Bill 20 - Spring 2015
Bill 20 includes issues that received broad support from the rural and urban municipal associations, the cities of Calgary and Edmonton, and business and industry associations representing key economic sectors. The changes included in Bill 20 fall under four broad categories:
- Enhancing municipal accountability
- Enabling more efficient municipal operations
- Enhancing municipal viability
- Strengthening municipal and intermunicipal planning
Bill 20 also approved legislative amendments to address emerging issues, as well as housekeeping matters to update minor items such as definitions, references, and terminology.
Some of these changes to the MGA in Bill 20 will take effect when they are proclaimed to become law, and others will first require development of a regulation. Check the specific policy changes in this section to see the next steps for each amendment.