American humourist Will Rogers once said: “I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.” But I’m not sure that even Rogers could find much amusing in recent political behaviour on both sides of the border.
In Beloeil, a suburb east of Montreal, a radical initiative has led to the shocking activity of children playing in the streets. When I started to read about this initiative, I was reminded of the then controversial views put forward by Jane Jacobs some 60 years ago.
Pleased to report that Municipal World has just published a second edition of Guide to Good Municipal Governance, co-authored with my wife Susan.
This completely revised Second Edition provides expanded and more recent examples of good governance initiatives.
Subjects addressed include:
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.