Regulation under the Municipal Act, 2001 - Niagara
Regulation - Minister
Bill or Act:
Summary of Decision:
O. Reg. 158/16 (Council Composition - Regional Municipality of Niagara) made under the Municipal Act, 2001 came into force on June 2, 2016.
O. Reg. 158/16 enables the Regional Municipality of Niagara to exercise its power under section 218 of the Act to change the method of selecting members of the council as follows:
1. The six members of regional council representing the City of St. Catharines may, instead of being elected by general vote of the electors of the city, be elected by wards as members of both the council of the regional municipality and the council of the city.
For greater certainty, subsection (1) does not apply in respect of the method of selecting the head of council of the city as a member of regional council.
February 8, 2016
Summary of Proposal:
The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing is proposing to make the following regulation under the Municipal Act, 2001.
The proposed regulation would authorize The Regional Municipality of Niagara to exercise its power under the Municipal Act, 2001 to pass a by-law to change the method of selecting the members of regional council that represent the City of St. Catharines.
Specifically, the regulation would authorize the region to exercise its power to pass a by-law that provides for the six members of regional council from the City of St. Catharines (other than the city mayor) to be elected by wards as members of both local and regional council.
Senior Policy Advisor
Local Government Policy Branch
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
777 Bay Street, 13th Floor
June 13, 2016