Handbook for Municipal Councillors, Second Edition

George Rust-D'Eye

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Comprehensive and easy-to-use reference on the roles and responsibilities of municipal councillors

This book is designed to provide municipal councillors and lawyers with a comprehensive and easy-to-use reference on the roles and responsibilities of municipal councillors. Highlights of this book include:
  • Exclusive insights by a leading authority in municipal law into issues affecting the day to day work of municipal councillors, including summaries of leading case law
  • Reproductions of relevant statutory provisions, including the full text of the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act
  • Summaries of noteworthy court decisions in areas such as conflict of interest, cabinet secrecy, and municipal powers
  • What a potential candidate for municipal office needs to know about the rules applicable to the election
  • A glossary of municipal terms and procedures
New in the Second Edition:
  • Discussion of the powers the head of a municipal council holds under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. E.9, s. 4
  • Updates to the chapter on Perils of Conflict of Interest, including important court decisions such as the of Ontario Court of Appeal case of Town of Orangeville v. County of Dufferin, and the Divisional Court decisions in Mondoux v. Tuchenhagen and Magder v. Ford
  • Suggested resources to help municipal councillors keep up-to-date on current municipal policy and collaborate with other councillors
  • Information about the upcoming Ontario Municipal Election in October 2014


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Municipal Government,Real Estate Law


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