AMCTO Policy Blog


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





Federal Government Commits to Update Rail Crossings
2016-04-27 7:19:43 PM

The federal government has pledged $10.9 million to update and fix more than 400 railway crossings across Canada. The new funding will complement $143 million in funding that was announced as part of the 2016 federal budget. The new funding will go towards flashing lights and ...





How Should Cities Pay for Stormwater Infrastructure?
2016-04-26 6:40:02 PM

A new paper, released today by the Institute of Municipal Finance and Governance, discusses the different ways that municipalities can pay for stormwater infrastructure, drawing on the City of Mississauga's new Stormwater Management Financing Program as a case study. According...





 
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