December 05, 2013
We have been informed that WDO feels the proposed ad supporting Bill 91 does not meet the guidelines of the In Kind Program.
December 5, 2013
AMO is following up on this but it is unlikely a resolution will be reached within the short time frame we have to get the ad into the media before the Legislature rises next week.
Some municipalities are looking at running the ad anyway, and funding them directly.
In today's AMO Watch File, it urges municipalities to "help spread the word by sharing the ad on your municipal social media accounts".
We'll have more updates as they happen.
December 04, 2013
Several municipalities are running ads to urge support of Bill 91, the proposed Waste Reduction Act.
December 4, 2013
Message from MWA Chair Shirley Mclean
MWA in partnership with AMO and RPWCO are advocating for the proposed Waste Reduction Act to become law as the Bill aims to reduce costs to municipal taxpayers for the management of producers' waste and to divert waste from landfill disposal, while supporting the waste diversion services that municipalities provide to Ontario residents.
Bill 91 is currently in its Second Reading where it has been undergoing debate since September 24. There is a risk that the Bill may not proceed to the required Committee and then on to Third Reading.
An ad has been developed to inform and engage the public about the legislation.
York Region and Toronto have already taken space in the Globe and other major papers.
If you want to use this ad, please place it immediately using your CNA/OCNA in-kind funding that is administrated by WDO.
All ads must be placed via WDO (KatrinaGeorgaras@wdo.ca).
Media inquiries should go to AMO Communications consultant Brian Lambie at red brick Communications - 416-729-5425, (Lambie@redbrick.ca).
The Ontario Legislature is rising next week so ads need to go into your local papers in the next few days.
October 22, 2013
Final agenda released for MWA Fall Workshop, October 29, 2013, Holiday Inn, Barrie, ON
October 10, 2013
Pitney Bowes Canada has submitted an initial draft Industry Stewardship Plan (ISP) to Waste Diversion Ontario (WDO) to collect and process floor-standing printing & copying devices and desktop printing, copying & multi-function devices.
WDO is reviewing this initial draft ISP. Further details, including the stakeholder consultation process for this ISP, will be available once staff complete an initial scan of the proposal.
October 07, 2013
Debate on Bill 91, the Waste Reduction Act, resumed last week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
The debate is scheduled to continue today (October 7).
We will update when we know more.
September 30, 2013
After the debate for the second reading of Bill 91 opened last Tuesday, it has not been rescheduled for discussion in the Ontario legislature.
September 23, 2013
Bill 91 - the Waste Reduction Act, is scheduled for its second reading Tuesday, September 24.
For the MWA Board
September 10, 2013
Here are the submission on Bill 91 from the key players.