Legislative Updates


Legislative and Policy Update - December 8-20, 2018

  • December 21, 2018

After rising for the winter break a week ahead of schedule on December 6th, the government called MPP’s back to the Legislative Assembly on December 17th, for the purpose of passing legislation to prevent work action by the Ontario Power Workers union.

Legislative and Policy Update - December 3-7, 2018

  • December 11, 2018

On Monday, the government increased the number of seats required to obtain party status in the legislature from 8 to “10%” of the seats in the legislature rounded to the closest whole number (currently 12).

Legislative and Policy Update - November 26 - 30

  • December 05, 2018

The week at Queen’s Park started with the bombshell news released on Sunday evening that a major car manufacturing plant would be closed. General Motors’ operations in Oshawa currently employ about 2,800 people, and will be closed as part of a ‘global restructuring’ that included several plant closings elsewhere, including the United States.

Legislative and Policy Update October 29 – November 2

  • November 07, 2018

Last week’s question period focused on several policy issues – including the cancellation of three university-college campuses, and the cost of the “Open for Business” signs that the government plans to place at border crossings across the province.

Legislative and Policy Update October 22 – October 26

  • November 06, 2018

On Monday, Christine Elliott, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, announced the creation of Consumption and Treatment Service sites to provide treatment and rehabilitation to people struggling with addictions. These sites would replace the former supervised injection sites set up by the Wynne government.

Legislative and Policy Update October 1 – October 5

  • October 09, 2018

On Monday, Canada agreed to a new trilateral trade deal with the United States and Mexico. The agreement, known as USMCA, replaces the long standing NAFTA. Premier Ford expressed concerns with the agreement, specifically regarding steel and aluminum tariffs which remain in place.

Legislative and Policy Update September 24 - 28

  • October 03, 2018

Following the release of the Independent Financial Commission of Inquiry’s report, the government moved a motion on Monday, September 24th to appoint a “Select Committee on Financial Transparency”

Legislative and Policy Update July 28 – September 21

  • October 01, 2018

The Legislative Assembly finished a rare summer sitting on August 14th, 2018, which culminated in the government passing Bill 5, Better Local Government Act. Critics argued that Bill 5’s plan, to reduce the number of Toronto city councilors from 47 to 25 in the middle of the city’s election campaign was unfair and unconstitutional.