AMCTO Policy Blog


Legislative and policy updates from Ontario's largest municipal professional association.
Update from AGCO re New Gaming Opportunities
2021-12-03 11:42:00 AM

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has announced two new gaming opportunities as part of the Government’s effort to support community initiatives: a Progressive Jackpot Raffle and A Social Gaming Licence. Progressive Jackpot Raffle The Government is introd...





Craft Beer Sales Permitted at Farmer's Markets
2021-10-15 1:20:19 PM

As previously announced in the 2021 Ontario budget, the Province is allowing eligible local brewers to sell their products at farmers’ markets making it so that craft beer can now be sold alongside eligible wines, distilled spirits and ciders. Licensed eligible brewers must...





Ontario Launches Verify Ontario App
2021-10-15 12:20:14 PM

On October 15 th , the Province announced the launch Verify Ontario App , billed as a temporary measure, which will be used by businesses and organizations to verify proof of vaccine through the scanning of a QR Code. The App is being made available for businesses and organiz...





Ontario to Require Proof of Vaccination in Select Settings
2021-09-01 2:35:17 PM

The Government of Ontario announced today that it will require people to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status to access certain businesses and settings starting September 22, 2021. Ontarians will need to be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 da...





Update on Vital Statistics Act
2021-08-24 11:41:40 AM

The Office of the Registrar General (ORG) sent a memo on August 23, 2021 to Funeral Directors via the Bereavement Authority of Ontario regarding Coroner Investigators’ permanent authority to sign and copy Medical Certificates of Death. Effective August 18, 2021 changes to ...





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...





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...





Update on Marriage Licence Services
2021-05-04 9:49:36 AM

The Ontario Registrar General (ORG) has sent two recent memos with important updates for Ontario Marriage Licence Issuers to be aware of.   New Interim Tool  The ORG’s April 15, 2021 memo is regarding an interim tool developed by ServiceOntario for municipalities that are c...





Update on Marriage Licence Services
2021-03-22 9:16:53 AM

As a follow up to their memo sent on February 8, 2021 , the Ontario Registrar General (ORG) sent a memo on March 17, 2021 to Ontario Marriage Licence Issuers. Validity Period The second province-wide emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act decl...





Update on Marriage Licence Services
2021-02-10 1:20:06 PM

On February 8 2021, the Ontario Registrar General (ORG) sent a communication to Ontario Marriage Licence Issuers. Validity Period As you may be aware, amendments to the Marriage Act came into force in August 2020  which allowed for the extension of the marriage licence va...





 
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