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Jan 25th, 2019
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Reporter told presence at meeting would ‘disrupt the process’ OrilliaMatters  Simcoe North MPP Jill Dunlop held a pre-budget consultation Friday at the Orillia City Centre. Despite being given advance approval to cover the meeting, an OrilliaMatters reporter was turned away at the boardro...
Jan 25th, 2019
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Ontario government recently announced review of 8 regional municipalities and County of Simcoe By Chris Simon Barrie Advance Expect Simcoe County council to shrink, Springwater Township Mayor Don Allen said. After seeing the Ontario Progressive Conservative government take a hard line on the size of ...
Jan 24th, 2019
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The Ford government withdrew Schedule 10 of Bill 66 yesterday, which still leaves much of this omnibus bill on the order paper. Each schedule – there are 12 – targets a different ministry. It’s the section dealing with land-use planning under the municipal affairs and housing ministry that is gone. T...
Jan 23rd, 2019
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Thanks to municipal politicians who showed leadership, to MPPs who listened – and to the people News release from the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition Steve Clarke, Minister for Municipal Affairs and Housing, announced this afternoon that the government will not be pursuing Schedule 10 of Bill...
Jan 23rd, 2019
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Premier Doug Ford and Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark AWARE News Network The following has been tweeted by Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark. Thanks to all who helped win this battle!                   Steve Clark
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Jan 23rd, 2019
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MPP Caroline Mulroney  Towns like Bradford West Gwillimbury need to follow good planning, environmental rules, “so we don’t pollute the bejesus out of Lake Simcoe,” says executive director of Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition by: Jenni Dunning Bradford Today Jan 18, 2019 York-Simcoe MPP Caroline Mulroney ...
Jan 23rd, 2019
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Friends of Simcoe Forests submit appeal to LPAT on ministry’s decision for proposed ERRC in Simcoe County Forest News release from the Friends of Simcoe Forests The Friends of Simcoe Forest Inc. is appealing the Ministry’s decision to approve Amendment 2 to the County of Simcoe Official Plan. The pur...
Jan 23rd, 2019
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Who is qualified to determine what species should be ‘driven into extinction?’ By Gord Miller North Bay Nugget Jan 18 2019 Currently before the Legislature, Bill 66 threatens to unravel a wide range of environmental protections in Ontario’s land use planning rules. This week, North Bay co...
Jan 19th, 2019
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For Transparency, Accountability, Water, Health and the Environment UPDATE: Schedule 10 was withdrawn January 23 2019 AWARE Simcoe submission to the Ontario government regarding Bill 66 proposed Act: ERO Number 013 – 4125 https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/013-4125 Bill 66 proposed Regulation: ERO Number ...
Jan 18th, 2019
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  By John Bacher January 7 2019 The name Bill 66 seems like a science fiction monster akin to Godzilla, which emerged out of the debris of nuclear contaminated post-war Japan. A similar scary beast has come forth today out of the fiendish populism of Ontario Premier, Doug Ford. While Godzilla pi...