AMCTO Policy Blog


Legislative and policy updates from Ontario's largest voluntary association of local government professionals
2021 OMPF announcement
2020-10-30 10:47:35 AM

Check your inboxes folks. In keeping with the commitment made by the premier at the 2020 AMO Conference , on October 29th, the Province confirmed the maintenance of its $500 million funding envelope for the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF) for 2021. In 2021, the...





Ontario Launches ICIP Resiliency Stream
2020-10-29 10:53:17 AM

On October 28th, 2020, the Province launched Ontario’s COVID-19 Resiliency Stream which provides funding for certain infrastructure projects for municipalities as well as education and long-term care through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) . This mu...





Fall Budget Date will be November 5th
2020-10-26 1:21:05 PM

On Monday, October 26th, the Government announced that the Ontario Budget will be released on Thursday, November 5th 2020. This budget will have a three year outlook and include possible scenarios for what the Province might face going forward. The focus of the budget wil...





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...





New EBR Posting: Proposal for Producers to Manage Blue Bin Programs
2020-10-19 3:03:31 PM

The Province is  proposing a new regulation  under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016  Consultation Timeline: October 19, 2020 - December 3, 2020 (45 days) Ministry: Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks Further details and to comment: ...





Ontario Releases Ontario Onwards Action Plan to improve government service de...
2020-10-19 2:26:29 PM

On October 19, 2020, the Ontario government released its highly anticipated  Ontario Onwards:   Ontario's COVID-19 Action Plan for a People-Focused Government , which aims to improve government services in a way that is customer-focused, digital and data-driven. The Actio...





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...





EBR Posting Related to Bill 213
2020-10-08 9:16:53 AM

An EBR posting related to Bill 213   was posted October 6th related to a proposal to require municipal council support for new and increased bottle water takings. Under Ontario Water Resources Act and relates proposals from Bill 213 Consultation Timeline: October 6 2020 ...





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 ...





 
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