I am happy to share that this week, the government of Ontario introduced the proposed Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act in the legislature.
Ontario is taking this action in order to overhaul the provincial land use planning appeal system to give communities a stronger voice and ensure people have access to faster, fairer and more affordable hearings.
Comments on the proposed bill can be made through the Environmental Bill of Rights Registry at www.ebr.gov.on.ca (EBR Posting Number: 013-0590) or by email to OMBReview@ontario.ca. In addition, the bill proposes amendments to the Conservation Authorities Act which the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is leading – please visit EBR Posting Number: 013-0561.
For more information and background on the bill you may visit: www.ontario.ca/OMBReview