CELA has submitted comments on Bill 23, More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022 Schedules 1, 2, 4, 7 and 9 (Environmental Registry of Ontario (ERO) numbers 019-6163 and 019-6141, and Ontario Regulatory Registry (ORR) number 22-MAG011). Included is our written submission to the Standing Committee on Heritage, Infrastructure and Cultural Policy, which outlines the following four areas of concern:
- The need for climate-safe communities;
- The need to preserve the essential roles of conservation authorities and upper tier municipalities in protecting water and natural heritage;
- The need for robust community engagement;
- The need for affordable, equitable quality housing supply.
To download this submission click here.
Please note: This submission was prepared before several amendments were made by the Standing Committee in a clause-by-clause review. This bill has now passed and can be found here: https://www.ola.org/en/legislative-business/bills/parliament-43/session-1/bill-23
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