Canada’s big city mayors are starting the new year with a renewed effort to put urban issues on the national agenda. The leaders of the country’s 22 largest municipalities gather in Toronto this week in a bid to lay out their priorities and frame the political debate ahead of the upcoming federal budget and election.
Against this backdrop, The Globe and Mail asked five members of the re-energized municipal alliance, including its chair, Vancouver’s Gregor Robertson, to assess the year ahead and outline what role cities will play.
ELIZABETH CHURCH, JEFF LEWIS, FRANCES BULA, JOE FRIESEN, LES PERREAUX,
The Globe and Mail
Published Sunday, Feb. 01 2015, 8:25 PM EST