The Municipal Government Act


Message from the Alberta Municipal Affairs Minister regarding the 'Second Group of Draft Regulations Posted for Feedback See the Draft Regulations'.

"As part of the Municipal Government Act (MGA) Review, all related regulations will be reviewed to support a modernized MGA and to ensure alignment with the amendments approved by the Legislature. Today, I am happy to announce that the second group of draft MGA regulations for public feedback has been made available online." Click here.


APPI Municipal Government Act (MGA) Task Force Members

Gail Sokolan RPP, MCIP - Chair
Jeff Greene RPP, MCIP
Tammy Henry RPP. MCIP
Kelly Learned RPP, MCIP
Frank Liszczak RPP, MCIP

On April 27, 2017 APPI hosted an Education Session pertaining to Inter-municipal Cooperation and the Revised Municipal Government Act (MGA) and the roles of planning and planners in future Inter-Municipal Cooperation.  Included below are the slide presentations from the guest presenters at that session including Alberta Municipal Affairs (AMA), the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties (AAMDC) and the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA).  Also included below are the compiled comments from the workshop. 

Alberta Municipal Affairs (AMA) click here

Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties (AAMDC) click here

Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) click here

Compiled comments from the workshop, click here

If you have any additional comments you would like share pertaining to your thoughts on inter-municipal cooperation, please email them directly to Gail Sokolan, APPI MGA Task Force Chair at [email protected].  For your guidance the focus questions from the Education Session are included below:

1.   What kind of questions run through your mind as a planner when asked by your organization to draft an initial framework for an ICF, IDP or GMB?
2.   What new tools do you think planners will need to successfully implement the new plans and processes?
3.   What do we as planners need to do to prepare ourselves, our clients and the public for the coming changes?
4.   What are the top planning issues you see affecting municipalities in preparing and implementing these plans and processes?
5.   What advice can you offer today’s presenters in the design and implementation of these new and/or revised inter-municipal structures?


Additional documents pertaining to the Municipal Government Act:

Recommendations for Proposed Amendments to the Municipal Government Act click here
Continuing the Conversation:  Further Topics for Discussion on the municipal Government Act click here
Response to Provincial Discussion Guide – Continuing the Conversation:  Further Topics for Discussion on the Municipal Government Act click here

If you would like additional information about the Alberta Government’s MGA review, please visit their website at