Summer 2016 Tour

On May 31, 2016, the Modernized Municipal Government Act was 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.

Please provide your feedback on Bill 21 – Modernized Municipal Government Act, by completing our on-line questionnaire. All questionnaires must be completed by July 29, 2016.

Register for a Session

Municipal Affairs is hosting public sessions on the proposed changes to the MGA. Everyone is welcome to attend the public sessions. To help us ensure that there is enough space for everyone, registration is encouraged, but it is not mandatory. However, in some locations we have reached the maximum numbers through registration for the venue capacity and, as a result, we will not be able to accommodate non-registered walk-up attendees (these locations have been marked Sold Out). At this time, drop-ins are welcome in all other locations. Please do continue to check our website as registration numbers are updated regularly.

Each session will include 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 that is being presented at each session.

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 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:

  • Date: June 1, 2016
  • Time: 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Venue: Centennial Hall – 5300 45 Avenue
  • 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 will be held on:

  • Date: June 2, 2016
  • Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
  • Venue: Agricultural Society Building – 13412 Highway 881
  • 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 will be held on:

  • Date: June 3, 2016
  • Time: 9:00 am – 11:30 am
  • Venue: Athabasca Regional Multiplex – 2 University Drive
  • 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 will be held on:

  • Date: June 6, 2016
  • Time: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Venue: Lou Soppit Community Centre – 4733 54 Avenue
  • 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 will be held on:

  • Date: June 7, 2016
  • Time: 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Venue: Camp Chestermere – 1041 East Lakeview Road
  • 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 will be held on:

  • Date: June 8, 2016 
  • Time: 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Venue: Carriage House Inn – 9030 Macleod Trail South
  • 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 will be held on:

  • Date: June 9, 2016
  • Time: 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Venue: Cochrane RancheHouse – 101 RancheHouse Road
  • 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 will be held on:

  • Date: June 10, 2016
  • Time: 9:00 am – 11:30 am
  • Venue: Grande Rockies Resort – 901 Mountain Street
  • 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 will be held on:

  • Session: Morning
  • Date: June 13, 2016
  • Time: 8:30 am – 11:00 am
  • Venue: Chateau Louis Hotel and Conference Centre – 11727 Kingsway NW
  • 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
  • Time: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Venue: Chateau Louis Hotel and Conference Centre – 11727 Kingsway NW
  • 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 will be held on:

  • Date: June 14, 2016
  • Time: 9:00 am – 11:30 am
  • Venue: Hardisty Community Hall – 4807 49 Street
  • 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 will be held on:

  • Date: June 15, 2016
  • Time: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Venue: Hanna Legion – 224 2 Avenue W
  • 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 will be held on:

  • Date: June 16, 2016
  • Time: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Venue: Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society: Festival Hall, 4214 – 58 Street
  • 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 will be held on:

  • Date: June 21, 2016
  • Time: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Venue: Elks Town Hall – 5211 49 Street
  • 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 will be held on:

  • Date: June 22, 2016
  • Time: 9:00 am – 11:30 am
  • Venue: Chateau Nova Peace River – 10010 – 74 Street
  • 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 will be held on:

  • Date: June 23, 2016
  • Time: 9:00 am – 11:30 am
  • Venue: Pomeroy Hotel – 11633 100 Street
  • 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 will be held on:

  • Date: June 27, 2016
  • Time: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Venue: Hinton Community Centre – 965 Switzer Drive
  • 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 will be held on:

  • Date: June 28, 2016
  • Time: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Venue: St. Joseph’s Parish Hall – 5540 Mink Creek Road
  • 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 will be held on:

The public session in Medicine Hat will be held on:

The public session in Lethbridge will be held on:

  • Date: July 15, 2016 SOLD OUT!
  • Time: 8:30 am – 11:00 am
  • Venue: Lethbridge Lodge Hotel and Conference Centre – 320 Scenic Drive S
  • Thank you for your interest in the Municipal Government Act Summer Tour. This tour session is now sold out. Please chose an alternate tour stop from the listing of locations provided. We also 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 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.

Key dates

Spring 2016: The government will introduce a bill in the Legislature to propose the final round of amendments to the MGA.

Summer 2016: All Albertans will all have 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.