AMCTO Policy Blog

Legislative and policy updates from Ontario's largest voluntary association of local government professionals
Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund
2016-10-06 1:54:23 PM

As part of Ontario’s Great Lakes Strategy, the Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund was established to help people take action to protect and restore their corner of the Great Lakes.  This fund may be of interest the following eligible groups within your respective community: ...

Hyrdo One Sale Nets the Government $3.2 Billion for Infrastructure Projects
2016-08-30 6:10:17 PM

The government announced today that it has raised an additional $3.2 billion from the sale of Hydro One shares, which will be used to fund infrastructure. The newly raised money will be placed in the Ontario Trillium Trust, alongside a previously announced $1.35 billion. In to...

Province Reviewing Environmental Bill of Rights
2016-07-18 3:45:00 PM

The government of Ontario is reviewing the province's Environmental Bill of Rights to ensure that it is achieving its objectives. The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has prepared a discussion guide that outlines relevant sections of the current Environmental Bil...

Government Announces New Funding for Energy Retrofits and Social Housing
2016-05-25 3:27:47 PM

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change announced today that over the next four years, the province will be investing up to $900 million from cap and trade proceeds into energy retrofits. The full funding will be div...

Government Proposing Changes to Northern Industrial Electricity Rate Program
2016-05-02 4:04:41 PM

The Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (MNDM) is proposing changes to the Northern Industrial Electricity Rate (NIER) program. The government's 2015 budget committed to $120 million in annual funding to support northern industrial facilities, with the goal of providing...

BPS Energy Portal Now Open for 2016 Reporting
2016-04-07 3:55:27 PM

The Ministry of Energy is sharing information on its BPS energy reporting portal, which is now open for 2016 reporting. See below for the full message from MOE: The Ministry of Energy’s Broader Public Sector (BPS) web portal is now available for 2016 reporting. Ontario...

Details of Ontario's Climate Strategy Revealed
2015-11-24 7:42:18 PM

The government of Ontario has released new details today about its plan to fight climate change. The government's strategy will support its cap and trade program and seek to: Ontario meet its emissions reduction targets, reward innovative companies and ensure that hou...

Great Lakes Protection Act
2015-10-20 3:53:13 PM

A recent correspondence from Minister Glen Murray has noted that the Ontario Legislature, through its recent action to strengthen the Great Lakes Protection Act is focused on trying to keep the Great Lakes drinkable, fishable and swimmable for the future.   A copy of the Gre...

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