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Bill 139 - Province Provides Statement on Transition from the OMB to LPAT

Dec 08, 2017

The Province has issued a statement by Bill Mauro, Minister of Municipal Affairs, and Yasir Naqvi, Minister of the Attorney General on the transition from the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT).  The statement includes the following:

"Today, our government posted proposed transition regulations that set out rules for planning matters in process at the time of proclamation (i.e. "transition") if Bill 139 is passed. The proposed transition regulation would mean that:

      • appeals that are already before the Ontario Municipal Board as of the date of Royal Assent of Bill 139 would be subject to the existing rules and would be heard by the Ontario Municipal Board;
      • appeals made after the new rules come into force would be subject to the new rules and heard by the new Local Planning Appeal Tribunal;
      • appeals of matters between the date of Royal Assent and the date that the new rules are proclaimed into force:
- would be heard by the Ontario Municipal Board if the planning matter began (e.g. the complete application was received) before the date of Royal Assent; and

- would be heard by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal if the planning matter began after the date of Royal Assent."

The full statement is available here.

Yesterday, we posted a Blog announcing the notice of  two  proposed Bill 139 regulations posted for public consultation.  These two proposed regulations are under the Planning Act.  

The Province has also issued information regarding proposed new regulations under the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act, 2017 ("LPAT Act").  Information regarding the proposed regulations under the LPAT Act are available on the Province's Regulatory Registry

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Related Blog Posts:

Bill 139 Receives Royal Assent on 12 December 2017

Bill 139 - Notice of Proposed Planning Act Regulations Posted for Public Consultation

Bill 139 Referred to Standing Committee on Social Policy

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 

Bill 139 Submission by Advocates for Effective OMB Reform

Bill 139 Proposed Planning Act Amendments - Comparison Table

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


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