AMCTO Policy Blog


Legislative and policy updates from Ontario's largest municipal professional association.
FAO Review of Ontario’s Municipal Infrastructure
2021-09-16 9:04:46 AM

The Financial Accountability Office of Ontario (FAO) has released a report that reviews the infrastructure assets owned by Ontario’s municipalities, estimates their current replacement value and condition and the costs to bring these assets into a state of good repair in 202...





Regulatory Registry Posting: Regulatory proposal under the Building Code Act,...
2021-09-13 5:09:31 PM

Under the Building Code Act, 1992 Consultation Timeline: September 8, 2021 - October 23, 2021 Ministry: Municipal Affairs and Housing Further details and to comment: https://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=38767&language=en The Ministry of Municip...





Ontario to Require Proof of Vaccination in Select Settings
2021-09-01 2:35:17 PM

The Government of Ontario announced today that it will require people to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status to access certain businesses and settings starting September 22, 2021. Ontarians will need to be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 da...





Update on Vital Statistics Act
2021-08-24 11:41:40 AM

The Office of the Registrar General (ORG) sent a memo on August 23, 2021 to Funeral Directors via the Bereavement Authority of Ontario regarding Coroner Investigators’ permanent authority to sign and copy Medical Certificates of Death. Effective August 18, 2021 changes to ...





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...





Ontario Appoints Special Advisor on Data Authority
2021-08-09 4:35:55 PM

The Provincial Government has appointed public data expert, Andy Best, to support the development of a Provincial Data Authority, first announced in Ontario’s Digital and Data Strategy in the spring. The Data Authority will be responsible for building modern data infrastru...





Update on Marriage Licence Services
2021-07-26 1:47:58 PM

The Ontario Registrar General (ORG) has sent a recent memo with important updates for Ontario Marriage Licence Issuers to be aware of.   Extended Validity Periods  As a follow up to their memo sent on  April 30, 2021 , the ORG is providing the end date for the third extende...





New Paper on AI and the Municipal Sector
2021-07-19 9:48:45 AM

StrategyCorp released a white paper on Artificial Intelligence and the municipal sector. Author, Michael Fenn, explores this "distributive technology" in the context of both disruption brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic wherein the municipal sector had to be agile and adap...





New IMFG Paper on User Fees
2021-07-15 8:42:03 AM

The Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance (IMFG) has released a paper reviewing user fees in Ontario. The authors, Almos Tassonyi and Harry Kitchen, discuss the potential creative uses of user fees as municipalities try to manage the financial impacts of COVID -19 and...





Regulatory Registry Posting: Proposed regulations under the Liquor Licence an...
2021-07-13 3:07:55 PM

There is an upcoming deadline for comment on new regulations under the  Liquor Licence and Control Act, 2019 Consultation Deadline: July 18 2021 Ministry: Finance Further details and to comment:  https://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view_posting.jsp;jsessionid=2Ah0t...





 
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