The Annual Conference for the Association des directeurs municipaux du Québec (ADMQ) took place at the Québec City Convention Center from June 17 to June 19, 2015. On this occasion, Daniel Bouchard, Managing Partner of Lavery’s Quebec City Office and lawyer specialized in the fields of municipal, environmental and administrative law, presented two seminars.
The first one, on June 18, was presented to about 50 municipal directors. Entitled “Nuisances et pollution, les municipalités peuvent agir!” (Nuisances and pollution, municipalities can act!), he discussed the powers of a municipality on the matter, as well as its limits, while highlighting the importance of a regulatory municipal intervention to ensure a healthy and harmonious community life.
On June 19, before over 150 municipal directors, Mr. Bouchard presented “Les dernières modifications legislatives” (The most recent legislative modifications), where he discussed the recent legislative modifications relating to the new municipal governance on local and regional developments, as well as the introduction of a definition for the term “watercourses” in the Protection Policy for Lakeshores, Riverbanks, Littoral Zones and Floodplains, the amendment to the Act Respecting Municipal Courts or to the Act Respecting Compensation Measures for the Carrying out of Projects Affecting Wetlands or Bodies of Water.