AMCTO Policy Blog


Legislative and policy updates from Ontario's largest municipal professional association.
IMFG Paper on Municipalities and Intergovernmental Relations
2022-05-24 1:58:05 PM

The Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG) has recently released: A Seat at the Table: Municipalities and Intergovernmental Relations in Canada by Tomas Hachard exploring how Canada’s intergovernmental infrastructure could be reformed to include municipalities....





Ontario Election Called for June 2nd
2022-05-04 10:01:02 AM

The Premier has visited Lt Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell and advised that parliament should be dissolved. Accepting this advice  yesterday, the Lt Governor ordered that the election writs be drawn up and issued- as Steve Paikin has informed, writs are not dropped , despite t...





Broader Public Sector Energy Reporting for 2022
2022-05-02 1:51:22 PM

The Ministry of Energy is accepting annual energy reports under O. Reg. 507/18 . Reporting is for energy used in 2020 and due by July 1, 2022. Ministry hosted reporting webinars will be from 11am to 12pm on June 7 and 21 . For questions, email BPSsupport@ontar...





Ontario Releases 2022 Budget
2022-04-28 5:02:37 PM

Today Minister of Finance Peter Bethlenfalvy released the 2022 Budget: Ontario’s Plan to Build. The Budget has five pillars: Rebuilding Ontario’s Economy – creating jobs and building prosperity with investments across Ontario from the Ring of Fire to relocating WS...





MPAC Municipal Webinar on Enumeration
2022-04-28 10:33:33 AM

MPAC will be hosting “Enumeration Update – Product Canvassing, Data Products and Voters’ List Revisions”, a session for Clerks and Elections staff, as part of their commitment to support preparation for the upcoming 2022 municipal and school board elections. The MPAC Enumer...





New Mandatory Policies for Right to Disconnect and Electronic Monitoring in t...
2022-04-26 12:21:31 PM

There are two new mandatory policies that must be developed as the result of two pieces of legislation. A summary is available below and is applicable in certain situations.  Right to Disconnect On December 2 2021, Bill 27, the Working for Workers Act, 2021 received Ro...





2022 Federal Budget
2022-04-12 2:07:33 PM

On Thursday, April 7, 2022 Canadian Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland tabled Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow our Economy and Make Life More Affordable . The budget had 3 main pillars: Investments in people including housing, immigration, reconc...





Ontario Ending Several Orders Affecting Municipalities
2022-04-07 9:52:37 AM

As a reminder with the Provincial Government announcement of its plan to gradually ease public health and workplace safety measures, remaining directives and orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act and the Reopening Ontario Act relevant to municipali...





Update on Issuing Marriage Licences and Providing Marriage Services
2022-04-05 9:16:47 AM

The Ontario Registrar General (ORG) has sent a recent memo with important updates for Ontario Marriage License Issuers to be aware of. Extended Validity Periods Amendments made to the Marriage Act extend licences issued between: the first day, three months prior to the de...





Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing’s Election Resources
2022-04-04 3:56:33 PM

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has informed us that the updated guidance materials and forms for the 2022 municipal and school board elections are now online! The Ministry has launched a Municipal Elections Webpage with high-level information on the 2022 mu...





 
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