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Ontario's land use planning legislation has changed with great impact to the jobs you do. OPPI wants to help you in your understanding of the changes that are occurring.
We are providing links to legislation that have passed, reports developed by specific ministries, along with an summaries of the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 (Bill 139) developed by various legal firms for your consideration. In the next section, you will find the regulations that the Province of Ontario is seeking input on.
In mid-April, OPPI and WeirFoulds offered members an opportunity to participate in a livestream discussion about the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act (Bill 139).
OPPI is making materials from this discussion available to members for further reference. A related FAQ will be made available to members at a later date when it becomes available. Members interested in watching the livestream recording can visit our Digital Learning platform.
It is expected some time this year, federal law will allow the sale of cannabis across Canada. Each province is then responsible for the retailing and distribution across their jurisdictions. Members can view key documents and resources below:
Updated Planning Act regulations are in effect as of April 3, 2018. These regulations are related to the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 and will facilitate implementation of changes to the land use planning and appeal system by:
Members can view copies of the amending Planning Act regulations below:
If members have any questions about the changes to the land use planning and appeal system, including the Planning Act regulatory changes, please email OMBReview@ontario.ca
For more information on these and previous OPPI submissions, please visit our Policy Submissions webpage.
The Ontario Government is updating legislative regulations related to the planning profession, and they need your feedback.
Many of the regulations being reviewed and open for comment directly impact the work you do each day. It is vital for Queen’s Park to hear from you, the Registered Professional Planner community, to better inform decision-makers and make a continued effort to provide the knowledge, expertise and skill you offer.
Below are links to the regulations related to the legislation listed above that will have an impact to the planning profession moving forward, and that are open for public comment. Members are being asked to provide their feedback directly to each related Ministry on the legislation you would like to comment on.
Please see the specific legislation and regulations for review, and the deadline to submit your input.
Bill 4, Cap and Trade Cancellation Act, 2018
Repeal of the Green Energy Act
Amendments to the Renewal Energy Approvals Regulation (Ontario Regulation 359/09)
OPPI has a number of Standing Committees and Strategy Groups that guides and consults OPPI throughout the year. One of these Strategy Groups is the Planning Issues Strategy Group.
This group strengthens the voice of OPPI by scanning the planning profession and helps identify relevant planning issues that OPPI should focus on and to help inform choices and inspire communities. We are interested in hearing from you about the important issues within the planning profession!
Please send in your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know of the topic you are writing about in the subject line of your email. If you choose to provide comment on any of the regulations noted above, please include your RPP designation in your signature and share your responses with us through the email@example.com email address.