News Peak: Toronto cities vote to hold nonbinding referenda

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Mon, Jan 20th, 1997 02:00 by capnasty ARTICLE

The seven municipalities that makeup Metropolitan Toronto have resolved to hold referenda on the whether the Province of Ontario should amalgamate the seven cities into one megacity despite the fact that such referenda are not binding on the Province's decision. While Party appointed trustees who will oversee the transition from small towns to megacity will not interfere with the referenda, the trustees did say that the funds for the referenda should come out of the current budgets.

As a result, various municipal programs shall suffer because of the costly and futile referenda staged by the cities. To counter such actions, the Ontario Government is waging a highly cost-effective advertising campaign in support of amalgamation.

Amalgamation of Metropolitan Toronto will reduce costs, improve government efficiency and make local government more accessible to its citizens.

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