AMCTO Policy Blog

Legislative and policy updates from Ontario's largest municipal professional association.
Premier Ford Announces Consultation on Joint and Several Liability
2019-01-31 1:55:07 PM

AMCTO is pleased that Premier Ford on Monday during the 2019 annual Rural Ontario Municipalities Association conference announced that his government is launching consultations on reforming joint and several liability.  Over the past several years AMCTO has been advocating...

AMCTO President Sits Down with Minister Clark 
2019-01-30 10:17:12 PM

On Tuesday, AMCTO President Angela Morgan sat down with the Honourable Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Steve Clark and both of his Parliamentary Assistants Christine Hogarth and Jim McDonell. President Morgan reiterated several key AMCTO priorities for the Minist...

AMCTO Releases 2019 Pre-Budget Submission
2019-01-21 2:37:19 PM

AMCTO is pleased to release its 2019 Pre-Budget Submission. With Ontario’s local governments under increasing pressure to respond to the growing number of demands and challenges in their communities, addressing such challenges will require prudent policy guidance from local g...

Provincial Committee Hears from AMO in Pre-Budget Consultation
2019-01-17 11:39:06 AM

The Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO) was one of almost 30 organizations on Tuesday that presented their pre-budget submission to the province’s Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs.  In his presentation Jamie McGarvey, AMO’s President, notably high...

Minister of MMAH Acts on Commitment to Reducing the Reporting Burden
2018-12-05 5:14:39 PM

AMCTO is pleased that Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Steve Clark has today sent out a letter to all Ontario municipalities stating his plan to address the reporting burden that is affecting the municipal sector. Minister Clark’s team will address these concerns ...

Premier Shuffles Cabinet
2018-11-05 10:44:35 AM

Today Premier Doug Ford announced a series of changes to his cabinet, prompted by the resignation of Jim Wilson as Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. The changes are as follows:  The Honourable Todd Smith, MPP for Bay of Quinte, who has been se...

Minister of Municipal Affairs Commits to Reducing Unnecessary Reporting
2018-08-21 8:29:45 PM

Today, during his address before the annual Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Steve Clark committed that the province would work with municipalities to reduce unnecessary reporting. Referring to it as a "missio...

AMCTO Responds to Announcement of The Better Local Government Act
2018-07-30 11:47:10 PM

Last week several municipal reforms with significant ramifications, were put forward by the Honourable Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Steve Clark. While we look forward to reviewing the upcoming legislation, the announcement and several aspe...

2018 Federal Budget Update
2018-02-28 12:12:04 PM

Yesterday Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled the 2018 federal budget . The federal government’s 2018 spending plan is full of commitments to improve gender equality and the lives of indigenous Canadians, while boosting Canada’s spending on science, technology, skills devel...

Federal Budget to be Unveiled on February 27
2018-02-16 12:17:54 PM

The federal government has announced that it will table its 2018 budget on Tuesday February 27th, 2018. As in the past AMCTO will provide updates and analysis following the release of the budget.  For more:  CBC, Liberals to unveil budget on Feb. 27 as Canada faces trade,...

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