Ontario, Canada, local Plebiscite [ATP] - To submit question on sale of liquor

General Typology

Instrument
Plebiscite [ATP]
Location
Ontario, Canada
Political level
local
Local Name:
To submit question on sale of liquor
Normative Level:
statutory
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

Local option to authorize sale
53.(1)The council of a municipality may submit to a vote one or more of the prescribed questions respecting the authorization of the sale of liquor in the municipality.

Establishing stores

(3) Government stores may be established in a municipality in which 60 per cent of the electors voting on a question vote in favour of the sale of liquor in government stores.

Issuing licences

(4) Licences to sell liquor may be issued for premises in a municipality in which 60 per cent of the electors voting on a question vote in favour of the sale of liquor in licensed premises. R.S.O. 1990, c. L.19, s. 53.

Closing stores
(3) If 60 per cent of the electors voting on a question vote in favour of prohibiting the sale of liquor in government stores, all government stores established in the municipality shall be closed as of the 31st day of March in the following year

Revoking licences
(4)If 60 per cent of the electors voting on a question vote in favour of prohibiting the sale of liquor in licensed premises, all licences to sell liquor issued for premises in the municipality shall be deemed to be revoked as of the 31st day of March in the following year.

Eligible voters
56.The persons eligible to vote on a question under section 53 or 54 are the persons who would be eligible to vote at an election held under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 on the day fixed for taking the vote on the question. R.S.O. 1990, c.L.19, s.56; 2002, c. 17, Sched. F, Table. Municipal Elections Act, 1996 applies
57. The provisions of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 apply to the taking of a vote under this Act. R.S.O. 1990, c.L.19, s.57; 2002, c. 17, Sched. F, Table.

Who may vote
(4)In a municipality amalgamated or municipality or part annexed to which subsection (1) or (2) applies, the persons eligible to vote on a question under section 53 or 54 are the persons who would be eligible to vote at an election held under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 in the municipality amalgamated or municipality or part annexed, as the case may be. R.S.O. 1990, c.L.19, s.60(4); 1996, c.26, s.3(16); 2002, c. 17, Sched. F, Table.

References: Liquor Licence Act, R.S.O. 1990, CHAPTER L.19, (2011)

Subject Matter:

To authorize the sale of liquor in the municipality

Actors

Author:
The council of a municipality
Initiator:
The council of a municipality
Decision maker:
Eligible Voters

Requirements

Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
Legal source does not mention turnout quorum
Approval Quorum:
60% of electors
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
Excluded Issues:
Other Formal Requirements:

Procedural Elements

Wording Of Ballot Question:
Interaction With Authorities:
Supervision And Support:
Transparency And Finance:

Practice

Archive:
Remarks: