Too Much Transparency in Policy Making? How Municipal Government's Messy Policy Making Can Improve Public Confidence in Public Institutions.

November 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm America/Toronto Timezone
McLaughlin College Lunch Talk Series
140 McLaughlin College Senior Common Room
Vicky Carnevale
416 736-2100 ext. 33824

Presented by Joey Coleman

Canada's first crowdfunded local journalist, Joey Coleman, looks at the challenges municipalities face as the most transparent level of government in Canada, how to improve public confidence in government processes by highlighting the messy process of municipal policy making, and how adversarial journalism can create more professional staff leadership at the municipal level.

 JOEY COLEMAN is the St. Clair Balfour Fellow at Massey College in the University of Toronto. He operates an independent news outlet called The Public Record in Hamilton Ontario. His journalism focuses upon municipal government, land-use planning policy, and administrative tribunals. His research at the University of Toronto is focused upon municipal engineering, aboriginal law, and the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal.

When:  Thursday, November 7, 2019 from Noon to 1:30 pm

Where:  140 McLaughlin College (SCR)

Poster:  Joey Coleman_Poster_Nov. 7_19