Progress on Ontario Bill 73, Smart Growth for Our Communities Act

Subject: Community-Inspired Development
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2015 12:57:54 +0000
From: Yasir Naqvi, MPP (Constituency Office) <>

Dear Friends,

This week, I had the pleasure of speaking in the Ontario Legislature in support of Bill 73, the Smart Growth for Our Communities Act. You can view my comments online here.‎

If passed, Bill 73 would encourage community-inspired development – giving residents more say in how their communities grow, setting out clearer rules for land-use planning, giving municipalities more independence to make local decisions, and making it easier to resolve disputes. It would also make the development charges, section 37 density bonusing and parkland dedication systems more predictable, transparent and accountable.

Our community has been working together since 2009 to address issues around land-use planning and development, and this legislation reflects many reforms that have been promoted by our community. As such, I am supportive of this bill, and was honoured to join the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing when it was announced earlier this year.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.



Yasir Naqvi, MPP
Ottawa Centre

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