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2015 food waste bans: West Coast edition

As of January 1st 2015, Seattle and Metro Vancouver have both banned the disposal of food waste in order to increase diversion rates and save landfill space. 74 more words

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Children not allowed to 'high-five' crossing guards in Peterborough

WATCH: Crossing guards are the unsung heroes of many communities, but in Peterborough, Ont. one crossing guard is being told he’s breaking the rules by giving kids a high-five as he guides them across the street. 341 more words


Seen and Heard: Naheed Nenshi on Policy and Politics

Scarlett Jones

Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi was introduced at the Rotman School of Management on October 21st as “His Worship the Mayor of Calgary” and “a policy rock star.” The politics-policy duality implied in his introduction, made by the Director Mark Stabile of the University of Toronto’s School of Public Policy and Governance, was a reoccurring theme over the course of the evening as the mayor engaged in conversation with Richard Florida as part of the ongoing… 744 more words

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Quality Trumps Quantity in Candidate Choices

During the last municipal election I wrote an opinion/editorial piece on the embarrassingly few number of candidates that there were running for office. Part two to the piece was a less than subtle warning that London would likely end up with a very similar, if not identical, Council to the one before it. 1,131 more words

Municipal Policy

Growing a Better City: The Value of Toronto’s Trees

In light of Toronto’s upcoming municipal election, the PPGR is dedicating this week to a special series of posts that focus on municipal policy issues. Be sure to check back tomorrow to read up on another topic of municipal interest. 787 more words

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City of Seattle to enforce food waste limits

As of  2015, Seattle will begin fining residents and businesses whose garbage stream contains more than 10% food waste:


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Sunlight Foundation - Policy Deep Dive: Local open data policy in Canada

(Published on Sunlight Foundation on 16 July, 2014, Written by James Kin-sing Chan)

Following our effort in monitoring U.S. local open data policies, we decided to examine municipalities outside the country to find out how their policies are measuring up to… 895 more words

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