New new deal for cities
Andrew Coyne: “And of the three levels of government, which do you think has enjoyed the fastest growth in revenues? That's right: the cities. According to figures compiled using Statistics Canada's Financial Management System, which puts the various governments' books on a standard accounting basis, local government revenues grew some 3-4% more than their provincial and federal counterparts over the last 12 years.”
Yep. I was right: city government is the fastest growing part of government in Canada.