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Toronto City Council votes to take step forward to regulate Uber
The Globe and Mail
Toronto City Council has voted to end years of ambiguity over ride-sharing company Uber and move forward with regulating the service — but also encouraged police and bylaw officers to crack down in the meantime. After years of struggling over how to deal with ride-sharing technology, Toronto City Council decided in a unanimous vote to revisit the city's bylaws to include companies such as Uber.
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Going green: Does Ontario's energy shift have the power to sustain itself?
The Globe and Mail
In a huge factory on the outskirts of Tillsonburg, the transformation of Ontario's manufacturing economy is under way. Here, in what was once a Magna International auto parts plant, German industrial conglomerate Siemens AG is building giant wind turbine blades, massive components formed from fibreglass, epoxy and balsa wood that are half the length of a football field.
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Municipalities consider privatizing some police services
Inside Ottawa Valley
David Reid cautiously welcomes a Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) report recommending the privatization of some police responsibilities. The Arnprior mayor believes alternative models for the delivery of some services — speeding tickets, seat belt checks and more — can be done effectively with less expensive civilian officers.
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Drivers winners so far from Richmond Hill's new towing rules
York Region
A year after the Town of Richmond Hill instituted tow truck regulations, drivers appear to be safer and less likely to face price gauging by unscrupulous towers — but the towing industry still has a bone to pick with the town. The controversial new rules, which prompted angry backlash from tow operators in 2013, led to dramatic decrease in excessive fees being charged for towing services in Richmond Hill.
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Brampton council defers major LRT vote
CBC News
Brampton's city council voted to defer a decision on a proposed LRT line that would be fully-funded by the province. Council backed a six-week deferral at its meeting on Wednesday night. The proposed LRT line would run north and south along Hurontario and Main Streets from the Port Credit GO Station near Lake Ontario to Brampton's downtown.
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Ontario businesses call on province to curb rising electricity prices
CBC News
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce is calling on the provincial government to take steps to curb rising electricity prices. The organization representing the province's businesses is issuing a report saying hydro costs are one of the most pressing challenges for Ontario's economy.
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Uber to pay Toronto bylaw tickets for drivers
Global News
Uber Canada has given its drivers in Toronto an added incentive to keep their wheels on the road by telling them the ride-sharing company will pay for their bylaw tickets. "If you receive a bylaw ticket for driving on the Uber platform, please email us and we will take care of it," Uber Canada said in an email to its drivers a day after city council voted to review taxi regulations and begin strict enforcement of bylaws.
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How to manage a team of B players
HBR
In 2004, Greece surprised the world by winning the European Championship, the toughest tournament in international soccer. Despite not even being a dark horse in the competition, and with a team of mostly peripheral and unremarkable players, they overcame France and hosts Portugal (twice) to lift the trophy. Even hardcore soccer fans would be unable to name more than two players in that Greek squad, yet few will forget the remarkable collective achievement of a team that faced odds of 150/1 for winning the trophy.
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 AMCTO Legislative Updates


List of Consultations Taking Place During the Summer

AMO has prepared a list of some of the consultations that are taking place during the summer with implications for the municipal sector.
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OMSSA Submission on Long-Term Affordable Housing

The Ontario Municipal Social Service Agency has released its submission on the Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy Renewal. You can find the submission here.
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Premiers Planning to Release Canadian Energy Strategy

Canada's Premiers are planning to sign a Canadian Energy Strategy at this week's Council of the Federation. The strategy is set to pave the way for more pipelines and commit the provinces to reducing red tape. Read more here.
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