The value of including municipal governments in the fiscal
imbalance debate is supported by the fact that cities are
where much of Canada’s wealth is generated, where the
majority of Canadians reside and where provincial/territorial
and federal policies are implemented.
This paper offers practical solutions to resolve the fiscal
imbalance that exists for municipalities. It also affirms that
municipal governments have found their strong collective
voice and have united to develop a plan to bring stability to the
relationship between cities and all other orders of government.
It is time for a true partnership.