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    An Annual Tradition:: The Local Government Alumni Conference

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    The Local Government is housed on the fourth floor of the Social Science Centre.

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    Students studying in the LGP Library

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    Dr. Andrew Sancton teaching in the MPA Program

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Municipal Resource Guide to Leading Practices in Cost Savings

The Local Government Program is proud to announce the publication of the Municipal Resource Guide to Leading Practices in Cost Savings.  This Guide, which features case studies from around Ontario, was developed by team of researchers headed by Andrew Sancton and Martin Horak, with support from the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs.

"Municipal Resource Guide to Leading Practices in Cost Savings"

Professor Taylor Appointed to Toronto City Hall Task Force

Professor Zack Taylor has been appointed to a Task Force on improving deliberation and decision making at Toronto City Hall.  Launched by the University of Toronto's School of Public Policy and Governance, the task force will propose reforms that City Council can act on quickly, without any major legislative or regulatory changes, under powers afforded by the City of Toronto Act and other relevant statutes.  A final report will be released in April, 2017.  Other task force members include former Toronto city managers Joe Pennachetti and Shirley Hoy, and former councillors John Parker and David Soknacki.

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