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Jan 01, 1995

Enid Slack

January 1, 1995

Dr. Enid Slack is the Director of the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, and one of Canada’s foremost experts in municipal finance. Enid has been working in this field for over 30 years and is respected nationally and internationally for her research on property taxes and other aspects of municipal finance.

Dr. Slack is an Adjunct Professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. She chairs the Intergovernmental Committee for Economic and Labour Force Development in Toronto (ICE) and is a member of the Associations Advisory Committee of the Ontario Municipal Knowledge Network (OMKN), the Policy and Research Advisory Council of The Learning Partnership, and the Advisory Board of the International Property Tax Institute (IPTI).

Enid was appointed Special Advisor to the Greater Toronto Area Task Force in 1995, a member of the Who Does What Panel in Ontario in 1996, Co-Chair of the Learning Opportunities Grant Panel in 1997, Special Advisor to the Mayor’s Task Force on Homelessness in 1998, a member of the City of Toronto’s Business Reference Group on tax policy in 1999, a member of the Working Group of the Toronto City Summit Alliance in 2003, and a Commissioner on the Property Tax Policy Review Commission for the City of Vancouver in 2006-07. In 2009-10, she chaired the Municipal Port Property Taxation Fairness Commission in Metro Vancouver.

Enid has advised governments and the private sector in Canada and abroad on property taxes, intergovernmental transfers, the division of expenditures and revenues among levels of government, municipal boundary restructuring, and other local finance issues. Enid has co-authored or co-edited five books and has published numerous articles on urban public finance. Recent publications include International Handbook of Land and Property Taxation (co-edited with Richard Bird), UN Habitat Guide to Municipal Finance, and Finance and Governance of Capital Cities in Federal Systems (co-edited with Rupak Chattopadhyay). Enid received her B.A. in Economics from York University (Glendon College), and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Toronto.