AMCTO Policy Blog


Legislative and policy updates from Ontario's largest municipal professional association.
Ontario Launches Virtual 2022 Budget Consultations
2022-01-17 2:19:59 PM

Minister of Finance Peter Bethlenfalvy has announced the launch of the 2022 Budget consultations and is encouraging Ontarians to share their ideas for making Ontario a better place to build a career, a family and a future. People and organizations are welcome to share their...





FCM's Vision for Canada's Recovery
2021-12-13 10:02:44 AM

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has released their vision for Canada’s recovery with recommendations for the 44 th Parliament. The document, Partners for Canada’s Recovery , offers non-partisan local solutions to tackle some of Canada’s biggest challenges inc...





Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund Allocations Announced
2021-12-10 9:14:04 AM

As first announced in the 2021 Fall Economic Statement , the Province is providing an additional $1 billion over the next five years for the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) as part of their plan to support economic recovery, growth and job creation through inve...





2021 Federal Speech From the Throne
2021-11-23 4:00:15 PM

The new federal Parliament resumed officially today with the Speech From the Throne. It was the first Throne Speech delivered by Governor General Mary Simon since she was installed this past summer. The Speech focused on several themes: Health; Economy; Climat...





Local Government Priorities for the 2022 Provincial Election
2021-11-02 2:40:53 PM

As a vital municipal association with membership roots that reach deep into every part of Ontario, AMCTO knows the challenges facing communities.  Across the province, local governments are confronted with ongoing challenges to meet the complex demands of a well-served and...





Ontario Announces 2022 OMPF Funding
2021-10-21 3:58:10 PM

Today the Government announced 2022 funding allocations under the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF). As committed at the 2021 AMO Conference, the Government is maintaining both the structure of the OMPF and the program envelope at $500 million.  The OMPF supports ...





Advocacy Update: Professional Activity Day on Municipal and School Board Elec...
2021-10-19 3:02:01 PM

Running an election is not an easy thing. There is a lot to consider, a lot to think about and a ton of planning that goes into delivering an election. That’s why AMCTO provides election training and education every four years. Our clerk members are already deep into electio...





Ontario’s Legislature is Back in Session
2021-10-05 9:23:44 AM

Yesterday Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell read the Speech from the Throne, opening the second session of the 42nd Parliament. The Speech outlined the Provincial Government’s legislative objectives for the next 8 months, with the next Provincial Election set for June ...





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...





Premier Ford Announces Cabinet Shuffle
2021-06-18 3:39:19 PM

Today Premier Ford announced changes to Ontario’s Cabinet.   Of particular interest to AMCTO and our members, Minister Clark will be keeping his portfolio as Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. Minister Dunlop, who was leading the Code of Conduct Consultations becomes...





 
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