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Response to Bill 185 and Related Issues (ERO Posting Numbers 019-8365, 8366, 8369, 8370, 8371, 8492 and related Provincial initiatives/proposals)

On behalf of the Regional Planning Commissioners of Ontario (RPCO), please accept this submission to the above-noted ERO Postings and any associated Provincial directions and decisions.
The proposed sweeping changes will profoundly affect the way planning is practiced across Ontario, and must be thoroughly and completely considered. The RPCO membership has made best efforts to review and respond in the extremely short timeframe provided.

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Should Housing Be Built on Ontario’s Greenbelt?

One of the great debates happening in Ontario these days is whether there’s enough available land on which to build new homes to accommodate a growing population. Or do further tracts of the Greenbelt need to open to make that happen? We’ll debate the issue with Jane Fogal, local and regional councillor for Halton Region; Rob Horne, former planning commissioner for the Region of Waterloo; and Chris Spoke, founder and CEO of the digital product studio August, and a Toronto-based real estate developer.

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