AMCTO Policy Blog


Legislative and policy updates from Ontario's largest municipal professional association.
Ontario 2021 Budget
2021-03-24 5:58:19 PM

Today Minister of Finance and President of the Treasury Board Peter Bethlenfalvy presented his first Budget and the Government’s second during the pandemic: Ontario’s Action Plan: Protecting People’s Health and Our Economy . Overview The 2021 Budget has two core pillars...





Advocacy Update: Asset Management Plan Timelines Have Been Extended Following...
2021-03-19 9:09:08 AM

There is some good news to share on Asset Management Plan (AMP) timelines! The Ministry of Infrastructure has filed regulations to extend the deadlines for municipalities by one year. Planning timelines are now: July 1, 2022 – plans are required for core municipal as...





Ontario Provincial Budget Date set
2021-03-11 12:09:21 PM

Minister of Finance and President of the Treasury Board, Peter Bethlenfalvy, announced today that he would be tabling the provincial budget on Wednesday March 24th 2021.  This will be the first budget delivered by the Minister Bethlenfalvy since taking on the responsibility...





Bill 254: Protecting Ontario's Elections Act
2021-03-01 2:15:30 PM

On February 25th, Minister Doug Downey introduced Bill 254: Protecting Ontario Elections Act. While the bill proposes a number of changes to processes and rules for Provincial elections, it would also make amendments to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (MEA)  . As y...





AMCTO 2021 Pre-Budget Submission
2021-02-19 12:40:31 PM

2021 is shaping up to be another atypical year. Therefore, AMCTO's ideas and recommendations that formed our 2021 Pre-Budget Submission are also somewhat atypical from our usual approach. Our recommendations are divided into two parts: Small but impactful actions that c...





2021 Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund
2021-01-25 3:45:59 PM

During the 2021 ROMA conference today, the Premier announced a $200 million investment for the 2021 Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF). Minister of Infrastructure Laurie Scott also announced the funding separately.  OCIF provides funding to municipalities with pop...





Provincial Pre-Budget Consultation Launches
2021-01-18 3:33:42 PM

The Province officially launched it's 2021 Pre-Budget Submission process late Friday, January 15th. This will be the first Budget of Minister of Finance and President of the Treasury Board, Peter Bethlenfalvy, who replaced MPP Rod Phillips who resigned from Cabinet in December...





Proposal to Modernize Occupational Health and Safety Act Regulations on Repor...
2020-12-22 10:10:30 AM

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development is proposing to streamline prescribed written reporting requirements into a single regulation that would apply to all workplaces covered by the ocupational health and Safety Act (OHSA).  Consultation Period: December 1...





Information and Privacy Commissioner Launches Consultation on Priorities
2020-12-16 1:20:23 PM

The Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) launched a consultation process to help identify what should be the IPC’s strategic priorities over the next five years. They want to know what are the most pressing access and privacy issues facing Ontarians, now and into the fu...





Summary of Bills in Fall Legislative Session
2020-12-10 10:07:16 AM

It was a busy fall session for the Legislature which rose on Tuesday and won't return until February 16 2021. Below are a selection of the Government and Private Members Bills that saw some activity over the past few months which may be of interest to our members. Government...





 
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