OFA provided comments on the proposed Planning Act amendments. OFA recommended Ontario’s Housing Supply Action Plan include actions that broadly distribute economic development and growth opportunities across all of Ontario. OFA recommended that when new information is revealed during a Tribunal hearing, the Tribunal should suspend its hearing and refer the matter back to the originating municipality for reconsideration. OFA recommended the provincial government reinstate and support the Local Planning Appeal Support Centre. OFA opposes empowering the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal to make decisions based on the best planning outcome. OFA strongly recommended dropping the “best planning outcome” as a basis for decisions on land use planning appeals to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal. OFA recommended that decisions of the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal be based solely on conformity to the PPS, applicable Provincial Plan or to a lower tier Official Plan’s conformity with the upper tier Plan. OFA further recommended against the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal adopting de novo hearings.