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
This blog was originally published on May 8, 2020. It has been updated to include further details about the “MEEP” funding.
Update: On June 22, 2020, the government of Saskatchewan announced… 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
The first decision out of Saskatchewan’s Court of Queen’s Bench in 2020 comes as a cautionary tale for municipalities. Justice McMurtry’s decision reinforces the importance for municipalities to play by… Read More
The Municipalities Act and related legislation provide significant powers for ratepayers and residents of a municipality to play a direct role in that municipality’s decision making.
A recent example of ratepayers’… Read More
Authors: Robert Tyler, Danielle Dubois
Municipalities across Manitoba will welcome new mayors, reeves and councillors this year. Winnipeg Beach, Dunnotar and Victoria Beach had their elections on July 27. All others… Read More