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Ontario says it is serious about reforming the laws that govern towns and cities
Metro News
When then-mayor Rob Ford was found to have overspent his legal 2010 campaign spending limit, Toronto's compliance audit committee voted to do nothing. When former Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro was convicted of overspending his limit, and trying to cover that up, he was led away to jail in shackles. It is not difficult, at city halls across Ontario, to find complaints about loopholes and contradictions in the provincial laws that govern both towns and cities and the conduct of their candidates and elected officials.
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With twice the debt of California, Ontario is now the world's most indebted sub-sovereign borrower
Financial Post
Ontario, the world's most indebted sub-sovereign borrower, is ploughing ahead with Canada's most ambitious infrastructure plan — risking the censure of Standard & Poor's and underperformance for its $307 billion of bonds. The nation's most-populous province is keeping a goal of spending $130 billion over the next decade on work such as roads and mass transit in Toronto even after S&P dropped its credit grade this month to the lowest level ever.
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Ontario investing $7 million in small hospitals across the province
Ontario News
Ontario is investing more than $7 million in small hospitals, including many rural hospitals, to improve patient care close to home. This funding will help more than 50 hospitals across Ontario improve care for patients through measures such as: Reducing wait times; Providing staff with additional clinical education; Expanding programs in partnership with community organizations.
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Public health group using real-time surveillance to monitor Pan Am health risks
Metro News
It's not all fun and games. Behind the scenes at the Pan Am Games, one group is taking on a serious responsibility: Monitoring the Southern Ontario region for possible diseases or environmental concerns that could put the public at risk. Health surveillance during mass gathering events is common, but the computer system these public health workers use isn't run-of-the-mill.
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Ontario nominates Ring of Fire infrastructure for Build Canada funding
CBC News
Ontario is formally asking the federal government to match its $1 billion transportation infrastructure investment in the Ring of Fire. The province nominated the mineral rich region as one of its "priority transit projects" for Build Canada funding. Ontario's Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle said the province needs federal money to achieve its long-term development goals in the area.
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Uber drivers face fines in Toronto, but should passengers also pay?
CBC News
The city has charged 36 UberX drivers with operating unlicensed transportation services. The charges — 72 in total — come as the city struggles to create a bylaw that will cover Uber's popular ride-sharing services. Tracey Cook, the city's executive director of municipal licensing and standards, said the city would enforce bylaws against unlicensed limousine drivers, including Uber drivers who do not have the appropriate ground transportation license.
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Ontario seeking input to improve conservation efforts
Ontario News
Ontario is reviewing the Conservation Authorities Act to protect and preserve our natural environment, while balancing social and economic development in our communities. The review will consider roles, responsibilities and governance of conservation authorities in order to improve their operation. A discussion paper is available, and Ontarians are invited to provide feedback online or by mail.
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 Management Resources


The top 5 time management mistakes you're making
Fast Company
We keep to-do lists and try to stay on top of our schedules, yet no matter how hard we try, tasks continue to evade us. The to-do list gets longer and it feels like time is slipping away by the hour. In a recent survey by the online time-tracking tool Toggl, the following five mistakes were identified by customers as the top things that were standing in their way of time management success.
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7 habits of highly respected leaders
Fast Company
A title, position, and corner office may earn them extra pay and benefits, but respect is something that does not automatically come with a leadership position. This has to be earned and is one of the most difficult entities for a leader to acquire. Respected leaders are not always liked by everyone and not always popular.
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 AMCTO Legislative Updates


Towing Consultation Findings and Recommendations

The Ministries of Transportation and Government and Consumer Services are looking for feedback on a report that outlines the findings and recommendations from the Towing and Storage Stakeholder Panel. Find out more here.
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Premiers Reach Energy Deal

At last week's Council of the Federation meeting in, Canada's premiers finalized a Canadian Energy Strategy. Read about the strategy here.
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OFIFC Community Hubs Consultation

The Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC) has released a submission as part of the government's consultation on Community Hubs. You can find it here.
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Municipal Innovators Conference

The Municipal Innovators Community is holding its first conference on municipal innovation on September 16th in Barrie. Find out more about the conference, including the full agenda here.
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