March 25, 2020

Life has become more complex. Members of Council and those in your community are looking to you for thoughtful and effective leadership in this time of crisis. You lead by example; you lead by decisive action to protect your residents; you lead by getting people working together. AMO has convened a virtual Question Box panel of experts to answer your questions on conducting council meetings under the new Municipal Emergency Act, 2020.

  • Jody Johnson, Director, Legal Services at Halton;
  • Stephen O’Brien, General Manager/City Clerk, City of Guelph;
  • Fred Dean, Municipal Coach and
  • Nigel Bellchamber, moderator.
When: Friday  March, 27, 2020 at 2:00pm – 3:00pm (Eastern time)
Where: Zoom Webinar (details provided below)

Here are some things to think about in advance of the Question Box Panel.
  • What has worked so far for large and small municipalities?
  • Technical challenges re: electronic attendance by members and the public?
  • Procedural difficulties?
  • Changes to business practices?
  • Meeting etiquette
  • Enhanced transparency and accountability when exercising emergency powers
  • Specific topics – MCIA – closed meetings – committees
  • Timing of Bylaw changes and ability to meet
Advance questions can be sent to the moderator at

AMO has issued a Meeting Guidance for Heads of Council

Please click the link to join the webinar
Or Telephone: Canada: 855 703 8985 (Toll Free)
Webinar ID: 748 684 384
International numbers available: