Municipal Monitor delivers on our mandate to promote excellence in municipal management and administration through thought-provoking articles featuring innovative ideas and practical solutions that advance the knowledge and management capacity of our 2,200 members who fill professional roles in Ontario’s municipal sector.

Cover Feature

By Lisa Gordon

Mired in Red Tape

In a report released in February, AMCTO tackles a key issue that has plagued local governments in Ontario for years. The report, titled Bearing the Burden: An Overview of Municipal Reporting to the Province, attempts to capture how much municipal time, resources and effort are put toward the creation and maintenance of various mandatory provincial reports. “We’ve heard for years from those working in the sector that it’s a problem . . .
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Benefits of Diversity

By Sarah B. Hood

A Tale of Two Cities

Diversity can be a strength — and the Ontario municipalities of Markham and Brampton are proving the truth of this idea. So what are they doing right? Markham “Markham thrives because we are an immigration receptor,” says Stephen Chait, Markham’s director of culture and economic development. “We’re very fortunate that we’re able to accommodate ambitious people who come from overseas and choose to live in Markham . . .
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