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Union for Ontario Provincial Police releases attack ads targeting Hudak
The Globe and Mail
The union representing Ontario's provincial police has released two attack ads targeting Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak. Running 15 seconds a piece, the television ads feature a voiceover saying Mr. Hudak will tear up the union's contracts, which would lead to "labour strife and extensive litigation,”"rolling over images of the Ontario Provincial Police Association's collective agreement being physically torn apart by a man in a suit.
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Why the Ontario election has left Toronto liquor licences in limbo
Global News
Toronto restaurants and bars looking to add liquor sales are in a state of limbo thanks to new liquor licensing rules and, in a strange twist, the provincial election. New requirements approved by Toronto city council, state a liquor license applicant must complete a "Safer Bars" training course provided by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and must produce a signed letter from their local Member of Provincial Parliament.
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Horwath unveils 'savings calculator' based on Ontario NDP platform
CTV News
The NDP has launched a new website which it says will help voters calculate how much they could save under a New Democrat government. The online tool — called the NDP Savings Calculator — is based on party pledges that include taking the provincial portion of the HST off hydro bills, cutting auto insurance rates by 15 per cent and freezing the cost of post-secondary tuition.
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Waterfront condo building to include affordable rentals for artists
Toronto Star
Starving artists are poised to join millionaires in a ground-breaking waterfront condo project to be debated by Toronto's executive committee. The city has chosen non-profit developer Artscape to manage 80 affordable artists' apartments within a 220-unit condo building on the water's edge, east of Sherbourne Common and George Brown College.
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Ontario PC platform gets low grade for transit from Pembina Institute
Toronto Star
Toronto area voters who want to see transit relief in this generation should rule out the Progressive Conservatives and support the Green Party, the Liberals or the NDP, says sustainability think-tank Pembina Institute. The Ontario PCs received a low grade when it comes to fighting regional gridlock, in Pembina's pre-election analysis of the four provincial parties' transit platforms.
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Thorncliffe Park may hold the keys to better voter turnout
Toronto Star
If there are traditional notions about the factors that drive us to the ballot box, what's happening in Thorncliffe Park undermines them all. Despite higher-than-average rates of unemployment, poverty, recent immigrants, visible minorities and renters, this bustling pocket near Don Mills Rd. and the Don Valley Parkway has one of the best voter turnout rates in the city.
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Bylaw officer who blew past school bus may avoid police charges
Cornwall Seaway News
No charges have been laid against a city bylaw enforcement employee who allegedly drove past a school bus which had its lights flashing and "stop" arm down — and the driver could escape such punishment completely. The Cornwall Community Police Service said the decision not to lay charges came after a "full investigation."
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 AMCTO Legislative Updates


AMO Provincial Elections Webpage
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As AMCTO remains non partisan with respect to the current election, we are not speaking publicly to provincial candidates or incumbents on current issues. However, we recognize that AMCTO members are paying attention the current provincial election and anticipating what current platforms mean for the future of our municipal sector in Ontario.

Therefore, to follow this more closely through a municipal lens, we encourage you to view AMO's Election webpage for more information on the potential implications of each party's platform on the sector.

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Blue Box Arbitration Update
AMCTO
AMO has provided an update on the current status of the ongoing arbitration for the 2014 steward obligation to the program. Visit the Blue Box Funding Arbitration web page by clicking here for more information and to stay up to date on developments.
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London, ON mayor pleads not guilty to fraud charges
CTV News
The mayor of London, ON, admits that as a member of Parliament he altered a contract that he submitted for expenses, but the $1,700 the government paid out was not for his son's wedding, his lawyer said. Joe Fontana, who has refused to step down as mayor while his case is before the courts, pleaded not guilty to fraud, uttering a forged document and breach of trust by a public official on the first day of his trial.

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Proposed bylaw would allow as many as eight pets in London, ON homes
London Free Press
The fur has been flying for a while over London's pet bylaw. So far, it's the dogs that have been winning — residents can have up to three dogs without an issue. But there have been tighter restrictions on cat owners. It's been one adult for every two cats in a home, making it difficult to foster rescued felines and find homes for kitties.

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Windmill proposes 15-storey building for Chaudière Island
Ottawa Citizen
Windmill Development Group's plan for Albert and Chaudière islands is part of the company's larger, billion-dollar development known as the Isles, which includes former Domtar lands on both sides of the Ottawa River. Of the seven development districts, Chaudière west, Chaudière east and Albert Island are under the City of Ottawa's jurisdiction, which last week posted the company's detailed applications to its development website.

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