Montreal's recent roadway problems are perhaps the most extreme example of what the Federation of Canadian Municipalities calls a $123-billion shortfall in municipal infrastructure spending across the country.
The story here sums it up.
Took the day off and was just reading up some blogs and thought I would post here
First time to your blog and just wanted to say hello.
Loved your book and it is too bad that your website is having such little usage. Obviously the people working for Local Government are overwhelmed with all the downloading that is occurring :-)
I did like you on Facebook so I'll be interested to see what kind of responses I get from people. Taxes are a very touchy subject.....
I am invited to speak to university students several times a year. I also speak with civic officials at conferences. Over the years, I've managed to spread the gospel and move a lot of people to take action. Obviously change is not happening fast enough because Provinces and the feds are addicted to the current system. The third edition of Time For Cities and dy second book on this topic (global cities rather than just Canadian cities) will be published in the new year. Cheers.
I will definitely look for your 2nd book on the topic although I hope that you didn't change "Time for Cities" too much. It describes what is happening with municipalities in normal person language :-)
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.