86.1. To ensure good government and the general welfare of the people in the city’s territory, the city council must adopt a Montréal charter of rights and responsibilities.
The purpose of the Montréal charter of rights and responsibilities is to define citizens’ rights and responsibilities and to frame the city’s commitments with respect to democratic, economic, social and cultural life, heritage, recreation, physical activity, sports, the environment, sustainable development, security and municipal services. It may not however serve as the basis for a judicial or jurisdictional remedy nor may it be cited in judicial or jurisdictional proceedings.
Amendments to the charter are made by by-law adopted by two-thirds of the votes cast.