The proposed changes to the The Municipal Government Act (MGA) were developed through extensive public consultation, careful analysis of what we heard from Albertans, and collaborative work with key municipal partners. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the province-wide conversation about the future of municipalities in Alberta.

Modernized Municipal Government Act, 2016

The second round of amendments – Bill 21 – Modernized Municipal Government Act passed third reading December 6, 2016. The amendments have been categorized into three broad policy questions:

Read Bill 21, Modernized Municipal Government Act.

Municipal Government Amendment Act, 2015

The first round of amendments – Bill 20 – Municipal Government Amendment Act were passed by the Legislature March 2015.

News release

Modernized Municipal Government Act (May 31, 2016)

Amended Municipal Government Act (March 16, 2015)

Next steps

Municipal Affairs has posted a discussion paper on other modernizations that could potentially be made beyond the items contemplated in the MMGA.

The discussion paper will be available for Albertans to review and feedback can be provided through an on-line questionnaire until January 31, 2017.

Municipal Affairs will be posting the MGA Review related regulations for public review in early 2017 on our Get Involved page.


Contact us with the details.