Certain Municipal Powers


Certain Municipal Powers on the Island of Montreal officially called the Agglomeration of Montreal. An Agglomeration composed of one City of Montreal and 15 reconstituted cities divided into seven Cities, six Towns, one Village and one Island.

Chapter E-20.001 Act Respecting the Exercise of Certain Municipal Powers in Certain Urban Agglomerations

Objects and Definitions


1. The object of this Act is to determine the municipal powers that, rather than being exercised separately for each local municipal territory included in an urban agglomeration defined in Title II, must be exercised globally for that urban agglomeration.

Related Municipalities 

4. The Urban Agglomeration of Montréal is composed of:

  1. Ville de Montréal 
  2. Ville de Baie-D’Urfé
  3. Ville de Beaconsfield
  4. Ville de Côte-Saint-Luc
  5. Ville de Dollard-Des Ormeaux
  6. Ville de Dorval and Ville de L’Île-Dorval
  7. Ville de Hampstead
  8. Ville de Kirkland
  9. Ville de Montréal-Est
  10. Ville de Montréal-Ouest
  11. Ville de Mont-Royal
  12. Ville de Pointe-Claire
  13. Ville de Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue
  14. Village de Senneville
  15. Ville de Westmount.

Matters concerning the related municipalities


19.The following matters are related to all the municipalities:

(1)  municipal assessment;

(2)  passenger transportation;

(3)  the thoroughfares forming the arterial road system of the urban agglomeration;

(4)  (paragraph repealed);

(5)  water supply and water purification;

(6)  the disposal and reclamation of residual materials and any other aspect of their management if they are dangerous, as well as the development and adoption of a residual materials management plan;

(7)  municipal lakes and watercourses;

(8)  the components of public security, namely, (a) police, civil protection, fire protection and first responder services; (b) the 9-1-1 emergency centre; (c) the development and adoption of the civil protection plan and the fire safety cover plan;

(9)  the municipal court;

(10)  social housing and assistance intended specifically for the homeless; (10.1)  the prevention and eradication of drug addiction and prostitution;

(11)  the components of economic development, namely, (a) the promotion of the territory of a related municipality, including the promotion of tourism, when it is done outside that territory; (b) tourist services in the urban agglomeration; (c) (paragraph repealed); (d) convention centres, ports and airports; (e) industrial parks and railway sidings; and (f) assistance intended specifically for a business.

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Certain Municipal Powers by Rachel Louise Barry


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