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Legislative and Policy Update - February 25 - March 1

  • March 08, 2019

On Monday, the Globe and Mail reported that a notice of an intent to sue for defamation was sent to the Premier’s Office from the Ontario Provincial Policy Deputy Commissioner Brad Blair. Mr. Blair is challenging the government’s appointment of Toronto Police Superintendent Ron Taverner, to the position of Commissioner.

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Legislative and Policy Update - February 19-22

  • February 19, 2019

The Legislative Assembly resumed its work on Tuesday “after an eventful winter break” which included major developments

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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.