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Monday, March 21, 2011

Rally against OMB - Monday March 28, Queen's Park

Hi everyone,

As you know, the Ontario Municipal Board has played and may continue to play a significant role in the future of the proposed high rise development for the Quarry Lands. Even while city politicians, planners and local residents are overwhelmingly opposed to any process that would allow high rise development to go ahead, the OMB has effectively decided on its own that such a development could proceed.

The OMB is an unelected body made up of appointed officials. The sweeping powers granted to the OMB by the province and the OMB's ability to override local bylaws and planning priorities as set by elected municipal leaders have come under fire from numerous community groups and municipalities across the province. CCQLD shares these concerns.

Anyone who wishes to protest the OMB powers and decision-making is invited to attend a public rally next Monday, March 28, at Queen's Park, 1pm. The rally is being organized by the 'Stop High Lake High Rises Community Group' from Brampton. If you are able, please come out on Monday and add your voice to end the antidemocratic ways of the OMB.