Review of Ontario Municipal Board – November 9

Subject: Review of Ontario Municipal Board
Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2016 13:50:38 +0000
From: Yasir Naqvi, MPP (Constituency Office) <>

Dear friends,

Thank you for your interest in the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB).

Along with you, I have long advocated for changes to OMB to ensure community-inspired development. I am proud that the Ontario government has undertaken a comprehensive review of how the OMB operates and its role in our province’s land-use planning system to help make it more efficient and more accessible to all communities.

As part of the review, our government is consulting the public on possible changes to the OMB that, if adopted, would:

  • Allow for more meaningful and affordable public participation;
  • Give more weight to local and provincial decisions and support alternative ways to settle disputes;
  • Bring fewer municipal and provincial decisions to the OMB; and,
  • Support clearer and more predictable decision-making.

As the MPP for Ottawa Centre, I have often heard from residents that the OMB must be reformed so that it can better serve the unique needs of our community and incorporate better land-use planning principles. To provide your ideas, I invite you to be a part of the Ottawa consultation on Wednesday, November 9, 2016.

Consultation details:

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
5pm – 9:30pm
St. Anthony’s Banquet Hall
523 St. Anthony Street, Ottawa (off Preston Street)

The changes under consideration would improve everyday life for Ontarians by providing easier public access to information about the OMB and its processes through an expanded Citizen Liaison Office. The proposed changes would more clearly specify what can be appealed to the OMB, in addition to the mechanisms through which the OMB hears these appeals.

For more information on how to participate, and to review the public consultation document, please visit

Please feel free to distribute this consultation information widely. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact my office at or 613-722-6414.



Yasir Naqvi, MPP
Ottawa Centre