Education & Events
 

2018 Municipal Licensing and Law Enforcement Forum



 

Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport
Algonquin Ballroom
33 Carlson Court
Toronto, Ontario
M9W 6H5

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED AS THIS EVENT IS AT FULL CAPACITY.


AMCTO's annual Municipal Licensing & Law Enforcement Forum will help you stay ahead of the curve on current issues and emerging trends in the field of municipal licensing and by-law enforcement, while providing you with great interaction and professional networking opportunities.

This forum is developed by AMCTO in partnership with the Municipal Law Enforcement Officers' Association (MLEOA), Ontario Association of Property Standards Officers (OAPSO) and the Prosecutors Association of Ontario (PAO).

Agenda - Thursday, May 17, 2018 

Cannabis Legalization and the Cannabis Act, 2017

Municipalities throughout Ontario are preparing for the legalization of cannabis products to come into effect later this year.  This far reaching policy change has significant implications for municipalities across Ontario and Canada.  The Provincial Government recently enacted the Cannabis Act, 2017, which prescribes the regulatory framework for the lawful use and distribution of cannabis as a controlled substance within Ontario.  In addition, the Province has identified municipalities that will host the first 40 cannabis retail outlets in 2018.  This session will involve a panel presentation to discuss the potential implications that this Act, and other related issues, will have on municipal enforcement staff in this province and will include a discussion of potential strategies to help municipalities respond.

Presenters:
Shayne Turner, Director, Municipal Enforcement Services, City of Waterloo
Elliot Pobjoy, Associate, Goodmans LLP
Craig Reid, Senior Advisor, Association of Municipalities of Ontario
Jeffrey Ross, Detective, Toronto Police Service

Changes to The Smoke Free Ontario Act (including e-Cigarettes, Tobacco, Cannabis)

The provincial government has taken steps to further protect children and youth from the dangers and health effects of smoking and provides enhanced protections to reduce second-hand smoking exposure to the residents of Ontario. The new Smoke Free Ontario Act 2017 has received Royal Assent and will repeal the current Smoke Free Ontario Act and The Electronic Cigarettes Act when it comes into force and effect. The new act adds many new regulatory provisions and now includes provisions for vape/electronic cigarettes and medical cannabis. Our guest speaker will provide some detail on the new provisions in the act.

Presenters:
Angelo Apfelbaum, Manager, Licensing and Enforcement, Regional Municipality of Waterloo
Martin Kuhn, Supervisor, Tobacco-Free Living, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

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.

Session 1: Cannabis Legalization and it's Implications

• What are the key things that municipal law enforcement officers should be prepared for when cannabis legalization comes into effect?
• Should municipalities develop public messaging regarding the impacts of cannabis legalization?  If so, what would the key messages or subject areas be?

Facilitators:
Shayne Turner, Director, Municipal Enforcement Services, City of Waterloo
Craig Reid, Senior Advisor, Association of Municipalities of Ontario
Tracey Burrows, MMM III, Municipal Law Enforcement Executive, CPSO, MLEO ( c ), President - TLB Municipal Consulting Services

Session 2: Smoke Free Ontario Act

• Challenges in the roll out of new Electronic Cigarettes Act
• Smoke free Ontario: changes to automatic prohibition regime, public disclosure or posting

Facilitators:
Angelo Apfelbaum, Manager, Licensing and Enforcement, Regional Municipality of Waterloo
Martin Kuhn, Supervisor, Tobacco-Free Living, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

Harassment in the Workplace Issues on the Rise

Many municipalities are seeing an ongoing increase in workplace harassment complaints. As part of Ontario’s 3-year action plan to stop sexual violence and harassment, Bill 132 requires employers to investigate and to revise policies and procedures to reflect their expanded duties and obligations to protect workers from workplace harassment. Join Asha Rampersad for this interactive session that will cover the following topics:

• Bill 132 & OHSA: the duty to investigate
• Human rights obligations as it relates to the duty to conduct effective investigations pertaining to allegations of discrimination and harassment in the workplace
• Chronic mental stress benefits flowing from harassment may be compensable

Presenter:
Asha Rampersad, Lawyer & Human Resource Advisor, Bernardi Human Resource Law LLP

Provincial Government Update: Towing and Storage

Towing and Storage: On January 1, 2017, new consumer protection rules for towing and vehicle-storage services came into effect. The ministry will provide a one year update on the implementation of these requirements.

Also in January 2017, the Ministry of Transportation introduced the requirement for all tow truck operators to be registered under its Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR) system, allowing the ministry to monitor the on-road safety performance of tow truck companies.  An overview of CVOR and an update on the implementation of this requirement will be provided.

Presenters:
James Bisson
, Manager, Licensing Enforcement, Enforcement & By-law Services, City of Brampton
Kirsten Mania, Senior Policy and Program Analyst, ERDMC, Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, Consumer Services Operations Division
Susan Dolenec, Team Lead, Carrier Safety Policy Office, Ministry of Transportation, Government of Ontario

AODA - Transportation Standards Update

The Transportation Standards came into effect July 1, 2011 and must be reviewed every five years. An update will be provided of the progress of the five year legislative review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Transportation Standards.

Case Law and Legislative Update: Recent Decisions from Ontario’s Courts

A legal expert will provide an overview of recent court decisions and provincial legislation which are of significance to municipalities from a licensing and enforcement perspective, including updates on:

• Case law related to R. v. Jordan, [2016] 1 S.C.R. 631,
• Bill 177, Stronger, Fairer Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2017,
• Bill 174, Cannabis, Smoke-Free Ontario and Road Safety Statute Law Amendment Act, 2017, and
• Bill 175, Safer Ontario Act, 2018.

Presenters:
Michael Gauthey, Solicitor, Legal Services Division, Prosecutions Section, City of Toronto 
Erik Bylsma, Solicitor, Legal Services Division, Prosecutions Section, City of Toronto

Agenda - Friday, May 18, 2018

Response to the Opioid Crisis/Fentanyl Awareness Training

From Drugstore to Downtown: And update on prescription street drugs. Detective Constable Chris Auger , OPP Drug Enforcement Unit for an update on what prescription drugs including fentanyl and opioids that are currently being sold on the street to and by the public, their effects, the current trends, from both a public and law enforcement perspective, on this new era of substances.

Presenter:
Detective Constable Chris Auger, OPP Drug Enforcement Unit

The Sharing Economy: Regulating Business Disruptors (Lyft, Airbnb, Uber, etc.)

The sharing economy is becoming more prevalent and popular. Regulations have not caught up with its growth leaving some sharing economy industries to operate unregulated, and at times, in violation with local laws.

Municipalities are grappling with new and changing industries, exploring ways to enable them while also ensuring that there are adequate regulations in place to preserve the health and safety of communities.

Expert panelists will discuss their experiences with developing and implementing regulatory models for the sharing economy, and outlining challenges, successes, and lessons.

Presenters:
Kirsty Robitaille, Short -Term Accommodation Coordinator, Municipal Licensing Officer, Certified Property Standards Officer, Town of The Blue Mountains
Tracey Burrows, MMM III, Municipal Law Enforcement Executive, CPSO, MLEO ( c ), President - TLB Municipal Consulting Services)
Shayne Turner, Director, Municipal Enforcement Services, City of Waterloo
Negin Shamshiri, Senior Policy and Research Officer, Municipal Licensing and Standards Division, City of Toronto

Residential Licenses and Short Term Rentals

Regulating residential properties: comparing rules for apartment buildings and short-term rentals in Toronto

In the last year, the City of Toronto passed two major sets of regulations relating to residential properties. First, the City approved an apartment building bylaw and associated RentSafeTO program to improve the quality of management of apartment buildings in Toronto. The $5 million program is the first of its kind in Canada and requires that buildings register with the City each year and meet a higher standards of building maintenance. Second, the City passed regulations for short-term rentals that allow residents to do short-term rentals in their homes and require they register annually with the City. The regulations also require short-term rental companies, like Airbnb and VRBO, become licensed. This presentation explores these two regulations and shares lessons learned regarding licensing residential properties.

Presenter:
Amy Buitenhuis, Senior Policy & Research Officer, Municipal Licensing and Standards Division, City of Toronto 

Registration

8:30 am - 4:00 pm (Breakfast and Registration begins at 8:00 am)

Registration is now closed

Fee: $463.30 ($410 + $53.30 HST)
(Includes breakfast, lunch, refreshments and materials)

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