The Agglomération de Longueuil's legal framework
The Act to reform the municipal territorial organization of the metropolitan regions of Montréal, Québec and the Outaouais (2000, c. 56) led to the creation, on January 1, 2002, of the new Ville de Longueuil by integrating eight South Shore municipalities and the Champlain MRC. On January 1, 2006, this territory was reorganized when four boroughs were reconstituted as municipalities under the Act respecting the consultation of citizens with respect to the territorial reorganization of certain municipalities (2003, c. 14) and the Act respecting the exercise of certain municipal powers in certain urban agglomerations (R.S.Q., c. E-20.001).
The agglomeration's territory includes Ville de Longueuil, which is the central municipality, and the reconstituted municipalities of Boucherville, Brossard, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, and Saint-Lambert.
The Agglomération de Longueuil council has jurisdiction over the following:
- municipal assessment;
- management of municipal water courses;
- fire protection;
- emergency preparedness;
- the municipal court;
- social housing;
- public transit;
- waste disposal and recycling;
- water supply and waste water treatment;