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Download and read online Foundations of Governance in PDF and EPUB In Foundations of Governance, experts from each of Canada's provinces come together to assess the extent to which municipal governments have the capacity to act autonomously, purposefully, and collaboratively in the intergovernmental arena.
Download and read online Toronto the Belfast of Canada in PDF and EPUB In late nineteenth-century Toronto, municipal politics were so dominated by the Irish Protestants of the Orange Order that the city was known as the “Belfast of Canada.” For almost a century, virtually every mayor of Toronto was an Orangeman and the anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne was a civic holiday. Toronto, the Belfast of Canada explores the intolerant origins of today’s cosmopolitan city. Using lodge membership lists, census data, and municipal records, William J. Smyth details the Orange Order’s role in creating Toronto’s municipal culture of militant Protestantism, loyalism, and monarchism. One of Canada’s foremost experts on the Orange Order, Smyth analyses the Orange Order’s influence between 1850 and 1950, the city’s frequent public displays of sectarian tensions, and its occasional bouts of rioting and mayhem.
Download and read online OECD Territorial Reviews OECD Territorial Reviews Toronto Canada 2009 in PDF and EPUB This OECD Territorial Review of Toronto proposes a new sustainable competitiveness agenda to enhance productivity, focusing on innovation, cultural diversity and infrastructure, as well as on green policies for this key economic region of Canada.
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Download and read online Canadian Parties in Transition Fourth Edition in PDF and EPUB Canadian Parties in Transition examines the transformation of party politics in Canada and the possible shape the party system might take in the near future. With chapters written by an outstanding team of political scientists, the book presents a multi-faceted image of party dynamics, electoral behaviour, political marketing, and representative democracy. The fourth edition has been thoroughly updated and includes fifteen new chapters and several new contributors. The new material covers topics such as the return to power of the Liberal Party, voting politics in Quebec, women in Canadian political parties, political campaigning, digital party politics, and municipal party politics.
Download and read online Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs 2006 in PDF and EPUB The Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs is an acclaimed series offering informed commentary on important national events and considering their significance in local and international contexts. The 2006 installment of the series covers the thirty-ninth general election, in which the Conservative Party secured a minority government and Stephen Harper became Canada’s twenty-second Prime Minister. This volume examines Harper’s cabinet and Supreme Court appointments, as well as Paul Martin’s resignation as leader of the Liberal Party and the appointment of interim leader Bill Graham. Also discussed are tensions in Caledonia, Ontario between residents and Six Nations protestors, the agreement between Canada and the United States on the trade of softwood lumber, increasing violence and casualties in the escalating war in Afghanistan, and other domestic and international events impacting politics and public affairs.
Download and read online Leaders in the Shadows in PDF and EPUB In most municipalities across Canada, the top public servant is the chief administrative officer (CAO) or city manager. Compared to elected politicians such as the mayor and the council, the work of a CAO is often overlooked and not well understood. InLeaders in the Shadows, David Siegel brings the CAO into the limelight, examining the leadership qualities of effective municipal managers. Using the examples of five exceptional CAOs who have worked in municipalities of varying sizes across Canada, Siegel identifies the leadership traits, skills, and behaviours which have made them successful. Interweaving the stories of his subjects with insights drawn from leadership theory, Siegel offers an engrossing account of how CAOs must lead “up, down, and out” in order to succeed. Offering well-rounded accounts of the challenges and opportunities faced by public servants at the municipal level,Leaders in the Shadows is a valuable resource for academics and practitioners alike.
Download and read online Federal Property Policy in Canadian Municipalities in PDF and EPUB Federal property issues - especially those involving divestiture - create political disputes at all levels of government. Federal Property Policy in Canadian Municipalities analyzes the emergence of many of these issues involving military bases, airports, and other facilities in communities across Canada. With careful analysis the contributors show the underlying patterns and causes of these conflicts and their resolutions while emphasizing intergovernmental relations and the social forces that are active in property issues. Contributors examine general federal policy as well as issues pertinent to British Columbia, the Toronto waterfront, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland and Labrador. The unprecedented number of cases discussed in these essays provides general conclusions and recommendations for a new orientation that will take local interests and preferences into account from the outset of decision-making. Public property is an understudied field of public policy, particularly as it concerns municipal government. Federal Property Policy in Canadian Municipalities presents a comprehensive treatment of federal property, changes in policy, and the effects these changes have on various levels of government. Contributors include Jeff Braun-Jackson (Memorial University of Newfoundland), Pierre Filion (University of Waterloo), Michael C. Ircha (University of New Brunswick), Leonard Wade Locke (Memorial University of Newfoundland), Robert MacKinnon (University of New Brunswick in Saint John), Kurt Peacock (University of New Brunswick in Saint John), Christopher Sanderson (Government of Manitoba), Tracy Summerville (University of Northern British Columbia), Stephen Tomblin (Memorial University of Newfoundland), Gary N. Wilson (University of Northern British Columbia), John Young (University of Northern British Columbia), and Robert A. Young (University of Western Ontario).
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Download and read online Tax Order and Good Government in PDF and EPUB Was Canada’s Dominion experiment of 1867 an experiment in political domination? Looking to taxes provides the answer: they are a privileged measure of both political agency and political domination. To pay one’s taxes was the sine qua non of entry into political life, but taxes are also the point of politics, which is always about the control of wealth. Modern states have everywhere been born of tax revolts, and Canada was no exception. Heaman shows that the competing claims of the propertied versus the people are hardwired constituents of Canadian political history. Tax debates in early Canada were philosophically charged, politically consequential dialogues about the relationship between wealth and poverty. Extensive archival research, from private papers, commissions, the press, and all levels of government, serves to identify a rising popular challenge to the patrician politics that were entrenched in the Constitutional Act of 1867 under the credo “Peace, Order, and good Government.” Canadians wrote themselves a new constitution in 1867 because they needed a new tax deal, one that reflected the changing balance of regional, racial, and religious political accommodations. In the fifty years that followed, politics became social politics and a liberal state became a modern administrative one. But emerging conceptions of fiscal fairness met with intense resistance from conservative statesmen, culminating in 1917 in a progressive income tax and the bitterest election in Canadian history. Tax, Order, and Good Government tells the story of Confederation without exceptionalism or misplaced sentimentality and, in so doing, reads Canadian history as a lesson in how the state works. Tax, Order, and Good Government follows the money and returns taxation to where it belongs: at the heart of Canada’s political, economic, and social history.
Download and read online Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs 2002 in PDF and EPUB "Both at home and abroad, the events of 2002 contrasted significantly with those of the previous year, something for which most Canadians could be extremely grateful. To no ones surprise, however, the year was dominated by the issues that had captivated the worlds attention at the end of 2001: the attacks on the United States and the subsequent war on terror declared by the Bush Administration. Canada had chosen to stand shoulder to shoulder with its southern neighbour in response to those attacks, and in 2002 the meaning of that commitment became clear as Canada entered into full-scale combat operations in Afghanistan, suffered its first casualties, and ended the year torn over whether to follow the United States should it choose to take its war to Iraq.On the home front, a battle of an altogether different magnitude reached a turning point with the seeming resolution of the long-running struggle between Prime Minister Jean Chrtien and Minister of Finance Paul Martin even though, by years end, it was by no means clear who had actually won. Similarly, a number of the consequences of the 9/11 attacks remained unresolved. Bill C-17 had not been passed; Ottawa software engineer, Maher Arar languished in a Syrian jail where he had been sent by the United States; and the war drums were beating loudly around Iraq. Continuing in the standard for which it has been acclaimed, the Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs 2002 presents detailed analyses of events that have come to define our nation in recent years."
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Download and read online Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs 2009 in PDF and EPUB The Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs is an acclaimed series that offers informed commentary on important national events and considers their significance in local and international contexts. The 2009 instalment of the series covers the continuation of 2008’s economic and political crises from the end of Parliament’s first prorogation at the beginning of the year to the start of its unprecedented second prorogation at the end, including the federal Economic Action Plan and bailouts for the automotive and banking sectors. Other topics include the investigation of the abuse of detainees in Afghanistan and reactions across Canada to the threat of H1N1 swine flu. The volume also contains full coverage of federal, provincial, First Nations, and municipal affairs, including British Columbia’s general election.