Canada’s ninth most populous city, Brampton, Ontario (www.brampton.ca), recently sacked 25 employees, according to an article in The Star. Known as “the flower city” this suburban municipality of over 525,000 in the Greater Toronto Area had a number of problems to address. Here are a few excerpts from the article. See source for full text.
The City of Vancouver has been known to abruptly announce the firing of prominent senior staff in the past five years. The reasons for the high-profile firings are typically not made public, but cost-saving was never mentioned, leading to guesses that ideological factors and differences with the ruling political regime were at play. One of the problems in Vancouver has been that experienced staff have retired, been fired or have left of their own accord, with the result being that some of the precious experience and institutional memory of the municipal government has been…
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