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2007 01 21
The Star Blasts Undemocratic OMB
Today's Toronto Star tells the truth about the OMB: it is obsolete and harms Toronto. Want more? Here is the editorial's lead:
Toronto's elected council and its expert planning staff have – once again – been overruled by the unaccountable, unfair and undemocratic Ontario Municipal Board.

Following a familiar pattern, the provincial agency went against the city and rewarded developers last week, by allowing three high-rise residential complexes to go ahead on Queen Street West.

The decision, made over the objections of residents, defenders of the arts and design district, city planners and Toronto politicians, underlines the need for dramatic change to this agency and its current mandate as approved by the province.
[email this story] Posted by R Ouellette on 01/21 at 03:11 PM

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