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Kingston city councillor concerned about Bill 66, open-for-business bylaws

Kingston city councillor concerned about Bill 66, open-for-business bylaws

The proposed law would allow municipalities, with the approval of the minister, to sidestep environmental laws, such as drinking water source protection. Doherty thinks the bill would also reduce transparency in government by letting councils get rid of public consultation and eliminating the public’s right to appeal municipal decisions.