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Culture of decision making at the OMB changed dramatically over the past 25 years; Bill 139 seeks to get land-use planning back on the right track

As a resident of south Etobicoke for the past 20 years, I’ve been following, with much interest, recent initiatives to reform the Ontario Municipal Board. I’ve made it a point, in this context, to attend two days of hearings at Queen’s Park in October 2017, regarding the provincial government’s OMB Reform legislation, before the legislation (known as […]

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Passing of Bill 139 – the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017

Click here for previous posts about Bill 139 > Following text is from OMBReview (MMA) <CSC_OMBReview@ontario.ca> Passing of Bill 139 – the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 Please note that on December 12, the Legislative Assembly passed the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 which, among other matters, will replace the […]

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Hansard transcript of Oct. 16, 2017 Bill 139 committee hearing at Queen’s Park regarding Bill 139 (proposed OMB Reform legislation)

You can access the transcript here: Committee Documents: Standing Committee on Social Policy – 2017-Oct-16 – Bill 139, Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 Previous posts about OMB and Bill 139 Click here for previous posts about Bill 139 > Click here for previous posts about the OMB >  

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Update from MPP Peter Milczyn regarding Bill 139, Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017

The following message is from Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Peter Milczyn’s Office: Dear Neighbour, Updated Information on Bill 139, Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 It is unfortunate that the dates for Committee Hearings and written submissions on Bill 139 have been changed. The hearings for October 23 and 24 have been cancelled and the […]

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One feels a sense of hope that Bill 139 will reduce cynicism of citizens with regard to land-use planning in Ontario

I have taken a previous text, related to the Long Branch Character Guidelines project, and have repurposed it for my comments regarding Bill 139 , which is concerned with reform of the Ontario Municipal Board. I have sent the comments to Jocelyn McCauley at comm-socialpolicy@ola.org At a previous post, I noted the deadline for comments […]

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Bill 139 (OMB Reform) hearings: Oct. 17, 2017 speakers list

STANDING COMMITTEE ON SOCIAL POLICY Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Toronto, Ontario Committee Room 1 Queen’s Park AGENDA Bill 139, An Act to enact the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act, 2017 and the Local Planning Appeal Support Centre Act, 2017 and to amend the Planning Act, the Conservation Authorities Act and various other Acts 3:00 p.m. […]

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Message from Ernie Hardeman MPP regarding Bill 139 committee hearings

The following message is from Ernie Hardeman MPP: I am writing to update you on the committee hearings for Bill 139 which reforms the OMB and the Conservation Authorities Act. Yesterday, despite the fact that more than 50 people and organizations had applied to speak the government cancelled the public hearings on this bill that were […]

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Deputations related to Bill 139 (OMB Reform) hearings will be available on Hansard, some days after each hearing

Updates An Oct. 16, 2017 Toronto Star article is entitled: “Toronto tells province that clear planning reforms are needed as soon as possible: City officials praised the province’s plan to reform the OMB at a committee hearing while asking for a clear transition plan as the city sees an uptick in development applications.” According to […]

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Hearings on Bill 139 (OMB Reform) took place on Oct. 16 & 17; Oct. 18 is comments deadline

Update In a previous version of this post, I noted the deadline for comments was Oct. 24 at 6:00 pm. That has changed. The deadline is now Oct. 18, 2017 at 5:00 pm. As well, the Oct. 23 and 24, 2017 hearings have been cancelled. [End]   I have recently learned that hearings on Bill […]