Axle Weight Pilot Project Finished August 26, 2019
The objective of the pilot project was to develop a database that will help standardize the way allowable gross weights and axle weights are collected, stored and used for compliance.
TEMPLATE Letter for Members to Use to Submit Responses to ERO Posting on Growth Plan February 13, 2019
The government has submitted a proposal to make Modifications to O. Reg. 311/06 (Transitional Matters - Growth Plans) made under the Places to Grow Act, 2005 to implement the Proposed Amendment to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017. OSSGA has made the point to the government that the current policy framework is not working. Approvals for new mineral aggregate operations in Southern Ontario are taking up to 10 years to complete the process. There are too many overlapping policies and inconsistent approaches between the Provincial Plans, Regional Official Plans, Local Official Plans and Conservation Authority policies regarding the management of this essential non-renewable resource.
Specification Alert February 6, 2019
Please be advised that there have been changes made to Aggregate Specifications for OPSS 1002, April 2018. This revised specification has been included in several MTO tender documents recently, most notably MTO Contract #2018-2024, Hwy 400 & Hwy 89 Interchange, Closing Feb. 14, 2019 and has raised concerns with many suppliers.
Avenues Winter 2019 Issue Now Available! February 5, 2019
The newest Winter 2019 issue of Avenues Magazine is now available online!

Duty to Consult Guidelines

October 10, 2017 at 2:54 PM

The Ministry of Indigenous Relations & Reconciliation (MIRR) has announced revised Draft Guidelines for ministries on the Duty to Consult. The 10-day comment period is inadequate to provide a meaningful set of comments, but we have advised the Ministry that we will look at these over the next few weeks and provide detailed feedback “through other forums” per their letter of October 2nd, once we have had a chance to confer with members.  OSSGA will set up a working group composed of interested members of the Land Use and Environment Committees to study this further, but any member is welcome to participate.

 

Draft Guidelines for Ministries on Consultation with Aboriginal Peoples Related to Aboriginal Rights and Treaty Rights.

Letter to OSSGA

Summary of Potential Content for Updated Guidelines for Ontario Ministries on Consultation with Aboriginal Peoples

 

For more information please contact Mike Scott or Ashlee Zelek.