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The Honeymoon Is Over: Proposed Bill 68 And Its Implications For Infrastructure Planning In Ontario Municipalities, Elmond Bandauko Mar 2018

The Honeymoon Is Over: Proposed Bill 68 And Its Implications For Infrastructure Planning In Ontario Municipalities, Elmond Bandauko

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In November 2016, the Ontario government tabled Bill 68, Modernizing Ontario’s Municipal Legislation Act. This bill, if passed, will introduce a series of reforms to the Municipal Act and the Planning Act which outline the legislative, administrative, and financial responsibilities of Ontarian municipalities. There are 3 major provisions proposed in this Bill. First, municipalities will be required to have a policy pertaining to protection and enhancement of their tree canopy and natural vegetation. Second, the proposed amendments would authorize Cities to pass a by-law respecting the protection or conservation of the environment that requires buildings to be constructed with ...