Are you committed to farmland protection? Submit your comments on Bill 66 by Jan 20th

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Author: Josie Di Felice

Posted: January 16, 2019

Categories: News from Sustain Ontario

Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, is open for consultation until January 20, 2019. We urge you to submit your comments before then online here.

You can find more details on Bill 66 on the Legislative Assembly of Ontario website.

Shared by Farms at Work:

Agricultural groups across the province are very concerned with Bill 66, Schedule 10. Why? Because it would allow municipalities to pass “open for business” bylaws that could lead to development of prime farmland in order to “reduce red tape” and create jobs – without any public consultation, without regard to any planning laws or water protection and with no right of appeal. Developers and speculators will benefit – but will the public?
Farm organizations believe that jobs are created by building on properly zoned lands, and by supporting agriculture on prime farmland, which creates jobs along the entire food chain.
If you believe that farmland protection is not “red tape”, consider signing the petition created by Environmental Defense, and/or make a comment on the Environmental Bill of Rights Registry by Sunday, January 20 here: