AMCTO Policy Blog


Legislative and policy updates from Ontario's largest voluntary association of local government professionals
Province Announces Five Year E-Scooter Pilot Project
2019-11-27 11:55:13 AM

The Ontario Government has announced a five year e-scooter pilot project that will begin on January 1 st , 2020. Following a two-week consultation period, the five year pilot is launched within a framework of rules and requirements, such as helmet requirements and a maximum s...





Ontario Launches Consultations on Blue Box Program Reform
2019-11-22 12:13:28 AM

The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) has launched a public consultation process to help inform the province’s transition from the existing Blue Box Program to one that shifts responsibility to producers in a system known as extended producer responsi...





Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing Proposing New Statement of Environm...
2019-11-19 10:41:31 AM

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) is proposing to introduce a Statement of Environmental Values (SEV) that will be established under the provincial Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993 (EBR). The EBR provides Ontario residents the right to participate in ce...





Government Introduces Bill 132, Better for People, Smarter for Business Act
2019-10-30 5:54:33 PM

The government has introduced Bill 132, Better for People, Smarter for Business Act , 2019,  which aims to simplify and modernize regulations to lower the costs of doing business and make it easier to interact with the government. There are a total of 80 proposed changes...





Ontario Opens up Funding Applications for Green Infrastructure Stream
2019-10-25 3:06:51 PM

The Ontario government on Monday will open the fourth and final Green Infrastructure stream under the federal Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP). Communities in Ontario with populations under 100,000 can apply for funding to hep them rehabilitate infrastruc...





FCM and Insurance Bureau of Canada Issue Report Estimating Cost of Climate Ch...
2019-09-27 11:55:29 AM

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) yesterday released a report outlining the estimated cost of adapting public infrastructure to the realities of climate change. Supported by research from Green Analytics (GA), the st...





Province Moving Forward with Blue Box Program Reform
2019-08-15 1:19:07 PM

Jeff Yurek, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, and Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, today announced that the current provincial Blue Box Program will be significantly reformed based on the recommendations from Special Advisor David Lin...





Special Advisor Submits Report to Minister to Reform Ontario's Recycling Program
2019-08-08 11:40:20 AM

David Lindsay, the Special Advisor on Recycling and Plastic Waste, has submitted his report to MECP (Ministry of Environment, Conservation, and Parks) Minister Jeff Yurek, which would see significant reforms to Ontario’s Blue Box program. The report found that diversion ...





Ontario Government Looking to Change Recycling Program
2019-06-07 12:12:42 PM

In an effort to tackle issues relating to recycling and plastic waste, the Ontario government has appointed David Lindsay as a Special Advisor on Recycling and Plastic Waste. Mr. Lindsay will provide Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) Rod Phillips a re...





Updated ‘Taking Care of Your Drinking Water’ Guide Now Available
2019-05-22 11:00:36 AM

Ontario's Ministry of the Environment, Conservation, and Parks has released an updated guide to help municipal councilors understand their responsibilities to provide a standard of care under the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002 .  Updates include information added on the ...





 
1
Pages: 1 of 5