Municipalities have unique labour and employment obligations that may be often difficult to navigate. Saskatchewan Rural Municipalities (“RMs”) should consider seeking proactive legal advice regarding labour and employment issues before… Read More
The province of Manitoba has introduced amendments to The Municipal Act (the “Act”) and the Council Members’ Codes of Conduct Regulation (the “Regulation”).
The amendments to the Act and Regulation provide… Read More
This blog was originally published on May 8, 2020. It has been updated to include further details about the “MEEP” funding.
Update: On July 21, 2020, the government of Saskatchewan announced… Read More
On July 13, 2020, Infrastructure Canada announced that three communities in Alberta will receive Federal Government funding totalling $131,000 to support the improvement of their asset management programs.
The three municipalities… Read More
This blog was prepared with the assistance of Danielle Hopkins, summer law student.
As Saskatchewan municipalities and cities implement programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as deferring utility payments… Read More
On May 20, 2020, the Minister of Government Relations, Lori Carr, issued a ministerial order that delayed the general elections in all resort villages in Saskatchewan to August 29, 2020.
The… Read More
On June 19, 2020, the Government of Alberta announced $200 million in grant funding will be made available to assist municipalities in Alberta with the costs of certain transportation infrastructure… Read More
The recent decision of Olive v. The Rural Municipality of Keys No. 303, 2020 SKQB 146, highlights important considerations for rural municipalities involving petitions for referendums. Justice H.D. Macmillan-Brown outlines… Read More
Ratepayers of municipalities may be struggling financially due to the adverse effects of COVID-19 on the economy.
While Saskatchewan has announced plans to lift restrictions on business activities, the financial burden… Read More