POLS 3270 Lecture Notes - Centre Wellington, Ontario, Metropolitan Toronto, Greater Toronto Area

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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
oGives provinces control over municipal
institutions within a province
oS.92(13) gives the provinces power over property
rights and civil rights
oDemographic shift made it so that urban
governance became a key political area
COURTS OF THE QUARTER SESSIONS
JUDICIAL, ADMINISTRATIVE AND LEGISLATIVE
RESPONSIBILITIES
BALDWIN ACT (1849) – FIRST MUNICIPAL ACT
oRepresented the first attempt to organize
municipal government. It’s been revised a lot.
MUNICIPAL ACT, 2001 – FIRST COMPREHENSIVE
REVIEW AND OVERHAUL IN 150 YEARS
oCAME INTO EFFECT ON JAN. 1, 2003
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oThe old Act was too complicated so lots had to be
changed
oNATURAL PERSON POWERS
oIdentify 10 SPHERES OF JURISDICTION for
local government – HIGHWAYS;
TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS; WASTE
MANAGEMENT; UTILITIES; CULTURE,
PARKS, REC & HERITAGE;
DRAINAGE/FLOOD CONTROL;
STRUCTURES; PARKING; ANIMAL
CONTROL; ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
oGREATER ACCOUNTABILITY
oONGOING CONSULTATION
o*inclusion of natural persons power which
enabled local government the right to enter into
agreements, right to hire employees and right to
make purchases
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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
o16 MEMBER COUNCIL (MAYORS OF 7
MUNICIPALITIES & 9 DIRECTLY ELECTED
WARD COUNCILLORS
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Document Summary

Province institutions within a province: gives provinces control over municipal, s. 92(13) gives the provinces power over property, demographic shift made it so that urban governance became a key political area rights and civil rights. Baldwin act (1849) first municipal act: represented the first attempt to organize municipal government. Control; economic development: greater accountability, ongoing consultation, *inclusion of natural persons power which. Of wellington: 16 member council (mayors of 7. Ward councillors: city of guelph is not a part of the. Lower-tier: urban city, town, village, rural township, parish, rural. Upper-tier: county rural areas, regional municipality / Metro toronto: created jan. 1, 1953, originally 13 municipalities - 12. Seats: indirectly elected, no city was part of an upper tier municipality before 1953. The gta halton, peel, york & durham. Office of the gta created in 1988: report to cabinet minister, foster communication between upper tiers (1988). Common sense revolution: 4 key elements. Too much overlap and duplication amongst the gov"ts.

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