Entries by Karen Kagayama

Welcome September

All across the Province, parents, children and educators alike are preparing for the start of a new school year. This September, the Province is introducing changes to the Highway Traffic Act. Effective tomorrow, September 1, 2015, there will be greater fines imposed for Distracted Driving, changes to Cyclist Safety and Slow Down, Move Over changes […]

AMO Conference 2015

The OMEX team is back from a successful AMO conference in beautiful Niagara Falls. The delegates are still at the event discussing relevant issues that they face across the Province. Municipalities today are dealing with incremental downloading and the budget pressures that come with providing the bulk of services that the public in Ontario use […]

Deadline for Feeback to the Province has been extended

On June 18th, 2015 we posted some important information regarding the Provincial review of the Municipal Act, City of Toronto Act and the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act. At that time, the deadline for feedback was August 7, 2015. Recently, the Province extended the deadline to October 31, 2015. Please see the press release below: […]

Pan Am and Parapan Am Games

The Pan Am Games are here! After years of hard work and planning, many municipalities are preparing for competition day. While opening ceremonies are scheduled for this Friday July 10th, the water polo competition began yesterday in the City of Markham. The Pan Am and Parapan Am Games bring not only competition days to many […]

Province of Ontario to review the Municipal Act, City of Toronto Act, and Municipal Conflict of Interest Act

The Province recently released the following communication piece: Ontario is launching an integrated review of the Municipal Act, City of Toronto Act, and Municipal Conflict of Interest Act. We want to ensure our local governments remain strong and financially-sustainable, and that they continue to be accountable, flexible and responsive to the people they serve. Over […]

2015 Annual General Meeting

On Thursday May 28, 2015, OMEX held its 2015 Annual General Meeting. 2014 was a year of change for OMEX. In June we welcomed our new President and Attorney in Fact, Nahla Hanna. As a team, we are well into some exciting strategic intiatives for the membership, inlcuding price to value strategies and redefining our […]

Proposed Ontario Trails Act

On May 13, 2015 the Ontario Trails Council announced that on May 12th they were pleased to attend Minister Michael Couteau’s announcement of an Ontario Trails Act. Below you will find the Press Release. The Act is open for comments. If you are interested in participating, please see the link located in the Press Release. OMEX Members […]

A recent decision involving the City of Hamilton

Earlier this month, the City of Hamilton was ordered to pay eight (8) million dollars on a 2002 accident involving a young child in a cross walk with a crossing guard. Part of the claim centered around whether or not the crossing guard left their post early that day. To read more on this decision, […]