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March 26, 2019
Message from AUMA President Barry Morishita We’re into the second week of the provincial election campaign and I hope all of you are taking advantage of every opportunity to raise the issues of equitable infrastructure funding, cannabis revenue, and...
March 26, 2019
Earlier this month, the Minister of Municipal Affairs approved the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA) Deficit Elimination Transitional Regulation regarding deficits carried over from the 2017 general election and by-elections. Recent amendments...
March 26, 2019
AUMA announced in January that Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Corporation (AGLCC) would be consulting with municipalities on the charitable gaming model and broader stakeholders in the spring of 2019. The first phase is now complete which...
March 20, 2019
Getting municipal issues front and centre of the election candidates is of primary importance for AUMA. The three issues AUMA wants addressed by provincial candidates are equitable infrastructure funding; a fair share of cannabis revenue; and...

AMSC Business News

March 26, 2019
Joe Rau is the Asset Management Co-ordinator for the Town of Canmore. His experience working at a major infrastructure engineering consultancy and the City of Edmonton means he knows a thing or two about construction management. For example, Joe...
March 20, 2019
Dan Howarth, Insurance & Risk Management Advisor for the City of Spruce Grove would like AUMA members to remember one thing about AMSC’s Owner Controlled Insurance Program (OCIP): “Depending on the nature of the project, OCIP can bring...
March 13, 2019
On March 7, 2019, AUMA’s Executive Committee had the chance to discuss priority issues with two federal Elected Officials: Amarjeet Sohi, MP for Edmonton Millwoods and Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Matt Jeneroux. MP Edmonton...
February 27, 2019
In December, AUMA updated members on our work to secure a new infrastructure funding agreement to replace the Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI). Since then, AUMA and the Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) have collaborated in active...

The AUMA Community

March 26, 2019
Welcome to the new AUMA/AMSC Digest! Our revitalized Digest is part of our ongoing efforts to bring our members valuable and high-quality information. We have designed Digest to make it easier to find what you want to know: Updates on our priority...
March 13, 2019
Since 2017, Canadians can indicate a gender other than male or female when applying for a passport. Likewise, many provinces offer a gender-neutral choice for identification documents such as driver’s licenses and health cards. Being inclusive of...
March 13, 2019
Communities across Canada are at risk of social fragmentation and instability resulting from acts of discrimination towards individuals or groups based on race, ethnicity, national origin or other social identities. To counter this and to celebrate...
March 7, 2019
AUMA and RMA have partnered with FCM to host the “Toward Parity to Encourage Women’s Involvement in Municipal Politics” webinar.  One of the Policy Advisors in AUMA’s Policy and Advocacy team shared a bit more about the webinar and why AUMA members...