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Handbook for Municipal Councillors, Second Edition
By: George Rust-D'Eye, B.A., LL.B., LL.M.
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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
About the Author

George Rust-D'Eye, B.A., LL.B., LL.M., is one of Canada’s leading municipal lawyers. Called to the Bar of Ontario in 1971, he practised municipal law from 1973 until his voluntary retirement from practice as of the end of 2017. He also worked as a freelance integrity commissioner and lobbyist registrar for municipalities and local boards during that period. In 2007, he was awarded the Ontario Bar Association’s Award of Excellence in Municipal Law. He was one of the first lawyers in the province designated by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Certified Specialist in Municipal Law. He has served in important capacities for a number of public bodies, including as Metropolitan Solicitor for the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto, and as Chair of the Toronto Historical Board. He has provided advice to numerous municipalities and members of councils and local boards; drafted codes of conduct, procedural, and other by-laws; and given orientation, education, and training sessions to municipal councils, local boards, and members of those and other municipal bodies, during his 45 years of municipal practice.

George has served as integrity commissioner for several municipalities across Ontario. George until recently provided advice to a number of municipalities, local boards, and members with respect to codes of conduct, member integrity, and municipal practice, and completed investigations and inquiries for municipal bodies across Ontario, including the City of Oshawa, the City of Kingston, and the City of Brampton (as its Interim Auditor General).