Fewer parks and higher taxes? Ottawa staff dissect Ford's housing bill

By Kate Porter, CBC News Ottawa, November 9, 2022

Staff at the City of Ottawa have analyzed the sweeping housing bill that's racing through Queen's Park and are warning that taxpayers may foot the bill for amenities in future neighbourhoods, local wetlands could be redesignated for housing, and new buildings might not fit into the character of a street.

...In a memo sent to city council on Monday, planners now itemize many significant ways in which the Ford government's latest housing bill will take city building in a new direction, leaving municipalities with less local control and less money.

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