The MLT Aikins municipal team is committed to providing timely, innovative and practical advice to our municipal clients.
MLT Aikins has extensive experience representing numerous municipalities in Western Canada (including cities, towns and rural municipalities) in a general counsel capacity, advising Councils, administration, committees and boards. Our experience covers the range of legal issues a municipality may expect to face on a daily basis including planning, development, enforcement and employment matters as well as longer term initiatives such as bylaw and policy review and development, and extraordinary circumstances such as planning for and financing major construction projects or dealing with disputes arising from occurrences such as a contaminated water supply. We have extensive experience on governance issues facing municipal governments and regulatory bodies including various Crown Corporations, government agencies and health districts, social and seniors housing management boards together with a number of First Nations and their associated legal entities.
Our experience includes reviewing and drafting municipal bylaws and policies, interpreting legislation, reviewing and drafting contracts. We also provides advice on issues involving governance matters, jurisdictional challenges, annexations, inter-municipal disputes, expropriations, and inter-municipal agreements (cost sharing, servicing, mutual aid, fire service and others). Our municipal team regularly develops materials for presentations to municipal councils and professional and industry groups on topics such as municipal and corporate governance, construction and procurement issues, tax recovery, off-site levies and other infrastructure cost recovery options, information and privacy, as well as planning and development matters.