AMCTO Policy Blog


Legislative and policy updates from Ontario's largest voluntary association of local government professionals
OMERS Plan Changes
2020-06-24 4:27:09 PM

And...we are back!   We are gearing up to be a bit more regular in the next while, so bear with us!    In the meantime, we would like to share some news from our friends at OMERS.   As part of their 2020 Plan Review, the OMERS Sponsors Corporation Board made severa...





Ontario Launches Consultations on new Public Sector Benefits Pooling Model
2019-10-11 2:30:52 PM

The Ontario government intends to begin consultations on benefits pooling for the broader public sector later this year. Since the passage of the Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act in April, the government has consulted with broader pu...





Updated 2018 Municipal Councillor’s Guide Now Available
2018-12-03 5:12:31 PM

The updated 2018 municipal councillor’s guide is now available to help new and returning councillors and clerks meet their responsibilities to the people of their community. The Municipal Councillor’s Guide is intended to give a summary of the role of council and the councill...





Update on OMERS Comprehensive Plan Review
2018-11-22 9:26:48 AM

On November 15, following a review of its Comprehensive Plan, the Board of Directors of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) Sponsors Corporation (SC) voted in favour of the following proposed changes:    Eliminate the current 35-year cap for c...





Government Scraps Elements of Bill 148
2018-10-24 2:16:47 PM

This week the government announced that it would repeal elements of Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces Better Jobs Act , passed by the previous government. Specifically, the government announced that it will maintain Ontario's minimum wage at $14 per hour (until 2020 when increase...





FCM Launches New Staff Salary Granting Program
2018-04-09 2:34:56 PM

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), in partnership with the Government of Canada, has launched a new funding program that will provide grants for municipalities to hire staff working on climate change. Specifically, the program will provide grants of up to $125,0...





AMCTO Releases New Research on Municipal Council Compensation
2018-04-04 3:05:53 PM

AMCTO is pleased to release its latest research Report on Municipal Council Compensation in Ontario. The research stems from a survey of municipaliteis that was designed to gain a better understanding of how municipalities compensate their councils, create a resource for munic...





Ontario Introduces Pay Equity Legislation
2018-03-08 9:00:00 AM

The government of Ontario has introduced new legislation that would require certain employers to track and publish information about compensation in their organizations, with the goal of improving pay equity. Specifically, Ontario's legislation would:  Require public...





MOL Consulting on Proposed Health and Safety Regulation
2018-02-08 6:08:01 PM

The Ministry of Labour (MOL) is currently seeking feedback on a proposed regulation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act . The proposed regulation would:  Update existing requirements regarding guardrails, fall protection, protection against drowning, signal...





Bill 148 Passes Third Reading
2017-11-23 4:55:09 PM

Bill 148 the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, has passed third reading and will now become law. The legislation will raise Ontario's minimum wage to $15, mandate equal pay for part-time, temporary, casual and seasonal work, and extend personal emergency leave for all employ...





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