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November 27, 2007
This page extracts the individual one page analyses for each of the thirty municipalities surveyed in the Frontier Centre's 2007 Local Government Performance Index. They are ordered by province from west to east, and alphabetically within each province.
The purpose of each analysis is to give a snapshot of the given municipality’s financial performance and position. In each case a brief overview of the local economic environment based on incomes, house prices, unemployment, and building permits is given. The findings section presents significant features of the municipality in question, for instance emphasizing a particularly high or low level of debt.
Significant data for each municipality are presented in absolute terms in a table and relative LGPI terms in a chart. The table presents significant statistics and financial information, usually on a per-household basis. The chart presents sixteen financial statistics, each expressed as a proportion of the LGPI average (average of all thirty cities) for that statistic. For example, if the average municipal debt per household is $100, then a municipality with $120 will show a proportional debt figure of 1.2.
Individual Municipality Analyses - 2007 Local Government Performance Index
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