AMCTO Policy Blog


Legislative and policy updates from Ontario's largest voluntary association of local government professionals
Private Members' Bill on Ranked Ballots
2020-11-18 9:11:14 AM

On November 17th, one day after  Bill 218: Supporting Ontario's Recovery and Municipal Elections Act passed third reading , MPP Mitzie Hunter introduced a Private Members' Bill (PMB), Bill 232: Local Choice for Local Elections Act . The Bill proposes to amend the ...





Advocacy Update: Bill 218
2020-11-16 1:52:09 PM

Update: As of November 20, 2020, Bill 218:  Supporting Ontario's Recovery and Municipal Elections Act  has received Royal Assent. On November 16th, Bill 218: Supporting Ontario's Recovery and Municipal Elections Act , passed third reading  after it had underwent brief st...





Budget Bill: 229: Protect, Support and Recover From COVID-19 Act
2020-11-13 1:38:21 PM

We have  already blogged  about several measures announced as part of the Fall 2020 Budget. This post will focus on  Bill 229: Protect, Support and Recover from COVID-19 Act (Budget Measures), 2020,  which contains 44 Schedules that would make amendments to several Acts.   S...





Bill 218: Supporting Ontario's Recovery and Municipal Elections Act, 2020
2020-10-20 5:45:06 PM

On October 20th, 2020, the Government introduced  Bill 218:  Supporting Ontario's Recovery and Municipal Elections Act, 2020 ,   which would "provide liability protection for workers, volunteers and organizations that make an honest effort to follow public health guidelines a...





Regulatory Registry Posting: Limiting Municipalities from Regulating Noise
2020-10-08 10:34:03 AM

Under Bill 215, Main Street Recovery Act , 2020 Consultation Timeline: October 7 2020 - November 21 2020 (45 days) Ministry: Municipal Affairs and Housing Further details and to comment:  https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/019-2514    As noted in this blog post , throu...





Bill 215: Main Street Recovery Act, 2020
2020-10-07 4:21:56 PM

*Note: this post has been edited to make more direct links to a post on EBR consultation on matters related to this bill. On October 7 2020, the Province introduced Bill 215, Main Street Recovery Act, 2020 which forms part of Ontario’s Main Street Recovery Plan mean...





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...





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...





Ontario Legislature Rises for the Summer
2020-07-27 12:45:33 PM

The Ontario Legislature rose for the summer on July 21 st and is expected to resume September 14th, 2020. A busy few months with various COVID related measures put in place, the following government bills were passed and received Royal Assent before the Legislature rose: ...





 
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