Tag Archives: accountability

How can we get better at what we do

April 29, 2011

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Municipal politicians often campaign on a platform of making local government more responsive and yet when elected introduce or entrench practices that only serve to paralyze City Hall by further centralizing control over decision-making. The principles of accountability and transparency are often loudly touted as the reason to centralize the control of decision-making.  This is […]

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Why post?

April 23, 2011

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So why provide a series of posts on the accountability of members of Council? One word – transparency. In founding Canada, our democratic institutions were built upon a set of principles that had evolved over millennia. Our Canadian democracy has not remained stagnant over the years but has responded to the changing aspirations of its […]

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Accountability

April 15, 2011

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Municipal Council Members hold positions of privilege. They are elected to protect the public interest and to perform their functions with integrity and in a manner that promotes public confidence and will bear close public scrutiny. There are many ways that Members of Council are held accountable for their actions as elected representatives including: Declaration […]

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Waiting for Tim Mau

March 3, 2009

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Volunteers waiting for Tim Mau and Politically Speaking to go on air. Arrives just in time for tonight’s show.

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