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Emerging Trends in Municipal Law – Edmonton

February 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Brownlee LLP Presents: Emerging Trends in Municipal Law

Legal topics will include:

Modernized Municipal Government Act (MGA) Regulations including:

The Modern Municipality: Doing IDPs and ICFs the Right Way & Delivering Upon the Promise of Collaboration

The design and implementation of Intermunicipal Collaboration Frameworks is much more than a checklist, and a check the box exercise.  Similarly, minimalist or traditional approaches to Intermunicipal Development Plans ensure the preservation of the status quo, doing a disservice to future growth and planning. The promise and potential of intermunicipal collaboration requires more. Used together and in a coordinated manner, these are powerful tools that will shape the future of planning, development, growth, governance, and services in Alberta.  Looking for innovation? A vision of the future for Alberta municipalities?  Look no further than your neighbour, and what you both bring to the table.

Expansion, Accountability and Transparency – Changes to Off-site Levies for Alberta Municipalities

Amendments to the Municipal Government Act has expanded the use of off-site levies from the four pillars of municipal infrastructure – water, sewer, storm water and roads – to include recreation facilities, police and fire stations and libraries.  But along with this, changes have been made to ensure greater accountability and transparency in the development, imposition and expenditure of off-site levies.  We will explore what this means for your municipality and what amendments may be required to your off-site levy bylaws and procedures to remain in compliance.

Sustainable Revenue Under the Modernized MGA

How do the amendments to the MGA effect Municipal revenue?   We will review issues such as the centralization of DIP property, the 5 to 1 tax ratio cap, brownfield tax incentives, school fund requisition refunds and the small business non-residential subclass.

Reconciliation is Calling – Don’t Miss the Opportunities

What do the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the MGA amendments all have in common? They call on Municipalities to work more collaboratively with Indigenous Peoples. Is your Municipality ready for the resulting challenges and opportunities? Is your Municipal vision a shared vision with Indigenous Peoples?

Cannabis and the Municipality as it relates to:

The Evolving Landscape of Cannabis Regulation

Canada is leading the world with respect to the federal legalization of non – medical cannabis. The regulatory regime is complex and involves all levels of government. Join us for an informative discussion on the status of the regulations: what we know now and what is yet to be determined.

Cannabis in your Community: Can it be Controlled?

 Yes.  Join this session to learn about tools that are available to Municipalities to control the sale, production and consumption of cannabis in your community.

Medical / Legal Cannabis?! Don’t let your workplace go up in smoke!

 Has your approach to drugs and alcohol in the workplace “gone up in smoke” with medical, and soon to be legal, cannabis? What will be the “new normal”? Find out what you need to know, and what proactive steps municipalities can take to deal with this fast-breaking issue.

TO REGISTER: https://2018emergingtrendsyeg.eventbrite.ca 

Discounted room rates are available at the Sutton Place Hotel Group from $144 for double occupancy. Click https://www.suttonplace.com/hotels/sutton-place-hotel-edmonton-edm?&groupCode=EMERGINGTREND

*Emerging Trends is proud to be going green! We recommend you use the conference materials which will be available online closer to the date. Please note, we will not have any printed materials on-site.

Below is the link to the materials:

Emerging Trends in Municipal Law – Edmonton 2018




February 15, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Brownlee LLP


Northlands Expo Centre
7515 118 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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