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In Fall 2013, the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) led a consultation process surrounding the 1997 Development Charges Act. The Act is based on the core principle that development charges are a primary tool in ensuring that “growth pays for growth.”...

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In Fall 2013, the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) led a consultation process surrounding its land use planning and appeal system, asking stakeholders across the province for feedback on how to improve the system...

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Fall Newsletter 2013

November 15, 2013

Read about the Farmland Trust’s plans to scale-up farmland protection in Ontario with our new Board team and new strategic plan. Other highlights include promoting a future for farming on the Pickering Airport Lands and our support of ‘Food & Water First’....

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On October 30,2013, the Neptis Foundation released a report detailing some significant flaws in the “Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe”....

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The High Costs of Sprawl

September 1, 2013

In Summer 2013, Environmental Defence released a report demonstrating that sprawling development in Ontario is a fundamental threat to our economy, health, and environment....

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Spring Newsletter 2013

June 20, 2013

Read about the Farmland Trust’s newly protected farms, results from our “Linking Land Protection and Stewardship” initiative, our new intern, and more....

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Fall Newsletter 2012

November 24, 2012

Read about the new GTA national park, challenges regarding aggregate development and protection of farmland in the PPS, new OFT board members and more....

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Fall/Winter Newsletter 2011

December 1, 2011

Read this special aggregates issues on the quarry proposals on Dufferin potato lands. We raise some important provincial policy questions, how we can continue to promote protection of our best farmlands, and more....

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