AMCTO Policy Blog

Legislative and policy updates from Ontario's largest municipal professional association.
Update on Marriage Licence Services
2021-05-04 9:49:36 AM

The Ontario Registrar General (ORG) has sent two recent memos with important updates for Ontario Marriage Licence Issuers to be aware of.   New Interim Tool  The ORG’s April 15, 2021 memo is regarding an interim tool developed by ServiceOntario for municipalities that are c...

Update on Marriage Licence Services
2021-03-22 9:16:53 AM

As a follow up to their memo sent on February 8, 2021 , the Ontario Registrar General (ORG) sent a memo on March 17, 2021 to Ontario Marriage Licence Issuers. Validity Period The second province-wide emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act decl...

Update on Marriage Licence Services
2021-02-10 1:20:06 PM

On February 8 2021, the Ontario Registrar General (ORG) sent a communication to Ontario Marriage Licence Issuers. Validity Period As you may be aware, amendments to the Marriage Act came into force in August 2020  which allowed for the extension of the marriage licence va...

AGCO Bulletin on Lottery Factory
2020-11-26 12:26:28 PM

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) released a bulletin as a result of a number of inquiries related to an online charitable raffle supplier.  AGCO clarified that The Lotto Factory (TLF Global Ltd.) is not currently registered by the AGCO as a Gaming-Related...

Call for Justices of the Peace
2020-09-14 3:10:44 PM

The Justices of the Peace Appointment Advisory Committee at the request of the Attorney General has made a call for applications for 44 Justices of the Peace positions. There are a number of vacancies across Ontario. Justices of the Peace are critical to the efficient funct...

Revised Communications from ORG re: Marriage Licence Updates
2020-08-05 4:43:17 PM

The Ontario Registrar General Office re-issued a communications to Ontario Marriage Licence Issuers on July 30th 2020 to clarify some information and provide additional guidance on replacement licences.  Extending validity of licenses issued during the COVID-19 pandemic for ...

New Reg: Administering Oath or Declaration Remotely
2020-08-04 4:14:16 PM

The Province has published O.Reg 431/20 under the Commissioners for Taking Affidavits Act.  As you may know, the Act was amended through Bill 190, COVID-19 Response and Reforms to Modernize Ontario Act, 2020  through which the Government made amendments to several pieces...

Regulation Changes – Liquor Delivery and Service on Licenced Boats
2020-07-20 11:12:15 AM

On July 16 th 2020, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario released two information bulletins on regulatory changes under the Liquor Licence Act (LLA). To assist the hospitality and tourism sector, amendments were made to Regulation 719 of the Act which allows Lice...

Communications From Deputy Registrar General on Marriage Licenses updates
2020-07-16 2:41:32 PM

Note: this post has been edited to fix a link. On July 13 th , the Deputy Ontario Registrar General sent two memos to Ontario Marriage license issuers:   The first memo was with regards to Provincial marriage license fees. As AMCTO posted about last week, Bill 197...

Communication from the Deputy Registrar General re: Death Registration
2020-07-08 4:36:04 PM

On July 6th, the Deputy Registrar General sent a memo to Ontario Division Registrars on the Submission of Death Registrations.   It was noted that the partnership between the Ontario Registrar General (ORG) and Ontario registrars has allowed this important service to conti...

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