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Kevin Bourne
City Mayors' Canada Editor

Kevin Bourne, City Mayors’ Canada Editor, was born and raised in the Greater Toronto Area and is now a resident of Ottawa, Canada. Kevin has also been a citizen of the Caribbean island of Barbados for over 15 years. Prior to moving to Ottawa, Kevin interned as a policy analyst with a Toronto-based non-profit and went on to operate a small consulting firm assisting small businesses and non-profits in policy development, organizational development and communications. His passion for cities came about as he worked and travelled all over South Western Ontario. Most recently Kevin interned as a communications & operations assistant on Parliament Hill. In 2007 he graduated from Glendon College, York University with a BA in Political Science and a Bilingual Certificate in Public Administration & Policy.

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Canadian Mayors
28 August 2011: In Canada cities and towns are considered creatures of provincial and territorial governments, existing by provincial and territorial legislation. Provinces and territories can create, modify, or eliminate a municipality as they see fit such as amalgamations and the creation of regional governments. They also dictate the limits of the powers of municipal governments including mayors. More

GOVERNMENT
Local government
in the Caribbean

8 May 2011: When we think of the Caribbean we often think of palm trees, cruise ships and resorts, or even colonialism and slavery, but we often forget that these islands are also home to local residents who, similar to others around the world, are gathered in cities, towns and villages. This means Caribbean local governments have to provide services and govern just like any other jurisdiction. What is fascinating is how these islands, some being the the size of a province or city in a larger country, structure and govern their cities. More

MAYORS
Canadian Mayors
28 August 2011: In Canada cities and towns are considered creatures of provincial and territorial governments, existing by provincial and territorial legislation. Provinces and territories can create, modify, or eliminate a municipality as they see fit such as amalgamations and the creation of regional governments. They also dictate the limits of the powers of municipal governments including mayors. More

POLITICS
Canada’s political parties present
urban agendas ahead of election

12 April 2011: The 2011 federal election in Canada has marked a turning point in the country’s political landscape. Nicknamed ‘The Twitter Election’, this campaign has seen an unprecedented number of candidates using social media websites. This election has also been different in the role that cities have played from the onset. Once the election was called Canada’s big cities became the immediate focus with Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver, Edmonton, and Québec City being the major battlegrounds. More

ENVIRONMENT
Toronto’s Rouge Park to become
Canada’s first urban national park

6 July 2011: With the election of the federal Conservatives the outlook on the urban agenda in Canada was mixed. But the recent Throne speech provided some optimism for Canadian urbanism outlining the creation of Canada’s first urban national park in the Greater Toronto Area, although there were no funds promised in the budget. More

TRANSPORT
Canada slow to build
high-speed rail routes

12 March 2011: Since its origins in Italy in the late 1930s high speed rail, also known as HSR, has come a long way. Today there are 20 countries around the world with a high speed rail system, but Canada, home to one of the world’s leading train manufacturers in Bombardier, is not one of them. In fact, Canada is the only country in the G8 group (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, UK, USA) without at least one HSR or express line. More







The Code of Ethics has been instituted for city leaders who wish to perform their duties beyond all reproach


CITY MAYORS
Code of Ethics

The City Mayors Foundation was established in 2003 to promote, encourage and facilitate good local government. To strengthen local government further, City Mayors has now instituted a Code of Ethics for city leaders who wish to perform their duties beyond all reproach.

Mayors featured by City Mayors and those shortlisted for the World Mayor Prize have been asked to confirm that they and their administrations adhere to the letter and spirit of the Code. Ultimately, City Mayors aims to establish the professional title of Chartered Mayor in recognition of city leaders who bring high integrity and competence to public service as well as adhere to the code of ethics. More