Approved Changes to the MGA

An Act to Strengthen Municipal Government (ASMG), 2017

The third round of amendments – Bill 8 – An Act to Strengthen Municipal Government was passed by the Legislature in May 2017.

An Act to Strengthen Municipal Government (ASMG) contains changes to the Municipal Government Act (MGA) that were developed through careful analysis of the feedback received from Albertans on the Continuing the Conversation discussion paper and collaborative work with key municipal partners. Thank you to everyone who contributed thoughtful feedback and written submissions on the discussion paper topics.

Modernized Municipal Government Act (MMGA), 2016

The second round of amendments – Bill 21 – Modernized Municipal Government Act was passed by the Legislature December 2016.

Municipal Government Amendment Act (MGAA), 2015

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

These changes 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 included in the MGAA, MMGA and ASMG have been categorized into three broad policy questions:

News release

Modernized Municipal Government Act (May 31, 2016)

Amended Municipal Government Act (March 16, 2015)

Next steps

All MGA related regulations were reviewed to support a modernized MGA and to ensure alignment with the amendments approved by the legislature in 2015 and 2016. Drafts of the reviewed regulations are being posted for public review and comment in several groupings.

Feedback on the first grouping of MGA Review related draft regulations was collected from Albertans between January 31, 2017 and March 31, 2017.

Feedback on the second grouping of MGA Review related draft regulations collected from Albertans between July 24, 2017 and September 22, 2017.

All amendments to the MGA  will be complete and come into force prior to Fall 2017.

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