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CBA Municipal Law Section articles are published under the banner Town Hall. Members interested in posting articles are encouraged to send them to the Section’s editor.

Editor: Michael Gunther


Ontario cities in limbo

  • July 20, 2023
  • Melanie Benedict

Municipalities lack the constitutional power to implement a CETA-compliant bid dispute mechanism.

Municipal Law

Finding sustainable institutional reform for municipal lobbyist registration in Canada

  • February 13, 2017
  • Patrick J. Smith

Democratic transparency has moved to a new waterfront over the past few decades. The public’s right to know — and accountability to that public — has become a broader expectation. It has expanded to the regulation of lobbying of those involved in more senior levels of governing, and this wave of reform continues, increasingly, into local governing. This article offers some lessons from Canadian provinces on how to set up a municipal lobbying regulation regime.

Municipal Law

Assessor of Area #01 – Capital et al. v Nav Canada

  • June 14, 2016
  • Sukhbir Manhas

Sukhbir Manhas of Young, Anderson summarizes the recent British Columbia Court of Appeal decision in the Assessor of Area #01 – Capital et al. v. Nav Canada, which he says represents a significant victory for local government in relation to the assessment of land and improvements.