Legal Studies 479
Local Government Law in Alberta (OCW)

 

Legal Studies 479
Local Government Law in Alberta (OCW)

Legal Studies 479

Unit 1: Local Government Authority

Objectives

After completing this unit, you should be able to

  1. describe the status of municipalities in the context of the Constitution Act;
  2. list who has powers under the Act and the limitations on their roles;
  3. identify and describe the duties of municipal officials;
  4. explain the powers found in Part 6 (sections 201–215) of the Municipal Government Act;
  5. describe different ways municipalities are structured, including the Board and Commissioner structure, as well as the one–employee model, and briefly describe their differences; and
  6. describe the protections offered to employees and volunteers.
Greenview municipal building

Municipal building of Greenview Municipal District, Alberta, Canada. Author: Qyd. Wikimedia Commons. Retrieved April 3, 2012.

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