2016 Annual Municipal Law Seminars

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Central Seminar (Edmonton): SOLD OUT

Our 31st Annual Central Municipal Law Seminar being held in Edmonton is now sold out. Room is still available in our North and South offerings.

Northern Seminar (Grande Prairie): Friday, February 26, 2016

Our 21sth Annual Northern Municipal Law Seminar will take place on Friday, February 26th in Grande Prairie. Our program will run from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM. Doors open at 8:30 AM. The cost to attend is $75 per person (no GST) and includes continental breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, and a materials booklet to take home. Please note advance registration is required.

Southern Seminar (Airdrie): Friday, March 11, 2016

Our 8th Annual Southern Municipal Law Seminar will take place on Friday, March 11th in Airdrie. Our program will run from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM. Doors open at 8:30 AM. The cost to attend is $75 per person (no GST) and includes continental breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, and a materials booklet to take home. Please note advance registration is required.

This year’s topics will include:

Panel Discussion: Governance Issues (Edmonton Location Only)

A panel discussion will be hosted on municipal governance issues, how they arise, and how they can be fixed. The discussion will address perennial issues, as well as recent trends and the effect of proposed amendments to the Municipal Government Act.

Drafting Effective and Enforceable Bylaws (Edmonton Location Only)

This session will offer practical tips on preparing bylaws that properly implement the policies and goals of Council, and which can be effectively enforced. It will outline some of the critical components to consider during the drafting process, and describe some of the common problems encountered when municipalities try to enforce their bylaws.

A Potpourri of Employment Issues & Ever Changing Laws In Workplaces

Medical pot at work, common law good faith duty, manager criminal safety conviction, sexual harassment and more will be discussed.

Don’t Stop Believin’

Stalled or abandoned developments can present a number of issues for municipalities including concerns about public safety and unsightly properties. This session will address the steps municipalities can take to ensure developers carry out their obligations in a timely fashion, and the remedies available to a municipality when a developer does not. Topics will include Land Use Bylaw provisions, conditions on subdivision and development, and the issuance and enforcement of Stop Orders under the MGA.

The Dirt on Contaminated Sites

This session will discuss everything you ever wanted to know about dealing with contaminated lands but were afraid to ask.

Construction Project Delivery Models

This session will provide an overview of several contract options for municipalities to consider when developing construction projects and the relative benefits and drawbacks to each. It will also include relevant factors and considerations to take into account when determining which option to select on a particular project.

A more detailed agenda, which will include the times of each session, will be sent to those who register.