Category Archives: Municipal Fiscal Issues

Social cost appreciation, or…

Have written about the longer term social costs of closures of schools and other public facilities, such as here and here. The New Democratic Party discussed this during the recent Ontario election, where the decision to force the election caused … Continue reading

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Municipal Memory, Or Not II

Wrote about some Hellbound Train; continuing concerns about the light rail costs to the City of Ottawa. Came across 2010 Ottawa Sun article by Susan Sherring, in relation to the impending defeat of then Ottawa mayor Larry O’Brien. Particular sentences: … Continue reading

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Porcine to Lillooet

In relation to “Porcine Lapel”, concerning the initiatives to reign in the perceived generosity of the pensions of Members of Parliament, Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows, with reference to the article that follows (e-mail correspondence reproduced with permission): Imagine … Continue reading

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