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Regional & Local Government Responsibilities

Regional & Local Government


Area Municipality Responsibilities

The Regional Municipality of Durham
was created on January 1, 1974 as a Regional Government in the Province of
Ontario under The Regional Municipality of Durham Act, 1973 of the Ontario
Legislature. The Region is one of five Regional Governments of the GTA
established by the Province of Ontario. The Act provided for the formation
of the eight area municipalities (the City of Oshawa, the towns of Ajax,
Pickering and Whitby; the Municipality of Clarington and the Townships of
Brock, Scugog and Uxbridge), by the annexation and amalgamation of
twenty-one former local municipalities in the Counties of Ontario,
Northumberland and Durham.

The Regional system of government
is comprised of two levels of government which has been designed to meet
the complete challenges of the day. The Regional Municipality of Durham is
the first level and the eight

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Politic Nation – Home of the Bias Meter

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Polit Bar – more than cocktails

What’s upstairs?

A comfy local bar with a popular selection of all your favourites. Hungry? We have delish pizzas & nibbles all night. With a group or on your own, come up for a smile & a chat. We love making new friends. 

Fun & mischief

Polit Bar is proud to nurture & support local talent. We pass 100% of ticket sales on to the show organisers. When you buy a ticket, you’re directly supporting the performers. ​Thank you! Here’s what’s coming up…
Stay in the loop? Easy peasy. Sign up here. We’ll send you a short weekly update. 

Planning a party?

Looking for a GREAT party venue? Polit Bar is the perfect size. Birthday, engagement party, pre/post-wedding, hen’s/ bucks/ both bash, divorce, reunion, casual get-together, anniversary, client entertainment, or just because? Let US do the work. 

Heat up your party with a drag queen or a touch

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Electronic Library on International Commercial Law and the CISG




Archived Pace-IICL CISG Database
(please note this Database has not been updated since December 2015)

Click here to go to the New and Updated Pace-IICL CISG Database

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Ten Best Government Intranets

Compared to the private sector, the public sector faces unique usability challenges. At our usability conferences, for example, participants often ask why government agencies should even care about usability. After all, private companies are typically compelled by the realities of profit making; they embrace usability to increase their customer-conversion rates and improve their marketing. Government entities, however, don’t have such profit-oriented motivations.

So why should government agencies care about usability? The answer is that usability’s return on investment (ROI) can be realized outside the realms of sales and profit. If taxpayers are already funding an agency’s mission, diverting a tiny fraction of that funding to improve usability will improve overall agency performance — a desirable outcome. Thus, any time a government organization’s mission includes interacting with the public or disseminating information, website usability can easily be justified.

For government intranets, the answer is even easier: projects that increase civil servants’

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Europe Map and Satellite Image

Europe Continent Information:

Europe is a continent located north of Africa and west of Asia. It is bordered on the west by the Atlantic Ocean, on the north by the Arctic Ocean and on the south by the Mediterranean Sea.

Europe Cities:

Amsterdam, Belgrade, Berlin, Bern, Bratislava, Brussels, Bucharest, Chisinau, Copenhagen, Dublin, Helsinki, Kiev, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Minsk, Moscow, Oslo, Paris, Podgorica, Prague, Riga, Rome, Sarajevo, Skopje, Sofia, Stockholm, Tallinn, Tirana, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw and Zagreb.

Europe Natural Resources:

Europe’s fossil fuel, metal and industrial mineral resources have been heavily exploited for centuries. Please see specific countries for details of their resources.

Europe Natural Hazards:

Europe has a wide range of natural hazards. Please consult the hazards list for specific countries.

Europe Environmental Issues:

Europe has a wide range of environmental issues. Please consult the environmental issues list for specific countries.

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High School Social Studies Textbook & Curriculum

Establishing an American Republic 1492 – 1896

1. What Is History?
Essential Question: What is history, and why should we study it?

In an Experiential Exercise, students witness a staged event that they then reconstruct to help them understand the challenges historians face in interpreting and communicating information about the past.

2. Defining and Debating America’s Founding Ideals
Essential Question: What are America’s founding ideals, and why are they important?

In a Writing for Understanding activity, students examine placards that contain images and quotations spanning American history to discover the influence of the five founding ideals of the Declaration of Independence.

3. Setting the Geographic Stage
Essential Question: How has geography influenced the development of the United States?

In a Social Studies Skill Builder, students label features on thematic maps to determine how geography has shaped U.S. history.

4. The Colonial Roots of America’s Founding Ideals
Essential Question: How did

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Government Foreclosures for Sale | Find Government Homes

House with a US Flag

Government foreclosures are residential properties that have been repossessed and put up for sale by a government agency. The reasons for these sales can vary. In some cases, a property owner may have obtained a government-sponsored mortgage loan to buy real estate. Several government agencies, such as the Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD), the Federal Housing Authority (FHA), the Veteran’s Affairs department (VA), offer mortgages to citizens at special rates. However, when a homeowner defaults on their mortgage, these agencies will have to repossess their property and sell it in order to get back the money lost on the unpaid loan.

Of course, there are other reasons government foreclosures are sold as well. Many homes are repossessed and sold by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) due to tax debts. In some cases, the U.S. Marshall’s office or Homeland Security department may sell property seized due to criminal activity.


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Political Propaganda (1934)

German Propaganda Archive Calvin University

Background: This article is taken from the Nazi monthly for propagandists.
It is an unusually complicated explication of Nazi propaganda. The author,
born in 1902, was an early Nazi. In 1934, he was the head of the district
propaganda office of the Propaganda Ministry Berlin-Brandenburg-Kurmark,
and a Reichsredner.

The source: “Politische Propaganda,” Unser Wille
und Weg,
4(1934), pp. 323-332.

Political Propaganda

by Schulze-Wechsungen

No one today will doubt that political propaganda has been

of major significance in the past decades. Waves of propaganda

hit Germany, leaving a world in confusion. We had nothing similar

with which to defend ourselves. Our leaders realized too late

the power and effects of this modern weapon, a weapon without

limits, that thunders more loudly than cannon fire, that is more

destructive than a gas attack.

This weapon forced the World War on us, it forged the alliance

against Germany, it brought ever new armies

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