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Listening to the voices of newcomers will create stronger cities

Published on 10/09/2007

Policy in Focus, Issue 1

This issue explores one way that local government can reinvigorate itself to better engage its city residents. It recommends extending voting rights to non-citizen residents. Research by Myer Siemiatycki, “Municipal Franchise and Social Inclusion in Toronto: Policy and Practice” is highlighted.

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Summary

Explores how local governments can engage city residents – particularly in larger cities – and recommends extending voting rights to non-citizen residents at the local level.

Topic(s)

Cities and communities, Civic engagement