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Municipalities in British Columbia are regulated through the Local Government Act of British Columbia and the Community Charter (and Vancouver has its own thing that applies only to it, but let's avoid that.) The Fundamental Powers section of the Community Charter might be a good place to start, as this brief fragment might demonstrate: 8.3 A council may,...


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Why questions are tricky, but here goes: Treatment of a municipality as a corporation seems a result of the incremental reform in government. The City of London is historically important in that the Magna Carta of 1225 granted it special recognition, in English (translated from the original Latin): The City of London shall enjoy all its ancient ...


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The bulk of the problem you're going to run into is the smell and noise of chickens. Here's a complaint like that I live in a residential zone. My neighbor has a chicken coop that is bursting at its seams. The noise from the chickens is constant, and the smell is unbearable. Not just roosters make noise, and the more you have, the more that noise is ...


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To expand on Burt_Harris' excellent answer, the meaning of "Corporation" here is a legally generic, rather than special one. a. Law. A body corporate legally authorized to act as a single individual; an artificial person created by royal charter, prescription, or act of the legislature, and having authority to preserve certain rights in perpetual ...


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One important rule of parliamentary politics is that you don't put a proposal to vote before you know whether it will pass or fail. Voting on motions isn't the start of the legislative process, it's the conclusion. So before you put this on the agenda, do the necessary groundwork. First, do some legal research. Is the city council actually the right ...


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