A discussion paper prepared by the Department of Municipal Affairs in collaboration with the Secretary for Parliamentary Reform at the Québec Municipalites Conference held in Québec City during early June, 1978.
One of the key themes of this conference centres around ‘The Municipal Democracy’ and this booklet presents several elements of reflection on decision-making mechanisms to enhance the development of democracy at a local level.
The bold graphic device employed on the cover suggests the structure of government. Provincial at the centre, through regional and municipal at the outer edge, each connectively radiating from one another yet working together to form strength and unity. It also visualizes the idea of the conference forum and the combined power of democratic debate and discussion within in a singular space.