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A Bibliography on Local Government in
British Columbia - Continued

 


Municipal Law


It is difficult to generalize about themes in the Canadian literature on municipal law, both because the subject is so broad, and because laws vary from province to province. One overriding theme, however, is that municipalities are very much "creatures of the provinces." They are only permitted to carry out functions which are explicitly given to them by their respective provincial governments (this is as opposed to being permitted to do anything which is not explicitly forbidden). Provinces may, of course, make some functions mandatory for municipalities to carry out and some functions optional.
 

A word of caution: the references listed below are intended for the reader with general interest in municipal law. Neither this listing nor any of the materials listed below are a replacement for the advice of qualified legal counsel.
 

Because this bibliography is intended for the lay reader, specialized legal reference sources were not searched. Moreover, readers should note that laws can change very quickly. Materials listed below reflect the laws at the time they were written.
 

A. General Canadian Overview

Makuch, Stanley M. Canadian Municipal and Planning Law. Toronto: Carswell, 1983. Note that this is a general reference. B.C. laws may be different.
 

B. Works about British Columbia

Bish, Robert L. Local Government in British Columbia. Chapter 2. Richmond, B.C.: Union of British Columbia Municipalities in cooperation with the University of Victoria School of Public Administration, 1987.
 

British Columbia. Ministry of Municipal Affairs. Development Services Branch. A Guide to Advisory Planning Commissions. Victoria, 1986.
 

British Columbia. Ministry of Municipal Affairs. Development Services Branch. A Guide to the Development Permit System. Victoria, 1986.
 

British Columbia. Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Transit. Development Services Branch. Board of Variance Guide. Victoria, 1986.
 

British Columbia. Ministry of Municipal Affairs and the Provincial Agricultural Land Commission. A Guide to the Relationship Between Agricultural Land Reserves and Local Government Plans and Bylaws. Victoria, 1982. Being updated.
 

Impact of the Charter of Rights on Municipal Law. Papers Presented at a Seminar co-sponsored by the Union of British Columbia Municipalities and the University of British Columbia Centre for Continuing Education. New Westminster, B.C.: Union of British Columbia Municipalities, April 1984.
 

Municipal Act Index with References to Other Legislation Affecting B.C. Local Government. Lidstone, Young, Baker, and Anderson, Barristers and Solicitors. Vancouver, July 1988.
 

Municipal Law. Materials prepared for Continuing Legal Education Seminars held in various centres in British Columbia in Spring and Summer 1981. Course Co-ordinator: Roderick M. MacKenzie. Vancouver: Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 1981.
 

Municipal Law II. Materials prepared for Continuing Legal Education Seminars held throughout British Columbia in the Fall of 1983. Course Co-ordinator: Roderick M. MacKenzie. Vancouver: The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 1983.
 

Municipal Law, 1985. Materials prepared for a Continuing Legal Education Seminar held in Vancouver, B.C. on Oct. 18 and 19, 1985. Course Coordinator: Roderick M. MacKenzie. Vancouver: Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 1985.
 

Municipal Officers. Materials prepared for a Continuing Legal Education Seminar held in North Vancouver, B.C. on June 4, 1982. Course Co-ordinator: Donald Lidstone. Vancouver: Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 1982.
 

1987 Municipal Law Amendments. Materials prepared for a Continuing Legal Education Seminar held in Vancouver B.C. on September 26, 1987. Course Co-ordinator: M. Howard Thomas. Vancouver: The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 1987.
 

Nykwist, Inga M. Guide to Local Government Legislation. Victoria. British Columbia Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Recreation and Culture, forthcoming.
 

Real Property Assessment. Materials prepared for a Continuing Legal Education Seminar Held in Vancouver, B.C. on April 3, 1987. Course Coordinator: Brian J. Wallace. Vancouver: Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 1987.
 

Real Property Assessment and Taxation. Materials prepared for a Continuing Legal Education Seminar held in Vancouver, B.C. on March 1 and 2, 1985. Course Coordinator: Brian J. Wallace. Vancouver: The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 1985.
 

Real Property Assessment, 1988. Materials prepared for a Continuing Legal Education Seminar held in Vancouver, B.C. on Oct. 13, 1988. Course Coordinator: Brian J. Wallace. Vancouver: Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 1988.
 

Union of British Columbia Municipalities. Conflict of Interest of Municipal Councillors. UBCM Annual Convention, 1985. Heather Frankson, Barrister and Solicitor. UBCM, 1985.
 

Union of British Columbia Municipalities. Local Government Liability. Introduction. Prepared by Christopher S. Murdy. 1985. (Papers on Local Government Liability, Vol. 1.)
 

Union of British Columbia Municipalities. Local Government Liability. Negligence. This paper was prepared by Donald Lidstone and the case comments on pages 4 to 9 were prepared by Christopher S. Murdy. 1985. (Papers on Local Government Liability, Vol. 2.)


Please send any comments or questions to Nicola.Marotz@gov.bc.ca
 

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