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Megacity saga : democracy and citizenship in this global age

Author: Julie-Anne Boudreau; Institute of Policy Alternatives (Montréal, Québec)
Publisher: Montréal : Black Rose Books, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In December 1996, the Tory provincial government of Ontario launched a bomb on the political agenda. It introduced Bill 103, the City of Toronto Act. This Bill, adopted in April 1997, after five months of political struggle, hearings, and huge public discontent, forced the amalgamation of six local levels of government, and the Metropolitan level of government, into a 'megacity of Toronto' of about 2.4 million  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Boudreau, Julie-Anne.
Megacity saga.
Montréal : Black Rose Books, ©2000
(OCoLC)606512992
Online version:
Boudreau, Julie-Anne.
Megacity saga.
Montréal : Black Rose Books, ©2000
(OCoLC)607922497
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julie-Anne Boudreau; Institute of Policy Alternatives (Montréal, Québec)
ISBN: 155164164X 9781551641645 1551641658 9781551641652
OCLC Number: 43283254
Notes: "A publication of the Institute of Policy Alternatives of Montréal (IPAM)"--Title page verso.
Description: xvi, 198 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Citizens Facing a Megacity Giant --
Ch. 2. Citizens for Local Democracy Speaks Out --
Ch. 3. Within the Belly of a Global Monster --
Ch. 4. The Living Sponge of the City --
Ch. 5. From Constitutionalism to the Rights to the City --
Ch. 6. Performative Citizenship and Citizens for Local Democracy --
App A. Checklist for Local Democracy --
App B. Civic Priorities --
App C. Citizens for Local Democracy Values Statement --
App D. Principles Governing Municipal/Provincial Financial Relationships.
Responsibility: Julie-Anne Boudreau.

Abstract:

"In December 1996, the Tory provincial government of Ontario launched a bomb on the political agenda. It introduced Bill 103, the City of Toronto Act. This Bill, adopted in April 1997, after five months of political struggle, hearings, and huge public discontent, forced the amalgamation of six local levels of government, and the Metropolitan level of government, into a 'megacity of Toronto' of about 2.4 million people. This book relates and interprets that story and that of the grassroots movement, Citizens for Local Democracy, that began a crusade in the name of local democracy that has brought the issue of democracy to the forefront of public debates. It examines why we should fight to keep open a certain kind of democratic space at the local level in the midst of processes of state restructuring. It looks at different strategies of resistance used to reclaim control over everyday life, and in so doing, it creates an opportunity for the redefinition of citizenship and democracy in this age of globalization."--

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