Ontario Municipal Board Reform is coming!

Attending the Municipal Summit on OMB reform in May.
Attending the Municipal Summit on OMB reform in May.

The province has announced a review of the Ontario Municipal Board, and is seeking in put on a range of items including jurisdiction – what items should (and shouldn’t) be heard by the board. I’m bringing a resolution to committee and council July 12 seeking no appeals of approved Official Plans & Zoning Bylaws. Read my proposed resolution here: Memo to DI July 12 re OMB Reform (DI-03-16)

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

I was inspired to seek public office because I believe, like so many of you, “I can do something about that” on the issues we face. As councilor, my role is to take a stand on what’s best for residents and go to bat for it. Pushback is inevitable from those who don’t have the community’s interests at heart. I will stand with you and for you, to achieve the best interests of our city, without caving to unacceptable compromise in the name of consensus.


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  1. I applaud your resolution and fully support it in the absence of a resolution to disband the flawed organization altogether..

  2. Thanks for taking the initiative, Marianne.
    No thanks to Jack.

    With only a consultation paper issued in the Fall (2016), how likely is it that any such reform will impact the ADI Nautique file (arguably the City’s highest-profile jurisdictional matter with the OMB), which I believe is scheduled to be dealt with by the OMB commencing February 27, 2017?

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