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Will city’s land purchase of 6719 acres fix current roads?

The City of Brantford-Brant County boundary adjustment, hyped to the point that it makes The Second Coming look like chopped liver, was approved last December.   The Liberal government of Ontario, in its infinite pragmatism, gave the boundary adjustment “deal” its … Continue reading

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Can your city afford more land?

More to the point, can you the taxpayer afford to pay for your city buying more land? That’s the question Brantford, Ontario taxpayers are asking themselves in the wake of the latest grandiose Brantford-Brant boundary adjustment proposal.  (What happen to … Continue reading

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Does your city want farmland for new development?

If so, ask how well is your city managed at its current size?  When we apply this question to, for example, Brantford, Ontario (which is in the throes of pining for more land) we find that the city is behind … Continue reading

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Mississauga’s optimal size

Will the City of Mississauga, Ontario reach its optimal size when it annexes Claude, starts building on top of Square One or on an infilled Lake Ontario, or all three? We appreciate your comments. Click here. Trumping Trudeau: How Donald … Continue reading

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A city’s excuses

Our downtown deteriorated because business “x” left the city. Our downtown deteriorated because industry “y” left the city. Our downtown deteriorated because manufacturing left the city; if you prefer the buzzword—deindustrialization. Our downtown deteriorated because of suburbanization.  (Ooh, another ominous … Continue reading

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