Ontario's Environmental Assessment Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. E-18, was amended on Sept. 7, 2007 to exempt the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing from subsections 12.2(2) and (6). Subsections 12.2(2) and (6) normally restrict the issuance of approvals or the granting of loans, subsidies or financing inconsistent with, or prior to receipt of, an EA approval. The exemption applies to orders made under section 47 of the Planning Act.