Summary: Discusses presenting budget estimates prior to the elections, as an act of good governance and accountability.
Summary: Examines parking and traffic challenges grow as the city grows.
Summary: Suggests that citizens should be engaged not only in voting but also in the selection of candidates.
Summary: citizens should be engaged not only in voting but also in the selection of candidates.
Summary: Discusses the length and inefficiency of City Council meetings.
Summary: Better accountability in budget making requires more transparency in information and more clarity regarding tax assessments.
Summary: Analysis of voter turnout, and how many voters voted for each office, in the last elections.
Summary: Examines the budgetary challenges of planning of recreation facilities and their relationship with other aspects of the city budget and the wages of civil servants.
Summary: Highlights and recommendations for the city's new 30-year plan.
Summary: Describes trends in voter turnout and issues that could increase engagement.
Summary: Advocates for "full and frank treatment" of important civic business in order to keep the public engaged.
Summary: Identifies structural implications of municipal reform and re-defining of municipalities in Ontario.
Summary: Analysis of the use of the referendum in Canada.
Summary: Analsis of voting trends in the last election.
Summary: A public address by Dr. W. A. Mackintosh about what the government should and shouldn't be doing in terms of responsibilities for services and infringement on the personal and economic freedoms of the residents.
Summary: Identifies amalgamation costs in light of the plans to improve efficiency and restructure council areas.
Summary: Describes the desperate need for renovations in city hall.
Summary: Discusses emergency housing set up in the aftermath of WWII and its costs.
Summary: Identifies issues relelevant to the upcoming elections: voter turnout, amalgamation, measures of democracy such as secret voting and a government close to the people, and changes in term length.
Summary: Argues there is need to reduce public expenditure.
Summary: The Bureau opposes the provision of meals to children of families on welfare at such a low cost, and also criticizes the lack of planning in provision of Child Care.
Summary: Analysis of voter turnout in the last elections.
Summary: Discusses planning for TTC funding.
Summary: Analysis of Board of Education structure, authority and expenditure in light of public controversy about their current level of expenditure.
Summary: Comparative analysis of amalgamation of all authority and expenditure under one roof in other places and the possibilities of a similar attempt in Toronto.
Summary: Report on a talk about the city-manager model, efficient administration and about a book about local government in Canada.
Summary: Describes possibilities to improve efficiency of civic authorities by amalgamation of departments, boards etc.
Summary: Analysis of voter turnout.
Summary: Examines capital borrowing, the controls on it and the uses for such funding.
Summary: Discusses the advantages of a two-year term in efficiency and performance of city council members.