Thursday, October 24, 2013

News clips from the Morning Star and replies.



Anonymous said...

Well stated Mr. Kiss. I would have expected more local knowledge from the President of the Chamber of Commerce. The comments on the signed petition seem to also reflect a very poor understanding of both the governance structure, and the cost sharing that takes place at present; many petitioners just lash out at bureaucratic staff/politician costs without an awareness of some of the tradeoffs you speak to.

Anonymous said...

Hear, hear! :

C.D. Howe Institute:

"...Decentralization among local governments is no hindrance to economic growth, says Bish: some of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas are also among the most governmentally fragmented. Amalgamation, on the other hand, tends to eliminate the very characteristics of local government that are critical to successful low cost operations..."

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