Understanding Bill 23

From Environmental Defence

We’re following up with everyone who registered for our Bait and Switch webinar with a recording of the event (with closed captions) and tools to help you take action on this important issue! WATCH THE RECORDING All of our panelists agreed that the most important thing you can do is reach out to your MPP directly and let them know your concerns about Bill 23 and the simultaneous attacks on the Greenbelt.

If you would like to send a personal letter or a make a call you can look up your MPP’s contact info here. If you’re looking for facts to share with your MPP here are some good resources: Environmental Defence’s Analysis of Bill 23 | Ontario Nature’s Backgrounder on Bill 23 | Canadian Environmental Law Association’s Review of Bill 23 In addition to contacting your MPP, you can also make a written submission to the Committee Hearings on Bill 23. It’s actually a quick process that can be done online. This toolkit will show you how. The toolkit also contains news articles and resources that will help you craft a substantive submission.Thanks again,

Phil Pothen
Program Manager, Ontario Environment

Links to more comment on Bill 23

Unpacking Bill 23 – More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022 | AMO – Association of Ontario Municipalities

“A Death Sentence for the Greenbelt”: Experts Weigh in on Housing Plan | storeys.com

City of Ottawa staff have analyzed the local impacts of the province’s new housing bill, and their conclusions are grim | Ottawa Citizen

Hamilton housing and climate advocates protest Ontario’s proposed ‘More Homes Built Faster Act’ | CBC News

Bait and Switch: Understanding Bill 23, The ‘More Sprawl, Fewer Wetlands’ Act – YouTube – Environmental Defence

Ontario’s Housing Bill is Actually a Trojan Horse for Environmentally Catastrophic Rural Sprawl – Environmental Defence

Bill 23 Backgrounder – November 2022 – Page 1 (publitas.com) Ontario Nature

Reviewing Bill 23 – More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022 – Canadian Environmental Law Association (cela.ca)

Speaking_Notes_Bill-23_Committee-Presentation_Nov_9_2022-1.pdf (cela.ca) Canadian Environmental Law Association

Ford’s Bill 23 is ‘ecological insanity’, implodes sustainable urban planning in unhinged give over to sprawl developers | Spare News | pentictonherald.ca