Local Government Resource Handbook

This guide has been prepared by the Municipal Affairs Division of the Prince Edward Island Department of Communities, Land and Environment as a resource for your local government.

The guide provides a brief overview of what you will encounter or need to know during your term of office, such as the roles of council and administration, conflict of interest, public participation in municipal decision-making and council’s role in financial management. It also provides you with helpful tips to assist you to make a positive and lasting contribution to your municipality.

This guide also highlights some areas where procedures and requirements have changed under the Municipal Government Act.

General Inquiries

Municipal Affairs
2nd Floor, Aubin-Arsenault Building
3 Brighton Road
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-620-3558
Fax: 902-569-7545

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