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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

Announcements

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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