AMCTO Policy Blog


Legislative and policy updates from Ontario's largest municipal professional association.
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...





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...





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...





MPAC Voter Look Up Campaign
2022-01-19 9:54:47 AM

2022 Municipal and School Board Elections It’s that time again! As we all look ahead to the 2022 Municipal and School Board Election on October 24 2022, the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is once again undertaking a communications campaign to promote voter...





Local Government Priorities for the 2022 Provincial Election
2021-11-02 2:40:53 PM

As a vital municipal association with membership roots that reach deep into every part of Ontario, AMCTO knows the challenges facing communities.  Across the province, local governments are confronted with ongoing challenges to meet the complex demands of a well-served and...





Advocacy Update: Professional Activity Day on Municipal and School Board Elec...
2021-10-19 3:02:01 PM

Running an election is not an easy thing. There is a lot to consider, a lot to think about and a ton of planning that goes into delivering an election. That’s why AMCTO provides election training and education every four years. Our clerk members are already deep into electio...





Supreme Court of Canada Hearing on Better Local Government Act
2021-03-08 11:30:44 AM

The Supreme Court of Canada has set a March 16th hearing date for the City of Toronto's appeal related to the City of Toronto et al v. Ontario (Attorney General), 2018 ONSC 5151  and subsequent appeal in  Toronto (City) v. Ontario (Attorney General), 2019 ONCA 732  which deal...





Bill 254: Protecting Ontario's Elections Act
2021-03-01 2:15:30 PM

On February 25th, Minister Doug Downey introduced Bill 254: Protecting Ontario Elections Act. While the bill proposes a number of changes to processes and rules for Provincial elections, it would also make amendments to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (MEA)  . As y...





Private Members' Bill on Ranked Ballots
2020-11-18 9:11:14 AM

On November 17th, one day after  Bill 218: Supporting Ontario's Recovery and Municipal Elections Act passed third reading , MPP Mitzie Hunter introduced a Private Members' Bill (PMB), Bill 232: Local Choice for Local Elections Act . The Bill proposes to amend the ...





Advocacy Update: Bill 218
2020-11-16 1:52:09 PM

Update: As of November 20, 2020, Bill 218:  Supporting Ontario's Recovery and Municipal Elections Act  has received Royal Assent. On November 16th, Bill 218: Supporting Ontario's Recovery and Municipal Elections Act , passed third reading  after it had underwent brief st...





 
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