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Bill 139 Amendments - in force on 3 April 2018

Feb 23, 2018

Bill 139, the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017, S.O. 2017, c. 23, will come into force on 3 April 2018*, the day named by proclamation of the Lieutenant Governor.  Among other things, Bill 139 makes significant changes to the Planning Act and replaces the Ontario Municipal Board with a new body called the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal.

Links to key legislation on e-laws:

* We note that some of the Bill 139 amendments to the Conservation Authorities Act came into force on Royal Assent (12 December 2017)


Related Blog Posts:

Bill 139 - Province Files Regulation re Transitional Matters

LPAT Proposed Rules of Practice and Procedure Released

Bill 139 - Province Provides Statement on Transition from the OMB to LPAT

Bill 139 Receives Royal Assent on 12 December 2017

Bill 139 - Notice of Proposed Planning Act Regulations Posted for Public Consultation

Bill 139 Referred to Standing Committee on Social Policy

Bill 139 : Focusing on the New Tribunal is to Miss the Forest for the Trees - A Lesson in Legislative Misdirection - It’s the Appeal Provisions Which Count (Part 1 of a Longer  Conversation about Bill 139)

Bill 139 Second Reading

 Bill 139 Submission by Advocates for Effective OMB Reform

Bill 139 Proposed Planning Act Amendments - Comparison Table

WOOD BULLetin - Proposed Bill 139 - Government of Ontario's Proposed Changes to Overhaul the Land Use Planning Appeal System and Conserve Watersheds



Author(s): Sharmini Mahadevan


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