Municipal Business By-law Drafting Manual
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Under the Municipal Act, 2001, requirements for business licensing have changed drastically. As a result, existing by-laws may now be invalid and need to be updated. Designed especially for municipal professionals, Municipal Business By-law Drafting Manual is an invaluable hands-on guide to formulating by-laws that comply with this landmark legislation.
- Highlights the three provincial approaches to granting licensing powers to municipalities: before 1996, 1996, and 2001
- The legal concepts you need to know in order to draft valid by-laws
- The key matters that should be considered prior to drafting a by-law including rationale for licensing, advertising rules for public meetings, and limitations on licensing fees
- The organization and style of by-laws including appropriate language and structure, as well as how to correctly insert amendments
- The basic structural components of a licensing by-law
Plus, features a sample draft by-law that can be tailored to suit different businesses in your municipality. Extensive notes are included to assist in the drafting process and suggest content modifications.
Table of contents
About the Author
Part One: Municipal Legislative Reform
Part Two: Legislative Framework
Part Three: By-Law Considerations
Part Four: By-Law Drafting Conventions
Part Five: By-Law Components
Part Six: Draft By-Law
Part Seven: Specific Business Licence Categories