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Reports and Submissions

Report September 23, 2021

A team of policy advisors conducts policy research and analysis for the Association on a wide range of issues – from governance, financial structure, environment, labour, emergency services and human services. AMO issues comments, reports and submissions to keep its members advised.

2021

Using Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) to Fight Climate Change and Build Climate Resilience AMO Climate Change Series Paper. September 23, 2021

What Municipal Leaders Can Do To Better Support Indigenous Residents And Neighbours At This Time. August 23, 2021

Resources on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Calls to Action. August 23, 2021

AMO’s Response to Community Safety and Policing Act (CSPA), 2019, Second Tranche of Regulations. August 12, 2021

AMO’s Submission to the Ontario Workforce Recovery Advisory Committee. July 30, 2021

Moving Forward on the Recommendations of the Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission Final Report. July 6, 2021

Long-Term Care Staffing Plan – Four Hours of Care Standard Implementation. July 6, 2021

Creating Viable Long-Term Care Development and Redevelopment. July 6, 2021

AMO’s Response to Strengthening the Province’s Environmental Compliance Approach: (ERO postings 019-3268, 019-2785, 019-2768, and 019-2972): Submission to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks. July 2, 2021

AMO’s Response to Changes to the Conservation Authorities Act (ERO posting 019-2986). June 25, 2021

AMO Feedback on Health Canada Draft Guidance on Personal Production of Cannabis for Medical Purposes. May 7, 2021

Retrofitting Buildings for GHG Reduction & Deeper Energy Savings. April 30, 2021

Bill 257, An Act to enact the Building Broadband Faster Act, 2021: AMO’s Submission to the Standing Committee on General Government. March 26, 2021

Building a Recovery to Strengthen all of Ontario - A Provincial-Municipal Partnership for a Safe and Prosperous 2021: Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs. February 19, 202

Understanding the Environmental Footprint of Telecommunications: The Transformation of the Municipal Workplace through Broadband Connectivity. February 12, 2021

Improving the Long-Term Care Outbreak Response in Ontario: AMO’s Final Submission to the Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission. January 2021

2020

2019

Bill 132: Better for People, Smart for Business Act, 2019: Submission to the Standing Committee on General Government. November 25, 2019

AMO Response to the Data Strategy’s ‘Discussion Paper 2: Creating Economic Benefits.’ October 9, 2019

Enabling New Models of Care for Select 9-1-1 Patients (Regulatory Posting 19-HLTC022) - AMO Submission. October 4, 2019

Ontario Dedicated Gas Tax Funds for Public Transportation Program and Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund - (OCIF) Reviews: Information to help AMO Members Regarding The Evolution of the Ontario Gas Tax for Transit and OCIF. October 3, 2019

Towards a Reasonable Balance: Addressing Growing Municipal Liability and Insurance Costs: Submission to the Attorney General of Ontario October 1, 2019

Addressing the Opioid Overdose Emergency in Ontario: Municipal Recommendations for a Provincial Response. September 4, 2019

AMO Response to MTO’s E-Scooter Pilot Framework. August 29, 2019

Fixing the Housing Affordability Crisis: Municipal Recommendations for Housing in Ontario. August 14, 2019

Bill 108, More Homes, More Choice Act - AMO's Submission to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy. May 31, 2019

Bill 107, Getting Ontario Moving Act, 2019 - AMO's Submission to the Standing Committee on General Government. May 21, 2019

Child Care and Early Years in Ontario: Planning for Successful Outcomes. April 10, 2019

Municipal Governments and the Crown’s ‘Duty to Consult’ - Towards a Process that Works for Local Communities. April 10, 2019

Child Care and Early Years in Ontario Planning for Successful Outcomes. April 10, 2019

Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act: AMO's Submission to the Standing Committee on General Government. 18 March 2019

Bill 68, Comprehensive Ontario Police Services Act, 2019: AMO's Submission to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy. March 7, 2019

The Importance of Development Charges: AMO's Submission to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing on “Increasing Housing Supply in Ontario” consultations. January 31, 2019

AMO’s Submission to Ontario’s Housing Supply Action Plan Consultation. January 29, 2019

Municipal Government Submission to Preserving and Protecting our Environment for Future Generations: A Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan. January 28, 2019

Partners for a Healthy Ontario A Check-up on the Municipal Role for Health. January 18, 2019

A Compendium of Municipal Health Activities and Recommendations - A Companion to AMO’s “Partner’s for a Healthy Ontario: A Check Up on the Municipal Role in Health” Discussion Paper. January 18, 2019

AMO’s Response to Preserving and Protecting Our Environment for Future Generations: A Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan 2018. January 17, 2019

AMO’s 2019 Pre-Budget Submission: For the People, Every Dollar Counts. Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs. January 15, 2019

 

2018

2017

AMO’s 2018 Pre-Budget Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs: Local Share. December 12, 2017

AMO Response to Income Security Reform Consultation. December 7, 2017

Bill 174 - the Cannabis, Smoke- Free Ontario and Road Safety Statute Law Amendment Act, 2017: AMO Submission to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy.  November 30, 2017

Bill 160, Strengthening Quality and Accountability for Patients Act: Submission to the Legislative Committee on General Government. November 16, 2017

Bill 142, An Act to Amend the Construction Lien Act: Submission to the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly . November 1, 2017

Bill 148. Fair Workplaces Better Jobs Act, 2017. October 31. 2017

Bill 139 - Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017: Submission to the Standing Committee on Social Policy October 17, 2017

OnMuni Online Towards Digital Transformation. August 2017

Public Health within an Integrated Health System - Expert Panel on Public Health Report. July 20, 2017

Bill 148, Fair Workplaces Better Jobs Act, 2017. July 19, 2017

Proposed Asset Management Planning Regulation. July 7, 2017

Reducing Business Burdens: Great Ideas from 5 Innovative Municipalities. May 31, 2017

AMO’s Submission to Standing Committee on Social Policy On Bill 68, Modernizing Ontario’s Municipal Legislation Act. April 4, 2017

Bill 39, An Act to Amend the Aggregate Resources Act and the Mining Act: AMO Recommendations. February 14, 2017

Municipal Governments and Immigration Primer.  February 27, 2017

Basic Income Guarantee. February 1, 2017

Moving Forward on a Renewed Ontario Early Years and Child Care Policy Framework for Ontario. January 30, 2017

Overview of Energy in Ontario - A Primer for AMO Members. January. 27, 2017

Overview of Housing in Ontario - A Primer for AMO Members. January 27, 2017

AMO's 2017 Pre-Budget Submission: What's Next Ontario. January 16, 2017

 

2016

2016

OMB Reform: AMO Recommendations. December 8, 2016

AMO Comments On Bill 70 Building Ontario Up for Everyone Act - Budget Measures. December 1, 2016

Bill 7, Promoting Affordable Housing Act, 2016: Submission to Legislative Committee Social Policy. November 21, 2016

Bill 41, Patients First Act, 2016: Submission to the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly. November 18, 2016

National Housing Strategy: Submission to the Government of Canada. October 21, 2016

OMB Consultation Quick Guide. October 19, 2016

Strengthening Age-Friendly Communities and Seniors’ Services for 21st Century Ontario: A New Conversation about the Municipal Role. September 23, 2016

Conserving Our Future: Proposed Priorities for Renewal (EBR Registry Number: 012-7583): AMO Comments July 22, 2016

OMB Reform: Maturing Roles Discussion Paper. June 2016

Bill 181, The Municipal Elections Modernization Act, 2016: Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs. May 12, 2016

Bill 151, Waste-Free Ontario Act, 2016: Submission to the Standing Committee on Social Policy. April 19, 2016

AMO Response to Patients First Strategy Consultations. April 7, 2016

Bill 172, the Climate Change and Low-Carbon Economy Act, 2016 - AMO submission to the Standing Committee on General Government. April 5, 2016

Bill 163, Supporting Ontario’s First Responders Act (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), 2016: Submission to the Standing Committee on Social Policy. March 7, 2016

Municipal Guide to Police Services Act Consultations. February 29, 2016

Bill 151, Waste Free Ontario Act Submission EBR012-5832. February 26, 2016

AMO's 2016 Pre-Budget Submission. January 19, 2016

2015

2015

Bill 144, Budget Measures Act, 2015: Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs. December 2, 2015

Bill 109, Employment and Labour Statute Law Amendment Act, 2015: Submission to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy. November 25, 2015

Bill 73, Smart Growth for Our Communities Act, 2015: AMO Presentation and Recommended Amendments to the Ontario Legislature Standing Committee on Social Policy. November 3, 2015

Ontario Municipal Governments and Climate Change: A Partnership for a Low Carbon Future. September 15, 2015

AMO Submission to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing concerning the 2015 Municipal Act Five-Year Review and Conflict of Interest Review. September 8, 2015

Strengthening the Foundation for Housing in Ontario: Response to the Provincial Consultation on the Renewal of the Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy. July 6, 2015

A Ranked Ballot Primer. July 27, 2015

Municipal Elections Act and Optional Ranked Ballot Voting Recommendations. July 27, 2015

Bill 6, Infrastructure for Jobs and Prosperity Act, 2014: Submission to the Standing Committee on General Government. May 25, 2015

Building a New Public Safety Model in Ontario: AMO's Policing Modernization Report. April 27, 2015

New Waste Reduction and Resource Recovery Framework Legislation. April 14, 2015

A Carbon Pricing Primer - Cap and Trade and Carbon Tax. February 20, 2015

The Rural and Northern Lens: A Voice for Rural and Northern Ontario. January 2015

The Rural and Northern Lens Panel Card. January 2015

The Rural and Northern Lens Pocket Card. January 2015

2015 AMO Pre-Budget Submission. January 22, 2015