Some developers win big after province expands urban boundary

By Kate Porter, CBC News Ottawa, November 24, 2022

Of all the land around Ottawa's suburban edges that Ontario's housing minister unilaterally designated for development earlier this month, one 37-hectare farm arguably came as the biggest surprise.

The east-end farm is a small part of the 654-hectare urban expansion Steve Clark imposed Nov. 4 when he overrode a hotly debated 2020 city decision — one of many recent controversial steps the Progressive Conservative government has taken to boost housing supply. 

...The government is "taking steps backward" and choosing new housing over future food security when it should be able to have both, according to Emily Sousa, a farm policy analyst at the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA).

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