- 01:00 PM

Conservation Authorities and Natural Heritage

CPD for Lawyers: 1 Substantive Hour


External Speaker: Bruce Peever - Partner, Public Sector - KPMG Canada

Bill 23, Ontario's More Homes Built Faster Act, received royal assent on November 28, 2022. The Act amends the Ontario Heritage Act and its regulations to reduce red tape and remove barriers that are slowing down housing construction and other priority projects, while continuing to conserve heritage properties that matter most to local communities.

In the last of this four-part series breaking down the impact of these legislative changes, Paula Boutis of Aird & Berlis will review the recent changes to the role of conservation authorities that will impact the ability to develop lands. Bruce Peever of KPMG Canada will discuss how small cities and rural municipalities can improve the speed and quality of their permitting processes while achieving great community building outcomes.

Topics Include:

  • Impact to development reviews and permitting processes
  • Moving toward a single regulation for all conservation authorities, including proposed changes to natural feature definitions and setback requirements from wetlands
  • Changes to the wetland evaluation system
  • Offsetting proposals
  • What a “streamlined” planning and development application approval process looks like

If you are unable to attend the live webinar, but are interested in accessing the archive for on-demand viewing,
please click on the registration button to be added to the archive mailing list.

For information regarding our webinars and communications, please contact:
Adrian Babrikels Munoz | | 416.863.1500 x2541