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CityScapes Roundtable No.3: Cities: Still Running on Empty

The third session of CityScapes Roundtable Program featured Don Drummond, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist at TD Bank Financial Group. He presented some ideas on the financial situation of Canadian municipalities and discussed what federal, provincial and local governments can do to help remedy the situation. Noting the need for these three levels of government to interact, Mr Drummond also examined some governance challenges that must be addressed. In the discussion that followed, participants debated the merits of various types of financial arrangements and looked at immigration and settlement as a case study of an area of active federal involvement.

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  • Institute on Governance

    Founded in 1990, the Institute on Governance (IOG) is an independent, Canada-based, not-for-profit public interest institution with its head office in Ottawa and an office in Toronto. Our mission is ‘advancing better governance in the public interest,’ which we accomplish by exploring, developing and promoting the principles, standards and practices which underlie good governance in the public sphere, both in Canada and abroad.


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