipalities into a single City of Toronto. It was a controversial decision. Supporters claimed amalgamation would produce a more cost-effective, transparent, and […]

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16 Aug, 2018

IMFG Director Enid Slack and IMFG Senior Fellow Richard M. Bird wrote chapter in new book, Canada: The State of the Federation 2015

IMFG Director Enid Slack and IMFG Senior Fellow Richard M. Bird contributed a chapter entitled, “Financing Regional Public Transit in Ontario: The Case for Strengthening the Wicksellian Connection,” in the newly released McGill-Queen’s University Press book, Canada: The State of the Federation 2015: Canadian Federalism and Infrastructure.

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08 Aug, 2018

IMFG Director Enid Slack delivered keynote address at Shanghai Jiao Tong University

IMFG Director Enid Slack gave the policy keynote speech entitled, “Governance and Finance of Metropolitan Areas: Learning from International Experience,” at Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Conference on Urban Development and Economics in the Developing World in Shanghai, China. Dr. Slack also participated in two panel discussions, “Capitalization of Transaction Taxes in Housing Markets: Evidence from […]

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07 Aug, 2018

Two IMFG Papers featured in the Municipal Monitor

The 2018 Q1 edition of the Municipal Monitor covered two IMFG papers: IMFG Paper (No. 30), Climate Change, Floods, and Municipal Risk Sharing in Canada, by Daniel Henstra and Jason Thistlethwaite and IMFG Perspectives paper (No. 20), The potential and consequences of municipal electoral reform, by IMFG Fellow Aaron Moore.

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