April 4, 2017

AMO continues to promote changes to the Bill and will appear before the Standing Committee on Social Policy on April 11. This is the deadline for submissions. At a date not yet established, the Standing Committee will meet to table and vote on amendments. A number of municipal governments have sent us messages of support following up on the March 31st video message and briefing note on this legislation as well as school closures.

In addition, the federal government’s proposal to end, effective 2019, the 1/3 tax exemption is very much on our radar. AMO is preparing a survey to go to municipal treasurers in the next few weeks to obtain data about council remuneration and the impact that ending this approach will have on remuneration and municipal budgets. AMO is working with several other provinces that are similarly impacted so that a coordinated federal approach occurs going forward.