CCS and particularly Bob Clark have prepared and given expert planning testimony at over 150 hearings. Mr. Clark has been qualified to give testimony in the fields of land use planning, agricultural land assessment, municipal finance and land economics.
To be effective, Expert testimony must be given by a professional with a thorough understanding of the project/issues and the planning documents involved. Working with the applicant, the agency and legal council to develop a hearing strategy as well as to present an effective expert opinion has been the hallmark of our work before the Ontario Municipal Board. There have been many occasions when our pre-hearing work and accompanying Evidence Book have resulted in the expenses of a hearing being avoided due to successful mediation.