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Handbook for Municipal Councillors

Handbook for Municipal Councillors    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 978-0-7798-2297-3
Pages 254
Language English only
Price $65.00
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Written by George Rust-D'Eye, B.A., LL.B., LL.M.
Published by Carswell, 2010.


Get practical advice on municipal matters in a handy pocket-sized reference.

Handbook for Municipal Councillors is designed to be a comprehensive and easy-to-use reference on the roles and responsibilities of municipal councillors in Ontario. It is an essential guide for municipal councillors, officers and staff, including municipal lawyers and lawyers in private practice respecting clients who deal with municipalities in Ontario.

The role of municipal councillor is becoming increasingly demanding and complex. When dealing with the requirements of municipal legislation, you need to be aware of the legal and practical considerations faced by municipal councillors in fulfilling their duties.

What are the rules that apply to running for municipal office? What terminology do councillors use in referring to procedures at council and committee meetings? What should a councillor do to ensure compliance with conflict of interest requirements? What rights does a councillor have?

Written by George Rust-D'Eye, a leading specialist in the field, this text features expect advice on topics such as:
  • the role of municipal council,
  • the responsibilities of councillors,
  • conflicts of interest,
  • delegation of municipal powers and duties,
  • councillor expenses,
  • procedures,
  • how to deal with the media,
  • maintenance of municipal records, and
  • municipal elections.
About the author: George Rust-D'Eye, B.A., LL.B., LL.M., is a partner at the Toronto law firm of WeirFoulds LLP and is one of the leading municipal and planning lawyers and litigators in Ontario. Mr. Rust-D'Eye is also the former Metropolitan Solicitor for the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto, and is a frequent writer and speaker on a broad spectrum of issues pertaining to municipal law and procedure, and municipal litigation.

Also available:
Ontario Municipal Law: A User's Manual, 2010

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