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Alberta Court of Appeal cites ‘broad powers’ of municipalities in overturning ruling

Tuesday, November 07, 2017 @ 5:08 AM | By Ian Burns

The Alberta Court of Appeal has overturned a lower court ruling declaring parts of a municipality's bylaw outside the scope of its powers, stating public policy considerations support the broad interpretation of policy-making authority granted to municipalities under the provincial Municipal Government Act (MGA).

The appeal in Kozak v. Lacombe (County) 2017 ABCA 351, released Oct. 26, stems from an application for declaration that parts of a Lacombe County bylaw regulating communal sanitary sewage collection were ultra vires the power delegated to the county under the Act (Kozak v....