Comment 69599

By highwater (registered) | Posted September 14, 2011 at 11:10:15 in reply to Comment 69596

And don't forget that the main reason this was done was so the province would have larger entities on which to download their responsibilities. It's hard to imagine that any cost savings would have been significant enough to cover all the additional burdens placed on cities.

Perhaps if we knew what the benefits of amalgamation were an accommodation could be reached.

The benefits were only ever intended to accrue to the province. And for the Tories, handing political control of cities over to their suburbs was a huge bonus.

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