AMCTO Policy Blog


Legislative and policy updates from Ontario's largest voluntary association of local government professionals
Bill 213: Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2020 (reducing regulat...
2020-10-07 3:03:00 PM

On October 6 th , the Province introduced Bill 213, Better for People, Smarter for Business Act , 2020 . Some of what is being proposed here and in accompanying regulations appears to go beyond removing regulatory roadblocks and red tape that the Government has portrayed as ...





New Resource Page: Proxy Voting For Members of Council
2020-10-06 10:27:22 AM

A few weeks back, we had some of our #MunicipalExperts take part in a #LocalGovTalks webinar. The webinar on E-Meetings and Proxy Voting discussed new amendments made to the Municipal Act, 2001 and City of Toronto Act, 2006 through Bill 197, The COVID-19 Economic Recover...





COVID-19 Update: Face Coverings and Additional Health Measures
2020-10-06 9:13:21 AM

On Friday, October 2nd, the Province announced additional measures to help stop the spread of COVID-19. While a number of municipalities have mandatory mask by-laws , the Province has made amendments O. Reg 364/20  (Rules for Areas in Stage 3 under the  Reopening Ontario...





Advocacy Update: Bill 204 Receives Royal Assent - the Municipal Voters' List
2020-10-01 4:34:45 PM

Bill 204, Helping Tenants and Small Businesses Act , 2020 received Royal Assent today which makes the bill law. The Act amends various other pieces of legislation to create a a single registry of electors for municipal and provincial elections. The changes take effect Ja...





COVID-19 Updates: Pre-Screening and Province's Plan for the Second Wave
2020-10-01 10:14:46 AM

Note: this blog post has been edited to include clarification of the below update on pre-screening.  It has been a particularly busy and newsworthy couple of weeks! And it's October already! We hope everyone is managing well and taking care of themselves. Here are a co...





Ontario Fall Pre Budget Submission Process is Open
2020-09-30 1:28:22 PM

As you may be aware, the Province of Ontario has indicated that it will deliver a Fall Budget no later than November 15th 2020. This is a bit of a different process than normal, as we usually expect a Fall Economic Statement at this time of year. Also known as FES (pronounced ...





MPAC Decision on 2021 Municipal Levy
2020-09-24 2:34:13 PM

In consultation with MPAC’s Municipal Liaison Group, MPAC has reviewed its priorities, strategies and approaches to delivering services and supports to municipalities and property owners. As a result, and in direct recognition that the pandemic has caused municipalities a numb...





2020 Federal Speech From the Throne
2020-09-24 11:30:01 AM

On September 23, 2020, the House of Commons returned for a new session after prorogation and began with a Speech from the Throne which is the 150th since Confederation according to CBC News .  2020 Federal Throne Speech The  throne speech focused  on four pillars. Some ...





Reg. Registry & EBR Regulation Consultation: Proposal under Ontario Heritage Act
2020-09-23 9:25:24 AM

The Province is proposing a new regulation under the Ontario Heritage Act (OHA) associated with amendments made through the  More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 .  Consultation Timeline: September 21, 2020 - November 5, 2020 (45 days) Ministry: Ministry of Heritage, Sport...





Advocacy Update: AMCTO members claim small victory towards efforts to update ...
2020-09-21 10:02:03 AM

The Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO) is pleased with the Province’s  announcement  regarding the introduction of legislation that would create a single register of voters for municipal and provincial elections to take effect January 1...





 
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