Legal Affairs Department and City Clerk’s Office


To ensure the integrity of the City’s actions by vigilantly overseeing the enforcement of laws and by-laws and delivering high-quality services, in a spirit of respect for people and an ongoing pursuit of excellence.


The Legal Affairs Department and City Clerk’s Office is responsible for:

  • drafting by-laws
  • preparing regular and extraordinary council meetings
  • drafting agendas, minutes and resolutions of public meetings
  • overseeing the legal framework of the Demolition Committee
  • ensuring the City’s proper representation in court
  • managing the claims submitted to the City by citizens
  • overseeing the maintenance, management and preservation of the City’s documents and archives
  • overseeing the signing, processing and follow-up of contracts
  • enforcing the Act respecting access to documents held by public bodies and the protection of personal information
  • chairing elections and referendums
  • overseeing the management of City archives
  • overseeing City policies
  • making the legal opinions of the City and Council available to the public
  • informing Council members of their duties and responsibilities and ensuring their stringent application

Policy on the use of video surveillance and telephone recording software

This policy presents guidelines designed to support and steer the City of Pointe-Claire and its employees on the use of its video surveillance and recording systems, as well as the installations for future equipment inside and outside municipal buildings.