AMCTO Policy Blog

Legislative and policy updates from Ontario's largest municipal professional association.
Regulatory Registry Posting: Potential Changes to the Funeral, Burial and Cre...
2021-07-07 4:17:17 PM

Under the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002 Consultation timeline: June 25, 2021 – August 9, 2021 (45 days) Ministry: Government and Consumer Services Further details and to comment:

Regulatory Registry Posting: Modernizing Privacy in Ontario
2021-07-07 4:15:37 PM

Consultation Timeline: June 17, 2021 – August 3, 2021 (45 days) Ministry: Government and Consumer Services Further details and to comment: The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS...

Ontario Announces Move to Step Two of Reopening Plan
2021-06-24 3:04:41 PM

The Government announced today that the province will move into Step Two of its   Roadmap to Reopen  at 12:01 am on Wednesday June 30, 2021.   Step Two of the Reopening Plan focuses on the resumption of more outdoor activities and limited indoor services with small numbers o...

Premier Ford Announces Cabinet Shuffle
2021-06-18 3:39:19 PM

Today Premier Ford announced changes to Ontario’s Cabinet.   Of particular interest to AMCTO and our members, Minister Clark will be keeping his portfolio as Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. Minister Dunlop, who was leading the Code of Conduct Consultations becomes...

Ontario to Move to Step One of Reopening Plan
2021-06-08 9:59:07 AM

The Government announced yesterday that the Province will move into Step One of its   Roadmap to Reopen  at 12:01 am on Friday June 11, 2021.   Step One of the Reopening Plan focuses on resuming outdoor activities with smaller crowds where the risk of transmission is lower. ...

Ontario Stay-at-Home Order Expires, but Restrictions Remain
2021-06-01 7:47:14 PM

The Government confirmed today that the Stay-at-Home order will expire on June 2, 2021. All other public health and workplace measures will remain in place, including limiting indoor gatherings to households only and outdoor gatherings up to five people, subject to limited ex...

2019 AODA Annual Report
2021-06-01 2:21:14 PM

On May 21, 2021 the Ministry of Seniors and Accessibility released the 2019 Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Annual Report. This is the first report under the banner of the Ministry of Seniors and Accessibility, as the responsibility for AODA moved t...

Ontario Releases Reopening Plan
2021-05-21 12:05:27 PM

Yesterday the Ontario Government released its Roadmap to Reopen , a three-step plan to reopen the province and gradually lift public health measures based on the province-wide vaccination rate and improvements in key public health and health care indicators. The Government...

Ontario's Digital and Data Strategy: A Digital Ontario
2021-05-20 2:55:26 PM

At the end of April, the Province released   Building a Digital Ontario , its digital and data strategy that forms part of the Ontario Onward Action Plan. The vision of the strategy is to “make Ontario the world’s leading digital jurisdiction”. There are several object...

Ontario Extends Stay-at-Home Order Until June 2
2021-05-13 3:57:30 PM

The Ontario Government announced today that they are extending the Stay-at-Home Order,  previously set to expire on May 19, 2021, until at least June 2, 2021. All public health and workplace safety measures under the province-wide emergency brake will also remain in effect....

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