City tanks in performance report – This article in the Barrie Advance reviews the city’s results in the AIMS National Municipal Performance Report. It says while the city may do well on recreation and culture, it is wanting in some key municipal service areas.
City Report Card – The Wolfville Watch blog encourages people to review AIMS National Municipal Performance Report to better understand how to measure the bang you get for the money spent on municipal taxes.
City ranking is another blow to Tremblay – Montreal Gazette columnist Henry Aubin credits the AIMS National Municipal Performance Report with providing the evidence for what ails Montreal city hall.
City does well in Maclean’s best-city survey – The mayor of Sudbury says he will take a close look at AIMS National Municipal Performance Report to determine how to make improvements in his city.Survey says… Winnipeg caught in the middle – The Winnipeg Free Press talked to AIMS Research Manager Bobby O’Keefe about the National Municipal Performance Report and Winnipeg’s grade. Think-tank survey calls Charlottetown one of Canada’s worst-run cities – This Canadian Press story appeared in newspapers around Atlantic Canada. It quotes businessman Tim Banks explaining that the AIMS National Municipal Performance Report is a tool to be used to make improvements. If HRM were a colour, it’d be grey – This Chronicle-Herald columnist suggests residents shouldn’t be surprised by Halifax’s poor showing in the AIMS’ performance report and Maclean’s feature. Why Vancouver works – The commentary from Maclean’s magazine explains why it wanted to use the AIMS National Municipal Performance Report for a Best (and Worst) Run Cities edition. and “Guess” where Charlottetown is… – This blog from businessman Tim Banks suggests no one should be surprised at Charlottetown’s poor results in AIMS’ National Municipal Performance Report. Palmarès des villes canadiennes: un service Cadillac pour déneiger la capitale – This column in Le Soleil uses the AIMS National Performance Report and Maclean’s Best (and Worst) Cities edition to open the debate on municipal services in Quebec City. Burnaby defies political stereotyping – An editorial in the Burnaby News Leader examines the AIMS National Muncipal Performance Report and Burnaby’s claim on number one. City one of best-run in Canada: survey – In New Brunswick, the Telegraph-Journal features the results of Saint John in this story about AIMS’ National Municipal Performance Report featured in Maclean’s magazine. Survey says we’re among worst-run cities – AIMS’ National Municipal Performance Report which Maclean’s used for its Best and Worst Cities issue, attracted attention across the country. IN this story in the Windsor Star, a local councillor says he sees the survey as an opportunity to improve. Metro Vancouver cities among best run in Canada: survey – News that BC cities topped the AIMS National Municipal Performance Report were quickly picked up on website, including this update on The Vancouver Sun site. Burnaby, B.C., takes top spot in survey as ‘a model for the rest of Canada’ –
This story that ran on the CanWest News Service features the results of western cities in the AIMS National Municipal Performance Report. Halifax rates poorly on best-run cities list – Halifax’s low-ranking in the AIMS National Municipal Performance Report is discussed in this news article from the Chronicle-Herald. City well-run, study finds – News of London’s top ten finish in AIMS National Municipal Performance Report was welcome news in the Ontario city. Dartmouth sewage plant troubles!! and Canada’s best run city isn’t Halifax!! – In his regular weekly column, Rick Howe touches on Halifax’s less than stellar result in AIMS’ National Municipal Performance Report. Study ranks Sherbrooke 6th – This report in the Sherbrooke Record provides an overview of AIMS’ National Municipal Performance Report as featured in Maclean’s magazine. Best-run city survey puts Thunder Bay at 23 – In this story from Thunder Bay a city official questions whether the National Municipal Performance Report provides a fair comparison between cities. He attempts to explain why his city didn’t fare too well. London one of Canada’s best-managed cities, survey says: Macleans ranking measures most services for lowest cost – News stories were circulating on the web within minutes of Maclean’s publication of its Best (and Worst) Managed Cities edition based on AIMS’ National Municipal Performance Report. This story appeared in the online edition of the London Free Press. Burnaby named best-run city in Canada – Not surprising the publication of AIMS’ National Municipal Performance Report in Maclean’s magazine prompted instant reaction in the top city, Burnaby, BC.