BILL NO. 76
2nd Session, 62nd General Assembly
64 Elizabeth II, 2015
Halifax Regional Municipality Charter
The Honourable Mark Furey
Minister of Municipal Affairs
First Reading: April 1, 2015
Second Reading: April 7, 2015
Third Reading: April 16, 2015 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
This Bill enables the Council of Halifax Regional Municipality to adopt compensation disclosure policies for the Municipality and for agencies, boards and commissions to which the Council appoints the majority of members.
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 Chapter 39 of the Acts of 2008, the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter, is amended by adding immediately after Section 54 the following Section:
- 54A (1) The Council may adopt a policy requiring the Municipality to disclose to the public the amount of compensation the Municipality pays or provides to any person, in accordance with the policy.
(a) requiring any agency, board, commission or corporation to which the Council may appoint the majority of the members to disclose, and any such agency, board, commission or corporation shall disclose, to the Municipality, the amount of compensation it pays or provides to any person; and
(c) designate any agency, board, commission or corporation to which the Council may appoint the majority of the members, or any class of such agencies, boards, commissions or corporations, as subject to the policy;
(5) The disclosure of information pursuant to a policy adopted pursuant to this Section is deemed not to contravene any Act, regulation or agreement, whether the Act was enacted or the regulation or agreement was made before or after the coming into force of this Section and, for greater certainty, Part XX of the Municipal Government Act does not restrict disclosure pursuant to such a policy.
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