Regulation by Municipal Licensing

Regulation by Municipal Licensing

John Bossons
S.M. Makuch
John Palmer
With an introduction by Peter Quance
Series: Heritage
Copyright Date: 1984
Pages: 112
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.3138/j.ctt15jjcs5
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    Regulation by Municipal Licensing
    Book Description:

    Basing their analysis upon municipal experience in Ontario, the authors envisage a reorganized system in which provincial and municipal powers will be exercised more rationally to deal with problems at the level at which they tend to occur.

    eISBN: 978-1-4426-3226-4
    Subjects: Political Science, Law, Business, Economics

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. [i]-[iv])
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. [v]-2)
  3. 1 Introduction: regulation and municipal licensing
    (pp. 3-22)
    PETER QUANCE

    The two studies in this volume examine some problems and issues in municipal licensing in Ontario. The questions raised often reflect the broader context of government regulation generally, its intentions, methods, and shortcomings. An understanding of municipal licensing goals and practices thus has to begin with a sense of how they exemplify more general regulatory goals and practices.

    Regulation of the private sector is one of several instruments by which governments seek to achieve policy goals. In some cases, for instance, it is seen as an alternative to public ownership. The main purposes of regulation are to compensate for the...

  4. 2 Municipal licensing: regulation in search of a rationale
    (pp. 23-76)
    JOHN BOSSONS and S.M. MAKUCH

    Since well before Confederation, municipalities in Ontario have had powers over certain trades and businesses. For example, the Revised Statutes of Upper Canada 1859, c. 54, gave municipalities the power to license taverns, billiards parlours, victualling houses, exhibitions, places of amusement, auctioneers, hawkers, peddlers, livery stables, and cabs, and the power to pass ‘such other regulations as the good of the inhabitants requires.’ The authority of municipalities in this area has expanded over the years to include many other businesses such as television aerial installers, chimney sweeps, gas stations, and barber shops. In Metropolitan Toronto in recent years the number...

  5. 3 Municipal transportation regulation: cartage and taxicabs
    (pp. 77-111)
    JOHN PALMER

    The two major areas of urban transportation are the movement of goods and the movement of people. Often, when these movements involve a market transaction, i.e., are performed on a for-hire basis, they are regulated to some extent by the municipality. The cartage industry is the for-hire urban transportation-of-goods industry; the taxicab industry is the most important privately owned urban transportation-of-people industry. This study explores the rationales offered by municipalities for regulating these industries and studies the effects of the different regulations in various municipalities in Ontario and elsewhere.

    The rationales offered for regulating municipal transportation are based almost entirely...

  6. Back Matter
    (pp. 112-112)