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Aurora takes lead on Ontario Municipal Board reform
Feb. 12, 2016
By Teresa Latchford

Aurora will express its desire for Ontario Municipal Board reform.

Council approved a notice of motion brought forward by Councillor Tom Mrakas that will ask the jurisdiction of the OMB be limited to questions of law or process and that the provincial government be requested to require the OMB to uphold any planning decisions of municipal councils unless they are contrary to the processes and rules set out in legislation.

The motion will be sent to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Ted McMeekin, PC Party Leader Patrick Brown, NDP Party Leader Andrea Horwath and all MPPs in the province, as well as the AMO and all Ontario municipalities for consideration.