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The Charter of Rights and Responsibilities of Montreal (Canada, 2006)

The Montréal Charter of Rights and Responsibilities, in force since 1 January 2006, covers the main sectors of municipal activity: democratic, economic, social and cultural life, recreation, physical activities and sports, environment and sustainable development, security and municipal services.

The Montréal Charter also establishes a right of initiative allowing citizens to obtain public consultations on matters under city or borough jurisdiction.

In 2010-2011, the Montréal Charter underwent a first revision, with a view to its improvement, again with the participation of residents and the Task Force on Democracy (2002-2014). The changes to the Montréal Charter of Rights and Responsibilities were unanimously adopted by the City of Montréal council on 21 November 2011. Many commitments were thereby reformulated or added to better reflect today’s world, for example in terms of democracy, the environment and sustainable development.

The Montréal Charter of Rights and Responsibilities is a fundamental text for citizens and the City of Montréal.

 

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