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Bill 139 Submission by Advocates for Effective OMB Reform

Aug 16, 2017

Advocates for Effective OMB Reform (the “Advocates”) have filed a formal comprehensive submission with the Province respecting proposed Bill 139, Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017, a copy of which is available here.  Advocates is a group of over 20 senior municipal and land-use planning lawyers with extensive experience concerning a wide array of land-use planning matters.  Some Wood Bull lawyers participated in the group.

The Province has extended its deadline for accepting submissions on Bill 139 until September 1, 2017.  Submissions can be made online to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing on the Environmental Registry (EBR Registry Numbers 013-0590).

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Related Blog Posts:

Bill 139 : Focusing on the New Tribunal is to Miss the Forest for the Trees - A Lesson in Legislative Misdirection - It’s the Appeal Provisions Which Count (Part 1 of a Longer  Conversation about Bill 139)

Bill 139 Second Reading 

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

Bill 139 Proposed Planning Act Amendments - Comparison Table

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

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