CELA recommends that consultation cease on a proposed regulation under O Reg 568/21 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.
Decision on Bill 197 legal challenge reaffirms right to participate in environmental decision-making
CELA's Healthy Great Lakes program year-in-review for 2020.
CELA Special Counsel, Healthy Great Lakes, Anastasia Lintner blogs about the increased use of Minister's Zoning Orders, recent legislative changes that impact Conservation Authorities, and what's next for environmental policy in Ontario.
In response to this consultation, CELA identifies procedural problems and substantive deficiencies in the Ontario government's enhancement of the Minister's power to issue zoning orders under section 47 of the Planning Act.