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Mississauga's Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT) starts on April 1, 2018

The City of Mississauga will introduce a four per cent Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT) effective April 1, 2018. Council approved the new tax which will apply ...

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Mobile emergency alerts - The next generation of alerting citizens

Mobile phones are taking over as the leading device used to get information. And, with millions of Canadians using their mobile phones for social media, ...

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Romance in the office

At this very moment, across Canada, there are a number of instances wherein a relationship is either developing between a member of council and a ...

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A home for everyone in BC: new UBCM report

The Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM) has released a new housing strategy that calls upon all levels of government to diversify supply, manage demand, and prevent ...

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New Urban Allies Forging Partnerships in Mid-sized Cities

Twenty-first century city building is becoming increasingly complex. Municipal leaders are asking how to create community prosperity, while constrained by a fiscal arrangement that is ...

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Bringing the Peaches back to Main Street

“Meet me at the market” is an often-heard saying in the Town of Grimsby, Ontario, each year from late spring to early fall. The downtown ...

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Car-sharing: convenient, environmentally friendly or financially smart?

A recent report conducted by Vancity contacted over 4,000 B.C. residents to find out why they are using car-sharing services. A whopping 95 percent stated ...

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Amazon announces top 20 HQ2 candidates

Amazon recently reviewed 238 proposals from communities across Canada, the U.S. and Mexico all hoping to be the new home of Amazon HQ2. Today, Amazon ...

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Pricing & improving municipal water/wastewater services

Municipal water and wastewater services are complex systems that vitally impact a community's health, environment, and economy. A new report from Canada's Ecofiscal Commission identifies how ...

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