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Legislative and policy updates from Ontario's largest voluntary association of local government professionals
Proposals to Amend Standards and Regulation under the Aggregate Resources Act
2020-02-19 11:47:43 AM

As a result of recent changes in Bill 132, Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2019, the Ontario government is proposing regulatory changes under the Aggregate Resources Act and its Provincial Standards. The government says these changes are proposed to modern...





Ontario Launches Consultations on Cannabis Business Opportunities
2020-02-10 3:26:05 PM

Ontario's Attorney General, Doug Downey, yesterday announced online consultations to help inform potential new cannabis-related business opportunities in the province.   The government is specifically seeking feedback on the facilitation the sale of cannabis for consumptio...





City of Toronto to Collect 20 Year Old Traffic Fines in New Debt Collection S...
2020-01-29 10:42:37 AM

The City of Toronto’s Council has approved a suggestion from staff to hire two collection agencies that specialize in locating debtors with traffic fines that are more than 20 years old. City officials say that such fines could total more than $100 million. This debt colle...





Government Announces Consultations on OPP Detachment Boards Compositions
2020-01-16 3:14:03 PM

Ontario’s Solicitor General, Sylvia Jones, has written to all Heads of Council to announce consultations on regulations that will support the establishment of new OPP detachment boards. This regulations are as a result of the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019 that is ...





Ontario Opening Cannabis Stores to Market
2019-12-16 1:59:09 PM

As AMCTO initially reported, the Ontario government will be moving away from the lottery system and open retail stores to the market. As part of this move, the government has amended Regulation 478/18 under the  Cannabis License Act, 2018 and include the following changes...





Government Expands the Hours of Sale and Service of Alcohol in Airports
2019-12-12 3:52:59 PM

The Ontario government has amended Regulation 719 (Licenses to Sell Liquor) under the Liquor License Act (LLA) to allow the sale and service of liquor at certain airports in Ontario for 24 hours a day and seven days a week. This change will be effective December 12 th , 201...





Municipal Enforcement of School Speed Limits Through Photo Radar Now In Effect
2019-12-04 10:04:42 AM

As of December 1 st , Ontario’s municipal governments can choose to enforce speed limits in school and community safety zones through the use of automated speed enforcement (ASE) technology. ASE technology, or more commonly referred to as photo radar, will be governed by a...





Ontario Retail Cannabis Stores to Move to Open Market System Instead of Lottery
2019-11-22 11:25:35 AM

Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced that the province’s cannabis retail stores will be opened up to the market and move away from its initial lottery system. While Premier Ford did not specify how many stores will be opened, he did indicate they will open in the New Year. ...





AGCO Approves Two New Break Open Ticket Types
2019-11-20 10:32:37 AM

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has approved two new break open ticket types (BN31 and SP44) that includes unique expense maximums. The unique expense maximums are not available to existing ticket types. The tickets were developed by the charitable gami...





Attorney General Proposing to Extend Hours of Alcohol Sale and Service in Air...
2019-10-29 9:27:54 AM

Ontario’s Ministry of the Attorney General is proposing a change to Regulation 719 of the Liquor License Act to allow alcohol to be sold and served at licensed establishments in the post-security area of certain airports 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The current hou...





 
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