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published: Jan 1970
ISBN:9780888620040
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The Real World of City Politics

by James Lorimer, foreword by Jane Jacobs

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list price: $14.95
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published: Jan 1970
ISBN:9780888620040
imprint: Lorimer
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First published in 1970, this book documents a kind of city government then all too common in Canada: a closed circle of politicians and bureaucrats, closely linked to friends in the land development business and hostile to ordinary city residents.

The book describes six issues that pitted citizens against the civic government in Toronto in 1969. These are classic examples of situations repeated in every other Canadian city--an unnecessary expropriation of land, for example, resisted by the people being forced out of their homes.

The accounts given here, originally published in The Globe and Mail, offer a lively portrait of development in Canada's largest city at a crucial period in its history.

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James Lorimer

JAMES LORIMER is the author of numerous books on city politics. He is also involved in book publishing.
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Jane Jacobs

JAMES LORIMER is the author of numerous books on city politics. He is also involved in book publishing.
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