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June 16, 2001

Proposed New Contaminated Land Law Released

The Minister of Municipal Affairs introducted proposed amendments to the Environmental Protection Act, the Municipal Act, the Planning Act and related statutes on May 17, 2001. Bill 56 is called the Brownsfields Statute Law Amendment Act, 2001. The government wants to encourage developers, lenders, and municipalities to invest in redevelopment of contaminated land by authorizing financial incentives, limiting certain liabilities and legislating clean-up rules.

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