About The Submission:

The power to issue Minister’s Zoning Orders should be significantly restricted.
Environmental Defence has had the opportunity to review the comments of the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA), and Ontario Nature and it endorses and adopts them in their entirety. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, we wish to draw attention to their view that the Ministry has, since 2019, been using Minister’s Zoning Orders to such an excessive degree, and in such inappropriate circumstances, as to seriously undermine the protection of agricultural lands, hazard lands and significant natural heritage.


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