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WOOD BULLetin - Proposed Bill 139 - Government of Ontario's Proposed Changes to Overhaul the Land Use Planning Appeal System and Conserve Watersheds

Jun 09, 2017

On 30 May 2017, the Ontario Government introduced Bill 139, which proposes changes to the land use planning approvals and appeal processes in Ontario.  Wood Bull LLP has prepared a Wood Bulletin - Proposed Bill 139 (First Reading), which describes the changes proposed in the First Reading of Bill 139.

For convenience purposes, Wood Bull LLP has also prepared comparison tables of some of the legislation affected by Bill 139:


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Bill 139 Submission by Advocates for Effective OMB Reform

Province Introduces New Legislation to Overhaul Ontario's Land Use Planning Appeal System



Wood Bull LLP is pleased to welcome Kim Mullin to the firm as a Partner.  Kim brings 18 years’ experience acting for private sector and public sector clients in complex municipal law and land use planning matters and related litigation.  We are excited to have Kim join our team.

Bill 139, Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017, introduced sweeping changes to the land use planning approvals process in Ontario.  Wood Bull LLP has put together links to Bill 139 resources and background here.

Wood Bull LLP has also launched The Wood Bull Guides, a free on-line resource that focuses on the changes introduced by Bill 139 related to key land use planning legislation in Ontario:

  • Planning Act (After Bill 139)
  • Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act, 2017
  • Local Planning Appeal Support Centre Act, 2017

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