PPS Updates, Bill 97 and more….
A number of the proposed changes which the provincial government is consulting on as part of Bill 97, the Helping Homebuyers, Protecting Tenants have important impacts on membership and ultimately new home buyers. QHBA attended a webinar this week regarding the new PPS, Bill 97 and the proposed changes. You can find that slide deck from that session here.
Further, there has been a select amount of media surrounding the City of Belleville’s Official Plan. We’ve included the details including the ERO link here. These documents include the Notice of Decision and the detailed Decision (including 24 changes to the OP).
There have been many changes from the Province and we expect more to come. The OHBA has engaged their Builder Developer Council, comprised of members from across Ontario, to develop robust industry responses to these consultations. The template responses will help ensure our association is providing a clear position on policy matters that impact our membership.
Over the next several weeks, we will share template responses from OHBA’s BDC to both Bill 97 and the proposed changes to the Provincial Policy Statement. Your feedback will be essential for providing localized comments to the OHBA on these consultations to help demonstrate our collective advocacy position. These consultations are timely, and we are asking members with specific areas of interest or expertise for these consultations, to address local needs.
Please find the schedule of upcoming consultations below, including timelines for consultation responses. We hope you will help us deliver a strong and unified message on these critical policies that impact our industry and membership.
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