AMO-eSCRIBE Partnership: Digitally Transforming the Municipal Meeting Lifecycle

Posted: February 13, 2019
Tagged As: Digital, Government, Livestreaming, Meetings, Technology

If you are an avid reader of the LAS Blog, you know all about AMO’s efforts to help municipal governments implement secure, reliable, and robust digital technologies. You assisted us in identifying your digital transformation challenges and priorities when we wrote #OnMuni Online, which continues to form the foundation of our efforts in researching the most appropriate digital opportunities for the sector.
 

Prudent Investing Intended to Provide a New Source of Revenue

Posted: February 27, 2019
Tagged As: Investments, Legislation & Regulation

In order to protect public funds from losing money, Ontario municipalities have been allowed to invest only in securities defined in the Municipal Act (the Legal List)--mostly government bonds.  Unfortunately, in the current low-interest environment, returns on these bonds have been very low.  High quality corporate bonds and Canadian stocks have been permitted in a controlled way through ONE Investment, although very little has been invested this way.