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Asked: a month ago

Is it illegal to refuse tap water in the restaurant?

There is a restaurant near me that doesn't serve free tap water, refuses to fill water bottles, and doesn't allow a person to drink from their water bottle even if it were emptied, then filled in the washroom at the rest… (Read more)


Samuel Michaels

Founder & Lawyer, SM Legal


The behaviour you are describing may be illegal under a municipal bylaw in the area of the restaurant. You may wish to contact the city councilor for the restaurant's jurisdiction to inquire regarding the bylaws in that area.


Answered: a month ago
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Asked: 2 months ago

Can a city council pass a bylaw without the approval of the provincial government?

St. Andrews council believes they cannot pass a bylaw without the approval of the Provincial Government in Fredericton. Is that true?


Samuel Michaels

Founder & Lawyer, SM Legal


There is no specific mention of the relationship between the province and city council in passing by-laws. However, we did find the following statute which may be relevant to you: New Brunswick Municipalities Act http://www.canlii.org/en/nb/laws/stat/rsnb-1973-c-m-22/latest/rsnb-1973-c-m-22.html


Answered: 2 months ago