Stakeholder Consultations on the Municipal Legislative Review

An Invitation from the Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment

I would like to extend an invitation to participate in the second phase of public consultations on the review of the Provincial Government’s review of municipal legislation. The Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment is holding a number of engagement sessions throughout the province in the coming weeks.

To register for a session, please visit or call 709-729-5539.  If you are unable to attend an in-person event, there will be an opportunity to contribute to the discussion online through

We are especially interested in hearing from the organizations and professionals who use the Municipalities Act, 1999, the City of St. John’s Act, the City of Mount Pearl Act and the City of Corner Brook Act in a significant way.

These sessions will to allow us to dig deeper into the issues raised during the first phase of consultation.  Written submissions received as part of the first phase can be viewed at

The in-person events will follow a small table discussion format where participants will be asked to provide feedback on a number of specific topics, such as:

  • municipal purposes and structure,
  • accountability and transparency,
  • professional conduct,
  • revenue, and
  • enforcement.

The information gathered through this process will help us determine how best to develop legislation that is modern and responsive to stakeholder needs.

Thank you for taking the time to consider this request for engagement.  If you feel there are councillors, administrators, or others in your community who may have an interest in contributing, please feel free to share the information contained in this letter.

If you have any questions about the events, the consultation process, or the review of municipal legislation please email or call (709) 729-5539. Disability-related accommodations are available upon request.

We look forward to hearing from you and your colleagues on this issue.


Director of Legislative Renewal
Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment