A by-law to amend By-law 34-2018, being a by-law passed under Section 1.2 of the Retail Business Holidays Act providing that the Act does not apply to The Regional Municipality of Peel and under Section 148 of the Municipal Act, 2001 to regulate closing of business establishments within The Regional Municipality of Peel on a holiday.
Whereas, the Council of The Regional Municipality of Peel ("Region") on the 14th day of June 2018, enacted By-law 34-2018 under section 1.2 of the Retail Business Holidays Act providing that the Act does not apply to The Regional Municipality of Peel (the "Region"), any by-law of the Region, or any retail business establishment located in the Region;
And whereas, an amendment is proposed to By-law 34-2018 to include additional wording to confirm the intent and provide more clarity in interpretation as it relates to local municipal flexibility in implementing exemptions to permit businesses to be open on statutory holidays through local tourism strategies;
And whereas, the Council of the Regional Corporation has by resolution adopted on the 24th day of October 2019, authorized the enactment of this by-law to amend By-law 34-2018;
Now therefore, the Council of the Regional Corporation enacts as follows:
That By-law 34-2018 is hereby amended by deleting Sub-section 4(8) and replacing it with the following:
"Retail Establishments and Areas in the Local Municipal Tourism Strategy
Sections 2 and 3 do not apply in respect of the sale or offering for sale of retail goods or services on a Holiday by any Retail Business Establishment that is within an area specifically geographically delineated and identified for retail holiday opening in a Tourism Strategy adopted by the Council of any Local Municipality, as such Tourist Strategy may be amended from time to time by the Council of the Local Municipality, save and except that no Retail Business Establishment within such Tourism Strategy area shall open on Family Day or Christmas Day and sections 2 and 3 continue to apply to them on those days. For greater clarity a Tourism Strategy may contain policies governing the eligibility or ineligibility of a Retail Business Establishment within a delineated geographical area identified for retail holiday opening in respect of the sale or offering for sale of retail goods or services on a Holiday and may establish processes and criteria for the determination of such eligibility or ineligibility."
Read three times And passed in open Council this 24th day of October, 2020.