AMCTO Policy Blog


Legislative and policy updates from Ontario's largest municipal professional association.
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...





Regulatory Registry Posting: Potential Changes to the Funeral, Burial and Cre...
2021-07-07 4:17:17 PM

Under the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002 Consultation timeline: June 25, 2021 – August 9, 2021 (45 days) Ministry: Government and Consumer Services Further details and to comment: https://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?language=en&postingId=3...





Regulatory Registry Posting: Modernizing Privacy in Ontario
2021-07-07 4:15:37 PM

Consultation Timeline: June 17, 2021 – August 3, 2021 (45 days) Ministry: Government and Consumer Services Further details and to comment: https://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=37468&language=en The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS...





Ontario Announces Move to Step Two of Reopening Plan
2021-06-24 3:04:41 PM

The Government announced today that the province will move into Step Two of its   Roadmap to Reopen  at 12:01 am on Wednesday June 30, 2021.   Step Two of the Reopening Plan focuses on the resumption of more outdoor activities and limited indoor services with small numbers o...





Premier Ford Announces Cabinet Shuffle
2021-06-18 3:39:19 PM

Today Premier Ford announced changes to Ontario’s Cabinet.   Of particular interest to AMCTO and our members, Minister Clark will be keeping his portfolio as Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. Minister Dunlop, who was leading the Code of Conduct Consultations becomes...





Ontario to Move to Step One of Reopening Plan
2021-06-08 9:59:07 AM

The Government announced yesterday that the Province will move into Step One of its   Roadmap to Reopen  at 12:01 am on Friday June 11, 2021.   Step One of the Reopening Plan focuses on resuming outdoor activities with smaller crowds where the risk of transmission is lower. ...





Ontario Stay-at-Home Order Expires, but Restrictions Remain
2021-06-01 7:47:14 PM

The Government confirmed today that the Stay-at-Home order will expire on June 2, 2021. All other public health and workplace measures will remain in place, including limiting indoor gatherings to households only and outdoor gatherings up to five people, subject to limited ex...





 
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