In late October, the Ontario government introduced Bill 23, More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022 in the Legislature, and numerous associated notices for public comment were posted on the Environmental Registry of Ontario (ERO) and Ontario’s Regulatory Registry (ORR). Together, these are an extensive package; the biggest change to land use planning and environmental protection CELA has seen in decades.
To date, CELA has submitted several comments in response to Bill 23. In addition to the specifics, we are asking that the implementation of the proposals be halted in order to address concerns being identified by organizations and individuals, including our four primary areas of concern:
Bill 23, the More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022 was passed by the Legislature and received Royal Assent on November 28, 2022. For more information on what happens now that the bill has passed, please read this blog post by CELA Executive Director Theresa McClenaghan.
For an updated full listing of all of Bill 23’s ERO and Registry postings, plus Greenbelt and Oak Ridges Moraine postings, with associated links, click on this link: Bill 23 – Postings Chart (updated Nov 26, 2022)
For a full schedule of when various parts of Bill 23 will come into effect, click this links: Bill 23 – Chart, Dates for Coming Into Effect – Updated Feb 2023
The Standing Committee on Heritage, Infrastructure and Cultural Policy is currently considering Bill 23.
You can comment on the bill by sending a written submission to the Committee by 7:00 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, November 17, 2022.
You can submit your comments on the various ERO postings related to Bill 23 on the ERO website here: https://ero.ontario.ca/
More information on the ERO postings will be shared on CELA’s website soon.
MPPs have a responsibility to advocate for their constituents and our communities. Send an email asking them to pause the passage of Bill 23 until proper consultation has taken place. Find your MPP here.