How do municipalities fit into Canada’s federal structure? How do cities manage policy aims with limited revenue-raising powers.  On this episode of the podcast, we explore the relationship between municipal and federal, provincial and territorial governments.

Moderated by Tomas Hachard, independent researcher, author and former manager programmes and research for the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG), our conversation on municipalities¬†features Enid Slack, Director at IMFG, and Kennedy Stewart, Director at Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Public Policy Research and the former mayor of Vancouver.

This episode was recorded during an online event held by the Canada School of Public Service and is the fifth installment of a partnership between the school and the IRPP’s Centre for Excellence.

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Ji Yoon Han
Ji Yoon Han is a research associate with the Centre of Excellence on the Canadian Federation of the Institute for Research on Public Policy. Previously, she held research positions at the C.D. Howe Institute, the Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness, and the G20 Research Group. She holds a master of public policy degree from the Hertie School in Berlin.
Tomas Hachard
Tomas Hachard is manager of programs and research at the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance.
Enid Slack
Enid Slack is the director of the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto.
Kennedy Stewart
Kennedy Stewart is director of the Centre for Public Policy Research at Simon Fraser University’s school of public policy.  A former member of Parliament, he served as mayor of Vancouver between 2018 and 2022. His most recent book is Decrim: How We Decriminalized Drugs in British Columbia. Twitter @kennedystewart