The Canadian Journal of Local Government (CJLG) is an independent, peer reviewed journal aimed at better understanding local government in Canada. While maintaining independence, the Canadian Journal of Local Government is supported by AMCTO, a professional association for municipal managers in Ontario, Canada.
AMCTO represents excellence in local government management and leadership by providing education, accreditation, leadership, and management expertise for Ontario’s municipal professionals for over (75) years. With almost 2,200 members working in municipalities across Ontario, AMCTO is Ontario’s largest voluntary association of local government staff, and the leading professional development organization for municipal professionals.
Moreover, AMCTO believes that founding and supporting this Journal as an independent platform for peer-reviewed research on local government management and policy will help ensure a vibrant sector that is open to new ideas and growth.
The Journal receives no other financial support.
Peer Review Process
The CJLG is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal. Anonymized manuscripts are circulated to reviewers for comment and anonymized comments from reviewers are circulated to authors to guide revisions, prior to acceptance of any manuscript for the Journal.
The CJLG publishes articles when they are accepted and copyedited. As such, regular issues are not released. Every effort is made to make potential readers aware of new research appearing in the Journal.
Open Access Policy
The CJLG provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge and ultimately aids both scholarly and practitioner communities in the local government field in Canada.
Zachary Spicer, Brock University
Jack Lucas, University of Calgary
Zack Taylor, Western University
Sandra Breux, INRS
Jerome Couture, INRS
Megan Joy, Concordia University
Kristin Good, Dalhousie University
Alexandra Flynn, University of Toronto, Scarborough
Aaron Moore, University of Winnipeg
Adam Found, City of Kawartha Lakes/C.D. Howe Institute
Kate Graham, Public Square Research Ltd.
Stephanie Potter, City of Stratford
Brittney Yeatts – Formerly with the City of Windsor (Living abroad)
Andre Cote, Province of Ontario
Ann Pappert – Consultant & Writer