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[2 Jun 2016]
Economic Benefits Questioned at OMB Hearing

On the sixth day of the Ontario Municipal Board (“OMB”) hearing regarding the Burl’s Creek Event Grounds the OMB heard the opinions of both Mr. Arthur Churchyard, a policy advisor with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (“OMAFRA”), and Dr. Peter Tomlinson regarding the temporary use by-law proposed for Burl’s Creek and the economic impact of the events happening there.
Mr. Churchyard’s analysis focused at length on Section 2.3.6 of the Provincial Policy Statement, which lays out a number of tests any proposal would need to meet to get …