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Municipal Affairs
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About Municipalities

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Legislation and Regulation

Legislation guides municipalities in ensuring communities are well-planned, responsibly administered and accountable to their citizens. The Department of Municipal Affairs maintains the legislative framework in which municipalities operate. This framework sets out principles that guide the relationship between local government and the Province. The following provincial Acts and Regulations relate directly to municipal matters.

Acts administered

The Department of Municipal Affairs is responsible for the administration of a wide range of legislation and regulations, governing matters from municipal taxation to fire safety. Here are links to the many laws administered by Municipal Affairs.