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Legislative and Policy Update - End of Term Summary

  • June 09, 2017

The Ontario Legislature concluded its spring sittings on June 1st, and will return for the Fall meeting period on September 11th, 2017.

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Legislative and Policy Update May 29-June 2, 2017

  • June 02, 2017

That’s a wrap, folks. The Spring session at Queen’s Park went out with a bang this week, with the government passing a range of legislation.

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Legislative and Policy Update May 22-May 26

  • May 26, 2017

This week was a constituency week, with most MPPs back in their ridings carrying out their duties as local representatives. However, unlike most constituency weeks, it was still a busy week at Queen’s Park.

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Legislative and Policy Update May 15-19

  • May 23, 2017

It was an extremely busy week at Queen’s Park, with the government using several procedural mechanisms to advance its legislative agenda, including extending the hours of the legislature into the evening and limiting debate on several government bills, including bills to implement the government’s budgetary, housing, and electricity policies.

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Legislative and Policy Update May 8-May 12

  • May 15, 2017

This week at Queen’s Park, Question Period revolved around the government’s management of the province’s probation and parole system, the government’s energy policy, and health care.

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Legislative and Policy Update May 1-May 5

  • May 05, 2017

Question Period at Queen’s Park this week was varied, focusing on the Budget’s announcement of pharmacare coverage for youth under 25, hospital funding, and housing affordability.

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Legislative and Policy Update April 24-28

  • May 02, 2017

This was a busy week at Queen’s Park, with the 2017 Ontario Budget landing on Thursday, April 27.

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Legislative and Policy Update April 18-21

  • April 21, 2017

As we reported in previous Legislative Updates, the Ontario housing market has been a focus of significant attention for legislators at all levels of government. On April 20th, the Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa announced a broad series of measures aimed at "making housing more affordable to homebuyers and renters."

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Legislative and Policy Update April 10-13

  • April 18, 2017

Question period from April 10th to 13th saw questions raised over mandatory sexual assault training for judges under provincial jurisdiction. Two bills on the subject have been introduced by private members, one a member of the government and the other a member of an opposition party.

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Legislative and Policy Update April 3-7

  • April 07, 2017

Question period departed somewhat from the recent spotlight on electricity policy and rates. Instead, several questions related to rent protection for tenants of post-1991 units and executive compensation for Ontario Power Generation employees, the latter flowing from the release of the 2016 Sunshine List late last week.

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