Please find four different documents here below with some extra comments inserted (black color) to reflect real developments since these articles were published.
We feature the beginning of those articles here and at the break (clicked) will automatically link to the rest of the article where you can continue reading
This is the nice thing with computers, you can break at any time and come back as you feel like it. If you feel challenged too much, relax, back off and start again if you new to all this.
Unless you taught yourself extracurricular style, loved reading etc, the school system failed to instill into you an appreciation of written(listened to) knowledge, the ability to connect facts, to grow your own understanding and enable critical thinking, the system did this to keep you at a lower level to better control and rule over you.
It is called dummbing down and is part of the matrix to rule.
It takes effort to be free and nothing to stay enslaved, virtually. But you are here and that means you are on the way to change and improve, Congratulations
WHY MUNICIPAL AMALGAMATIONS? HALIFAX, TORONTO, MONTREAL
Globalization is indeed having a profound effect on the physical, societal, and economic characteristics of our (not only)metropolitan areas. These changes have been well documented by scholars from a wide variety of disciplines in the social sciences.
Many of these changes in turn lead to pressures for new governmental arrangements of one sort or another.
1) provincial governments were responding, directly or indirectly, to pressures caused by globalization;
This point is lacking in all those MOU docus in Pictou County keeping citizen ignorant of this very important fact
2) provincial governments were responding to demands of internal political forces, which may or may not have been similar in each province, but which were clearly(false) independent of globalization;
This point is virtually the same as point 1 above, if you respond to demands you are not independent!
or 3) provincial government were acting “autonomously,” with little regard to internal political pressures. ( given the various facts like promising the $ 26 Mill extra provincial transfer a misinformation and blatant at that)
establishment of a new City of Hollywood), the main one involved the establishment of a new city in the San Fernando Valley. The Valley had been incorporated into the City of Los Angeles in 1915. By 2002 its population was over 1.3 million, while that of all of Los Angeles was 3.7 million. For almost ninety years, the Valley had been part of the City. At various times during this period, secessionist movements had appeared, but none was more strong than the one that developed during the 1990s.
On April 24, 2002 the Executive Officer’s Report on the Special Reorganization of the SanFernando Valley was released. It is a landmark document for the study of municipal secession because it lays out exactly how a secession would be implemented, including a detailed financial plan for the new city to compensate the City of Los Angeles for its fiscal losses as the result of the secession.
go to page 4 to continue reading, it gets bizarre how this author tries to whitewash Globalization as an none issue and has been proven in the meantime as more of similar document will show.
It is really scandalous how higher Governments delegate this import element to implement Globalization to lower level local counselors (Patsies) who are mostly void of important understandings and facts; as the absence of this issue has been completely left out of MOU documents and committee member shown as totally unable to grasp . This is a nefarious tactic!
You also can see how different parties in Parliaments do not matter; they all follow a certain line and mislead us the citizen independent of legislative periods and who holds the reigns.
Mixed success at Toronto’s Metropolitan merger
by& translated by , le 20/11/2013
Savings that never came – au contraire…
The economies of scale that the merger was supposed to create have never, in fact, materialized: in the very first year of its existence, the new City of Toronto had to borrow C$200 million from the provincial government to help cover the costs of amalgamation. None of the pre-merger reports had anticipated the transition costs – despite being inevitable – not just in terms of infrastructure and logistics (the move into, and reconfiguration of, City Hall on Nathan Phillips Square, where council meetings are held) but also in terms of salary harmonization (as each former municipality had its own salary scales and rules ). While the merger led to the abolition of six municipal councils politically, the staff of these councils remained in place, with only the central departments moving to the City Hall site. As a result, the new municipality had to deal with unplanned adjustment expenses that could not be compensated by any kinds of savings or additional resources.
In addition to these adaptation costs, Toronto’s budget increased on average by C$200 million each year, rising from C$5.6 billion in 1998 to over C$8 billion today. The city’s debt has also increased sharply, and now stands at more than C$2.3 billion. The new structure has – as predicted by John Sewell – proved too unwieldy to be managed at constant staffing levels; Toronto has consequently had to hire over 3,500 new employees in 10 years in order to function correctly. New needs, not accounted for at the outset, have also arisen, and a number of major projects have had to be funded by the new municipality.  In the short and medium term, amalgamation has proved to be a costly business.
Here is a presentation describing in essence that governance once forced into a merged centralized singularity for decision making, control of power etc. be outfitted with a net work of supposed counselors; community councils citizen led boards that would have input in local matters to impress a semblance of democracy, while business is run as those powers feel it should be.
Of course if this smokescreen not installed problems may be noted by common man etc…
This document is not supposed to be cited that why only the link is given.