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Série organique s00054 - By-laws

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Titre propre

By-laws

Dénomination générale des documents

  • Document textuel

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Compléments du titre

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Cote

s00054

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Juridiction responsable et dénomination (philatélique)

Zone des dates de production

Date(s)

  • 1874-1971 (Production)
    Producteur
    Winnipeg (Man.)

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Description matérielle

9 m of textual records

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Nom du producteur

(1874-1971)

Histoire administrative

The City of Winnipeg, Manitoba was created by Provincial statute in 1873. Its mandate was to govern and provide municipal services to citizens attracted to trade expansion between Upper and Lower Fort Garry and St. Paul, Minnesota. The City sprang from the Red River Settlement, an unincorporated village. Prior to creation of the Province of Manitoba in 1870, the area was administered by the Council of Assiniboia (1835-1870) and local community leaders, primarily Métis, who had camped within a fifty-mile radius of the junction of the Red and Assiniboine rivers since [1733]. Following the Dominion Government of Canada’s purchase of land from the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1869, the newly formed Province of Manitoba had jurisdiction over the area and began the process of municipal incorporation. Assiniboia had been created in circa 1812 by Lord Selkirk, who brought Scottish agricultural settlers to the area.

Since 1874, the City managed its affairs through various boards, commissions, and committees. Affiliations between 1881-1972 were thirteen suburban municipal Councils and, between 1960-1972, the Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (established to co-ordinate service delivery in the metropolitan region).

After 1972, when Chapter 105 of the Statutes of Manitoba came into force, the City of Winnipeg amalgamated with twelve area municipalities and the Metropolitan Corporation of Great Winnipeg into one city government.

The election of the first Council for the Unified City of Winnipeg was held on October 6, 1971 and the new City came into legal existence on January 1, 1972. The new unified City Council consisted of 50 Councillors elected on the basis of one from each of the 50 wards and a Mayor elected from the City-at-large. The Inaugural Meeting of the new Council took place on January 5, 1972.

Thirteen Community Committees were established under the Act; however, in 1974, on the recommendation of the Ward Boundaries Commission, the provincial government enacted legislation reducing the communities from thirteen to twelve while maintaining fifty wards. In 1977, further legislation reduced the communities to six and the wards to twenty-nine. Each had a Community Committee of Council and comprised the Councillors who represented the wards within each particular community.

In 1989, in accordance with the City of Winnipeg Act, a review of the boundaries of the City of Winnipeg was conducted and resulted in a number of changes to the community area boundaries and the number of wards for four of the communities. A subsequent review in 1991 resulted in further legislation passed in 1992, which reduced the communities to five and the wards to fifteen.

Further amendments were made to the City of Winnipeg Act in 1998. The powers of the mayor were increased and changes were made to the political decision-making structure.

In 2003, the City of Winnipeg Act was repealed and replaced with the City of Winnipeg Charter.

Historique de la conservation

Portée et contenu

Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of by-laws for the City of Winnipeg pre-unicity (1874-1971). By-laws are municipal laws that were passed or amended by City Council. By-laws relate to City land development, regulations, local improvements, street names/openings/closings, authorization of agreements, finance/taxation, governance/administration, and amendments to previous by-laws.

Original by-laws dating 1874-1971 exist in a set of trifolds and are numbered 1-19876. By-laws are numbered chronologically according to date created.

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État de conservation

Condition of trifolds ranges from good to fragile. Most have edge wear and staple holes, and some should be handled with care. By-laws are entirely handwritten until ca. 1900, when some type appears as well. Bound books are generally in good condition, although the bindings and covers of some volumes are fragile.

Source immédiate d'acquisition

Classement

Langue des documents

  • anglais

Écriture des documents

Localisation des originaux

Disponibilité d'autres formats

Set of bound volumes 1900-2002 (indices begin at 1974), available in the research room for reference.
Set of 5 Volumes, A-E. 1875-1903, by-law #1-2723.
Set of bound volumes, 1900-1985 (indices begin at 1974).
Set of bound volumes, 1972-2002.

Also available on microfilm.

Restrictions d'accès

There are no restrictions on access to these records.

Délais d'utilisation, de reproduction et de publication

Researchers are responsible for observing Canadian copyright regulations.

Instruments de recherche

An electronic index exists for pre-unicity by-laws (1874-1971).

Éléments associés

Current by-laws of the City of Winnipeg passed by Council since September 1999, together with other frequently requested by-laws are now easily accessible on-line, via the City Clerk's Decision Making Information System: http://clkapps.winnipeg.ca/dmis/

Éléments associés

Accroissements

No further accruals are expected.

Identifiant(s) alternatif(s)

Legacy Reference Code

f0001-0173

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Mots-clés - Sujets

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Identifiant de la description du document

Identifiant du service d'archives

cowa

Règles ou conventions

Statut

Ébauche

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Moyen

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