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Feature Article

Procurement Zone

BARRING BIDDERS ON ACCOUNT OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS: Reasonable Public Policy or Abuse of Discretion?

Denis Chamberland

Many reservations of rights in requests for proposals (RFPs) are questionable, in the sense that if tested, they are unlikely to be held enforceable by the courts. Example: “The municipality reserves the right to accept any proposal in whole or in part.” Sounds agreeable enough, but in the absence of clear language in the RFP explaining when and how the municipality could meaningfully amend the scope of the goods or services described in the RFP, there is little chance the courts would allow the municipality to dismantle the integrity of the RFP process after the closing of the bids.



Fireworks do not cause injury; the misuse and sale of illegal fireworks causes injury. The notion of personal responsibility must not be abdicated in favour of legislation that infringes upon our personal rights. – Dominique Allen, Canadian National Fireworks Association.

Read this article in the April 2014 General Management issue of Municipal World magazine.

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Feature Events 2014

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May 4-7 - Ontario Water Works Association/Ontario Municipal Water Association conference and Ontario Water Works Equipment Association tradeshow London ON. Contact http://www.owwa.ca/conference Visit the Municipal World booth during the conference.

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Feature Items

Election Supplies – Is your municipality holding a municipal election this year? Order your election supplies NOW! For full details call 888-368-6125, or view our election brochure or, to order online click here.

Voting Booths – Item 1353 - made of heavy duty die-cut & prescored corrugated board ... unfolds in a jiffy to make a perfect voting booth for complete privacy. 20 1/2" high, 10" deep - three panels each 17" wide.
Ballot Boxes – Item 1349 - 14 1/4" long; 8 3/4" wide x 20" deep, with slot for ballot insertion measuring 10" x ˝"

Ontario Municipal Election Forms

Nomination Form 1210, Prescribed Form 1 Nomination Paper - (Revised 2014) - Order now from our online Shopping Cart

Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Forms – now available from Municipal World in hard copy versions (NCR multi-part format) approved by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Order through our online Shopping Cart or call 1-888-368-6125, ext 200.

Form 224 – Program Application to be used by beekeepers for damage to honey bee colonies – 4 pages - 3-part form
Form 225 – Municipal Application to be used by the municipality – 2 pages - 2-part form
Form 226 – Program Application to be used by all livestock and poultry owners and valuers – 4 pages - 3-part form
Form 227 – Affidavit to be taken by any person claiming to have livestock or poultry killed or injured by dogs – 1 page - 2-part form

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10 Trends for Smarter Communities by Gord Hume

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Meet Dianne Saxe – in the Environmental Zone

Saxe Law Office is led by Dr. Dianne Saxe, one of Canada’s leading environmental lawyers. She is listed as one of the three top environmental practitioners in the GTA by Lexpert, as highly qualified by Martindale-Hubbell and as one of the world’s leading environmental lawyers by three international rating services. She is a Certified Specialist in Environmental Law, and holds one of Canada’s only Doctorates of Jurisprudence (Ph.D.) in environmental law. She is also a certified, experienced mediator.


Feature Books

10 TRENDS for Smarter Communities (Gord Hume) Item 0037

Comprehensively researched and thoughtfully presented, this fascinating new book will make politicians, administrators, and local leaders think hard about the direction and future of their communities. It is a must-read for people who aspire to build great local communities and position their municipality to successfully compete in the global marketplace for talent, investment and prosperity.

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Municipal Election Law 2014 (Ontario Legislation) Item 1278

All amendments up currency date have been incorporated in this easy-to-use, spiral bound codified edition of the Act. Election calendar (separate chapter) provides important 2014/2015 deadlines from the Ontario Municipal Elections Act, 1996 and other related statutes and regulations. Contents classified by subject in alphabetical order. Appendices and Index.
Approx. 174 pgs. Price: $24.95 Shipping, handling and applicable taxes extra.

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