Reevely: Cut environmental regulation to boost housing, advisers tell province

By David Reevely, Ottawa Citizen, November 13, 2017

Ontario’s not building houses fast enough and needs to get rid of more environmental protections to solve the shortage, a high-powered group of provincial officials is telling the government.

We need less stringent approvals for projects near sensitive land and potentially endangered species, “concierge” helpers who’ll take builders by the hand and walk them through everything they need and more aggressive rezonings around highways and transit lines, says the Development Approval Roundtable, in a set of recommendations the province released Monday morning.

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