Feet up, mission accomplished. Ottawa became Ontario’s second two-tier municipality in 1969 following his charing of a local government review in 1965. Planner and chair Murray V. Jones kicks his feet up in this 1969 photograph taken for the Toronto Star. Image: Norman James / Toronto Star / Toronto Public Library, Baldwin Collection, Item TSPA 0058455f.

In May of 1964, former Metro Toronto planning commissioner Murray Jones was appointed by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs J.W. Spooner to head up a commission of one to study just how the reduce the friction in the relationship between Ottawa, its surrounding municipalities, and the Federal and Provincial governments.1”Will Probe Carleton,” The Globe and Mail, May 29, 1964, 10; “Mayor Hails Ontario Study,” Ottawa Journal, May 29, 1964, 3. The problems had been longstanding, had cropped up in even the most mundane of situations, and were as much a headache to deal with for the Province as they were the municipalities involved.

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1. ”Will Probe Carleton,” The Globe and Mail, May 29, 1964, 10; “Mayor Hails Ontario Study,” Ottawa Journal, May 29, 1964, 3.