MPA Major Research Papers

Date of Award

6-1-1998

Degree Type

Major Research Paper

Degree Name

Master of Public Administration

Department

Political Science

Supervisor

Sancton, Andrew

Geographical Areas

Cape Breton County, Nova Scotia

Abstract

This paper examines whether the causes of amalgamation in Cape Breton County are similar to the causes that have driven other amalgamations in the Maritime Provinces. Interviews with key stakeholders and an analysis of reports associated with the amalgamation were conducted. The findings reveal that Cape Breton County is a unique case and the Government of Nova Scotia decided to amalgamate because it recognized the dismal financial position of several of the municipal units.


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