AMCTO Policy Blog


Legislative and policy updates from Ontario's largest voluntary association of local government professionals
AMCTO Win: Voters’ List and Regional Governance Review
2019-10-25 2:18:13 PM

AMCTO is pleased that the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Steve Clark, addressed two of AMCTO’s policy priorities during his address at AMO’s Fall Policy Forum today:   Voters’ List Regional Governance Review 1)  Minister Clark annou...





2019 Federal Election: Liberals to Form a Minority Government
2019-10-22 7:05:05 AM

After a 40-day election campaign, Canadians elected a new Parliament on October 21st with the Liberals winning 157 seats to form a minority government. Barring any changes as a result of recounts, seat standings for Canada's 43rd Parliament will be:   Liberal Party...





2019 Federal Election: A Municipal Perspective
2019-10-03 12:58:58 PM

On October 21st and the weeks leading up, Canadians will head to the polls and vote in the country’s 43 rd federal election. AMCTO has examined the three Election Party Platforms released to date (Liberals, NDP, Greens) with the Conservatives yet to release their platform bu...





AMCTO’s Issue at a Glance: Voters’ List Now Available
2019-07-30 9:33:55 AM

In light of Elections Ontario recent report containing recommendations to improve the municipal voters’ list, AMCTO has released a second edition of its Issue at a Glance briefing note series on the Voters’ List.   Elections Ontario’s report, Modernizing Ontario’s Elect...





AMCTO Advocacy Win: Elections Ontario Recommends Changes to the Voters' List
2019-04-18 11:27:49 AM

AMCTO has released the following statement in response to the Elections Ontario's report on fixing the voters list:  AMCTO today applauded the report tabled by Ontario's Chief Electoral Officer, Greg Essensa, Modernizing Ontario's Electoral Process , which includes 13 t...





Premier to Use Notwithstanding Clause to Pass Better Local Government Act
2018-09-10 6:00:57 PM

Today Premier Ford announced that he will use the notwithstanding clause in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms to reintroduce Bill 5, the Better Local Government Act . Sections of the Act were overturned this morning by a ruling in Ontario Superior Court that found Bill 5 ...





Better Local Government Act Passes Third Reading
2018-08-14 5:29:16 PM

Today the Better Local Government Act passed third reading and now awaits Royal Assent. The Better Local Government Act introduces a number of reforms to local government in the province, including reducing the size of Toronto's city council and eliminating elections of re...





AMCTO Responds to Announcement of The Better Local Government Act
2018-07-30 11:47:10 PM

Last week several municipal reforms with significant ramifications, were put forward by the Honourable Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Steve Clark. While we look forward to reviewing the upcoming legislation, the announcement and several aspe...





AMCTO Election Express #6
2018-04-30 1:24:53 PM

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs has released updated election forms and candidates and voters' guides. The updated guides can be found on the Ministry's election website , while update election forms can be found in the government's central forms repository .  Recently...





Updated Election Forms and Guides Now Available
2018-04-05 1:51:06 PM

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs has released updated election forms and candidates and voters' guides. The updated guides can be found on the Ministry's election website , while update election forms can be found in the government's central forms repository . 





 
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