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Vaughan City Clerk honoured with 2015 AMCTO Prestige Award
Yahoo! News
Jeffrey Abrams, City Clerk for the City of Vaughan, is the recipient of the 2015 Prestige Award from AMCTO (the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario). Mr. Abrams was presented with the Award at AMCTO's 77th Annual Conference held in Thunder Bay, ON. AMCTO is the largest municipal professional association in Ontario. AMCTO presents the Prestige Award annually to a member in recognition of a career of outstanding commitment to the ideals of the Association, and to endeavours which raise the profile of the municipal profession.
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Toronto cyclists stage 'die-in'
Toronto Sun
Mayor John Tory says he has "grave cause for concern" about the recent deaths of three cyclists. Hundreds of cyclists staged a die-in in front of City Hall recently to highlight the trio of fatal collisions and to demand safer roads. For three minutes, the gathered cyclists laid down next to their bikes in Nathan Phillips Square to silently protest the recent deaths of cyclists Roger du Toit, Zhi Yong Kang and Adam Excell.
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Infrastructure consultations coming to South Western Ontario
Ontario.ca
Communities, businesses and residents in South Western Ontario will have the opportunity to ensure the region's infrastructure needs and priorities are heard as part of the development of the province's long-term plan to build roads, bridges, transit, hospitals and schools. Feedback provided will inform the province when determining how to allocate the remaining $11.5 billion of a $15 billion investment outside the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area as part of Moving Ontario Forward, Ontario's long-term plan to build critical infrastructure in communities across the province.
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Report: Tourism pumps $60 million into Huron County's economy
Seaforth Huron Expositor
Tourism remains a major contributor to the economy of Huron County, with total visitor spending topping about $60 million each year, according to county staff. Purchasing advertising space touting the area's scenic coastline and rural character, however, is hardly the sole approach being explored by the county to attract visitors.
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No extracurriculars this fall without contract, Ontario high school teachers warn
Metro news
Ontario public high school teachers are warning they won't run any sports or clubs this fall if they are still without a contract in September. In a confidential bargaining bulletin, obtained by Torstar News Service, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation said all of its bargaining units across the province will be in legal strike position in July. "Please be advised that as soon as (we are) in a legal central strike position we will be notifying all members to immediately cease performing any and all extracurricular activities as of that date," says the bulletin.
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Toronto's crackdown on unleashed dogs unusual, say critics
CBC News
Toronto is planning to hound its residents about the importance of keeping their pets tethered to their owners in public spaces through an enforcement blitz that some observers say is unusual in Canada. John Decourcy, the city's bylaw enforcement director, says the campaign, which could see disobedient dog owners slapped with fines of up to $360, is meant to ensure that both adults and children can enjoy common spaces safely.
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Hamilton may appeal over community mailboxes
Mississauga.com
A southern Ontario city is moving to appeal a judge's decision over the placement of Canada Post community mailboxes. Hamilton's general issues committee voted 8-4 in favour of challenging the judge's ruling, but council approval at a meeting next week is required to go through with the appeal. The case dealt with how much say the local government has over the location over the large, controversial mailboxes that are being installed across the country as Canada Post moves away from home delivery.
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Oakville councillors want fines raised for violating Ontario Heritage Act
Inside Halton
Oakville council is calling on the Attorney General of Ontario for heftier fines for people who damage a protected tree. Ward 1 Town and Regional Councillor Sean O'Meara called for the council to petition the provincial government for such a change after learning of a fine handed down in connection to severe damage done to the roots of a 100-year-old magnolia tree at a vacant heritage property at 42 Lakeshore Rd. W.
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Wind-farm developer can allege Ontario destroyed documents
CTV News
An offshore wind-farm developer has won permission to allege in court that the Ontario government destroyed documents relevant to a lawsuit against the province. In a statement, Trillium Power Wind Corp. said the Superior Court of Justice has allowed the new allegation in an amended $500 million statement of claim. Trillium's unproven claim now includes allegations the Ontario government "intentionally destroyed evidence relevant to the central issue in this litigation and purged emails, records and documents from its files."
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 Management Resources


How to figure out when and what you need to delegate
Fast Company
If you're like many first-time leaders, you clearly don't have the time or capacity to do everything yourself. But delegating tasks can be daunting, particularly if you're reluctant to give up the kind of work you enjoy or are worried about losing momentum on a project if the delegated work isn't up to standard right away.
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A guide to winning support for your new idea or project
HBR
You've got an idea for something that will improve your company's bottom line or make it a better place to work. Nice going. Now for the hard part: How do you get people on board? How do you get funding? And what should you do if your idea doesn't catch on?
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 AMCTO Legislative Updates


Ontario Signs New Political According with First Nations

The province of Ontario and the Chiefs of Ontario, an organization representing 133 First Nations communities located within the legal boundaries of the province of Ontario, signed a new political accord last week. The accord acknowledges that First Nations communities have a right to self-government, and recommits the government to working in partnership on shared priorities. Find our more here.
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New Hub for Social Policy Research

The Caledon Institute has just launched, Canada Social Report, a new online repository for research and reports on social policy. Find out more here.
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Ontario Music Fund Now Permanent

The Government of Ontario has announced that the Ontario Music Fund, a $15-million-a-year program that tries to make Ontario’s music industry more competitive, by providing grants to local music, will become permanent.
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Resources for Building Strong Neighbourhoods

The Tamarack Institute has posted a set of tools and resources on policies, programs, and practices that build strong, healthy and vibrant neighbourhoods. Find out more here.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    CAO Chris Wray Sworn in as President of AMCTO (the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario) (Wawa-News)
A survival guide for managing difficult people (Fast Company)
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June 21-24 Ontario Municipal Social Services Association 2015 Learning Symposium and AGM Chatham ON
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June 21-24 Ontario Municipal Social Services Association 2015 Learning Symposium and AGM Chatham ON
August 27-29 Canadian Association of Police Governance conference York Region ON
September 13-16 Ontario Municipal Tax and Revenue Association annual conference Minett ON
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