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Fee Increases on July 1, 2020

June 22, 2020 | News | Local Planning Appeal Tribunal

Effective July 1, 2020, application fees for the Assessment Review Board (ARB), the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB), the Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) and appeal fees for the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) will increase. The ARB, LTB and LAT fees are increasing by six per cent. These fees are still structured so that services

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Government Announces New Ontario Land Tribunals Organization and Executive Chair

June 17, 2020 | News

The Government of Ontario has announced the creation of a new tribunal organization, the Ontario Land Tribunals, effective July 1, 2020. The new organization will include the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, Environmental Review Tribunal, Board of Negotiation, Conservation Review Board and the Mining and Lands Tribunal. The Ontario Land Tribunals will adjudicate and mediate matters

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New Executive Chair Appointed to Tribunals Ontario

June 5, 2020 | News

Tribunals Ontario is pleased to announce the appointment of Sean Weir as interim Executive Chair effective June 2, 2020. Sean has an extensive legal background, as well as experience with strategic, operational and governance management, planning and delivery. He was the Chief Executive Officer and National Managing Partner of Borden Ladner Gervais. In his legal

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New Provincial Policy Statement to Take Effect on May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020 | News | Local Planning Appeal Tribunal

Earlier this year, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing announced that a new Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) will take effect on May 1, 2020. Decisions of the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal on planning matters made after May 1, 2020 will be consistent with the new PPS. The PPS guides decision-making to manage growth and

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Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Rescheduling Settlement Hearings

April 3, 2020 | News | Local Planning Appeal Tribunal

Starting on April 6, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) is scheduling settlement hearings through teleconference or written submissions, on a case-by-case basis. Parties interested in settlement hearings must submit a Settlement Request Form as well as a list of filing materials, demonstrating that there would be no prejudice to any party if LPAT were

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COVID-19 Notice

March 24, 2020 | News | Local Planning Appeal Tribunal

The Government of Ontario’s Emergency Order made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act retroactive to March 16, 2020, will affect proceedings before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal in the following ways: All timelines within which any step must be taken in a proceeding before the Tribunal, including timelines established in the Tribunal’s procedural

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Tribunals Ontario’s New Policy for Hearings

March 13, 2020 | News

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, Tribunals Ontario is taking action to safeguard the health and well-being of front-line workers and Ontarians, while continuing to ensure access to justice. Effective today, Tribunals Ontario is implementing a new policy to postpone in-person hearings and reschedule to a later date. Where feasible, alternative hearing options such

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CRB Rules Updates

January 27, 2020 | News | Conservation Review Board

The CRB has updated its Rules of Practice and Procedure. 

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Bill 108: New Processes and Rules for the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal

September 3, 2019 | News | Local Planning Appeal Tribunal

Earlier this year, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing introduced the government’s Housing Supply Action Plan through Bill 108.  The action plan proposes legislative changes to the Planning Act  to help speed up local planning decisions and make the appeals process more efficient. Bill 108, More Homes, More Choice Act also makes changes to

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New Associate Chair Appointed to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal

August 23, 2019 | News | Local Planning Appeal Tribunal

Tribunals Ontario is pleased to announce the appointment of Marie Hubbard as the interim Associate Chair of the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT), effective August 21, 2019. Marie is a long-time public servant and will bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and leadership to LPAT and Tribunals Ontario.  Some career highlights include serving as chair

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