Regulation under the Municipal Act, 2001 - Niagara
Regulation - Minister
Bill or Act:
Municipal Act, 2001
Summary of Decision:
O. Reg. 158/16: Council Composition - Regional Municipality of Niagara under the Municipal Act was amended by Ontario Regulation 407/17
Ontario Regulation 407/17 came in force on November 2, 2017.
August 24, 2017
Summary of Proposal:
The Minister of Municipal Affairs 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 composition of regional council.
Specifically, the regulation would authorize the Region to exercise its power to pass a by-law to change the representation on regional council by increasing the number of members from the Township of West Lincoln by one, which would bring the size of regional council to 32, inclusive of the regional chair.
Under the Municipal Act, 2001, changes to upper-tier council composition require triple majority support to come into force.
Local Government Policy Branch
Ministry of Municipal Affairs
777 Bay Street, 13th Floor
November 2, 2017