Public Consultation: Municipal Government Act

Municipal Government Act Review
30 Apr 2014

The Government of Alberta recently announced the Municipal Government Act (MGA) Review. From the MGA Review website:

The Municipal Government Act (MGA) is the law under which all Alberta municipalities are empowered to shape their communities.

This legislation helps to define how our municipalities function, develop land, raise funds for things like services, and more. In other words, it is the guide to how Alberta municipalities operate.

The Environmental Law Centre posted:

Municipalities have the potential to play a key role in environmental protection. Many private land uses are controlled and regulated at the municipal level. As well, municipalities are responsible for local land-use planning through municipal development plans, area structure plans and so forth. We would like to see environmental protection as a priority in the activities of municipalities.


It is with this goal in mind that we will be participating in the recently announced consultations on the Municipal Government Act (the MGA). Starting in February and throughout the spring, the Alberta Government will be conducting consultations on the MGA. Consultations will consist of written workbooks and surveys, as well as, in person meetings throughout Alberta.

Public consultations will be held in the following locations:

  • Edmonton: February 5-7, 2014
  • Fort McMurray: February 12-14, 2014
  • Vermilion: February 19-21, 2014
  • Lethbridge: February 26-28, 2014
  • Edson: March 5-7, 2014
  • Red Deer: March 12-14, 2014
  • Brooks: March 26-28, 2014
  • Grande Prairie: April 2-4, 2014
  • Calgary: April 9-11, 2014