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Elections Canada set to launch its own campaigns
Ottawa Citizen
Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand was expected to lay out what voters need to know to register and vote. The agency will also launch the first phase of its ad campaign. The Conservatives have been criticized for changes to Canada's election laws that some say will make it more difficult for students, seniors and indigenous people to vote — and also make it tougher for Elections Canada to communicate with Canadians.
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Ontario has an ombudsman again, it's just not Andre Marin… at least for now
National Post
The provincial Liberals have used an emergency clause in the Ombudsman Act to appoint an acting legislative officer, but the opposition says it sets a "dangerous precedent." Now-former ombudsman Andre Marin's term expired at midnight, and the Liberals wanted to appoint his deputy Barbara Finlay to the post through a motion in the legislature but were blocked by the New Democrats.
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Kathleen Wynne pledges to bring 10,000 refugees to Ontario
CBC News
The Ontario government is pledging $10.5 million to the Syrian refugee crisis, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced recently. Wynne said the province hopes to resettle 10,000 refugees by the end of 2016, though she notes the provincial government doesn't have the power to sponsor those refugees.
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Hydro One customers launch $125 million class action lawsuit over billing practices
National Post
A class action lawsuit has been launched against Hydro One claiming customers were victims of a new billing system brought in by the utility. The statement of claim, filed recently in Ontario's Superior Court of Justice, alleges widespread billing problems after Hydro One introduced the new management system in May 2013.
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Access to pristine island at stake in First Nations deal
Our Windsor
As an agreement looms over the transfer of territory in northern Georgian Bay to the local First Nations community, cottagers and tourists are expressing concern that their access to a pristine piece of Crown land may soon be cut off.
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Ottawa cabbie union worried about Toronto bylaw proposal
Ottawa Sun
The head of Ottawa's taxi union is heading to Toronto to raise concerns about proposed changes that would make Uber street legal in that city. For stakeholders in Ottawa's cab industry, what happens in Toronto is pivotal since those decisions could become the standard by which other municipalities base new taxi bylaws.
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Brampton mayor may seek referendum on LRT
Toronto Star
Mayor Linda Jeffrey is dismissing the mediation process she once supported to find an acceptable LRT route in the city and wants to instead call a referendum on the issue. But not before she tries to force a council vote on the route she has aggressively pushed for: the Metrolinx-approved alignment along Main St. Jeffrey told council in a statement last week that she was removing herself from recent council decisions to hire a facilitator because one of the applicants lobbied her for the job.
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TD Green Streets to help restore Oshawa downtown tree conopy
City of Oshawa
The City of Oshawa has been incorporating sustainable tree planting practices into the re-greening and revitalization of the downtown tree canopy. In order to grow a healthy mature tree canopy, the City will be implementing a number of sustainable planting practices in the downtown aimed at improving growing conditions.
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How to respond to reasonable and unreasonable challenges
LinkedIn
The only way to win a fight with a colleague is not to have it. Beating him will get you, at best, a defeated resentful opponent. Here are four general strategies that reduce conflicts. They don't guarantee you will avoid them, but minimize their probability.
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7 questions you should ask at the end of every interview
Agenda
You're in the hot seat. You've just answered a dozen questions about yourself and successfully explained why you'd make a great addition to the team. You crushed it and you're feeling good. But then the interviewer turns the tables and asks one final question: "So do you have any questions for me?"
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