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Program Summary: Parkland Dedication Program

  • November 16, 2015
  • Raj Kehar

A summary of the October 27, 2015 dinner program "Where the Grass is Greener: Intensification, Sustainability and Discretion in Parkland Dedication"

Municipal Law

Ontario’s Ombudsman - Coming Soon to the Municipal and Education Sectors

  • October 15, 2015
  • Laura Pettigrew and Wendy Ray

The Public Sector and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act (Bill 8) is set to bring school boards, municipalities and universities within the Ontario Ombudsman's jurisdiction. Bill 8 represents a long-awaited reform for Ontario’s citizens.

Education Law, Municipal Law, Public Sector Lawyers

Case Comment: City of Toronto v SheppBonn Ltd.

  • September 14, 2015
  • Kim Mullin

Commentary on the Divisional Court's recent decision dealing with the question of whether the OMB has jurisdiction to determine whether a proposal requires site plan approval.

Municipal Law

An Update on Provincial Initiatives that Will Impact You

  • June 15, 2015
  • Raj Kehar

A discussion of the current initiatives of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing that will affect those who practice municipal and planning law, including Bill 73, the Coordinated Land Use Planning Review of Provincial Plans, Municipal Legislation Review and Municipal Elections Act Review.

Municipal Law

Expanding Online AMP

  • June 15, 2015
  • Nadia Chandra

Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMP) and discussion of the consultation paper released by the Ministry of the Attorney General exploring an online AMP system.

Municipal Law

Administrative Monetary Penalties as an Enforcement Alternative

  • May 13, 2015
  • David Potts

David Potts, city solicitor for Oshawa, discusses AMP systems and the City of Oshawa's response to MAG's recent consultation paper, Exploring an Online Administrative Monetary Penalty System for Infractions of Provincial Statutes and Municipal By-laws in Ontario

Municipal Law