AMCTO Policy Blog


Legislative and policy updates from Ontario's largest municipal professional association.
Premier Ford Appoints Cabinet
2022-06-29 9:24:25 AM

On Friday, June 24 th , Premier Ford unveiled his new cabinet, keeping many existing members, appointing some returning caucus members to cabinet for the first time, and rewarding some of the newest MPPs. Of particular interest to AMCTO and the municipal sector are the foll...





Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario’s 2021 Annual Report
2022-06-22 10:32:09 AM

The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) released it’s 2021 Annual Report, Access and Privacy: Cornerstones of a Digital Ontario , on June 14, 2022. The report provides a snapshot of notable activities, initiatives and recommendations from the past year. I...





IMFG Paper on Municipalities and Intergovernmental Relations
2022-05-24 1:58:05 PM

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 municipalities....





Ontario Election Called for June 2nd
2022-05-04 10:01:02 AM

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 , despite t...





Broader Public Sector Energy Reporting for 2022
2022-05-02 1:51:22 PM

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 . For questions, email BPSsupport@ontar...





Ontario Releases 2022 Budget
2022-04-28 5:02:37 PM

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 WS...





MPAC Municipal Webinar on Enumeration
2022-04-28 10:33:33 AM

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 Enumer...





New Mandatory Policies for Right to Disconnect and Electronic Monitoring in t...
2022-04-26 12:21:31 PM

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 received Ro...





2022 Federal Budget
2022-04-12 2:07:33 PM

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, reconc...





Ontario Ending Several Orders Affecting Municipalities
2022-04-07 9:52:37 AM

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 to municipali...





 
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