Ontario Municipal Act & Commentary
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Keep Abreast of Recent Key Changes from the Municipal Act, 2001, City of Toronto Act, 2006, and More!
The Authoritative Legal Guide to Ontario's Municipal Act, 2001
For almost two decades, Ontario Municipal Act & Commentary has been the leading guide that municipalities and municipal law professionals regularly consult for understanding Ontario's municipal law regime and keeping abreast of the latest developments of the law. This text incorporates the complete Municipal Act, 2001, and all the new and amended relevant regulations, along with a still useful table of concordance to the former Municipal Act and to the City of Toronto Act, 2006.
The indispensable commentary, written by leading municipal lawyers John Mascarin and Christopher Williams, provides a detailed analysis of the Municipal Act, 2001 to assist readers in understanding how the statute is to be interpreted and applied, as well as how it compares to the City of Toronto Act, 2006. All recent case law of note is commented upon, and all new and amended regulations are included.
What's New In This Edition
- Discussion of the newly enacted "strong mayor" powers for municipalities and the significant clawback of municipal powers and authorities via provincial legislation
- Inclusion of recent amendments to the Municipal Act, 2001, including entirely new Part VI.1 – Special Powers and Duties of the Head of Council
- Updated regulations, including O. Reg. 530/22 – Part VI.1 of the Act, O. Reg. 580/22 – Provincial Priorities
- Commentary on recent significant court decisions such as:
- Belleville (City) v. McDonald,  O.J. No. 4475, 2022 ONSC 5510, on a municipality's broad authority to pass by-laws
- Stelmach Project Management Ltd. v. Kingston (City),  O.J. No. 3443, 2021 ONSC 4343 (S.C.J.); aff'd,  O.J. No. 4757, 2022 ONCA 741, that the general powers in Part II of the Municipal Act, 2001 co-exist with and are supplemented or restricted by the specific powers in Part III
- Strilchuck v. Tecumseh (Town),  O.J. No. 4700, 2022 ONSC 5841, confirming that it would be impossible of a municipality to require that it maintain all its sidewalks in perfect level
- Villeneuve v. North Stormont (Township),  O.J. No. 5166, 2022 ONSC 6551 (Div. Ct.), on the "power imbalance" between locally-elected representatives and members of administrative staff
A Vital Tool For
- Ontario municipal law practitioners
- Municipalities and their legal departments
- Ontario Municipal Administrators' Association (OMAA) members