Jacqueline Peterson received her PhD from the University of Toronto (Political Science) in 2020. Her research focuses on urban infrastructure, multilevel governance, local climate change policy and municipal finance in Canada and the United States. Dr. Peterson published her research in Cities, Canadian Public Administration, Sustainability and the International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development, and regularly instructs urban policy courses at the University of Calgary. She is currently completing a book project for McGill-Queens University Press on the institutional drivers of local infrastructure investment. Prior to beginning her PhD, Jacqueline worked for elected representatives in Calgary’s city council and the Alberta Legislature. She completed her masters’ degree at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and received a BA from McGill University.
It’s important voters are aware of the impacts of the Alberta government's decision to cut funding to municipalities so they can make informed decisions at the ballot box. This report examines the extensive impacts of the province’s policy decisions and budget cuts on municipal infrastructure and service provision.