AIMS acting President Charles Cirtwill was invited to discuss municipal finances and a report that suggested there should be more transfers from federal and provincial governments to municipalities to cover their operating expenses.

Cirtwill points out that cities across the world raise money through taxation of their residents and that it would be a mistake to fund municipal development with money from taxpayers from the province or the countryto whom municipal governments are not accountible.

To hear the complete interview, CBCCalgary020607.mp3