Ontario Housing Bill Puts Critical Wildlife Habitat at Risk

Omnibus Bill 23, the More Homes Built Faster Act, includes several consequential amendments to the land-use planning framework in Ontario. Phil Pothen of Environmental Defence raised concerns that the law would eliminate critical protections for many of “Ontario’s rarest and most at-risk wildlife and habitats” and “leave vast swathes of Ontario’s most important habitats largely unprotected” from development.