January 2011

VIA E-MAIL: cbentley.mpp@liberal.ola.org Hon. Christopher Bentley, Minister Ministry of the Attorney General Province of Ontario 720 Bay Street, 11th Floor Toronto, Ontario M5G 2K1 Anti-SLAPP Advisory Panel Report to the Attorney General of 28 October 2010 Dear Minister Bentley: The Federation of North Toronto Residents’ Associations (FoNTRA), an umbrella organization currently representing 27 resi-dents’ associations, […]

FoNTRA has now had an opportunity to review the Report of the Anti-SLAPP Advisory Panel, dated 28 October 2010, and is in general agreement with its conclusions and recommendations. In FoNTRA’s view, the Advisory Panel has found an excel-lent balance among the various interests and the proposed approach should effectively safeguard the expression on matters […]

Planning Reform / Ontario Municipal Board 1. Issue: Municipal Official Plans are frequently subject to amendment, even though they are provincially approved. FoNTRA has proposed two Planning Act changes to improve the stability of Official Plans: 1) the Official Plan should be required to provide population densities and land-use intensities which would provide guidance for […]