Date of Award
Master of Public Administration
Bluewater, Goderich, Middlesex Centre
This paper examines emergency management legislation in Ontario with a specific focus on identifying the barriers that small municipalities experience with implementing provincial emergency management regulations. Through a qualitative research approach, this study examines three small municipalities in southwestern Ontario – Bluewater, Goderich, and Middlesex Centre – which have a similar population size and geographic location. Interviews with key municipal stakeholders were conducted and their responses are analyzed within this report. The findings demonstrate that small municipalities are struggling to maintain emergency readiness due to a lack of financial capacity to invest in resources and proactive emergency measures.
Alexander, Jennifer, "The Perfect Storm: Emergency Management Regulations and Small Municipalities in Ontario" (2015). MPA Major Research Papers. 138.