Legislative Updates

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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.

Legislative and Policy Update - July 27

  • August 14, 2018

This week the Legislative Assembly met for a second week in its summer sitting, opening on a somber note Monday morning in the wake of the mass shooting on Danforth Avenue in Toronto the night before. In the wake of the shootings, the government announced that part of its promised mental health spending would go to police initiatives.

Legislative and Policy Update - July 16 - 20

  • July 20, 2018

It was a busy week at Queen’s Park as the Legislative Assembly met for its first regular week of business. The week kicked off with some housekeeping from Speaker Ted Arnott, who advised that one of the eight independent MPPs in the chamber (7 Liberals and one Green) would be provided with a question each day the House sits. Question Period proceeded to focus on several themes, all relating to the new government’s legislative and policy agenda.

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Legislative and Policy Update - July 11 - 13

  • July 13, 2018

This week marked the start of the 42nd Parliament, with the 1st session beginning on July 11th with the election of a new speaker. Long-time PC MPP Ted Arnott was elected as Speaker of the House by his MPP colleagues. Arnott previously served as Deputy Speaker in the 41st Parliament.

Legislative and Policy Update - June 29

  • June 29, 2018

While Ontario’s newly elected government has only just been sworn into power, that didn’t stop the Premier Designate from taking steps to signal policies that will be pursued under his leadership.