Date of Award
Major Research Paper
Master of Public Administration
Owen Sound, Ontario
This paper examines the policy process for the implementation of a by-law to restrict or limit the number of cats in a household in Owen Sound. An analysis of the policy process and the identified problem was conducted, in addition to a consideration of the external factors that influence the municipal policymaking process and a survey of other small urban municipalities to determine if they had encountered a similar problem and considered implementing a similar by-law. The findings reveal that the policy process for the implementation of this type of by-law was alike in all municipalities with the outcome depending on the weight of influence exerted by the external factors and the effect these factors have on the final decision of the municipal government.
O’Neill, Lois, "Policy Process in Ontario: An Analysis of the Process for the Implementation of a By-Law to Restrict or Limit the Number of Cats in a Household in an Urban Municipality" (2009). MPA Major Research Papers. 77.