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2015 Bylaw Drafting Essentials Workshop

Bylaw Drafting Essentials Workshop

April 24, 2015  -  all day workshop from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Chaired by Don Lidstone of Lidstone & Company, this one day information-packed practical workshop will provide attendees with vital information that every local government official should know about the bylaw drafting process and how to make your local government's bylaws effective, understandable, lawful, and enforceable.  

Workshop topics to be covered:
  • The Council / Board Policy Making Process and the Provincial Bylaw Approval Process 
  • Some Thoughts on Legislative Drafting:  Clear instructions, plain language and uniformity 
  • Bylaw Drafting Process Part 1:  When is a bylaw required; bylaw validity checklists (including substantive and procedural grounds for setting aside bylaws)   
  • Bylaw Drafting Process Part 2:  Organization and content of a bylaw; Interpretation Act; definitions; working with precedents 
  • How the Bylaw Enforcement Process Drives Bylaw Content:  Creating offences; avoiding federal criminal jurisdiction; fines and penalties; setting up for prosecutions; including MTI and bylaw adjudication process phraseology          
  • The Perspective of the Corporate Officer/ Clerk/ Corporate Secretary:  A uniform style for bylaws; bylaw drafting teams; council direction; public participation; some thoughts on quantification and revision; following the “Clerk's critical path and deadlines”  

*Attendees will receive copies of presenters' materials to use as resource materials.  

Cost includes lunch and workshop materials: 
  • LGMA Member, $215+GST
  • Non member, $250+GST
Register online now
Workshop Brochure

Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport
President's Ballroom AB
8181 Cambie Road, Richmond, BC  V6X 3X9

Hotel group rates of $109+GST per night, have been secured at the Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport until Monday, March 23rd.

Call Reservations at: 604.279.8384 and quote 'LGMA Bylaw Drafting Workshop'
Book online at: www.radisson.com/vancouverca and under 'promotional code' type the word 'DRAFT'

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