AMCTO Policy Blog


Legislative and policy updates from Ontario's largest voluntary association of local government professionals
Government Approves First Driverless Car Pilot Program
2016-11-28 10:38:10 AM

The government of Ontario has approved Canada's first pilot program for automated vehicles (driverless cars). The pilot, which will be led by the University of Waterloo, BlackBerry QNX and the Erwin Hymer Group, was made possible by a new regulatory framework which came into e...





2017 OMPF Allocations Announced
2016-11-11 9:00:04 AM

Yesterday the Ministry of Finance issued the 2017 allocation notices for funding under the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF) . 388 municipalities across the province will receive OMPF funding in 2017. See below for more details on 2017 allocations. While the overall f...





Federal Economic Growth Council Calls for National Infrastructure Bank
2016-10-25 11:30:40 AM

An expert panel advising the federal Minister of Finance on economic growth is calling on the federal government to create a national infrastructure bank. The government's Advisory Council on Economic Growth also released reports urging the government to put more effort into a...





Upcoming Event on P3 Fundamentals
2016-10-13 8:22:27 PM

The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships is hosting an event for people who are either new to P3s, or have less experience with their application and use. See below for more details: P3 FUNDAMENTALS is a terrific development opportunity for those who are new to or...





Province and Federal Government Announce Clean Water and Wastewater Funding A...
2016-09-14 8:48:17 PM

Today the federal and provincial governments announced a bilateral agreement that will make more than $1.1 billion of combined funding (federal government will provide $570 million, provincial government will fund $270 million, and municipalities and first nations will make up...





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...





Federal, provincial governments sign $1.49 billion transit agreement
2016-08-23 5:52:13 PM

Today the federal and provincial governments announced a bilateral agreement that will see the federal government provide $1.49 million in transit funding for projects in Ontario. The federal funding will be combined with money from the provincial government for a total of mor...





Building Trust and Funding Public Transit
2016-07-25 1:35:17 PM

A new paper, published by the Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance (IMFG), explores how municipal governments can build better trust with the public to allow them to raise the funds necessary to build public transit. According to the paper: Cities across Canada face an...





Applications for Connecting Links Now Open
2016-06-28 2:26:06 PM

The government is now accepting applications for the next round of Connect Links program funding. $25 million in funding is available for projects starting in Spring 2017. Funding covers up to 90 percent of (eligible) costs for design, construction, renewal, rehabilitation, an...





Applications Open for Canada 150 Infrastructure Projects
2016-05-27 3:28:23 PM

Applications are now open for grants under the federal government's Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150). The program is designed for projects that will renovate, expand, or improve existing community and cultural infrastructure. Of the $150 million dedicated ...





 
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