Summer 2016 Tour

On May 31, 2016, the Modernized Municipal Government Act was introduced in the legislature. Municipal Affairs travelled to 20 locations across Alberta in June and July to discuss the proposed changes to the MGA through public sessions.

Thank you for providing your feedback on Bill 21 – Modernized Municipal Government Act. We are now reviewing and considering the inputs that we received during the tour and through our on-line questionnaire.

Public Sessions

Municipal Affairs hosted public sessions on the proposed changes to the MGA. Each session included a presentation on the MGA Review, a question and answer period, and an open house to discuss the changes in more detail. Please see the draft Agenda and the Presentation for more details on what was presented at each session.

 

Listing of Tour Communities

Where are did we go, and when?

The public session in Two Hills was held on:

  • Date: June 1, 2016
  • This tour session is now closed. Thank you for your participating in the Municipal Government Act Summer Tour. We encourage you to have your say by completing our online questionnaire which can be accessed from this webpage. All questionnaires must be submitted by Friday, July 29th, 2016.

The public session in Lac La Biche was held on:

  • Date: June 2, 2016
  • This tour session is now closed. Thank you for your participating in the Municipal Government Act Summer Tour. We encourage you to have your say by completing our online questionnaire which can be accessed from this webpage. All questionnaires must be submitted by Friday, July 29th, 2016.

The public session in Athabasca was held on:

  • Date: June 3, 2016
  • This tour session is now closed. Thank you for your participating in the Municipal Government Act Summer Tour. We encourage you to have your say by completing our online questionnaire which can be accessed from this webpage. All questionnaires must be submitted by Friday, July 29th, 2016.

The public session in Rocky Mountain House was held on:

  • Date: June 6, 2016
  • This tour session is now closed. Thank you for your participating in the Municipal Government Act Summer Tour. We encourage you to have your say by completing our online questionnaire which can be accessed from this webpage. All questionnaires must be submitted by Friday, July 29th, 2016.

The public session in Chestermere was held on:

  • Date: June 7, 2016
  • This tour session is now closed. Thank you for your participating in the Municipal Government Act Summer Tour. We encourage you to have your say by completing our online questionnaire which can be accessed from this webpage. All questionnaires must be submitted by Friday, July 29th, 2016.

The public session in Calgary was held on:

  • Date: June 8, 2016 
  • This tour session is now closed. Thank you for your participating in the Municipal Government Act Summer Tour. We encourage you to have your say by completing our online questionnaire which can be accessed from this webpage. All questionnaires must be submitted by Friday, July 29th, 2016.

The public session in Cochrane was held on:

  • Date: June 9, 2016
  • This tour session is now closed. Thank you for your participating in the Municipal Government Act Summer Tour. We encourage you to have your say by completing our online questionnaire which can be accessed from this webpage. All questionnaires must be submitted by Friday, July 29th, 2016.

The public session in Canmore was held on:

  • Date: June 10, 2016
  • This tour session is now closed. Thank you for your participating in the Municipal Government Act Summer Tour. We encourage you to have your say by completing our online questionnaire which can be accessed from this webpage. All questionnaires must be submitted by Friday, July 29th, 2016.

The public session in Edmonton was held on:

  • Session: Morning
  • Date: June 13, 2016
  • This tour session is now closed. Thank you for your participating in the Municipal Government Act Summer Tour. We encourage you to have your say by completing our online questionnaire which can be accessed from this webpage. All questionnaires must be submitted by Friday, July 29th, 2016.

 

  • Session: Afternoon
  • Date: June 13, 2016
  • This tour session is now closed. Thank you for your participating in the Municipal Government Act Summer Tour. We encourage you to have your say by completing our online questionnaire which can be accessed from this webpage. All questionnaires must be submitted by Friday, July 29th, 2016.

The public session in Hardisty was held on:

  • Date: June 14, 2016
  • This tour session is now closed. Thank you for your participating in the Municipal Government Act Summer Tour. We encourage you to have your say by completing our online questionnaire which can be accessed from this webpage. All questionnaires must be submitted by Friday, July 29th, 2016.

The public session in Hanna was held on:

  • Date: June 15, 2016
  • This tour session is now closed. Thank you for your participating in the Municipal Government Act Summer Tour. We encourage you to have your say by completing our online questionnaire which can be accessed from this webpage. All questionnaires must be submitted by Friday, July 29th, 2016.

The public session in Red Deer was held on:

  • Date: June 16, 2016
  • This tour session is now closed. Thank you for your participating in the Municipal Government Act Summer Tour. We encourage you to have your say by completing our online questionnaire which can be accessed from this webpage. All questionnaires must be submitted by Friday, July 29th, 2016.

The public session in High Prairie was held on:

  • Date: June 21, 2016
  • This tour session is now closed. Thank you for your participating in the Municipal Government Act Summer Tour. We encourage you to have your say by completing our online questionnaire which can be accessed from this webpage. All questionnaires must be submitted by Friday, July 29th, 2016.

The public session in Peace River was held on:

  • Date: June 22, 2016
  • This tour session is now closed. Thank you for your participating in the Municipal Government Act Summer Tour. We encourage you to have your say by completing our online questionnaire which can be accessed from this webpage. All questionnaires must be submitted by Friday, July 29th, 2016.

The public session in Grande Prairie was held on:

  • Date: June 23, 2016
  • This tour session is now closed. Thank you for your participating in the Municipal Government Act Summer Tour. We encourage you to have your say by completing our online questionnaire which can be accessed from this webpage. All questionnaires must be submitted by Friday, July 29th, 2016.

The public session in Hinton was held on:

  • Date: June 27, 2016
  • This tour session is now closed. Thank you for your participating in the Municipal Government Act Summer Tour. We encourage you to have your say by completing our online questionnaire which can be accessed from this webpage. All questionnaires must be submitted by Friday, July 29th, 2016.

The public session in Whitecourt was held on:

  • Date: June 28, 2016
  • This tour session is now closed. Thank you for your participating in the Municipal Government Act Summer Tour. We encourage you to have your say by completing our online questionnaire which can be accessed from this webpage. All questionnaires must be submitted by Friday, July 29th, 2016.

The public session in Brooks was held on:

  • Date: July 13, 2016
  • This tour session is now closed. Thank you for your participating in the Municipal Government Act Summer Tour. We encourage you to have your say by completing our online questionnaire which can be accessed from this webpage. All questionnaires must be submitted by Friday, July 29th, 2016.

The public session in Medicine Hat was held on:

  • Date: July 14, 2016
  • This tour session is now closed. Thank you for your participating in the Municipal Government Act Summer Tour. We encourage you to have your say by completing our online questionnaire which can be accessed from this webpage. All questionnaires must be submitted by Friday, July 29th, 2016.

The public session in Lethbridge was held on:

  • Date: July 15, 2016
  • This tour session is now closed. Thank you for your participating in the Municipal Government Act Summer Tour. We encourage you to have your say by completing our online questionnaire which can be accessed from this webpage. All questionnaires must be submitted by Friday, July 29th, 2016.

The public sessions provided Albertans with the opportunity to review the proposed amendments and provide their feedback before the Legislature will complete debate of the bill during the fall sitting. All changes to the MGA, including regulations, will be proclaimed before municipal elections in fall 2017.

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Previous province-wide conversation (2014)

Alberta’s Municipal Government Act (MGA) defines the way municipalities operate, including the services they offer, how they raise funds and more. The current MGA was introduced in the mid-1990s and was considered a model for municipal legislation in Canada. However, after nearly 20 years, it was determined the MGA should be revisited in order to meet the changing needs of Alberta’s communities.

From the beginning of February 2014 to the end of April 2014, our MGA Review team held face-to-face stakeholder consultations in 11 communities across the province. We also received input through the MGA Review Workbook during January to April, and written submissions during January to June 2014.

What We Heard documents were prepared and include the comments and opinions of participants, and present an overall picture of what we heard from Albertans during public consultation between January and June 2014. The What We Heard documents reflect feedback and ideas brought forward through the consultation sessions, workbook, and written submissions.

Key dates

Spring 2016: The government introduced Bill 21 – the Modernized Municipal Government Act in the Legislature to propose the final round of amendments to the MGA.

Summer 2016: All Albertans had an opportunity to review the proposed amendment Bill and provide feedback during the Summer Tour.

Fall 2016: The Legislature will complete debate of the bill, including any amendments arising from feedback received from Albertans.

Fall 2017: All changes to the MGA, including regulations, will be proclaimed before municipal elections in fall 2017.

Questions?

Contact us with the details.