Over the past two decades, Ontario municipalities have been on something of a teeter-totter when it comes to relations with the province. Increased authority and discretionary power have been accompanied by a growing regime of oversight agents. Where do these developments leave municipalities and what can they do about it?
C. Richard Tindal, Ph.D is a retired Professor of Government. He taught for 30 years at St. Lawrence College, Kingston and was an occasional Visiting Professor at Queen's University. He has also written and consulted extensively about government.