Date of Award
Major Research Paper
Master of Public Administration
Cape Breton County, Nova Scotia
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.
Ramsay, Richard, "The Birth of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality" (1998). MPA Major Research Papers. 23.