Municipal

Cox & Palmer’s experienced lawyers provide counsel on a broad range of municipal law matters and as our client, you can rely on us to navigate the complex regulatory environment.

Advisory Services Include:

  • By-law implementation and enforcement
  • Planning and zoning
  • Land development
  • Taxation
  • Amalgamation
  • Risk management
  • Waste management
  • Public utilities
  • Finance

Additionally, we provide advice on issues concerning employment and labour law, as well as construction, tendering, environmental, administrative, and contractual matters.

Articles & Insights

Shifting the Waste Burden: Municipalities to Producers

Twelve years after the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment introduced a Canada-Wide Action Plan for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), it’s time for Nova Scotia to consider shifting the burden of waste management from municipalities to producers. In a traditional waste management system, municipalities are responsible for operating waste collection and management. With EPR […]

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Municipal Planning Appeals: Defying the Odds

A 10 year review of appeals of municipal planning decisions before the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (UARB) shows that the UARB rarely overturns decisions of municipal councils and even more rarely if the appeal has been launched by interested citizens. Appeals by developers have been marginally more successful. But it would be wrong […]

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Required to Register as a Lobbyist? Another 2020 Surprise for Business.

2020 has been marked by a series of significant public health and economic actions by both the federal and provincial governments in Canada in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In developing these policies, governments engaged and continue to engage with business groups, unions, social groups, and non-governmental agencies in Canada. They have received and continue to receive solicited and unsolicited representations from the public, including businesses, as the policies and programs evolve.

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