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Date set for forest friends judicial review application

In Council Watch
Nov 20th, 2020

From the Friends of Simcoe Forests

On October 19, 2020 The Friends of Simcoe Forests (FSF) submitted an application for judicial review to the Ontario Divisional Court. The purpose of the judicial review is to seek to overturn a recent decision by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT). As a result of a joint request by the County of Simcoe and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, LPAT struck out certain issues on FSF’s Issues List which are key to FSF’s appeal. It is our positon that LPAT’S decision was based on a Transitional Regulation that was invalidly enacted by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. We have reason to believe that the Transitional Regulation is outside of the Minister’s jurisdiction.
Please go to our download page to review the application for judicial review.


The Divisional Court has scheduled a hearing date for our case to be heard on April 26th and 27th, 2021 in regards to the above noted matter. Please mark your calendars for this important date. We expect that the hearing will be accessible for the public to attend online and we are counting on you to show your support for the Friends of Simcoe Forests by virtually attending this hearing.

Fund Raising…

We are working towards formulating ‘COVID friendly’ fundraisers. You can expect to receive information very shortly about an upcoming fundraiser. We sure hope you will support our fundraisers and if at all possible we ask that you make a nominal donation to help us through these finically difficult times. Thank you to the kind souls who have recently donated.

E-transfer donation through your bank to:
treasurer.fsf@gmail.com (make security answer ‘forests’)
Pay Pal donation through FSF website 
We will try to keep you apprised if there are any notable changes on the path ahead. Please keep watch for our upcoming fundraisers. As a non-profit organization, your support is crucial.
Thank you, take care and be safe.

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