For the first time since 2019, MPPs, municipalities and related organizations gathered in person to attend this year’s AMO Conference in Ottawa. MPAC was honoured to participate as an exhibitor and as a speaker, sharing the latest organizational updates and operational highlights at the conference. The session touched on the work we are doing to help municipalities explain the difference between Property Assessment and Taxation, and how we continue to support property owners in understanding their assessments.
The conference provided an opportunity for us to meet with Ministers, their staff and MPP’s to discuss MPAC’s work and how we can provide support to them in their Ministries and with their constituents.
“At the conference we engaged with MPP’s and their staff in a relaxed setting which allowed for frank discussions,” commented James Harvey, Manager of Government Relations. “I want to thank the AMO staff in organizing the conference. From the seamless registration to the knowledge-based content selected, AMO was able to provide a fulfilling experience and excellent relationship building.”
MPAC hosted a session and was joined by Chris Broughton, Director – Property Tax Policy Branch, from the Provincial Local Finance Division in the Ministry of Finance, who provided an update from the Ministry of Finance. A 30-minute Q&A period then followed the presentation.
At MPAC’s booth and during the presentation, MPAC was proud to showcase new messages that aim at helping property owners better understand the assessment and taxation process. Many MPPs and their staff stopped by MPAC’s booth where we shared our data capabilities and the work we are doing to assist our provincial partners.