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U of T task force on city hall reform featured in Toronto Life

A city hall task force launched by U of T recently made recommendations on how to reform municipal government in Toronto (photo by Thomas Hawk via Flickr)

Toronto Life features a School of Public Policy & Governance (SPPG) task force that recently released recommendations for reforming city hall.

The task force, launched by U of T's Gabriel Eidelman, an assistant professor at SPPG, released a report titled “A Practical Blueprint for Change” that makes 14 recommendations such as capping council meetings to 12 hours and restricting councillors’ questions to staff.

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The magazine features an interview with Brian Kelcey, an urban policy consultant who led the project along with Eidelman.

He says he and Eidelman first met over Twitter. They bonded over their mutual frustration with the process at city hall.

“In Gabriel’s case, he had been bringing U of T students to see city council firsthand, and his students were walking away baffled and a little bit dumbfounded by what they were seeing,” Kelcey says in the article. 

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