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Mediation and intermunicipal disputes

Mediation and other forms of appropriate dispute resolution helps municipalities resolve intermunicipal conflict outside of litigation.

Services and information

Mediation services and resources provided by Municipal Dispute Resolution Services and how they can be accessed by municipalities.

See a roster of private sector mediators and arbitrators, and find out how to become part of the roster.

Municipalities, big and small, have used mediation and appropriate dispute resolution to resolve issues with their neighbours.


Municipal Dispute Resolution Services encourages the use of mediation or other dispute resolution alternatives to resolve intermunicipal conflict, rather than referring the issue to a higher authority.

For more information, see Mediation and intermunicipal disputes – Overview.