Changes to the Ontario Land Tribunal municipalities are not going to like

By Pepper Parr

October 27th, 2022



The provincial government is currently debate a bill that they believe  will make it possible for the building of tens of thousands of more homes.

Within the legislation they are debating are changes to existing legalization; one of which is the ONTARIO LAND TRIBUNAL ACT, 2021

The following are some of the changes being made to the Act

The bold type is our doing

Subsection 19 (1) is amended to expand the Tribunal’s powers to dismiss a proceeding without a hearing, on the basis that the party who brought the proceeding has contributed to undue delay. Section 19 of the Act is also amended to give the Tribunal the power to dismiss a proceeding entirely, if the Tribunal is of the opinion that a party has failed to comply with a Tribunal order. Section 20 is amended to give the Tribunal the power to order an unsuccessful party to pay a successful party’s costs.

The regulation-making authority in section 29 is also amended. The Lieutenant Governor in Council is given authority to make regulations requiring the Tribunal to prioritize the resolution of specified classes of proceedings. The Minister is given authority to make regulations prescribing timelines that would apply to specified steps taken by the Tribunal in specified classes of proceedings. The implications of a failure of the Tribunal to comply with the timelines prescribed by the Minister are addressed, and the Minister is given authority to require the Tribunal to report on its compliance with the timelines.

A consequential amendment is made to subsection 13 (4).

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4 comments to Changes to the Ontario Land Tribunal municipalities are not going to like

  • R Velocci

    This will be the end of fair deals for the general public; welcome to Russia!
    Fashism on the way in!

  • Alfred


    We finally agree on something. That’s why they call it the Ontario Building Code. Ontario Planning Act and Provincial Policies. The Planners would work for the Province, not clueless politicians. Under the guide of the Ministry of Housing, so that they would get it right the first time. Then you can get rid of the OLT.

    So then you can have a party with the developers, realtors the new home owners and everyone else that prospered from all the newly created business and jobs the billions the developers spent in the community provide. All the new millions in property tax revenue could be used to fund these parties every Friday everyone welcome including all the retired nimby’s.


    Why would anyone buy a house in a floodplain? The Conservation authorities moved so slow, from being an asset became a liability. Time to say bye bye to the slow moving turtles.

  • Bernard Marchildon

    Traffic has made getting around Burlington an unhappy, unhealthy and bleak daily endurance with the prospect of it only getting worse and this is before Ontario hamstrings Ontario’s conservation authorities. What is the province going to do when homeowners are unable to obtain insurance for their floodplain dwellings?

  • perryb

    So much for any semblance of strategic planning by the cities, or even the need for a planning department. Why not just have the Premier sign the building permits and get rid of all the planners? And go for a party with the developers.