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AUMA and the MGA Review

The MGA Review Process

The Municipal Government Act (MGA) review, which resulted in significant amendments being proclaimed in 2017, was a decade-long process that included extensive municipal involvement, and the development of a number of regulations that set out the details for how the updated MGA was to be implemented. Prior to this review process, the MGA had not been reviewed since 1995.

Fgure 1: MGA Review Process

AUMA took a leading role in presenting municipal needs throughout the review process. Our work included:

  • Developing detailed background reports;
  • Engaging members at Conventions, Mayors’ Caucuses, Municipal Leaders’ Caucuses, and other events;
  • Forming a steering committee with municipal experts;
  • Participating on provincial engagement committees;
  • Developing major submissions to the Minister of Municipal Affairs; and
  • Analyzing and responding to proposed legislative and regulatory changes.

The following sections provide links to AUMA’s submissions on the review process, our analysis of legislative and regulatory amendments and member sponsored resolutions related to the MGA.

Key AUMA Submissions

AUMA made a number of formal submissions throughout the MGA review process and is continuing to advocate for further changes that are required to the Act and related regulations. These submissions included broad statements setting out the principles for legislative changes, in-depth recommendations on specific policy issues, responses to proposed changes, and joint submissions with other associations.

2018

2017

2016

2015

2010 - 2015

AUMA Analyses of MGA Changes

2017

2016

AUMA Member Resolutions

One of the key ways AUMA gets direction from members is through resolutions passed each year at the annual AUMA Convention. Given the importance of the MGA review process, a number of resolutions have been passed relating to changes to the Act and related regulations. Click here to view all resolutions presented at AUMA Conventions.

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011