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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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Legislative and Policy Update April 4-7

  • April 08, 2016

The legislature was not sitting as part of the Easter break after constituency week. Queens Park was still very active with discussions around potential regulations governing political party fundraising activities. The premier indicated that there will be movement towards this prior to the next election.

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Legislative and Policy Update March 28-31

  • March 28, 2016

The legislature resumed on Monday, following a week when MPPs were in their constituencies.

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Legislative and Policy Update March 21 - 25

  • March 21, 2016

It was a relatively quiet week at Queen’s Park, with MPPs back in their constituencies for the March Break constituency week.

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Legislative and Policy Update March 14 - 18

  • March 15, 2016

Discussion around electoral reform, specifically the banning of Corporate and Union Donations was a hot topic following a Globe and Mail article on the subject. This along with reform around third-party advertising were two items that the Premier indicted could be part of a future electoral reform bill – no timeline on this has been suggested.

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Legislative and Policy Update for the week of March 7 - March 10

  • March 08, 2016

Weekly publication covering key provincial policy and public affairs matters of interest to OBA members.

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Legislative Update December 14-18

  • December 11, 2015

The Ontario Legislature has gone into recess and MPPs return to their constituencies for the winter break. The House resumes sitting on February 17th, 2016.

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Legislative and Policy Update for the week of December 7 - December 11

  • December 08, 2015

Last week saw the 2015 Ontario Auditor General‘s Report released Wednesday. The Report was critical of the provincial government in a number of areas.

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Legislative and Policy Update for the week of November 30 - December 4

  • December 01, 2015

In the fall economic update released Thursday, Finance Minister Charles Sousa is claiming the deficit will be diminished by $1 billion to $7.5 billion in 2015/16 and $4.5 billion in 2016/17. This was bolstered by the proceeds from the IPO of Hydro One. In response, Opposition Finance Critic Vic Fedeli posed the question “What happens when you run out of assets left to sell.”

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