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Ottawa developer ordered by LPAT to complete a Phase-I environmental site assessment

PDF document of this post: LINK. SUMMARY: The Committee of Adjustment (COA) of the City of Ottawa has been disregarding provincial environmental protection law and policy in approving triplexes and other buildings by so-called “minor variance applications” in Old Ottawa … Continue reading

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Final submissions in the constitutional challenge against Ontario’s vague bylaw variance law

The OCLA is providing legal research support in Dr. Hadi Salmasian’s constitutional appeal against section 45(1) of Ontario’s Planning Act. The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) appeal no. PL180613 will be heard and is open to the public here: 10:00 … Continue reading

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BLG lawyer asks LPAT to consider denying full right to appeal urban development decision

In today’s latest development of the case of Ottawa homeowner appellant Dr. Hadi Salmasian [see: “OCLA supports opponents of Ontario’s vague and unfair planning law”], a lawyer from the BLG law firm representing the developer has asked the Local Planning … Continue reading

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Statement by Rick Mehta Regarding His Dismissal from Acadia University

The Ontario Civil Liberties Association supports Professor Rick Mehta to be fully reinstated to his tenured professorship at Acadia University. This is Professor Mehta’s full statement regarding his August 31, 2018 dismissal: LINK-PDF-File Statement by Rick Mehta Regarding His Dismissal … Continue reading

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OCLA letter to Hon. Caroline Mulroney, Attorney General of Ontario

The OCLA has sent a letter asking incoming Attorney General of Ontario Caroline Mulroney not to consent to prosecution under the censorship provisions of Canada’s Criminal Code, and to retract the Attorney General’s consent for ongoing prosecutions initiated with the consent of her … Continue reading

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