Friday, November 8, 2013

Forestry Bill Over One Hurdle

A bill that will help the forestry industry and Northern Ontario has passed second reading. Bill 13, also known as the  Ontario Forestry Industry Revitalization Act, was brought forward by Nippissing MPP Vic Fedeli. Fedli says this is a huge step towards providing a much needed boost to the Northern Ontario economy, however he notes more work still lies ahead. The bill will focus on amending the Ontario Building Code to allow mid-rise wood frame construction up to six-storeys, instead of the current 4.