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Department
Political Science
Course
POLS 3270
Professor
Tim Mau
Semester
Winter

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FOUNDATIONS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT  FEDERAL SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT  CONSTITUTION DOES NOT REFER TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT  S.92(8) – MUNICIPAL INSTITUTIONS IN THE PROVINCE  COURTS OF THE QUARTER SESSIONS – JUDICIAL, ADMINISTRATIVE AND LEGISLATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES  BALDWIN ACT (1849) – FIRST MUNICIPAL ACT  MUNICIPAL ACT, 2001 – FIRST COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW AND OVERHAUL IN 150 YEARS o CAME INTO EFFECT ON JAN. 1, 2003 o NATURAL PERSON POWERS o 10 SPHERES OF JURISDICTION – HIGHWAYS; TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS; WASTE MANAGEMENT; UTILITIES; CULTURE, PARKS, REC & HERITAGE; DRAINAGE/FLOOD CONTROL; STRUCTURES; PARKING; ANIMAL CONTROL; ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT o GREATER ACCOUNTABILITY o ONGOING CONSULTATION WELLINGTON COUNTY  CITY OF GUELPH (SEPARATED)  TOWN OF ERIN  TOWN OF MINTO  TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON  TOWNSHIP OF GUELPH-ERAMOSA  TOWNSHIP OF MAPLETON  TOWNSHIP OF PUSLINCH  TOWNSHIP OF NORTH WELLINGTON  LOWER-TIER – ALL 8 ARE LOWER-TIER MUNICIPALITIES  UPPER-TIER – CORPORATION OF THE COUNTY OF WELLINGTON o 16 MEMBER COUNCIL (MAYORS OF 7 MUNICIPALITIES & 9 DIRECTLY ELECTED WARD COUNCILLORS o CITY OF GUELPH IS NOT A PART OF THE UPPER-TIER MUNICIPALITY  STRUCTURE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT  LOWER-TIER o URBAN – CITY, TOWN, VILLAGE o RURAL – TOWNSHIP, PARISH, RURAL MUNICIPALITY  UPPER-TIER o COUNTY – RURAL AREAS o REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY / METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY TWO-TIER GOVERNANCE IN ONTARIO  FIRST EXPERIMENT – MUNICIPALITY OF METROPOLITAN TOR
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