Jeff Burch MPP, Niagara Centre

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November 6, 2023

New reports find MZOs don’t speed up housing – so why does Ford keep handing them out?

NIAGARA – Today an investigative report in the Toronto Star revealed that Ministerial Zoning Orders (MZOs) have done little to speed up housing starts during Ford’s first years in office – despite ... More
October 30, 2023

Come for the Ford wedding, stay for the MZOs

QUEEN’S PARK – Ford’s Conservatives issued as many Minister’s Zoning Orders (MZOs) to benefit just the guests at a single Ford family wedding reception as the previous government issued during its ... More
October 25, 2023

MPP Burch’s legislation will protect vulnerable persons in supportive living

QUEEN’S PARK – Ontario NDP MPP Jeff Burch (Niagara Centre) will debate the Protecting Vulnerable Persons in Supportive Living Accommodation Act today. The bill would require all supportive living h... More
October 13, 2023

Ontario’s housing supply continues to stagnate under Ford’s failed policies

QUEEN’S PARK – After spending a year wasting precious time with his corrupt attempt to give Greenbelt land to land speculators, Ford’s failed housing policies have left Ontarians with a housing sup... More
October 4, 2023

Leaked government memo shows Conservatives knew forced sprawl was bad policy

QUEEN’S PARK — Official Opposition Leader Marit Stiles says an internal government memo from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing shows the Conservatives knew their unilateral decisions to... More
October 3, 2023

How much is Ford’s Greenbelt PR campaign costing taxpayers?

QUEEN’S PARK – NDP MPPs Jeff Burch (Niagara Centre) and Jennie Stevens (St. Catharines) received no answers from the Conservatives this morning as they tried to learn how much money Ford spent on h... More
September 29, 2023

Official Opposition seeks Auditor General investigation into Ford’s forced urban boundary expansions

QUEEN’S PARK – Following a successful fight to protect the Greenbelt, Leader of the Official Opposition, Marit Stiles and her Ontario NDP are calling for the Auditor General to investigate Ford’s s... More
September 13, 2023

Ford’s Conservatives stumbling through important housing policy when Ontarians need stability

QUEEN’S PARK – Ford’s new Housing Minister, Paul Calandra made a surprise request to punt an external review of regional governance to a legislative committee – just two days after his abrupt annou... More
September 11, 2023

Calandra’s latest obfuscation shows a government “desperate to change the channel”

QUEEN’S PARK – Official Opposition NDP’s Municipal Affairs critic Jeff Burch (Niagara Centre) has released the following statement in response to Housing Minister Paul Calandra’s abrupt announcemen... More
August 25, 2023

Burch: Billionaire Conservative donor developers writing government policy

QUEEN’S PARK – Official Opposition NDP critic for Municipal Affairs, Jeff Burch, is calling for accountability as media reports show developers with close ties to the Premier writing up Ministerial... More