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Bill 108 Receives Royal Assent

Jun 06, 2019

Bill 108 passed Third Reading and received Royal Assent today, 6  June 2019. Accordingly, Bill 108 is now an Act (More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019, S.O. 2019, C.9).

While Bill 108 is now law, its provisions (including the amendments to the Planning Act, LPAT Act, Ontario Heritage Act, Development Charges Act  and Endangered Species Act) will come into force at various times.

Each schedule of Bill 108 describes when it will come into force. Some provisions came into force when the bill received Royal Assent, others will come into force on a specified date and the majority will come into force on a day to be proclaimed by the Lieutenant Governor (on the advice of Cabinet). 

Bill 108 was introduced on 2 May 2019 and proposed numerous changes to legislation that impacts how and where development occurs in Ontario. 

Interestingly, the Lieutenant Governor was present at the Legislative Assembly as debate concluded on Third Reading of Bill 108. As such, Bill 108 received Royal Assent almost immediately after it passed Third Reading.

A copy of Bill 108, showing the amendments made by the Standing Committee on Justice Policy, is available here

For further information, please contact us at 416-203-7160 or info@woodbull.ca.

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Author(s): Lee English

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