Changing Landscapes in Municipal and Planning Law

  • February 05, 2015


Publication | Archived Video


The municipal and planning law landscape is evolving - are you aware of the recent and coming changes? During this comprehensive program, we will focus on both municipal and planning law topics, and you will discover critical updates on what you need to know as a practitioner in this area of law. Our expert faculty of speakers, including Associate Chair of the Ontario Municipal Board, Wilson Lee, will provide important case law and legislative updates and share insights on important topics, including:

  • The state of the OMB and hearing managements
  • The Development Permit System
  • NPC 300
  • Provincial Policy Statement 2014
  • Freedom of Information issues
  • ORMCP & Greenbelt Plan


Chris Barnett, Davis LLP
Mark R. Flowers, Davies Howe Partners LLP
Raj Kehar, City of Mississauga- Legal Services


The Use of The Development Permit System in Ontario
Katarzyna Sliwa, Davies Howe Partners LLP
Matthew Rea, City of Brampton

Building Code Act Enforcement Checklist
Ken Beaman, City Solicitor, Legal Services, City of Niagara Falls

Parkland Dedication: "How Low Can You Go"?
Barnet Kussner, WeirFoulds LLP

Ministry Of The Environment And Climate Change Noise Guideline NPC-300
Stationary And Transportation Sources - Approval And Planning
A. D. Lightstone, Ph.D., P.Eng., VALCOUSTICS CANADA LTD.

Planning Case Law Update
Chris Barnett, Davis LLP

The PPS 2014 - Some Highlights From a Municipal Perspective
Gabe Szobel, The Regional Municipality of York

Provincial Policy Statement 2014 & Natural Heritage Policy Comments
Tom Hilditch, President & CEO, Savanta Inc.

Heritage Update: Recent Cases of Note
Kelly Matsumoto, Solicitor, City of Toronto, Legal Services

Section 37 Update: It's Not Just the Icing, It's Part of the Cake
Patrick J. Devine and Adrian Frank, Devine Park LLP

Foundation and Forethoughts: The "2015" Review of Provincial Plans for The Niagara Escarpment, Oak Ridges Moraine and Greenbelt
Michael Melling and Kate Fairbrother, Davies Howe Partners LLP

Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan & the Greenbelt Plan - Municipal Perspective on the 10-Year Review
Tom Halinski and Lauren Chee-Hing, Aird & Berlis LLP

Bill 8: Public Sector and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act, 2014
Implications for Municipalities
David Potts, City Solicitor | The Corporation of the City of Oshawa

P3 at the Municipal Level
Marc Kemerer, Blaney McMurtry LLP

The Municipal Case Law Landscape - Has It Changed?
John Mascarin, Aird & Berlis LLP