Government Affairs

City of Vaughan - Phase II Update

The City of Vaughan Sign By-law Review Phase II report, was held by the Committee of the Whole on June 5, 2018 at 1 pm, at Vaughan City Hall in Council Chambers. These recommendations was to address longer-term opportunities and emerging issues. The Committee of the Whole, Council will provide direction and decisions on June 19, 2018.

June 2018

Canada retaliates against U.S. steel, aluminum tariffs, dollar-for-dollar "countermeasures"

Background: On May 31, 2018, the United States (U.S.) announced the imposition of tariffs on imports of certain steel and aluminum products from Canada (at the rates of 25% and 10%, respectively). In response to these measures, Canada intends to impose surtaxes or similar trade-restrictive countermeasures against up to C$16.6 billion in imports of steel, aluminum, and other products from the U.S., representing the value of 2017 Canadian exports affected by the U.S. measures. The Government is also considering whether additional measures may be required.

May 2018

NOTICE: City of Guelph - Changes to Permanent Sign Program into effect July 1, 2018

In order to improve safety and facilitate improved turnaround times relating to the permanent signs, the following changes will come into effect July 1, 2018: 1. Permits for freestanding signs over 1.8m above ground level will be required to be designed and reviewed by a professional engineer. 2. Permits for projecting building signs (including addresses) weighing more than 25kg will be required to be designed and reviewed by a professional engineer. 3. In addition to the “Application for a Permit to Construct”, a “Sign permit details – Permanent Signs” will also be required to be submitted with all permanent sign permit applications. For your convenience, these forms are available online together as part of a new “Permanent sign application package” at guelph.ca/signs. 4. Permits relating to permanent signs will be reviewed within ten business days.

May 2018

Cracking Down on Illegal Signage

It’s against Brampton’s municipal by-laws to affix many forms of informational media on city property. That’s when companies, individuals, organizations, groups, and others, illegally place signs, stickers, and posters on boulevards, traffic light poles, and traffic signs.

May 2018