Municipal & Planning Law Blog
Current issues and updates on law, legislation and policy.
Bill 51 (now S.O. 2006, c. 23) received Royal Assent on October 19; however, the most significant sections which amend large portions of the Planning Act are not yet in force.The Act provided that [read more]
Bill 51, the Planning and Conservation Land Statute Law Amendment Act, received 3rd reading and was passed on October 12. It is now awaiting Royal Assent. [read more]
One of the recurring comments during the recent consultation on OMB Reform related to the length of OMB appointments. The three year tenure was seen as being too short, and providing lack of [read more]
The Ontario Municipal Board announced today (October 2) that it has created the Citizen Liason Office .
The office will
Provide information to the public about the OMB, such as how to file [read more]
During the summer, Bill 51 was considered and amended by the General Government Committee. It was reported back as amended on September 25, the first day back of the new legislative session, [read more]
The Standing Committee on General Government has scheduled public hearings for the consideration of Bill 51. The Committee will meet on August 3rd in Toronto, and will travel to London, Napanee [read more]
The Ontario Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal which challenged the process followed by the Province in establishing a plan under the Ontario Planning and Development Act in Seaton.
The [read more]
As part of the last minute flurry of legislative activity, the legislative assembly passed Bill 209, which amends the Highway Traffic Act to provide that persons convicted of drinking and boating [read more]
As the legislative session wraps up today, Bill 104, that would establish the Greater Toronto Transportation Authority is scheduled for 3rd Reading debate. We assume this means it will go to [read more]
The Province has released the final growth plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe. It is available here .All Planning Act decisions must conform with the Plan, subject to the transitional regulation [read more]
The Ministry of Public Infrastructure Renewal has announced that the final Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe will be released on June 14 at 11:45 a.m. at the Waterside Inn in Mississauga [read more]
Bill 43, the proposedClean Water Act(available here ),has now been debated by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario on two occasions prior to second reading. The debate began on April 12th, and [read more]
We're 1!!!! We launched this site on May 3, 2005. Since then, we have posted 80 or so changes in law, policy and politics. Is it useful? Well, since we are approaching 80,000 [read more]
The Province has announced the final development plan for the Seaton community in Pickering. The press release indicates that the implementation of the plan will be supported by a management [read more]
Bill 51, the Planning and Conservation Land Statute Amendment Act received second reading on April 26. It has been referred to the Standing Committee on General Government, and is expected to [read more]
Debate on the second reading of Bill 51, thePlanning and Conservation Land Statute Law Amendment Act, which proposes significant changes to thePlanning Actand by extension to the OMB appeal process, [read more]
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