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Linda Jeffrey leaving Queen's Park for Brampton mayoral bid
CBC News
Liberal MPP Linda Jeffrey is leaving Queen's Park and planning a mayoral bid in Brampton, ON. CBC News has confirmed reports the MPP is stepping down from her seat and cabinet position as Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister to challenge Susan Fennell for the mayoralty of the Toronto suburb.
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Brampton's Susan Fennell asked her pay be cut ahead of salary report
Toronto Star
Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell altered her pay at the end of last year without informing council and before a salary report was publicly released. Councillors are furious that Fennell would go behind their backs to ask staff to withhold pay just so the figure reported for 2013 would no longer make her the highest-paid mayor in Canada as angry voters head to the polls this year.
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Distracted driving: What you can — and can't — do behind the wheel
The Globe and Mail
If you're driving while changing your car's clock, digging around in the glove compartment for a parking pass or reaching around to the back seat to open your kid's yogurt, you're guilty of distracted driving. But, you're not breaking Ontario's distracted driving law.
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Ontario school boards that work together get funding priority
CBC News
As student enrolment declines in northern Ontario, school boards are under pressure to find ways to work together. In Markstay, just east of Sudbury, French public school students go to school in the same building as English Catholic students.
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Police probing crack video now have 10 gigabytes of audio and video files from Rob Ford's friend, new documents reveal
National Post
Toronto Police have obtained a search warrant to examine nearly 10 gigabytes of audio and video files from Alexander "Sandro" Lisi's iPhone, as well as any texts between the accused drug trafficker and his friend Mayor Rob Ford. The new files show police believe that the data may include evidence that Lisi could have been involved in an attempt to try to retrieve the infamous Ford "crack video."
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Blown budgets: Canada's 2013 fiscal accountability rankings
C.D. Howe Institute
Canada's senior governments have regularly missed budget spending and revenue targets during the last decade, with spending overruns of $47 billion combined, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute.
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Police chief: Medical marijuana trucks a hijack target
CBC News
A Southern Ontario police chief says he's worried about the possibility of criminals hijacking delivery trucks leaving Canada's new large-scale medicinal marijuana grow facilities. Health Canada has so far licensed 12 companies to sell marijuana to roughly 40,000 Canadians authorized to grow or use the drug for medical purposes.
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'Ryan's Law' aims to protect asthmatic students
Allergic Living
Legislation in the province of Ontario to protect students with asthma is getting closer to becoming law. Bill 135, also known as "Ryan's Law," is designed to protect students with asthma, and ensure that any Ontario child or teen can carry asthma inhalers at school — so that rescue medication is immediately available in an asthma attack.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Elliot Lake votes down controversial bylaw (Elliot Lake Standard)
Wynne vows Ontario budget will have dedicated transit fund (Toronto Star)
Eastern Ontario fears economic blow as campuses close (The Globe and Mail)

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Should Toronto ban cars on certain days based on licence plates?
Toronto Star
If you're like the majority of Torontonians, you wake up each weekday, get in your car, and slog to work through the city's traffic-laden avenues. But what if, one morning, you woke up and realized you weren't allowed to drive that day? Or at least not for a certain period of time, when the roads are busiest? You'd be required, by law, to find another way to work — be it public transit, riding a bike, or even walking — and would face a fine if you didn’t comply.
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Windsor cyclists watching Ontario legislation closely
CBC News
The Ontario government has proposed new laws that could improve cycling safety, and cyclists in Windsor are watching carefully to see what politicians decide. Currently, all motorists have to do when they pass cyclists is leave "sufficient space." The proposed legislation would make it mandatory for motorists to leave a meter between them and cyclists.
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Ottawa police target human trafficking, a $26 million industry
CBC News
Researchers and police say they are targeting a $26 million industry that's one of the most dangerous in Ottawa: human trafficking. Researcher Elise Wohlbold is studying the scope of human trafficking in Ottawa as part of the two-year long Project imPACT (PACT stands for Persons Against the Crime of Trafficking in humans).
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 AMCTO Special Announcements


AMCTO's 4th Annual Municipal Leaders' Forum
AMCTO
AMCTO's 4th Annual Municipal Leaders' Forum, a premier event for CAOs and Executive Leaders from Ontario's municipal sector. Developed in partnership with OMAA (Ontario Municipal Administrators Association), the focus of this year's event is Leading and Managing in a Politicized Environment.
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AMCTO 2014 Conference — Registration now open!
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 AMCTO Legislative Updates


Consultation on the oversight of the towing and vehicle storage
AMCTO
The Ministry of Consumer Services (MCS) has been engaged with AMCTO over the past several months regarding consultations on the provincial oversight of the towing and vehicle storage industry, with the idea of looking at the following issues:

• strengthening consumer protection;
• improving business practices;
• increasing road safety; and
• reducing auto insurance fraud.

The ministry established two stakeholder advisory groups, one on towing and the other on vehicle storage, comprised of a broad cross-section of advisors and experts to identify issues, develop solutions and prepare a final report with recommendations.

MCS is now inviting the public and stakeholders to read the advisory groups' recommendations and submit comments. The report can be accessed by clicking here.

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Immigration-based project grants available
AMCTO
The Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration is seeking interested proposals from Ontario municipalities for the Municipal Fund — Innovative Immigration Initiatives. This fund seeks to help encourage creative economic development through immigration-based projects in their communities.

The application deadline is May 9, 2014. An application guide can be accessed via the Ministry webpage.

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Elliot Lake votes down controversial bylaw
Elliot Lake Standard
Protestors demonstrated outside city hall before a council meeting. George Dudgeon's sign urged council to "Vote no to a police state." Ken Young, also demonstrating against the bylaw, said the proposed law was "too extreme" for Elliot Lake. "This is a retirement community," Young said. "How many people believe that we need that (law) up here? Is what they're doing going to help us bring more people up here to retire and enjoy the city and the north?"

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New City of Ottawa bylaw would force bus drivers to stop at the Transitway when rail signals are on
Ottawa Sun
The city will amend a transit bylaw to prohibit buses from running through activated rail signals on the Transitway. Deputy city manager Steve Kanellakos told council in a memo that OC Transpo and legal services looked at the bylaw and felt that adding an offence was justified. The Transportation Safety Board recently recommended the city review the bylaw.

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Tempted to text at the wheel?
The Globe and Mail
Ontario Provincial Police recently conducted a concerted campaign to charge drivers they see holding mobile devices. With distracted driving becoming as significant a cause of accidents as driving while intoxicated, authorities across the country are making enforcement a higher priority. However, experts say many people continue to ignore the dangers of texting and checking messages while behind the wheel.

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 Upcoming Municipal Events

Date Event Location
March 25 - 28 Parks and Recreation Ontario Educational Forum Niagara Falls, ON
March 26 Municipal Government Liability and Litigation Toronto, ON
March 28 AMCTO Municipal Leaders Forum in Partnership with OMAA
April 7 - 11 Public Procurement Law and Practice Toronto, ON
April 9 - 10 Ontario Sustainable Energy Association Toronto, ON
April 9 - 11 Ontario Municipal Human Resources Association Niagara Falls, ON
April 13 - 15 OMTRA Spring Seminar Niagara Falls, ON

 


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