Summer 2016 Tour

In late May 2016, the updated Municipal Government Amendment Act will be introduced in the legislature. Municipal Affairs will be travelling to 20 locations across Alberta in June and July to discuss the proposed changes to the MGA through public sessions.

The draft Bill will be available for your review once it has been introduced.

If you are unable to attend a session, an on-line questionnaire will be made available on this website in late May shortly after the draft Bill has been introduced.

Register for a Session

Everyone is welcome to drop in and attend the public sessions. To help us ensure that there is enough space for everyone, registration is encouraged, but it is not mandatory. Please provide your email address when registering so we can notify you if there are any changes to the venue and time. The registration site will close two weeks prior to each session, but, if you don’t have the opportunity to register, you are still welcome to attend.

Each session will include opening remarks from the Minister, a presentation on the MGA Review, a question and answer period with the Minister, and an open house to discuss the changes in more detail. Please see the draft Agenda.

Please share this event and spread the word so your colleagues and neighbours can express how the proposed MGA legislation will impact their lives and communities.

Privacy: The information you provide is being used for the purpose of administering event participation and its collection is authorized under Section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act. All information collected will be managed in accordance with the privacy provisions in the FOIP Act. Please contact MGA Review at mga.review@gov.ab.ca with any questions about the collection and use of this information.

Listing of Tour Communities

Where are we heading, and when? Select a location below for more information on date, time and venue location.

The public session in Two Hills will be held on:

The public session in Lac La Biche will be held on:

The public session in Athabasca will be held on:

The public session in Rocky Mountain House will be held on:

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The public session in Brooks will be held on:

The public session in Medicine Hat will be held on:

The public session in Lethbridge will be held on:

The public sessions provide 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.

Questions?

Contact us with the details.