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The Erosion of Municipal Council Power Over Land Use Bylaws

Canada - October 11 2018 In a recent article I raised the potential for Alberta city charters to go off the constitutional rails should Edmonton or Calgary city councils use...

Chartes des villes de l’Alberta : un risque de délégation de pouvoirs illégitime?

Canada - September 26 2018 On justifie souvent la nécessité de donner des chartes aux grandes villes de Alberta par le manque de souplesse de la Municipal Government Act (la...

Alberta City Charters: Extraordinary Powers Handed Out with the Daily Rations of Government

Canada - September 26 2018 An often heard justification for “big city” charters in Alberta is the Municipal Government Act (“MGA”) is “one size fits all” legislation, for...

Inter-Municipal Planning in Alberta - Rep by Pop or Electoral College?

Canada - October 11 2017 Conceptually, inter-municipal planning enjoys broad support. The efficient sharing of resources and infrastructure among, and cooperative land-use...

L’urbanisme intermunicipal en Alberta - Représentation selon la population ou collège électoral?

USA - October 11 2017 En théorie, l’urbanisme intermunicipal jouit d’un appui considérable. Le partage efficace des ressources et de l’infrastructure par des municipalités...