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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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Legislative and Policy Update for the week of November 23 - November 27

  • November 23, 2015

The Ontario Government is downplaying security the threat following terrorist attacks in Paris. Public concerns over safety have been heightened in some quarters with the federal plan of the arrival of 25,000 refugees before the New Year, with Ontario slated to take 10,000 of them. Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services Yasir Naqvi says he has confidence in the federal screening process.

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Legislative and Policy Update for the week of November 16 - November 20

  • November 16, 2015

The provincial government was busy nevertheless, issuing Hydro One shares, which raised an estimated $1.83 billion through the initial public offering last week. Ontario also says it will also receive a $2.2 Billion deferred tax asset. Ed Clark, former TD president and the Premier’s advisor on the sale of Hydro One does not foresee any other government assets on the selling block in the immediate future.

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Provincial Government

Municipal Legislation Review

  • November 12, 2015

The Ontario Bar Association (“OBA”) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (“MMAH”) on the MMAH’s review of the Municipal Act (“MA”), the City of Toronto Act (“COTA”), and the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act (“MCIA”), which review is focused on the themes of accountability and transparency

Municipal Law

Legislative and Policy Update for the week of November 9 - November 13

  • November 09, 2015

Public attention last week was focused on the swearing in of Justin Trudeau as the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada on Wednesday. His 30 member cabinet includes 11 from Ontario. The big news item was the gender equality in his appointments. When asked by reporters why he insisted on gender parity, his response “Because it’s 2015” has garnered wide traffic on social media.

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Legislative and Policy Update for the week of November 2 - November 5

  • October 30, 2015

Queen’s Park was busy over the past week, with several key announcements and a visit between incoming Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Kathleen Wynne that produced a commitment to work together on implementing Ontario’s Registered Retirement Plan.

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