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Municipal Government Act - Resource Binder

A general familiarity with the Municipal Government Act is essential for anyone working in or with municipal government in Nova Scotia.

The Municipal Government Act:

  • ensures a strong relationship between the municipal sector and the Province based on mutual respect, consultation and co-operation,
  • recognizes that municipalities are a responsible order of government accountable to the people,
  • permits local councils to administer and organize their affairs and to deliver services in their communities, and 
  • recognizes the importance of ongoing consultation with municipalities on matters of mutual interest.

This Resource Binder provides a background of the Municipal Government Act and an overview of the content. It also serves as a guide for interpreting and implementing the Act.

Section 1 - Introduction

Section 2 - Information Bulletins

Section 3 - User Guides

Section 4 - MGA Office Consolidation

Section 5 - Case Law

None at this time.

Section 6 - Updates

Section 7 - Other