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Hansard excerpt (1) – Canadian Environmental Law Association presentation at Oct. 17, 2017 OMB Reform hearing

This post features an excerpt from the Hansard transcript of the Oct. 17, 2017 hearing at Queen’s Park regarding Bill 139. My notes of the above-noted hearing are featured at a previous post entitled: Oakville mayor, Mississauga deputy city solicitor, and former Toronto chief planner speak out at Oct. 17, 2017 OMB Review hearing In the text […]

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Hansard transcript of Oct. 17, 2017 hearing at Queen’s Park regarding OMB Reform is now available

The Hansard transcript of the Bill 139 (OMB Reform) hearing at Queen’s Park on Oct. 17, 2017 hearing is now available. A transcript of the hearing on the same legislative topic, held the previous day on Oct. 16, is also available. By way of introducing the contents of the Oct. 17 hearing, which I attended in person, I’ve […]

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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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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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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 […]

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Sept. 1, 2017 deadline for comments regarding proposed OMB Reform legislation

Click here for previous posts regarding OMB > Among the posts in the above-noted list is one entitled: Proposed legislation brings “fundamental reform” to OMB: Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Peter Milczyn Sept. 1, 2017 deadline for final comments Please refer to the Environmental Registry regarding the Sept. 1, 2017 deadline for comments regrading the province’s OMB Reform […]

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Next steps in OMB Reform are outlined in May 31, 2017 Government of Ontario message

A May 16, 2017 Toronto Star article is entitled: “Province plans to overhaul OMB and give more power to cities and citizens: Reformed appeals body to be renamed Local Planning Appeals Tribunal; will provide legal representation to residents for free. Previous OMB-related posts include (among others): Culture of COA and OMB decision-making has changed dramatically in […]

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Proposed legislation brings “fundamental reform” to OMB: Etobicoke-Lakeshore MPP Peter Milczyn

A previous post is entitled: Next steps in OMB Reform are outlined in May 31, 2017 Government of Ontario message I have been following with interest news reports regarding the OMB Reform legislation recently introduced at Queen’s Park. I have read the text of the draft legislation. The text does not make for easy reading, […]