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A Thirty Years' War: The Failed Public/Private Partnership That Spurred the Creation of the Toronto Transit Commission, 1891-1921 Paperback – Sep 25 2015

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  • Paperback: 254 pages
  • Publisher: Irwin Law (Sept. 25 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1552214087
  • ISBN-13: 978-1552214084
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.3 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 349 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
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“[A] thoughtful and very timely book. . . . A Thirty Years’ War describes, in great detail, a dynamic and a political dialogue that is still so relevant today. . . . [The book] provides invaluable guidance on how to avoid pitfalls from the past. . . . [I]t flags lessons learned, as, once again, injection of private cash is being mooted as an option to renew and expand our transit system.”--Andy Byford, Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission (from the Foreword)

“To understand the evolution of cities at the end of the nineteenth century and the first two decades of the twentieth, Ian Kyer’s study of the relationship between Toronto’s councils and the City’s privately owned transportation system is essential reading. Kyer writes with authority, but with no hint of stodginess. I do not hesitate to recommend A Thirty Years’ War, not only to today’s Torontonians, but to readers across the country.”--R.B. Fleming, Author of The Railway King of Canada

"[A] thoughtful and very timely book. . . . A Thirty Years' War describes, in great detail, a dynamic and a political dialogue that is still so relevant today. . . . [The book] provides invaluable guidance on how to avoid pitfalls from the past. . . . [I]t flags lessons learned, as, once again, injection of private cash is being mooted as an option to renew and expand our transit system."

--Andy Byford, Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission (from the Foreword)

"To understand the evolution of cities at the end of the nineteenth century and the first two decades of the twentieth, Ian Kyer's study of the relationship between Toronto's councils and the City's privately owned transportation system is essential reading. Kyer writes with authority, but with no hint of stodginess. I do not hesitate to recommend A Thirty Years' War, not only to today's Torontonians, but to readers across the country."

--R.B. Fleming, Author of The Railway King of Canada

About the Author

C. Ian Kyer is a distinguished lawyer, historian, and author. For more than thirty years he practised law with the Faskens law firm, where he led the Technology and Intellectual Property Group. Ranked as one of Canada's top 500 lawyers, he has advised both private sector parties and federal, provincial, and municipal governments on numerous projects, including public-private partnerships. He has often been praised for his even-handed approach and his ability to bring parties together. But Ian was an historian before he became a lawyer (with a PhD in Medieval ecclesiastical history), and on his retirement from the Faskens partnership, he has returned to history. He has written a history of the Faskens firm, an historical novel about Salieri and his relationship to Mozart, and numerous short biographies for the Dictionary of Canadian Biography.


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