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
  • 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