The Ontario Government’s introduction of Bill 23, the More Homes, Built Faster Act, 2022, proposes a series of significant changes to the Ontario Heritage Act (OHA). All of the proposed amendments require swift critique and analysis. Most concerning are those to Section 27 of the OHA. These proposed changes, while incredibly substantial, are at the same time, short on substantive analysis of their potential outcomes. The amendments display a rash and rushed approach to regulatory change. The proposed changes will disrupt every community’s capacity and ability to steward those significant sites and places that are important to safeguard because of the important stories they tell.
This blog post was published as part of the OHA+M Blog, hosted by the University of Waterloo Heritage Resource Centre. You can read the full text here: https://uwaterloo.ca/heritage-resources-centre/blog/post/bill-23-game-chicken-will-have-bad-ending-1