I am very excited to announce that I have co-founded a new society in my hometown: The Victoria Salon. Our purpose is to promote public debate about relevant – and potentially contentious – issues to better inform us all and to raise the level of knowledge-based decision-making.

The Victoria Salon

Join us on March 24th, 2015, in the Young Auditorium at Camosun College, Lansdowne Campus.

The Topic

Be it resolved that whereas the citizens of Greater Victoria have elected, through a non-binding question,  to explore the concept of Amalgamation, the 13 municipalities must move towards amalgamating civic services as quickly as possible.

Speakers

PROPONENTS FOR THE RESOLUTION

Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly, PhD bio
Leslie Ewing bio

spare: Shellie Gudgeon bio

OPPONENTS FOR THE RESOLUTION

Jim McDavid, PhD bio
Nils Jensen  bio

spare:

Reading List

The following list was blue-skied by Kathy and in no way represents the views of the panellists. Readings to be vetter.

Headed for Splitsfille? Dawn Chafe, Atlantic Business Magazine
http://www.atlanticbusinessmagazine.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/v22n6_salvo.pdf

WHY MUNICIPAL AMALGAMATIONS? HALIFAX, TORONTO, MONTREAL. Andrew Sancton, University of Western Ontario <asancton@uwo.ca>
http://www.queensu.ca/iigr/conf/Arch/03/03-2/Sancton.pdf

Halifax man starts petition to reopen amalgamation debate. Jacqueline Foster, CTV Atlantic
http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/halifax-man-starts-petition-to-reopen-amalgamation-debate-1.1531244

Alternatives to amalgamation in Australian local government: the case of Walkerville. Brian Dollery, University…

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