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The Law of Municipal Finance

The Law of Municipal Finance is a practical guide to managing fiscal resources responsibly and ethically. Examples from municipalities across Canada illustrate the rules in action, why they are necessary, and the consequences of breaking them.
Publication Language: English
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$200.00
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780433442660

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Private sector and government accountability scandals have damaged public trust in all things financial. The Law of Municipal Finance is a practical guide to managing fiscal resources responsibly and ethically. Examples from municipalities across Canada illustrate the rules in action, why they are necessary, and the consequences of breaking them.

Coverage includes:

  • Understanding the relationships between different areas of municipal finance
  • Implementing sound accounting systems
  • Authorizing expenditures
  • Working within provincial limitations on revenue
  • Navigating the highly complex property tax systems, based on Ontario laws
  • Avoiding audit pitfalls
  • The municipal fiscal gap

Each chapter is a stand-alone resource on a specific topic - you'll gain a solid understanding of municipal finance whether you read one chapter or all nine. Value-added features include extensive references, sample investment policy, relevant legislation, and detailed property tax calculations.

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Table of contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Municipal Accounting
Chapter 3: Expenditures
Chapter 4: Municipal Revenues
Chapter 5: Debt
Chapter 6: Property Tax Systems
Chapter 7: Municipal Budget
Chapter 8: Municipal Audit
Chapter 9: The Final Chapter?