Windsor Municipal Chief Exercises His ‘Strong Mayor’ Powers


Is this what Premier Doug Ford had in mind when he created his “strong mayor” powers?

With Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens flexing his strong mayor powers to unilaterally turf members of the city’s corporate leadership team — something he told the Star is now his “responsibility” to do, not the council majority’s — experts are weighing in.

Senior municipal management is a “very tough job” that will grow more difficult while the boundaries of strong mayor powers are sorted out, said Zachary Spicer, a York University associate professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration.

“We’d still love to see where the boundaries of these powers are because, frankly, the legislation was drafted and passed so quickly that we didn’t have a lot of time to put scrutiny on it,” he said.

To read the full story from the Windsor (Ont.) Star, click here.


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1 Response

  1. sisco farraro says:

    Over the years, as a project manager, I have found that most peoples’ failure as problem solvers stems from their inability to complete a full impact analysis on their proposed solutions and deal with them proactively or search for better solutions. Ramming public policy through the system appears to result in the same consequence.

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