Municipal Procedure Bylaws required in Ontario

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| Published , updated January 16, 2024

Every municipality and local board shall pass a procedure by-law for governing the calling, place and proceedings of meetings.

The procedure by-law shall provide for public notice of meetings.

The procedure by-law may provide that meetings be held and public offices be kept at a place outside the municipality within an adjacent municipality.

Section 238 (2) of the Municipal Act

Belleville’s Procedural Bylaw

Procedural Bylaw review

In 2021, Guelph reviewed their Procedural Bylaw, specifically looking at:

  • Participation in Council meetings such as delegation, presentations, written submissions and petitions and electronic participation in meetings.
  • Council being able to vote by proxy if they are absent from a meeting.
  • Any other parts of the bylaw you think can be improved.

Municipality’s Procedural Bylaws

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