Letter to the Editor – Ontario Housing Task Force


Dear Editor,

The report from the Ontario housing task force should be outlined with red flags. Recommendations in the report are to build 1.5 million homes within the next ten years “without the need for municipal approval.” Look what happened when the province decided to build a prison here without municipal approval.

Does anyone remember years back when people wanted to build homes along the Rideau River? The town of Kemptville denied them building permits, so they appealed to the OMB. The OMB overruled Kemptville, and the homes were built.  So who is really responsible for the damages in the Hilly Lane area when the Rideau River annually overflows its banks?

The need for municipal approval is a sensible safeguard. It should not be relinquished.

Jean Hartjes,


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