intergomernmental relations questions part b :( choose 1 H u m a n i t i e s

intergomernmental relations questions part b 🙁 choose 1 H u m a n i t i e s

2 short answer questions (350 words each), and 1 long answer question (750 words)

I have attached PDFs of the references and have listed the relevant chapters under each question, still, hope you are familiar with Canadian Local Governance and Policy.

Thanks for the help!

SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS PART A: (choose 2 of 4, approximately 350 words each)

1. Outline the major developments behind the legal & constitutional status of municipalities in Canada, and present some consequences that may result from how municipalities are treated legally & constitutionally.

Related chapters: 6-local government functions and intergomernmental relations

2. What are some the main reasons behind the fiscal imbalances facing Canada’s municipalities, and what actions can municipalities take to improve this situation?

Related chapters: 7 – Local Government Finance

3. Define “downloading” to local governments, the major causes behind it, and some potential strategies local governments can utilize to respond to it.

Related chapters: 6-local government functions and intergomernmental relations& 7- Local Government Finances

4. Outline the major historical developments in federal-municipal relations in Canada from the 1960s onward, and the ideas of federalism embodied by the different approaches to multilevel governance.

Related chapters: 6-local government functions and intergomernmental relations

QUESTIONS PART B:(choose 1 of 3, approximately 750 words )

1. Define New Public Management (NPM) and present an analysis of its application to local governance in Canada – do you think it is good or bad, overall? Be sure to support your argument with evidence.

Related chapters: 9-municipal governance processes and values

2. The existence of political parties in Canadian municipal politics is a controversial topic. Briefly describe the arguments for and against, then clarify and argue your own position: do you think municipal political parties are a good or bad idea? Be sure to use evidence to support your position.

Related chapters: 10 municipal elections & Public Participation & 8-municipal governance structures & Relations

3. Saskatoon recently held a municipal election during a once-in-a-decade blizzard and a global pandemic, that delayed the election from Monday November 9th to Friday November 13th. Explain the relevant actors and legislation involved in this process, and argue whether you agree or disagree with this delay. Be sure to use evidence to support your position.

Related chapters: 1-the promise of local government


Responses to the short answer questions should be approximately 350 words each

Response to the long answer question should be approximately 750 words

For each question you should organize your answers in a logical manner.

Enter your answer in the space underneath the question you are answering.

Underline key topic & sub-topic headings.

Underline key words.