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The main elements of the act are:

  • Create a process for selling off conservation lands without oversight
  • Strip conservation authority powers which protect us from floods
  • Remove protections from woodlands, wetlands and wildlife habitat
  • Cancel municipal green building standards
  • Remove the public consultation for draft plans of subdivisions
  • Do almost nothing to build more affordable homes inside of our cities and towns where they are needed

If you aren’t familiar with these issues, Bill 23 has recently passed and among other things, it weakens environmental regulation and protection in Ontario. The Greenbelt issue is about opening up sections of protected farmland, and natural areas to development. More information is available in these links: