Municipal Act 2001 Amendments and Implications for Closed Meeting Investigations

Posted: January 08, 2018
Tagged As: Closed Meeting Investigations, Legislation & Regulation

January 1st signalled the start of a new calendar year, and with it came some amendments to the Municipal Act 2001 affecting Closed Meeting Investigations.  LAS Program Partner Amberley Gavel Ltd. (AG) cover changes to the definition of a “meeting,” as well as some additions to open meeting exceptions in this post. 

Digital Signatures: The Last Mile

Posted: January 10, 2018
Tagged As: Digital, Government

With advances in technology and enhancements to document security, municipal governments and other organizations are closer than ever to the benefits of a paperless world.  AMO is pleased to announce a formal partnership with Montreal-based Notarius to offer AMO members state-of-the-art digital signature and e-signing solutions.

Providing Continuity to Surface Discontinuity: Automated Sidewalk Assessments

Posted: January 17, 2018
Tagged As: Asset Management, budgeting, Risk Management, Roads Assessment

Sidewalks are an important part of every municipality’s asset portfolio, and one with a potential for high liability if poorly maintained.  LAS and program partner StreetScan are pleased to introduce automated sidewalk assessments as part of its Roads Assessment Service offering.

The Impact on Bond Pricing in a Changing Interest Rate Environment

Posted: January 24, 2018
Tagged As: Investments

Interest rate changes can impact the market value of a bond you have invested in.  Learn how these changes affect the market rate of your investment, and when you might consider selling the bond versus holding it to maturity.

Frozen Fleets: Driving EVs in Winter

Posted: January 31, 2018
Tagged As: Electric Vehicles, Fleet Management

Just how well can you expect your electric vehicle fleet to perform in winter?  The answer may surprise you.  Discover the differences in cold weather performance between electric vehicle and its internal combustion engine counterpart.