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Resources for Council

The Township of North Kawartha is created by the Province Ontario and governed by your Elected Local Council.  Council must abide by applicable laws, or what is referred to as Legislation, which includes, Federal Legislation, Provincial Legislation and Municipal Legislation.  Municipal Legislation consists of By-Laws and Resolutions.

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has carefully prepared a Municipal Councillor's Guide, which summarizes and deals with complex matters.  It does not include all details and does not take into account local facts and circumstances.  As well, the guide refers to or reflects laws and practices which are subject to change.  Municipalities and councillors are responsible for making local decisions, including for compliance with law such as applicable statutes and regulations.  For these reasons, the guide, as well as any links or information from other sources referred to in it, should not be relied upon as a substitute for specialized legal or professional advice in connection with any particular matter.  The user is solely responsible for any use or application of the guide.

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing - The Municipal Councillor's Guide 2014