Ontario's Bill 197 may spur development, but critics wonder at what cost?
With the next provincial election less than three months away, the Ontario government appears poised to announce decisions on policies to speed up the creation of new homes.
The long-awaited amendments to the Ontario Heritage Act (the OHA) together with implementation Regulation 385/21 (General) (the Regulation) came into force on July 1, 2021, finally bringing into play amendments made through Bill 108, the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 (Bill 108).
Lawyers for Earthroots and their allies will present themselves before Ontario's Divisional Court from May 17-20 asking the justices to...
On April 13, 2021, Bill C-28 – Strengthening Environmental Protection for a Healthier Canada Act (“Bill”) was introduced in the House of Commons. Among other things, the Bill proposes amendments to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (“CEPA” or “Act”).
After years of campaigning by committed activists, environmental groups and health advocates, the federal government...
On April 13, 2021, the federal government brought forward the Strengthening Environmental Protection for a Healthier Canada Act or Bill C-28.
On April 13, 2021, the federal government introduced Bill C-28, which, if enacted, will amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA).
A former director of Community Planning with the Region of Waterloo resigned from the Greenbelt Council this weekend in protest.
If passed, Bill 229, Protect, Support and Recover from COVID-19 Act, 2020 will mean substantial changes to the authority and jurisdiction of Conservation Authorities.
A second lawsuit — this one filed by Earthroots, the Canadian Environmental Law Association...
Ontario Bill 197, the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act, 2020 ("Bill 197"), makes significant changes to the Class Environmental Assessment ("EA") system in Ontario.
Ontario's reform focuses on reducing process and consultation for "EA", but preserves specific consultation rights for Indigenous communities.
12 environmental groups are sounding the alarm on newly passed Ontario legislation that made sweeping changes to environmental laws.