Municipal Boundaries 1996

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Coordinate system: Grid CS = Geographic (Lat, Long); Map Proj = Not Applicable; Horiz. Datum = NAD83; Vert. Datum = Not Applicable

Abstract:
UPPER TIER - An upper-tier municipality means a municipality of which two or more lower-tier municipalities form part for municipalities purposes. Municipal responsibilities set out under the Municipal Act and other Provincial legislation are split between the upper tier and lower tier municipalities. LOWER TIER - A lower-tier municipality means a municipality that forms part of an upper-tier municipality for municipal purposes. Municipal responsibilities set out under the Municipal Act and other Provincial legislation are split between the upper tier and lower tier municipalities SINGLE TIER - A single-tier municipality means a municipality that does not form part of an upper-tier municipality for municipal purposes and assumes all municipal responsibilities set out under the Municipal Act and other Provincial legislation. DISTRICT - Territorial district means a geographic area in northern Ontario, which is described in the Territorial Division Act and is composed of municipalities, geographic townships, and unsurveyed territory