Hazel McCallion Act (Peel Dissolution), 2023, S.O. 2023, c. 13

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Hazel McCallion Act (Peel Dissolution), 2023

S.o. 2023, chapter 13

Consolidation Period: From June 08, 2023 to the e-Laws currency date.

No amendments.

Preamble

The people of Ontario and their Government:

Respect and support the effective administration of local governance.

Recognize that municipalities should be empowered with the tools needed to plan for population growth, including the tools needed to build more housing options, and should work together fairly and in good partnership with neighbouring municipalities.

Understand that safe communities and the delivery of effective frontline services are key pillars of local government, including by preserving frontline workers.

Appreciate the importance of value for money and high-quality services delivered in an efficient manner for taxpayers.

Acknowledge that where there are shared assets and services, municipalities should be treated in an equitable and fair manner whereby all residents, regardless of where they live, are respected and have access to excellent services.

Therefore, His Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:

Interpretation

1 In this Act,

“Minister” means the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing; (“ministre”)

“prescribed” means prescribed by the regulations made under this Act; (“prescrit”)

“transition board” means the transition board established under subsection 3 (1). (“conseil de transition”)

Dissolution

2 (1) The Regional Municipality of Peel is dissolved on January 1, 2025.

Single-tier municipalities

(2) The City of Mississauga, the City of Brampton and the Town of Caledon are continued as single-tier municipalities on January 1, 2025.

Transition board

3 (1) A transition board is established consisting of up to five members appointed by the Minister, or up to such other number as may be prescribed.

Chair

(2) The Minister may designate one of the members of the transition board as chair.

Body corporate

(3) The transition board is a body corporate without share capital.

Non-application of corporate Acts

(4) The Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 and the Corporations Information Act do not apply to the transition board except, in the case of the Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010, as is prescribed by regulation.

Duties

(5) The transition board shall do the following:

1. Provide recommendations to the Minister, by the date or dates directed by the Minister, respecting the municipal restructuring required for the purposes of section 2, including recommendations with respect to,

i. winding down the financial operations of The Regional Municipality of Peel,

ii. transferring assets of The Regional Municipality of Peel,

iii. assigning liabilities, debt and other financial obligations of The Regional Municipality of Peel,

iv. employment matters, including pension and benefit obligations,

v. the allocation, governance, use and control of services provided by The Regional Municipality of Peel, including whether joint municipal service boards or other entities should be established or other shared servicing arrangements would be advisable,

vi. the impact on any municipality that may be affected by the dissolution of The Regional Municipality of Peel,

vii. the long-term economic sustainability of the City of Mississauga, the City of Brampton and the Town of Caledon as single-tier municipalities, and

viii. any other matters that the board considers advisable or that the Minister may direct.

2. Monitor, as the board considers appropriate, the actions, duties or decisions of the councils of The Regional Municipality of Peel, the City of Mississauga, the City of Brampton, the Town of Caledon and their local boards.

3. Monitor, as the board considers appropriate, the actions, duties or decisions of The Regional Municipality of Peel, the City of Mississauga, the City of Brampton and the Town of Caledon that have been delegated to committees, staff or officers of the municipalities or any of their local boards, as the case may be.

4. Advise or report to the Minister on any matter that the Minister considers advisable.

5. Carry out any other prescribed duties.

Fees, etc.

(6) The fees or remuneration paid to the transition board and travelling and other expenses incurred by the transition board shall be determined by the Minister and may be apportioned by the Minister from among The Regional Municipality of Peel, the City of Mississauga, the City of Brampton and the Town of Caledon.

Co-operation, access to information

(7) The members of the council of The Regional Municipality of Peel, the City of Mississauga, the City of Brampton and the Town of Caledon, and the employees and agents of those municipalities and the members, employees and agents of each local board of those municipalities, shall,

(a) co-operate with the transition board and its employees and agents, and assist them in the performance of their duties and comply with their requests under this Act; and

(b) on request, allow any person or entity described in clause (a) to examine and copy any document, record or other information in the possession of the member, employee or agent’s respective municipality or local board.

Power to require information, etc.

(8) Without limiting the generality of subsection (7), the transition board has power to,

(a) require The Regional Municipality of Peel, the City of Mississauga, the City of Brampton, the Town of Caledon or local boards of any of those municipalities to,

(i) furnish information, records or documents that are in its...

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