Where the Municipal Government Act (MGA) sets out overarching powers and responsibilities for municipalities, regulations provide details as to how the Act will be implemented in practice. The MGA review process involved the review and creation of a number of regulations. AUMA prioritized these regulations for municipal impact and provided detailed input on key changes. This process involved extensive opportunities for member input, including engagement through a CAO working group, AUMA committees, and direct emails to members soliciting comments.
From advocating on evolving legislation to well-managed boards, we take a structured and strategic approach to change.
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Bill 20: Municipal Government Amendment Act
The MGA Review process
The Municipal Government Act (MGA) review was decade-long process that included extensive municipal involvement, legislative amendments through a number of Acts, and the development of a number of regulations that set out the details for how the MGA will be implemented. Prior to this review process, the MGA had not been reviewed since 1995.
Figure 1: MGA Review Process
With the support of Municipal Affairs, AUMA and the Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) are collaborating to develop change management resources to support municipalities in implementing new requirements under the revised Municipal Government Act (MGA).
Based on input from members, the first tools that AUMA and RMA have developed focus on new intermunicipal collaboration, code of conduct and public participation requirements.
Cannabis is now legal
In Alberta, the following rules apply: