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The Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG) has recently released: A Seat at the Table: Municipalities and Intergovernmental Relations in Canada by Tomas Hachard exploring how Canada’s intergovernmental infrastructure could be reformed to include…
The Premier has visited Lt Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell and advised that parliament should be dissolved. Accepting this advice yesterday, the Lt Governor ordered that the election writs be drawn up and issued- as Steve Paikin has informed, writs are not dropped,…
The Ministry of Energy is accepting annual energy reports under O. Reg. 507/18. Reporting is for energy used in 2020 and due by July 1, 2022. Ministry hosted reporting webinars will be from 11am to 12pm on June 7 and 21. Email us for questions   
MPAC will be hosting “Enumeration Update – Product Canvassing, Data Products and Voters’ List Revisions”, a session for Clerks and Elections staff, as part of their commitment to support preparation for the upcoming 2022 municipal and school board elections. The MPAC…
Today Minister of Finance Peter Bethlenfalvy released the 2022 Budget: Ontario’s Plan to Build. The Budget has five pillars: Rebuilding Ontario’s Economy – creating jobs and building prosperity with investments across Ontario from the Ring of Fire to relocating…
There are two new mandatory policies that must be developed as the result of two pieces of legislation. A summary is available below and is applicable in certain situations.  Right to Disconnect On December 2 2021, Bill 27, the Working for Workers Act, 2021 …
On Thursday, April 7, 2022 Canadian Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland tabled Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow our Economy and Make Life More Affordable. The budget had 3 main pillars: Investments in people including housing, immigration,…
As a reminder with the Provincial Government announcement of its plan to gradually ease public health and workplace safety measures, remaining directives and orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act and the Reopening Ontario Act relevant…
The Ontario Registrar General (ORG) has sent a recent memo with important updates for Ontario Marriage License Issuers to be aware of. Extended Validity Periods Amendments made to the Marriage Act extend licences issued between: the first day, three months prior to the declared…
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has informed us that the updated guidance materials and forms for the 2022 municipal and school board elections are now online! The Ministry has launched a Municipal Elections Webpage with high-level information on the…
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