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OMB to get provincial review

Scope & Effectiveness to be included

Province Launches Review of Ontario Municipal Board

June 23, 2016

Ontario is reviewing the scope and effectiveness of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), an important part of the province's land use planning system.

The province is accepting feedback on a number of topics, which are based on input received during extensive public and stakeholder consultations on the Smart Growth for Our Communities Act (Bill 73), the update to the Long-term Affordable Housing Strategy and the Co-ordinated Land Use Planning Review.

The government is developing a consultation paper that will be released in fall 2016 for further comment.

Improving the OMB's role in the land use planning system is part of the government's plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part plan includes investing in talent and skills, including helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by expanding access to high-quality college and university education. The plan is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario's history and investing in a low-carbon economy driven by innovative, high-growth, export-oriented businesses. The plan is also helping working Ontarians achieve a more secure retirement.


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