Changes to legislation could end up impacting property taxes and your neighbourhood


The Ontario government is making significant changes to the Planning Act. These could impact local property taxes and the rights of municipalities and people to have a say in development.

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The Ontario government made a significant announcement saying it would make changes to speed up the building of affordable houses and rental units.

Several sweeping changes are meant to speed up the process and make it cheaper to build units. On the surface, it sounds great.

But when I talked to Cobourg planners at town hall, there was a different picture. The money developers could end up on your tax bill. Plus, your ability to have input on building homes or rental units next door or down the street could be seriously curtailed. Listen to hear how your money and your rights will be affected.

Originally aired: November 11, 2022

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