Pushback grows at city hall and beyond as provincial 'More Homes' bill moves closer to passage

By Taylor Blewett, Ottawa Citizen

Municipal politicians in Ottawa and elsewhere in Ontario are adding their voices to a growing chorus of alarm over the provincial government’s “More Homes Built Faster” package, with causes for concern becoming clearer as city staff and experts analyze what the province is proposing to do — and time runs out for those hoping for changes.

...“The more I read about these provincial changes to housing and land use policy, the worse it gets,” re-elected Stittsville Coun. Glen Gower

...We needed more time to do this and we needed more public consultation,” said (Rawlson) King.

...Meanwhile, conservation authorities, affordable housing advocates and other civil society organizations have been mobilizing to air their concerns about what the province has proposed. Locally, a rally in opposition to the bill is planned for Tuesday in front of Ottawa city hall by a coalition of community groups.

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