Effect of Municipal Amalgamations in Ontario on Political Representation and Accessibility

  title={Effect of Municipal Amalgamations in Ontario on Political Representation and Accessibility},
  author={Joseph Kushner and David Siegel},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Political Science},
  pages={1035 - 1051}
  • J. Kushner, D. Siegel
  • Published 1 December 2003
  • Political Science
  • Canadian Journal of Political Science
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