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TRILLIUM TALK: What you should know about Ontario's new housing bill

Every Sunday morning, one of our legislative reporters from The Trillium provides an inside look at the week that was in Ontario politics — and the week ahead

Welcome back to Trillium Talk, your must-see briefing from Village Media’s team of journalists at the Ontario Legislature. 

Every Sunday, Scott Sexsmith sits down with one of our staffers at The Trillium to talk about the week that was at Queen's Park — and the week ahead.

Joining us today is reporter Aidan Chamandy, who delivered a major scoop this week about the Ford government's new housing bill.

The night before the legislation was tabled, Chamandy got his hands on some documents outlining all the major elements of the bill — including creating exemptions for publicly funded universities under the Planning Act, and backtracking on a controversial law that froze the development charges cities can levy on new construction.

How many homes will this new legislation actually help build? The government can't say for sure. But Chamandy does have a prediction on how many goals Auston Matthews will ultimately score this season. Don't miss it.

Looking for back episodes of Trillium Talk? You can find them all HERE.

Launched last year by Village Media, a leader in local journalism, The Trillium is a comprehensive news and information source devoted exclusively to insider coverage of Ontario politics.

Passionate and plugged inThe Trillium delivers the major political headlines of the day while unpacking complex policy changes and digging deeper into key issues that impact every Ontarian. Our dogged journalists also keep a close watch on legislative debates, question period, public appointments, lobbying activity and regulatory proposals.

The Trillium is a subscription-based news service designed especially for Queen’s Park stakeholders, such as public servants, political staffers, business leaders, lobbyists and strategists. But the site also features free content that is regularly published right here on your hometown website.

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