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Halton municipalities going to court to ensure oversight in Milton CN project
21 February 2018
Court application to combat CN assertion project is exclusively under federal jurisdiction
Halton municipalities are going to court in an effort to make their voices heard with regard to the Canadian National Railway (CN) truck-rail hub project proposed for Milton.
At a news conference organized Feb. 21 the Region of Halton, City of Burlington, towns of Oakville, Halton Hills and Milton and Conservation Halton announced they are commencing a joint application in the Ontario courts to confirm their jurisdiction to review the possible impacts of the CN project.
Concern around the project has grown since CN announced it was moving forward with plans for the hub in January of 2015.
Oakville mayor applauds new housing plan
20 April 2017
New rule empowers municipalities to tax vacant homes
With the announcement of Ontario’s new Fair Housing Plan Thursday, April 20, Oakville Mayor Rob Burton is commending the Province for taking action to curb unsustainable increases in housing costs in the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH).
The provincial government revealed 16 measures intended to calm the rising cost of housing in the area, including a new 15 per cent Non-Resident Speculation Tax (NRST) on non-Canadian citizens, non-permanent residents and non-Canadian corporations buying residential properties containing one to six units in the GGH.
CHCH TV News Housing Crisis story
6 April 2017
Mayor Burton points at developers keeping off the market homes they are permitted to build
The mayor of Oakville is blaming developers for the unaffordable cost of a home in the greater Hamilton and Toronto area. He is concerned Ontario’s Greenbelt will be broken to make way for more housing, and he says the supply of homes isn’t really the problem.
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