Doug Ford Backs Off On This Controversial Change - 2019-01-24

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F0.png Doug Ford Backs Off On This Controversial Change January 24, 2019, Alan Kan, inbrampton.com

The Ontario government has reversed course on a part of a piece of legislation designed to make the province "open for business" that had those concerned about development on the Greenbelt very anxious.

Municipal Affairs and Housing minister Steve Clark announced in a series of tweets that the government will be taking out a clause in Bill 66 when the legislature resumes sitting in February.

Bill 66 would have allowed a series of changes focused on regulatory reforms and lowering restrictions in a variety of economic areas, but under that bill was something called Schedule 10.

Schedule 10 would have allowed municipalities to enact 'open for business' zoning by-laws that could have circumvented environmental protection legislation, as well as the law protecting the Greenbelt from development, the Clean Water Act and other conservation legislation.

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