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Legislative Update – August 7, 2018

2018 8/7 | Connects Page, Elections, Legislative Updates

Bill 5, Better Local Government Act, 2018 was introduced on July 30 by Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. The legislation affects municipal and regional elections, including reducing the number of Toronto city council wards from 47 to 25 to match existing federal and provincial ridings.

Under very short timelines, the Toronto DSB will now have to re-determine the distribution of their 22 trustees to align with the 25 wards. Regulation 412 has been amended to include revised timelines, which will be revoked after the next municipal election.

Government House Leader Todd Smith confirmed that the summer session will continue with MPPs back in the House on August 7, 2018.

Bill 5, Better Local Government Act, 2018

Bill 5, Better Local Government Act, 2018

Hon. Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing

​Date ​Bill Stage Activity​ Committee​
August 02, 2018​ Second Reading​ Debate​
July 30, 2018​ First Reading​ Carried on division​
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