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Canadian government information

A guide to resources available to the University of Toronto community for Canadian government information prepared by Sam-chin Li, University of Toronto Libraries

Municipal Resources

In Canada, the province defines the ways in which the municipalities operate. Provincial acts such as Municipal Act, Municipal Election Act and the Planning Act prescribe the functions, organization and powers of municipal governments. Many municipalities in Canada are run by a council with the support from various standing committees to deal with the wide range of activities under their jurisdictions. Municipal legislation is enacted through bylaws.                                         Judy Curry, "Establishing and Maintaining a Local Government Documents Collection," Government Information in Canada, Vol.1, No. 4.3.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


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    • City of Toronto (1834-1953)
    • Metropolitan Toronto (1953-1998)
    • Toronto (1998 - present, megacity after amalgamation)

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