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Legislative and Policy Update December 5 - December 8

  • December 14, 2016

The Legislative Assembly wrapped up its work for 2016 on Thursday, December 8, 2016 and will commence a new year of business on February 21, 2017.

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Legislative and Policy Update November 21 - November 25

  • November 30, 2016

Once again, attention in the legislature this week centred largely on provincial electricity policy and rates, and the charges laid against two liberal operatives under the Election Act in relation to last year’s Sudbury byelections.

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Legislative and Policy Update November 7 - November 18

  • November 24, 2016

After a week away from the legislative assembly (November 7th-10th) for constituency week, MPP’s returned for a busy period at Queen’s Park.

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Legislative and Policy Update October 24 - November 4

  • November 07, 2016

Attention of the legislature during the early part of last week centred largely on provincial electricity policy and rates, concerns around the $25-million dollar award related to a contract with Windstream Energy, $95-million in retroactive payments to Northland Power, and revelations that the Independent Electricity System Operator had reported an $80-million actuarial loss.

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Legislative and Policy Update October 17 - 21

  • October 17, 2016

Much of the focus of debate this past week continued to be on issues related to the energy sector, including electricity rates, the sale of Hydro One, and the award made to Windstream Energy related to the 2011 ban of offshore wind power. By-elections have been announced in two ridings, and new provisions announced that will allow youth to pre-register as voters before turning 18.

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Legislative and Policy Update October 3 - 14

  • October 03, 2016

The past week was quiet, as MPPs were home for constituency break over Thanksgiving. Debate before the break focused on the government’s October 3rd release of un-audited public accounts, continued calls from the opposition for a halt of the sale of Hydro One and debate over electricity rates. The government announced its next steps in its review of the Ontario Municipal Board, with town hall meetings scheduled and a plan for new legislation by the spring.

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Legislative and Policy Update September 19 – 23

  • September 23, 2016

In a shortened week for the legislature, much of the focus of debate in the House was on electricity rates. At the mid-point of the government’s mandate, the Premier’s office ended the week with a release of new Ministers’ Mandate Letters, which set out key priorities and deliverables for each ministry.

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Legislative & Policy Update: The Second Session Begins

  • September 12, 2016

The Ontario Legislature resumed as expected on September 12th, 2016.

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Legislative and Policy Update: Summer Advocacy

  • July 12, 2016

While the Legislative Assembly is out of session until September, summer is prime time for the planning, research and consultation activities that will serve as the foundation for legislative and policy reforms proposed by the government in the fall. And, as expected, the summer of 2016 is looking to be a busy and exciting time to be a Member and participate in the policy and public affairs process with the OBA.

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Legislative and Policy Update: Summer Break at Queen's Park

  • June 22, 2016

The Ontario Legislature adjourned the spring meeting period on Thursday, June 9th, and will return for the Fall meeting period on September 12th, 2016.

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