Written by Curtis Auch

December 2019 has already been a notable period for municipal law in Alberta, as it saw the passing of not one, but two bills amending the Municipal Government Act (the “MGA”). 

On November 18, 2019, the Government of Alberta introduced Bill 25, the Red Tape Reduction Implementation Act, 2019. While this Bill amends several Alberta statutes, over 50 pages of the 88-page Bill is dedicated to MGA amendments. Third reading of Bill 25 was passed on November 27, 2019, and royal assent was granted on December 5, 2019 – MGA amendments come into force on January 1, 2020 (with a few very minor exceptions).

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