Role of Local Government in the Provision of Health and Social Services in Canada
(by Pran Manga and Wendy Muckle, 1987, 103 pp., #160, $10.00)
More and more, governments are calling upon citizens and local communities to assume responsibility for social services and primary health care. This book provides a clear and well-documented historical study of the role of local governments, taking the reader beyond the purely ideological debate of decentralization by analyzing the existing conditions. It is also unique in that it deals with Canada as a whole. This study is a mandatory reference tool for all those concerned with the role of local authority in the provision of health and social services in Canada.
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