Legislature voted to pass Bill 21, the Modernized Municipal Government Act.

A message from Hon. Danielle Larivee, Minister of Municipal Affairs, to share the latest information on the MGA Review.
December 6th, 2016

We have reached a major milestone in the MGA Review. This morning the Legislature voted to pass Bill 21, the Modernized Municipal Government Act. I was proud to support the many amendments you made stronger and more effective with your input. By approving these changes, we have taken a big step forward in our work to produce an effective and forward-looking Municipal Government Act that will serve Alberta communities well into the future. Here are more details about what was passed by the Legislature today:

I am very pleased by how comprehensive, transparent, accessible, and robust the consultation on the MGA has been so far, and will continue to be as we continue the conversation on the discussion paper and regulations. The more we hear from you, the better we can make this legislation.

Give your feedback on the discussion paper before January 31, 2017. Check out the discussion paper on further topics related to the MGA and give your feedback by completing this survey. The discussion paper includes new policy ideas that came out of the summer consultation tour, including parental leave for councillors, collaboration with school boards and indigenous communities, and environmental stewardship.

The consultation on the MGA regulations is coming soon. The government is updating, creating, or combining more than 45 regulations as part of the MGA review. Drafts of these regulations will be shared online with all Albertans for review and feedback in early 2017. We look forwarding to discussing them with you.

We will work with you to implement the new MGA policies. All of the changes made to the MGA will be proclaimed before the municipal elections in fall 2017. We are committed to working closely with municipalities and stakeholders to support the new policies as they come into effect over the next few years.

Thank you for participating in the MGA Review. Your input is key to making sure the modernized MGA supports strong communities across our province. Thank you to our municipal partners and the many Albertans who continue to participate in the MGA Review. Thanks to your contributions, we have reached this important milestone.

Honourable Danielle Larivee
Minister of Municipal Affairs

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