We did it! Bill 66 no longer threatens the countryside line
Waterloo Region municipalities and the Ontario Government heard us loud and clear. After all 8 municipal councils in Waterloo Region voted to oppose Bill 66’s Planning Act exemptions, the Ontario Government has decided it will not move forward with Schedule 10 of the bill.
Dozens of Waterloo Region-based labour, health, environmental, and agricultural groups came together when the Bill was introduced in December. Hundreds of citizens have since raised their voices to protect drinking water, farm land, continued smart growth, and meaningful public participation.