By MPP Toby Barrett
To The Haldimand Press
Bill 108 is legislation that supports Ontario’s comprehensive Housing Supply Action Plan. The bill, titled More Homes, More Choice, is designed to transform Ontario’s housing development system – a broken system that we now need to fix.
We need to turn things around. We need to bring in more housing, more quickly, to our province. Our proposed changes to the Planning Act and the Development Charges Act, along with a suite of legislative policy and regulatory changes, will support a robust effort to address development challenges in Ontario.
The plan to add 10,000 housing starts each year will grow real GDP by an estimated 0.3% and create more than 15,000 new jobs over three years.
The Ontario government also owns hundreds of unused vacant and surplus properties across the province. We are committed to selling these lands to build not only homes, but also long-term care facilities and affordable housing.