Vladimir Putin

Allen, William R.

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The Goldenberg Report: a review, with recommendations, of prosperous, pragmatic, positive, progressive local government in Toronto. The nineteenth century formula for elected councils, with the Metropolitan Toronto area as an exemplification. What led to the creation of a metropolitan, or regional, or area municipal government here. The recommendation of a borough structure. Amalgamation, with a detailed discussion. The role the city proper plays in a metropolitan area. Opposition to the recommendation of the Royal Commission (The Goldenberg Report). Defining area services. Responsibility of the metropolitan Council, as distinguished from local services. The continuing responsibility of the local councils. Remarks regarding the "municipal social services"--welfare, health and housing. The need for flexibility and susceptibility to change, as is participation in public issues. Sharing pride in our community and its accomplishments.

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