AMCTO Policy Blog


Legislative and policy updates from Ontario's largest voluntary association of local government professionals
Speech from the Throne Update
2018-07-12 2:46:04 PM

Today Lieutenant-Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell delivered a Speech from the Throne outlining newly-elected Premier Doug Ford's legislative and policy priorities. The speech noted that in a time of "global turmoil and change" the government would be working to strengthen the bo...





Climate Alliance Warns Municipalities to Bear Brunt of Cap-and-Trade Cancella...
2018-07-11 9:33:30 AM

An alliance of environmental groups is warning that Ontario's municipalities will face the greatest consequences of the government's decision to cancel its cap-and-trade program. According to the Urban Climate Alliance, "the province's cap-and-trade withdrawal leaves Ontario c...





Government Outlines Legislative Priorities for Summer Sitting
2018-07-10 4:40:44 PM

Today Government House Leader Todd Smith said that the government's top three priorities for the summer legislative sitting are to deal with the York University strike, scrap cap-and-trade, and cancel a wind energy project. Specifically, the government will move legislation t...





Queen's Park Returns for Summer Sitting
2018-07-09 11:22:19 AM

Newly elected MPPs arrive at Queen's Park this week for the start of the 1st session of Ontario's 42nd Parliament. The legislature will begin sitting on Wednesday July 11th, with an official Speech from the Throne outlinining the new government's priorities on Thursday July 12...





Implementation of Policing Reforms Halted
2018-07-04 5:24:09 PM

In a letter to Ontario police associations, Premier Doug Ford announced that the government of Ontario is postponing the implementation of elements of Bill 175 (the Safer Ontario Act), the Liberal government's reforms to public safety and policing. It's not clear which parts o...





Province Officially Announces End of Cap-and-Trade
2018-07-04 4:38:50 PM

Yesterday Premier Doug Ford officially rescinded Ontario's cap-and-trade regulation. The end of cap-and-trade took effect immediately as of July 3, 2018. Accordingly, the government announced that it will begin an "orderly wind-down" of all programs that are funded by revenues...





New Government Announced
2018-07-03 12:20:24 PM

On Friday Doug Ford was sworn-in as Ontario’s 26 th Premier alongside a 21-person cabinet. Shortly after being sworn-in, Premier Ford announced the appointment of 26 parliamentary assistants. The new cabinet and parliamentary assistants are as follows: Cabinet The Hono...





Cannabis Can be Legally Sold as of October 17
2018-06-21 3:26:25 PM

The federal government has set October 17, 2018 as the date when cannabis can be sold legally in Canada. The announcement came following the passage of the federal legislation legalizing cannabis. The province of Ontario passed its cannabis legislation in December of 2017.  ...





New Government Announces Intention to End Cap-and-Trade
2018-06-15 2:08:12 PM

Premier-designate Doug Ford announced that his cabinet's first act upon assuming power will be to cancel Ontario's cap-and-trade system and challenge the federal government's authority to impose a carbon tax on the province of Ontario. The Premier-designate also announced tha...





PCs to Form Majority Government
2018-06-08 4:19:33 PM

Today Doug Ford, leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, met with Ontario's Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell who invited him to assume the position of Premier of Ontario and form a government.  The PC Party won 76 seats in yesterday's election, followe...





 
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