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Bylaws
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What is a Bylaw?

Municipal bylaws are public regulatory laws which apply in a given area of the County. Within its jurisdiction and specific to those areas mandated by the higher body, a municipal bylaw is no different than any other law. It can be enforced with penalties, challenged in court and it must comply with all other laws of Ontario and Canada.

How are Bylaws Enforced?

Municipal bylaws are often enforceable through the public justice system.

Council gets the power to pass bylaws through the Municipal Act, which specifies what the county may regulate through bylaws.