AMCTO Policy Blog


Legislative and policy updates from Ontario's largest municipal professional association.
Regulatory Registry Posting: Regulatory proposal under the Building Code Act,...
2021-09-13 5:09:31 PM

Under the Building Code Act, 1992 Consultation Timeline: September 8, 2021 - October 23, 2021 Ministry: Municipal Affairs and Housing Further details and to comment: https://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=38767&language=en The Ministry of Municip...





2021 AMO Conference Highlights
2021-08-19 8:43:47 AM

Another year, another virtual AMO Conference! AMCTO attended the 2021 AMO Conference and are pleased to share that we had productive delegations with Minister Steve Clark, Minister Ross Romano and Parliamentary Assistant Michael Parsa.   Ministers' Forums Like last year, th...





Regulatory Registry Posting: Proposed regulations under the Liquor Licence an...
2021-07-13 3:07:55 PM

There is an upcoming deadline for comment on new regulations under the  Liquor Licence and Control Act, 2019 Consultation Deadline: July 18 2021 Ministry: Finance Further details and to comment:  https://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view_posting.jsp;jsessionid=2Ah0t...





Regulatory Registry Posting: Potential Changes to the Funeral, Burial and Cre...
2021-07-07 4:17:17 PM

Under the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002 Consultation timeline: June 25, 2021 – August 9, 2021 (45 days) Ministry: Government and Consumer Services Further details and to comment: https://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?language=en&postingId=3...





2019 AODA Annual Report
2021-06-01 2:21:14 PM

On May 21, 2021 the Ministry of Seniors and Accessibility released the 2019 Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Annual Report. This is the first report under the banner of the Ministry of Seniors and Accessibility, as the responsibility for AODA moved t...





Supreme Court of Canada Hearing on Better Local Government Act
2021-03-08 11:30:44 AM

The Supreme Court of Canada has set a March 16th hearing date for the City of Toronto's appeal related to the City of Toronto et al v. Ontario (Attorney General), 2018 ONSC 5151  and subsequent appeal in  Toronto (City) v. Ontario (Attorney General), 2019 ONCA 732  which deal...





Private Members' Bill on Ranked Ballots
2020-11-18 9:11:14 AM

On November 17th, one day after  Bill 218: Supporting Ontario's Recovery and Municipal Elections Act passed third reading , MPP Mitzie Hunter introduced a Private Members' Bill (PMB), Bill 232: Local Choice for Local Elections Act . The Bill proposes to amend the ...





Advocacy Update: Bill 218
2020-11-16 1:52:09 PM

Update: As of November 20, 2020, Bill 218:  Supporting Ontario's Recovery and Municipal Elections Act  has received Royal Assent. On November 16th, Bill 218: Supporting Ontario's Recovery and Municipal Elections Act , passed third reading  after it had underwent brief st...





Budget Bill: 229: Protect, Support and Recover From COVID-19 Act
2020-11-13 1:38:21 PM

We have  already blogged  about several measures announced as part of the Fall 2020 Budget. This post will focus on  Bill 229: Protect, Support and Recover from COVID-19 Act (Budget Measures), 2020,  which contains 44 Schedules that would make amendments to several Acts.   S...





Bill 218: Supporting Ontario's Recovery and Municipal Elections Act, 2020
2020-10-20 5:45:06 PM

On October 20th, 2020, the Government introduced  Bill 218:  Supporting Ontario's Recovery and Municipal Elections Act, 2020 ,   which would "provide liability protection for workers, volunteers and organizations that make an honest effort to follow public health guidelines a...





 
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