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POLS 3270 (15)
Tim Mau (15)
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Political Science
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POLS 3270
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Tim Mau

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SETTING THE CONTEXT  MOST MUNICIPALITIES IN CANADA ARE SMALL AND RURAL  FOCUS IS ON URBAN MUNICIPALITIES o RAPID URBANIZATION – 18.3% URBAN IN 1871; 80% IN 2001; 85-90% BY 2020 o URBAN GROWTH REGIONS – 1) TORONTO/GOLDEN HORSESHOE; 2) MONTREAL & AREA; 3) VANCOUVER & LOWER MAINLAND; 4) CALGARY- EDMONTON CORRIDOR o PROJECTED GROWTH FOR GUELPH o ECONOMIC WELL-BEING TIED TO LOCAL LEVEL (E.G., TORONTO = 44% OF ONTARIO GDP) o SOCIAL PROBLEMS ROOTED IN URBAN ENVIRONMENT SETTING THE CONTEXT  LACK OF INTEREST IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT o 30-40% VOTER TURNOUT  “CITY AS THE HOPE OF DEMOCRACY” (HOWE) o POWER OF CITIZENS IN ROSSLAND, BC  GLOBALIZATION o ‘GLOBAL CITY’ OR ‘CITY-REGION’ (E.G., TORONTO; VANCOUVER; KITCHENER- WATERLOO-CAMBRIDGE (TECHNOLOGY TRIANGLE); GUELPH (LIFE SCIENCES/BIOTECH)  WHERE DOES LOYALTY RESIDE – NATION- STATE OR CITY-STATE? LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN ONTARIO • MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT – MAYOR, COUNCIL & ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE • MUNICIPALITY – 4 CHARACTERISTICS  CORPORA
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