Submission on Proposed Regulation Requiring Conservation Authority to Authorize Development

CELA submitted comments on the province’s proposed regulation that would set a timeframe for a permission to be issued and for an ecological compensation agreement to be signed under s.28.0.1 of the Conservation Authorities Act for development on lands described in Ontario Regulation 568/21.

CELA recommends that consultation immediately cease and that no decision be made, until such time as additional detail (including a draft regulation) and an adequate comment period are provided to allow the public to meaningfully participate in the decision‐making, pursuant to the intent of Ontario’s
Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993.

Read the full submission here.