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Correspondence Agenda - 2020/08/13 (Second) The Corporation of the Township of Malahide SECOND CORRESPONDENCE AGENDA August 13, 2020 7:30 p.m. (F) Correspondence: 1. Association of Municipalities of Ontario - Watch File dated July 30 and August 6, 2020. (Pages C3 - 6) 2. Township of Mono Resolution supporting the Town of Orangeville in requesting the Solicitor General to encourage common training requirements for all members of Police Services as it relates to diversity, empathy, and use of force. (Pages C7 - 9) 3. Town of Amherstburg Resolution requesting Ontario Government to provide funding to increase full-time positions in place of casual and part time labour in long term care homes and complete regular inspections. (Page C10 -13) 4. Town of Amherstburg Resolution requesting Federal Government to fast (Page C14 - 16) 5. City of Owen Sound Resolution requesting support for Private Members Bill M-36, for the designation of (Pages C17 - 18) 6. Town of Gore Bay Resolution supporting the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities regarding replacing current OPP Detachment Boards. (Pages C19 - 20) 7. Ontario Energy Board - Notice to Customers of application to raise Natural Gas rates effective January 1, 2021. (Page C21) 8. County of Elgin Report regarding SWIFT (Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology) Proposal and Western Ontario Wardens Caucus Update. (Malahide Township Council supported this request on July 9, 2020). (Pages C22 - 29) 9. County of Elgin Cancelled. (Page C30) 10. County of Elgin Application for Approval of Draft Plan of Subdivision (Municipality of Central Elgin, East of Wellington Road and west of St. Thomas Expressway). (Page C31) 11. Municipality of Central Elgin Notice of Passing of Zoning By-law Amendments relating to property as follows: - 43099 Ron McNeil Line. (Page C32) - 5013 Yarmouth Centre Road. (Page C33) - 44222 Sparta Line. (Page C34) Marine Liability Act Fisheries Act. Marine Liability Act Land Use Planning: Beyond the Basics Land Use Planning: Beyond the Basics CORPORATION OF THE TOWN OF RENFREW RESOLUTION NO. 2020 - 06 - 44 WHEREAS AND WHEREAS AND WHEREAS AND WHEREAS Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program: Community, Culture and Recreation Stream AND WHEREAS the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program: Green Stream Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program: Rural & Northern Stream AND WHEREAS NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program AND FURTHER THAT - CARRIED - Jamie Eckenswiller,DeputyClerkTelephone: (519) 376-4440ext. 1235 City of Owen SoundFacsimile: (519) 371-0511 808 2nd Ave EastE-mail: jeckenswiller@owensound.ca Owen SoundON N4K 2H4Website: www.owensound.ca July 31, 2020 Alex Ruff, Member of Parliament Bruce – Grey – Owen Sound nd 1102 2Avenue East, Suite 208 Owen Sound, ON N4K 2J1 Dear Mr. Ruff: Re: Support for Private Member’sBill M-36 – Emancipation Day At its Regular meeting held on July 27, 2020, the Council of the Corporation of the City of Owen Sound considered the above noted matter and passed Resolution No. R-200727-023as follows: R-200727-023 "THAT Owen Sound City Council acknowledges and supports the following Private Members Bill put forward by Majid Jowhari: M-36, Emancipation Day, 43rd Parliament, 1st Session that reads as follows: "THAT the House recognizes that: a.The British Parliamentabolished slavery in the British Empire as of August 1, 1834; b.Slavery existed in the British North America prior to the abolition in 1834; c.Abolitionists and others who struggled against slavery, including those who arrived in Upper and Lower Canada by the Underground Railroad, have historically celebrated August 1st as Emancipation; d.The Government of Canada announced on January 30, 2018 that it would officially recognize the United Nations International Decade for people of African Descent to highlightthe important contributions that people of African descent have made to Canadian society, and to provide a platform for confronting anti-Black racism; e.The heritage of Canada's peoples of African descent and the contributions they have made and continue to make to Canada and in the opinion of the House, the Government should designate August 1 of every year as "Emancipation Day" in Canada."; and THAT support for this motion be sent to the Member of Parliament for Bruce- Grey-Owen Sound and all House of Commons representatives; and THAT support for this motion be sent to all municipalities in Ontario." If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. Sincerely, JamieEckenswiller, AMP Deputy Clerk City of Owen Sound cc.All Members of the House of Commons All Ontario Municipalities REPORT TO COUNTY COUNCIL FROM: Warden Mennill DATE:July 7, 2020 SUBJECT:SWIFT 2.0 Proposal and Western Ontario Wardens Caucus Update RECOMMENDATION: THATthe report entitled “SWIFT 2.0 Proposal and Western Ontario Wardens Caucus Update” submitted by Warden Mennillbe received and filed. BACKGROUND: A special Western Ontario Wardens Caucus (WOWC) meeting was called on July 2, 2020 to discuss the Caucus’ support for a Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology 2.0 initiative as Southwestern Ontario’s funding mechanism to advance the expansion of critical broadband infrastructure across Southwestern Ontario. The following recommendation was passed at the WOWC meeting on July 2, 2020: THAT the SWIFT presentation from Barry Field, Chief Operating Officer, SWIFT Inc. be received as information; and WHEREAS the Government of Canada, via the CRTC, has committed to bring 50/10 broadband service (the Universal Service Objective or USO) to 90% of Canadians in 2021, 95% in 2026 and 100% by 2030; and WHEREAS increased funding from both the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada is urgently needed to address Southwestern Ontario’s large connectivity gaps, so that we can close the digital divide and restart our economies; and WHERAS in order to reduce the digital divide within Southwestern Ontario, and toachieve the CRTC’s 95% target by 2026, it will cost an estimated $1B; and WHEREAS the current CRTC targets and federal funding programs do not specifically address the many rural, remote, and northern communities in Canada 2 that continue to be unserved or underserved by internet service providers (ISP);and WHEREAS access to high-speed/capacity broadband is vital to municipal sustainability, economic development and diversification, and overall community and social development. THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT we support Southwestern Integrated FibreTechnology (SWIFT) as Southwestern Ontario’s funding mechanism to advancethe expansion of critical broadband infrastructure across Southwestern Ontario;and THAT the Municipalities of Western Ontario request the Government of Canada provide direct funding of $254 million and the Government of Ontario provide direct funding of $221 million to support development of high speed (50 megabits per second and faster) community broadband; and THAT combined with a $68.4M commitment from the region and a $105M contribution from the private sector (ISPs), we intend to successfully address the $1B Southwestern Ontario infrastructure deficit andachieving the interim goal of providing 50/10 broadband services to 95% of the population within Southwestern Ontario by 2025; and That copy of the preceding resolution be provided to Provincial Minister, The Honourable Laurie Scott, Infrastructure Ontario, and Federal Minister, The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development. CONCLUSION: Information with respect to the anticipated financial commitment from Elgin County is attached. All of which isRespectfully Submitted DaveMennill Warden Attachments: 1.SWIFT 2.0 WOWC Caucus Presentation 2.Rural Broadband Funding Request for Southwestern Ontario SWIFT 2.0 F UNDING R EQUEST Video Conference July 2, 2020 SWIFT 2.0 F UNDING R EQUEST S UMMARY •$1B to get to CRTC of 95% population served by 2026 •$630M SWIFT 2.0 •Includ$370M CRTC/ISED •es all population in SWO (urban and rural) •Muskoka, Hamilton and Haldimand are not included in these figures. Funding request notes that we are in talks with these municipalities and including them would result in an increase to the funding requested. SWIFT 2.0 F UNDING R EQUEST S UMMARY Increased from $10M estimate in last presentation SWIFT 2.0 F UNDING R EQUEST S UMMARY •Contribution to Admin and Overhead now based 100% on need •All municipalities get the same multiplier Rural Broadband Funding Request for Southwestern Ontario Issue Increased funding from both the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada is urgently needed to address our region’s large connectivity gaps, so that we can close the digital divide and restart our economies. Background The Government of Canada, via the CRTC, has committed to bring 50/10 broadband service (the Universal Service Objective or USO) to 90% of Canadians in 2021, 95% in 2026 and 100% by 2030. In order to reduce the digital divide within the region, and to achieve the CRTC’s 95% target by 2026, it will cost an estimated $1B. WOWC Position We support Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) as Southwestern Ontario’s funding mechanism to advance the expansion of critical broadband infrastructure across the region. Required Action: The WOWC is requesting direct funding from the Government of Canada in the amount of $254M and from the Government of Ontario in the amount of $221M to support the expansion of critical broadband infrastructure within the region. In addition, theWOWC is also requesting that the CRTC Broadband Fund and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) Universal Broadband Fund each allocate 10% of their funds directly to Southwestern Ontario (based on population share of total for Canada). Combined with a $68.4M commitment from the region and a $105M contribution from the private sector (ISPs), we intend to successfully address the $1B Southwestern Ontario infrastructure deficit and Figure 1 -Potential SWIFT 2.0 Territory, represents 10% achieving the interim goal of providing 50/10 of the population of Canada broadband services to 95% of the population within the region by 2025. Key Points To reduce the digital divide within Southwestern Ontario, and to achieve the CRTC’s 95% target by 2026, it will cost an estimated $1B. The WOWC and the participating SWIFT municipalities are requesting direct funding to the SWIFT 2.0 program from theGovernment of Canada in the amount of $254M and from the Government of Ontario in the amount of $221M. The WOWC and participating municipalities are requesting that the CRTC Broadband Fund and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) Universal Broadband Fund each allocate 10% of their funds directly to Southwestern Ontario (based on population share of total for Canada). Southwestern Ontario represents 10% of the population of Canada Southwestern Ontario also has a high proportion of employer businesses, representing 20% of the total number of businesses in Canada (Source: Statistics Canada, Business Register, December 2015.Canadian Business Patterns 2015). Now more than ever businesses need connectivity to ensure a livelihood for themselves and their employees. As elementary, secondary and post secondary institutions, continue to shift to online learning, many students living in Southwestern Ontario will be at a disadvantage due to lack of quality internet connection. Without direct broadband funding the pre-existing Southwestern Ontario “homework gap” will be exacerbatedand lead to an unparallel inequality in education.