OFA is a strong advocate of eliminating unnecessary red tape and regulatory burden for Ontario’s agricultural community. Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018, aims to increase Ontario’s competitiveness through red tape reduction and decreasing regulatory burden to simulate job creation and economic growth. OFA believes aspects of Bill 66 accomplishes the goal of reducing red tape and regulatory burden. However, Schedule 10 aims to remove justified regulation that serves the public interest. Provisions set out in Schedule 10 are unnecessary, and detrimental to the integrity of our well-established system of land use planning. If agricultural land is lost to development, it is gone forever. OFA strongly recommends that Schedule 10 be removed from the Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018. OFA submission detailed its position on many provisions proposed in Bill 66.