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When is a user fee actually a user fee?: design and implementation challenges faced by Canadian municipalities.

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dc.contributor.author Farish, Kelly Isabel Emmerson
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-26T22:44:46Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-26T22:44:46Z
dc.date.copyright 2012 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-04-26
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/3917
dc.description.abstract The objective of this thesis is to provide guidance for Canadian municipal public administrators concerning the economic and legal criteria in the policy design and implementation of user fees. User fees are levies charged for a particular good or service, as compared to a tax, which is charged generally and not specifically allocated. The focus on municipalities is as a result of the unique revenue limitations faced by municipal governments. The thesis is based on a public administration framework that establishes four stages of public policy analysis: problem definition, design, implementation, and evaluation. With a focus on the design and implementation stages, this thesis clarifies the economic literature and jurisprudence in their respective disciplines and sets out design and implementation stage criteria that integrate both disciplines with a view to improving Canadian municipal user fee design and implementation. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject municipal en_US
dc.subject user fee en_US
dc.subject user charge en_US
dc.title When is a user fee actually a user fee?: design and implementation challenges faced by Canadian municipalities. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Tedds, Lindsay M.
dc.degree.department School of Public Administration en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Public Administration M.P.A. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US


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