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 in 2014 about the future of municipalities in Alberta, and to those who provided feedback on the draft legislation during the summer 2016 tour.

The legislative amendments that are included in the two amendment Bills have been categorized into three broad policy questions:

Modernized Municipal Government Act, 2016

The second round of amendments – Bill 21 –  Modernized Municipal Government Act (MMGA) were passed by the Legislature December 2016.

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 feedback on the discussion paper collected from Albertans between November 2016 and January 2017 will be used to inform potential amendments to the MGA for Spring 2017.

The first grouping of MGA Review related draft regulations have been posted for public review.  To view the draft regulations and provide feedback please visit the Regulations Review page. This first round of draft regulations will be available for Albertans to provide feedback on until March 31, 2017.

Questions?

Contact us with the details.