January 27, 2014
by Canadian Architect
Established in 1897 with the founding of the Office of the Provincial Municipal Auditor, and granted additional responsibilities over the years, the Ontario Municipal Board is one of the Province’s most deep-seated and controversial adjudicative tribunals. While occasionally praised, the OMB has more often been maligned. Today, a growing chorus of voices believes the OMB to be an undemocratic—even anti-democratic—body. While some defend the OMB in its current form, and others assert that it has long outlived its usefulness, still others believe that what is needed is reform. Lacking, it would seem, is consensus.
Please join us at Ryerson University’s Department of Architectural Science in Toronto on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6:30pm for Within Reason: Justice, City Building and the OMB, a panel discussion featuring Rosario Marchese (Member of Provincial Parliament—Trinity-Spadina); Cynthia MacDougall (Partner, McCarthy Tetrault LLP); and Steve Diamond (President and Chief Executive Officer, Diamond Corp).
Please register for this event at https://withinreason.eventbrite.ca.
within reason: justice, city building and the OMB