A User's Guide to Municipal By-laws, 2nd Edition

Publisher: LexisNexis Canada
Format::  Book, 2
ISBN:: 9780433445715


Draft and Implement "Bullet-proof" By-laws

In Canada, municipalities across the country are growing and the landscape is changing everyday. Likewise, by-law drafting practices and implementation protocols are no longer the same in municipalities. In particular, sweeping changes were brought about by Ontario Bill 130 in 2007 that confers broad authority on municipalities to pass by-laws.

Authors M. Virginia MacLean, Q.C. and John R. Tomlinson draw on their many years of experience with municipal governments. Ms. MacLean is a Certified Specialist in municipal law-local government/land use planning and development law. Mr. Tomlinson recently participated in drafting the amendments to many Ontario statutes that were necessary as a result of the enactment of the Ontario Municipal Act, 2001.

Their advice will help you to...

Practical Tools to Simplify Drafting

A Must-Have Handbook for:

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to the Law, the Courts and Tribunals and to Municipal Government
Chapter 2: The Preliminaries to By-law Drafting
Chapter 3: Drafting and Enacting Municipal Bylaws
Chapter 4: Attacking By-laws
Chapter 5: Legal Pitfalls of By-law Drafting and How to Avoid Them
Chapter 6: By-laws of Boards, Agencies and Commissions
Chapter 7: Special By-laws and Commentary

M. Virginia MacLean, Q.C. & John R. Tomlinson LL.B.

M. Virginia MacLean, Q.C., is a sole practitioner and a Certifi ed Specialist in municipal law, local government/land use planning and development law. She represents municipalities, companies, and individuals before Administrative Tribunals including the Ontario Municipal Board, municipal councils and committees, the Ontario courts at all levels, and the federal court, as well as the Provincial Standing Committee on regulations and private bills. She has lectured and is published widely, a co-author of Canadian Forms and Precedents – Land Development (LexisNexis Butterworths). Ms. MacLean was the Director of Legal Services for the Corporation of the City of Mississauga and a partner at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP and later, at Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP.

John Tomlinson, LL.B., is a lawyer in Toronto. He worked as a legal counsel to the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs for more than 20 years. During this time, he drafted sample by-laws that the Ministry made available to Ontario municipalities. Most recently, he participated in the drafting of the amendments to the Ontario statutes that were necessary as a result of the enactment of the Ontario Municipal Act, 2001 and of the amendments to the City of Toronto Act, 2006 that were required as a result of the repeal of more than 60 private Acts relating to the area municipalities that comprised the former municipality of Metropolitan Toronto.

To order or for current pricing go to:
store.lexisnexis.ca/store/ca or 1-800-668-6481

Price subject to change. Shipping, handling, and sales tax will be added where applicable. LexisNexis, the Knowledge Burst logo, and lexis.com are registered trademarks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under license. Matthew Bender is a registered trademark of Matthew Bender properties Inc. Other products or services may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Copyright 2012 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. No part of these materials including graphics or logos, may be copied, photocopied, reproduced, translated or reduced to any electronic medium or machine-readable form, in whole or in part, without specific written permission of LexisNexis. Distribution for commercial purposes is prohibited.