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Bill 23, the 'More Homes Built Faster Act 2022', allows for up to three units to be built on a single residential lot without any by-law...
'The self-centered, short-sighted and 'make money at all costs' actions of our provincial government are cause for immediate concern,' says...
“This legislation is so transformative,” she said. “I believe it’s an obligation of municipal government to voice opposition in the strongest possible terms.”
Evidently, Hamiltonians who live in one of the most extreme heat-vulnerable areas of Canada believe that biodiversity and regional food security might be a useful tool for climate adaptation.
Conservation Authorities across Ontario are waving a red flag regarding the Ontario Government's proposal of a series of changes to legislation under Bill 23, which will directly impact conservation authorities and their ability to provide science-based watershed advice for the purpose of protecting communities from environmental hazards and preserving vulnerable ecosystems and valuable public green spaces.
In a nutshell (because it’s a nutter’s dream) this Act, if accepted, will remove protection from wetlands, farmlands and woodlands which are currently designated as areas of significance.
As former mayors of Toronto, we support the idea of rules and regulations which create more affordable housing in Toronto and in other cities, and doing so in a timely manner. But Bill 23, the More Homes Built Faster Act, proposes to make changes which are a significant attack on municipal powers and finances, and it needs a serious rethink.
Multimillion-dollar revenue shortfalls, more money demanded of municipal taxpayers, and the erosion of quality of life, the natural environment, and infrastructure that Ottawa residents rely on.