PC Party endorses grow op registry in Changebook

Progressive Conservative (PC) Party Leader Tim Hudak announced that if elected Premier on October 6th his government will introduce legislation to create a registry of former marijuana grow operations. OREA has lobbied the provincial government for close to six years to create a registry to protect home buyers from the health and safety risks associated … Continued

OREA attends AMO conference

In support of the OREA’s proposal to create a new property assessment class for brownfield properties under remediation, government relations staff recently attended the Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s (AMO) annual general conference. OREA’s proposal to create a new tax assessment class for brownfield properties under remediation would provide a financial incentive to brownfield owners … Continued

Private Property Rights

Randy Hillier, MPP (Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington) has introduced a motion in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to amend Canada’s Constitution, embedding property rights for Ontarians within the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Canada’s constitution contains no provision protecting citizens, in any province, against financially ruinous, uncompensated, restrictions on the use of their property. This leaves … Continued