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Bill 68, Modernizing Ontario's Municipal Legislation Act, 2016 - Administrative Monetary Penalties

  • March 03, 2017
  • David J. Potts This article was prepared for the Ontario Bar Association’s Municipal Law Section Newsletter. The views expressed in this article are the writer’s. This article is neither an expression of the views of Council of the City of Oshawa nor a substitute for the reader’s independent legal advice.

This article discusses the amendments proposed in Bill 68, Modernizing Ontario's Municipal Legislation Act, 2016, to permit municipalities to establish administrative monetary penalty (AMP) systems

Case Summary: Graff v. 1960 Queen Street East Ltd.

  • February 23, 2017
  • Jennifer J Meader

A commentary on a recent decision of the Divisional Court that considered the question of whether the Ontario Municipal Board has the authority to award costs against a non-party

Municipal Law

What To Expect From Toronto’s Local Appeal Body – Knowns and Unknowns

  • February 21, 2017
  • Annik Forristal

A commentary on the introduction of the first local appeal body in the Province - the City of Toronto’s local appeal body that will hear appeals of decisions from the City’s Committee of Adjustment relating to minor variance and consent applications

Municipal Law

Is De Novo the Answer? Land use appeal procedures in other jurisdictions

  • December 19, 2016
  • Christie E. Gibson, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

This article provides an overview of the de novo approach on appeals relating to planning matters in Ireland, England, New Zealand, Australia, and Scotland, framed against the backdrop of the Province of Ontario’s review of the Ontario Municipal Board.

Municipal Law