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Basic principles of bylaws

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Description

Section 7 of the Municipal Government Act (MGA) sets out the general jurisdiction to pass bylaws. This general jurisdiction gives broad authority to municipalities to develop bylaws unique to each municipality. Councils are expected to act in good faith and in the public interest when creating laws. Municipal administration, who usually drafts bylaws, is expected to act in good faith when carrying out the responsibility. Creating a bylaw that meets general statutory and fundamental principle standards is only part of the process. Municipal administration should aim to create bylaws that are understandable, enforceable and accomplish the council's desired goal. A listing of the sections of the MGA that allow for bylaws to be passed and some sample bylaws are attached to this document in the appendices.

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Municipal Government Act bylaws municipal resource handbook

Title and publication information

Type
Guide
Extent

44 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Municipal Affairs

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Resource Dates

Date Created

2013-06-01

Date Added

2017-02-02T22:31:21.954195

Date Modified

2013-06-01

Date Issued

2013-06-01

Date Archived

2015-06-01

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

9781460114513

ISBN (print)

9781460114506

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Alberta Municipal Affairs