Ottawa councillors like OMB transformation, industry doesn't
Ottawa & Region

By Jon Willing, The Ottawa Sun, May 16th, 2017

The end of blank-slate hearings over land development has municipal politicians in Ottawa cheering a provincial plan to transform the appeal process at the Ontario Municipal Board.

Barrhaven Coun. Jan Harder, chair of council’s planning committee, said it’s critical to safeguard council’s transit-orientated development goals, especially in Ottawa, which has more than $5 billion in LRT work happening.

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