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dc.contributor.authorGoul, Jen
dc.descriptionNiagara Region Municipality Records 1962-1963, 1969-1976, 1980
dc.descriptionThe Niagara Region at one point consisted of 26 municipalities. From 1965 to 1975 the local governments underwent a considerable reformation, slowly consolidating these municipalities. In 1963 the Peninsula Municipal Committee on Urban and Regional Research was created. The Mayo Report was completed in 1966, by Dr. Henry Mayo and presented to the Honourable J. W. Spooner, the Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs. The report recommended the creation of the Regional Municipality of Niagara. This recommendation amalgamated many of the county governments that had been in place since 1867, replacing them with regional governments. The Regional Municipality of Niagara Act was enacted by the Provincial legislature on June 26, 1969. January 1970, twenty-six municipalities and two counties were consolidated into 12 regional governments. Niagara Regional Municipality’s Council is made up of five cities, five towns and two townships. By 1971 the police forces had combined to create a single force, simply called the Niagara Regional Police Services. The purpose of this merge was to act as a joint bargaining committee. In 2001 the population of the 715 square miles of the Niagara region was 410,574
dc.description.abstractFonds contains materials related to the Niagara Region Municipality, its formation and growth from the early 1960s to the 1980s. The majority of the collection consists of correspondence and media releases. Most duplicates were removed as were any publications already in Special Collections, these are listed under separated materials. The collection was kept in its original order, except that clippings were removed from general correspondence and filed separately. Within a series folders are arranged alphabetically and within folders they are arranged chronologically.
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dc.titleNiagara Region Municipality Records 1962-1963, 1969-1976, 1980en

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