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  • 4 (1) The powers conferred on municipalities and their councils under this Act or the Local Government Act must be interpreted broadly in accordance with the purposes of those Acts and in accordance with municipal purposes.
  • (2) If
  • (a) an enactment confers a specific power on a municipality or council in relation to a matter, and
  • (b) the specific power can be read as coming within a general power conferred under this Act or the Local Government Act,
  • the general power must not be interpreted as being limited by that specific power, but that aspect of the general power that encompasses the specific power may only be exercised subject to any conditions and restrictions established in relation to the specific power.

2003-26-4, effective January 1, 2004 (B.C. Reg. 423/2003); 2007-14-201, effective December 1, 2007 (B.C. Reg. 354/2007).