VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - March 29, 2016) -  On Wednesday, March 30, the Fraser Institute will release a new study examining British Columbia's system of regional districts as an alternative to municipal amalgamation.

Amid proposals to replace regional districts with a reduced number of governments (i.e.: municipal amalgamation) Governing Greater Victoria: The Role of Elected Officials and Shared Services describes the structure and advantages of regional districts where neighbouring municipalities voluntarily share services such as water supply, sewerage disposal and solid waste management.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on March 30 at 5:30 a.m. (Pacific).

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Contact Information:

Robert L. Bish
Professor Emeritus, University of Victoria

For more information:
Aanand Radia
Media Relations Specialist, Fraser Institute
(416) 363-6575 ext. 238