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Day 1 - Thursday, May 11, 2017
The government has promised to table legislation to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes in Spring of 2017. Our panel of experts will discuss the implications of this legislation, including the roles of the provincial and municipal governments in implementation, the regulatory framework and the ramifications for municipalities with respect to zoning, production, distribution, and enforcement.
Chair: Shayne Turner, Director, Municipal Enforcement Services, City of Waterloo
Eric Costen, Director General, Cannabis Legalization & Regulation Secretariat, Government of Canada
Anne Marie Predko, Executive Director, Ontario Legalization of Cannabis Secretariat, Ministry of the Attorney General, Government of Ontario
Patrick Burke, District Manager Municipal Licensing and Standards, Investigation Services, Municipal Licensing and Standards, City of Toronto
Craig Reid, Senior Advisor, Policy and Government Relations and Lead, AMO Marijuana Legalization Task Force
Geoffrey Uyeno, Solicitor, Legal Services Division, Prosecutions City of Toronto
Interactive Break-out Session on Marijuana Legalization
This is an opportunity for attendees to network, share and trouble shoot ideas and challenges with peers. Attendees will attend a facilitated break-out session on Marijuana Legalization. Following the discussions, each group will share their session ideas, learnings, issues and “eureka” moments with the larger audience.
Short Term Rentals
There is an increasing trend toward short term sub-letting of properties in residential areas through apps such as AirBnB, with no clear alignment with licensing and zoning by-laws and a spill over impact on the availability of affordable housing.
Vanessa Fletcher, Acting Manager, Policy and Planning, Municipal Licensing & Standards, City of Toronto
Ken Beaman, City Solicitor, City of Niagara Falls
Shamir Mehta, Manager of Licensing and Standards, City of Waterloo
Case Law and Legislative Update: Recent Decisions from Ontario’s Courts
A legal expert will provide an overview of recent legal decisions which are of significance to municipalities from a licensing and enforcement perspective.
Michael Gauthey, Solicitor, Legal Services Division, Prosecutions Section, Old City Hall, City of Toronto
Excessive Wildlife Feeding
Developing a strategy to manage excessive feeding and attraction of wildlife especially in municipalities with both rural and urban is an increasingly sensitive issue to manage.
Chair: Tracey Burrows, Manager, By-Law Enforcement & Licensing, City of Burlington
Kathy Duncan, B.Sc., Manager, Animal Services, Community Services, City of Brampton
Donna Doyle, Senior Environmental Policy Analyst, Environmental Policy, Town of Oakville
Gloria MacNeil, Director, Enforcement, City of Kitchener
Jim Tolles, Private Wildlife Trapper
Day 2 - Friday, May 12, 2017
Vehicles for Hire
Municipalities are at varying stages of moving toward a comprehensive regulatory framework encompassing all vehicles for hire, including limos, taxis, and ride sharing services such as Uber. Expert panelists will discuss their experiences with implementing various regulatory models,outlining challenges, success and lessons learned.
A representative from the Provincial Transportation Standards Development Committee will provide an update on the review of the AODA regulations concerning Transportation Standards- Duties of Municipalities and Taxicabs
Tracey Cook, Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, City of Toronto
James Bisson, Manager, Licensing Enforcement, City of Brampton
Monica J. Ciriello - BA, MA, MPP, JD, Senior Project Manager, City of Hamilton
De-escalation Techniques for Adversarial Public Meetings
Municipal licensing and by-law enforcement staff are faced with increasingly hostile citizen interactions in the execution of their jobs and at public meetings. There is a need for education on techniques to proactively prepare for and diffuse potentially volatile situations, and to manage and de-escalate adverse and often violent situations.
Don Hawkins, President, Crime Stoppers; President Hawkins Security Group; Retired Detective Staff Sergeant and Commander of VIP Security from the Ontario Provincial Police