At the direction of the Licensing and Standards Committee on March 19, 2013, the City of Toronto Municipal Licensing and Standards (ML&S) Division will report back on the feasibility of licensing wildlife control operators.
As part of the report, ML&S will consult a variety of stakeholders, including wildlife control operators, wildlife organizations, and members of the public.
ML&S will seek input on the following issues:
- current business practices of wildlife control operators
- treatment of wildlife
- options to protect consumers and wildlife
- Feasibility of Licensing Wildlife Control Operators - Request for Staff Report
- Letter from Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker on Feasibility of Licensing Wildlife Control Operators - Request for Staff Report
Phases of the Review
The review will proceed in three phases:
- Phase 1: Stakeholder Consultations – November to December 2013
- Phase 2: Research and Analysis – January to February 2014
- Phase 3: Final Report – February to March 2014
Phase 1: Stakeholder Consultations
November to December 2013
Staff will consult with wildlife control operators, wildlife organizations, and other interested stakeholders regarding business practices of wildlife control operators, treatment of wildlife and options to protect consumers and wildlife.
Phase 2: Research and Analysis
January to February 2014
Based on the input in phase 1, staff will perform extensive research and analysis on any issues and options identified, as well as related legislation and practices in other major cities.
Phase 3: Final Report
February to March 2014
Based on the consultations, research and analysis, staff will report back to the Licensing and Standards Committee on the feasibility of licensing wildlife control regulators, including any issues identified and potential options to address them.
The final report with its recommendation will be introduced at the March 18, 2014 meeting of the Licensing and Standards Committee.
A public and stakeholder consultation was held on December 4, 2013. Feedback received from this meeting is being taken into consideration.
ML&S conducted surveys of both industry stakeholders and members of the public, to be shared in the final report.
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