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Apr 04, 2018

On 3 April 2018, to coincide with Bill 139 (Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017, S.O. 2017, c. 23) coming into effect, Wood Bull LLP published on-line versions of the following Guides:

Previously, Wood Bull LLP had published on-line The Ontario Heritage Act: A Sourcebook (The Wood Bull Guide to the Ontario Heritage Act).

The Wood Bull Guides are intended to provide reference works regarding the operation of these statutes and related regulations and rules that are relevant and easy to use.  The benefit of an on-line publication is that it can be updated regularly.  That is our intention.

The Wood Bull Guide to the Planning Act is being released for on-line publication in phases. The first phase addresses the changes to the Planning Act made by Bill 139. This phase will be enhanced and updated on an on-going basis  Subsequent phases will address the remaining provisions of the Planning Act and will be announced as they go on-line.

If you wish to be advised of the periodic updating releases or new information regarding any of the Guides, please email us your contact information. As well, please feel free to share with us any comments or suggestions on the Guides.  

If you would like assistance in navigating the new territory established by Bill 139, we would be very happy to help.   Our contact information is available here


Bill 139 Resources and Background Documents

Related Bill 139 Blog Posts:

LPAT Proposed Rules of Practice and Procedure Released

Bill 139 Amendments - in force on 3 April 2018

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): Dennis Wood


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