Environmental - Greenbelts

Dec. 9, 2018

"He's doing much more than just opening up the greenbelt to development – On Thursday, December 6, 2018, Doug Ford introduced new legislation that will override almost all legislation put in place over the last 25 years to protect the environment - The key to Doug Ford's Pandora’s Box is a new amendment to the Planning Act which he calls an "Open-for-business Planning By-law" - The by-law provides a mechanism by which municipalities can override existing legislation for the use of land, or the erection, location, or use of buildings or structures - Examples of some of the legislation that can be overridden by the Open-for-business Planning By-law include, but are not limited to: Section 39 of the Clean Water Act, 2006; Section 20 of the Great Lakes Protection Act, 2015; Section 7 of the Greenbelt Act, 2005; Subsection 31.1 (4) of the Metrolinx Act, 2006; Section 7 of the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Act, 2001; Section 13 of the Ontario Planning and Development Act, 1994; Subsection 14 (1) of the Places to Grow Act, 2005; and Section 12 of the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 - The by-law includes almost another dozen pieces of legislation that can be bypassed; I will leave it to others with access to those documents to do the digging and let us know what other horrors Ford has included in his Pandora’s Box"

Phil Prentice on Facebook - Dec 8'18
Dec. 7, 2018

Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford speaks during a pre-election rally in Ottawa on April 16, 2018

Dec. 7, 2018
The Globe and Mail


JEFF GRAY - TORONTO CITY HALL REPORTER

PUBLISHED MAY 1, 2018

Nov. 1, 2018

At a news conference Monday, PC Leader Ford didn't deny that using Greenbelt land for housing could be a solution to rising housing costs

CTV News - Published on 30 Apr 2018

May. 3, 2017