This webinar provides a background on agricultural land use planning and farmland loss in Ontario, the challenges, opportunities, and impacts of Bill 23 and how individuals and county federations can engage in the land use planning process as critical stakeholders.
Participants learned about farmland loss statistics in Ontario, as well as learn about recent provincial housing initiatives and how these impact agriculture. Topics covered throughout the webinar included both background and changes to farm loss and urban development, third-party appeals, development charges, conservation authorities and more.
Ontario farmers, industry partners, key stakeholders and representatives from all three levels of government participated in the discussion. Following the presentations, participants engaged in a very lively Q & A session. It provided the opportunity to continue the conversation on some of the notable changes, offer clarity on details of the legislation impacting municipalities and how further farmland could be lost due to the significant impacts of Bill 23.
Did you miss the webinar? Watch the presentation and listen to the discussion on OFA’s YouTube channel here.