MPA Major Research Papers

Date of Award


Degree Type

Major Research Paper

Degree Name

Master of Public Administration


Political Science


Sancton, Andrew

Geographical Areas

London, Ontario


This paper examines the negotiation and arbitration processes that were used in the annexation of the Greater London Area to determine their appropriateness in resolving boundary issues. A comprehensive literature review and an analysis of public hearings were conducted. The findings reveal that the arbitration process was unsuccessful and inappropriate in resolving the boundary adjustment dispute and the arbitration process did very little in adding substantial information to the decision-making process.