OFA’s submission to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs on Bill 229, focusing on Schedule 6; amendments to the Conservation Authorities Act.
The provincial government introduced Bill 229 on November 5. Schedule 6 of Bill 229 proposes to amend the Conservation Authorities Act. Since 2017, Bill 229 is the third statute to propose amendments to the Conservation Authorities Act. And before that, the government held two rounds of consultations on a review of conservation authorities in 2015 and 2016.
Ontario’s conservation authorities provide a watershed level planning perspective that transcends municipal borders, one that OFA supports and one that deserves support, not only from the province but also from municipalities.