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Feature Article

Procurement Zone

Something to worry about?

Denis Chamberland

The regulation of public procurement in Canada has been on the upswing for a few years. For example, Quebec’s “Act respecting contracting by public bodies” came into force in 2008, while Ontario’s “Broader Public Sector Procurement Directive” became law just last year. Those who are familiar with these new laws understand how they raise the bar on public procurement being conducted by the public bodies to which they apply. Of course, it’s not happening everywhere without some strain, as some of the new requirements seem overwhelming. But, for better or for worse, the general direction appears irreversible, with always more regulation on the way.



By using a combination of highway signage/billboards, simple and inexpensive cloud-based virtual telephony, and short-range FM radio transmitters, a chamber of commerce or tourism association can work to cooperatively market, promote, and build the local tourism economy – instead of competing with each other for a declining tourist traffic count or limited inventory of highway billboard space. – Douglas Edwards, 1800FM

Read this article in the September 2014 Arts & Culture issue of Municipal World magazine.

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Feature Items

ONTARIO VOTING KITS - No acclamations for the 2014 Ontario municipal election? Order your VOTING KITS now! You won't find them in our shopping cart, so call and let our election-trained staff walk you through the process! Call 1-888-368-6125 extension 200 for Katie or extension 207 for Beth. For other essential election supplies, visit our shopping cart or call today.

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 ½"

Ontario Municipal Election Forms

Nomination Form 1210, Prescribed Form 1 Nomination Paper - (Revised 2014) - Order now from our online Shopping Cart
Application to Amend Voters' List, Form 1203 - Order now from our online Shopping Cart
Demande de changement à apporter à la liste électorale, Form 1203F - Order now from our online Shopping Cart
Application for removal of another person's name from the voters' list, Form 1205 - Order now from our online Shopping Cart
Demande de radiation de la liste électorale (nom d'autre personne), Form 1205F - Order now from our online Shopping Cart
Appointment of voting proxy, Form 1220 - Prescribed Form 3 - Order now from our online Shopping Cart
Nomination d'un mandataire, Form 1220F - Prescribed Formulaire 3 - Order now from our online Shopping Cart

New Election Products

Item 1255-1 – Vote Tabulator Ballot Envelope - 11.5” x 14.5” envelope printed for reconciling the count of Separate Ballots for Municipal Offices. Order separately – Minimum quantity of 5. Order now from our online Shopping Cart
Item 1255-3 – Vote Tabulator Ballot Envelope - 11.5” x 14.5” envelope printed for reconciling the count of Separate Ballots for School Board Members. Order separately – Minimum quantity of 5. Order now from our online Shopping Cart
Item 1255-6 – Vote Tabulator Ballot Envelope - 11.5” x 14.5” envelope printed for reconciling the count of Composite Ballots. Order separately – Minimum quantity of 5. Order now from our online Shopping Cart

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Recognizing the new economic realities facing them, a growing number of municipalities across Canada are turning to municipal cultural planning as a powerful tool to support economic development and community building. In this video, Dr. Greg Baeker talks about his new book on the subject - Rediscovering the Wealth of Places - and how it can help municipalities of all sizes and circumstances, from large urban centres to mid-size cities to rural areas and small towns.

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Feature Profile

Michael Fox has been working in the field of post-secondary teaching, research, and administration for over 30 years, with various positions as Dean of Students at Bishop’s University in Lennoxville, Quebec; Vice-President Student Affairs at the University of Winnipeg; and Vice-President (Academic and Research) at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick. He has an undergraduate degree and Master’s degree in housing and urban development from Western University and an education degree and PhD. in geography from McGill University. His teaching and research have focused on campus-community relations, community planning, and municipal affairs, including a wide range of consultation work on municipal strategic planning processes, town and gown relations committee work, housing issues, and small town economic development and sustainability projects. Michael is an active member of the International Town & Gown Association and the Town and Gown Association of Ontario.


Feature Books

Run & Win - Second Edition (Brian H. Clarke) Item 0020

Have you ever wanted to run for elected office? Do you have a burning desire to serve your community? A vision of what you want your community to be? Do you feel left out of the process? Don’t let the next municipal election pass you by!

This book is written specifically to prepare you to “Run and Win” a successful election campaign. You'll discover how to easily recruit volunteers, work effectively with the media, learn the issues, develop your own positions, and a host of other vital topics. Each chapter covers one issue, so it is easy to find valuable advice when you need it. You will learn what every candidate needs to know about municipal elections. You will find out about the kinds of positions available, the responsibilities for those positions, how to build your political profile, why you would be a terrific candidate, and how to prepare for your successful run, starting now! This revised edition also covers the basics for using online resources and social media as powerful tools in your campaign arsenal.

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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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Having the right information can give you a distinct advantage. Municipal World offers a complete line of books on elections, municipal management and governance to give you the edge you need to succeed in today’s fast-paced municipal environment. Download our BookShop Catalogue or call 519-633-0031 or toll free 1-888-368-6125, ext 200 to request a copy. Visit our BookShop website.

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