Stop Bill 66

Collection of CELA materials about Bill 66: Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018

UPDATE: On January 23, 2019, the Ontario government announced that it will remove Schedule 10 from Bill 66 when the Legislature resumes sitting in February 2019.

CELA is very concerned about Bill 66. If enacted, this Bill would repeal the Toxics Reduction Act and amend multiple provincial statutes, including the Planning Act.

Under Schedule 10 of Bill 66, municipalities can pass "Open for Business" planning by-laws aimed at attracting new major development. These bylaws are exempt from public notice, comment and appeal provisions in the Planning Act. Moreover, these bylaws are automatically exempt from from key environmental protection laws, plans and policies, including the Clean Water Act, the Greenbelt Act, the Great Lakes Protection Act, the Provincial Policy Statement under the Planning Act, abd several more.

CELA joins dozens of environmental groups and thousands of concerned Ontarians in opposing this bill. Join this opposition at