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The Fraser Institute

July 06, 2015 08:30 ET

The Fraser Institute: Media Advisory; Can Municipal Amalgamations be Successfully Reversed? New Study Coming Tuesday, July 7

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 6, 2015) - On Tuesday, July 7, the Fraser Institute will release a new study exploring Canadian precedents of municipal de-amalgamation.

De-Amalgamation in Canada: Breaking Up is Hard to Do builds on the mounting research that suggests the controversial merging of cities, both big and small, hasn't resulted in meaningful cost savings or efficiencies.

In light of that research and the lingering resentment by some residents of communities forced to consolidate by provincial governments - especially in Ontario - the study raises two important questions: First, is it possible to reverse a municipal amalgamation? And, second, if so, is it desirable to do so?

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on July 7 at 5:30 a.m. (Eastern).

The study will also be available as a free PDF download at

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