AMCTO Policy Blog


Legislative and policy updates from Ontario's largest voluntary association of local government professionals
AMCTO Supports AMO on Joint and Several Liability Reform
2019-10-03 3:16:46 PM

Earlier this year, Attorney General Doug Downey invited municipalities to comment on the existing joint and several liability system. In August, President Dean Sauriol discussed this issue with the Attorney General in a delegation at the annual AMO Conference, noting that l...





Government Launches P3 Infrastructure Investment
2019-09-11 3:48:35 PM

Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure, Laurie Scott, today announced the Ministry’s annual Market Update , which confirms the Government’s plan to invest in public-private partnership (P3) infrastructure projects. Today’s investments amount to over $65 billion in civil, healt...





FCM Releases Report on Federal Gas Tax Fund
2019-09-11 11:21:13 AM

FCM (Federation of Canadian Municipalities) has released a report on the state of municipal finance in Canada and argues why the federal Gas Tax fund (GTF) is the “best fiscal tool available to local governments”. Some highlights of the report include: Among adv...





AMCTO Releases Third Edition of Issue at a Glance Series
2019-08-30 2:50:16 PM

In the context of the Attorney General recently opening consultations to reform the system, AMCTO has released a third edition of its briefing note series, Issue at a Glance , on Joint and Several Liability. The issues surrounding joint and several liability, its recent...





Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Seeking Municipal Cannabis Costs ...
2019-07-31 3:12:01 PM

With the help of CAMA (Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators), FCM is looking for assistance from municipalities to help inform their efforts on cannabis policy and advocacy once the federal government revisits the federal-municipal legalization agreement in Decemb...





OMERS Employer Training Resources
2019-07-30 2:09:55 PM

OMERS (the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System) has a number of professional training sessions and materials, which provides OMERS employers the opportunity to learn more about their OMERS pension plan. Training opportunities include online e-Learning modules and fac...





FCM Seeking Federal Gas Tax Fund to Permanently Double
2019-07-29 10:05:34 AM

Last week, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) called on every federal political party to commit to permanently doubling the value of the annual federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) transfer. To build off the momentum of 2019’s federal budget one-time doubling of GTF, FCM...





MAG Opens Consultations for Joint and Several Liability
2019-07-17 10:19:38 AM

Following the announcement at the end of January at the annual Rural Ontario Municipalities Association (ROMA) by Premier Doug Ford, the Ministry of the Attorney General for Ontario has opened up consultations on joint and several liability, insurance costs, and the affect ‘li...





Government Proposes Changes to Regulations Under the Development Charges Act
2019-07-16 3:52:48 PM

Schedule 3 of the recently passed Bill 108, More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 makes amendments to the Development Charges Act . The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is proposing additional regulations to prescribe matters, which the government says will help red...





New Regulations Proposed Related to Community Benefits Authority
2019-07-16 9:45:06 AM

The recently passed Bill 108, More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 , makes various amendments to a number of Acts, including Schedule 12 of the Planning Act . Additionally, the government is proposing several regulations to prescribe matters relating to the community benef...





 
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