La délimitation du pouvoir réglementaire des municipalités

The scope of municipal regulatory powers is often subject to judicial debate in the context of energy and natural resources development. To the extent that municipal bylaws cover activities also regulated by provincial legislation, issues related to the bylaws' validity and operational character must be settled. In this context, the extent of municipal regulatory powers depends on the application of conciliation mechanisms developed by the Courts. The recent Quebec Court of Appeal decision in Courses automobiles Mont-Tremblant inc. v. Iredale alters the articulation of conciliation mechanisms and may change the scope of municipal powers with respect to natural resources development.

This content has been updated on February 19 2015 at 9 h 19 min.