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Mayor Amarjeet Sohi: Today’s wicked problems need collective solutions

Edmonton Mayor Amarjeet Sohi has an extensive political resume. Before winning the mayor’s race in 2021, Sohi served as a city councillor for several terms ...

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International Women’s Day: We could have it all

After receiving the wonderful invitation to write this feature story for International Women’s Day, my thoughts bubbled up, less like a sparkly glass of celebratory ...

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Five signs of stress and how it manifests

Local government exists to provide safe, sustainable, secure services in a predictable, cost-effective manner. These services must be planned for, managed, and delivered very intentionally, ...

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B.C. targets single-family zoning to ease housing shortage

If you live in one of Canada’s largest cities – or any large city in the world – you’ve probably heard the words “housing crisis.” ...

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Ontario eyes Greenbelt development

Ever-growing urban sprawl has long been a problem in many North American cities, but some municipal governments have recently taken action to develop without expanding ...

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Exploring the relevance of strong mayor powers

On Oct. 19, 2022, less than week before municipal elections, the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance held a panel discussing the advent of so-called ...

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Underground Railroad the focus of St. Catharines Museum exhibit for Black History Month

The St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre is launching an exhibit this month that will allow people to explore the history of the city’s ...

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Adopting extended leave policies to encourage greater candidate diversity

A number of B.C. municipalities are trying to make it easier for their elected officials to take maternal and personal leave. This past summer, the ...

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New blood, new focus at ROMA

The Rural Ontario Municipalities Association (ROMA) annual conference wrapped up in Toronto on Jan. 24, invigorated with new blood and a new focus. The new ...

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