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Queen's Park Last Week:

4 House Debates
1 Committee Meetings
7 New Bills
23 Press Releases
2 Regulations
50 Bill Status Changes
3 Proposed Regs
10 Top Speakers


House Debates

May 25th: 327 speeches

May 26th: 378 speeches

May 27th: 434 speeches

May 28th: 513 speeches


Committee Meetings

Select Committee on Sexual Violence and Harassment: 2015-05-20

Meeting Title: Strategy on sexual violence and harassment


New Bills

Bill 103: Protecting the School Year Act, 2015

The Bill addresses the labour disputes between the Durham District School Board, Rainbow District School Board and Peel District School Board, and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation....

Introduced by Hon Kevin Daniel Flynn.

Algorithmic Prediction: Bill is unlikely to pass.

Bill 104: Université de l'Ontario français Act, 2015

The Bill establishes the Universit

Introduced by France Gélinas.

Algorithmic Prediction: Bill is unlikely to pass.

Bill 105: Ethnic Media Week Act, 2015

The Bill proclaims the week beginning on the first Monday in June in each year as Ethnic Media Week.

Introduced by Todd Smith.

Algorithmic Prediction: Bill is unlikely to pass.

Bill 106: Protecting Condominium Owners Act, 2015

The major elements of the Bill are described below. SCHEDULE 1 Amendments to the Condominium Act, 1998 and other amendments Condominium Act, 1998 The main changes are to the following Parts of the ...

Introduced by Hon David Orazietti.

Algorithmic Prediction: Bill is unlikely to pass.

Bill 107: Listening to Ontarians Act (Hydro One and Other Electricity Assets), 2015

The Bill amends the Electricity Act, 1998 to require a referendum before the Crown sells the Crown's interest in corporations that transmit, distribute, generate or retail electricity, including Hy...

Introduced by Andrea Horwath.

Algorithmic Prediction: Bill is unlikely to pass.

Bill 108: Angelman Syndrome Day Act, 2015

The Bill proclaims February 15 in each year as Angelman Syndrome Day.

Introduced by Mike Colle.

Algorithmic Prediction: Bill is unlikely to pass.

Bill 109: Employment and Labour Statute Law Amendment Act, 2015

Schedule 1 fire protection and prevention act, 1997 The Schedule amends Part IX of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, which governs employment and labour relations for firefighters. Here...

Introduced by Hon Kevin Daniel Flynn.

Algorithmic Prediction: Bill is unlikely to pass.


Ministry Press Releases

Helping Businesses Find Skilled Talent

By Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure

Helping Businesses Find Skilled Talent

By Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure

Ontario Launches Pilot to Strengthen Access to Justice in French

By Ministry of the Attorney General

Ontario Supporting 2015 Games Torch Relay Celebrations in 67 Communities

By Pan Am and Parapan Am Games

Ontario Moving Forward with Accessibility Certification Program

By Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure

Ontario Saves School Year for 72,000 High School Students

By Ministry of Education

Ontario Passes Legislation to Maximize Benefits of Immigration

By Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade

Ontario Invests in New World-Class Dairy Research Facility in Elora

By Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Ontario Proposing Changes to Legislation for Injured Workers, Broader Public Sector and Firefighters

By Ministry of Labour

New Legislation Passes to End Acquisition and Breeding of Killer Whales in Ontario

By Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services

Ranked Ballots Would Give More Choice to Municipalities

By Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Premier Kathleen Wynne Announces Mission to India

By Office of the Premier

Ontario Expanding Eligibility for Agricultural Insurance Program

By Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Ontario Recognizes Outstanding Bravery of Paramedics

By Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Ontario Investing $9.3 Million to Support Survivors of Sexual Violence

By Women's Directorate

Ontario Increasing Protections for Condo Owners

By Ministry of Government and Consumer Services

New Legislation Passes to Help Reduce Smoking and Obesity Rates

By Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Pooled Registered Pension Plans Bill Passes in Ontario Legislature

By Ministry of Finance

Ontario Opens New OPP Detachment in Kawartha Lakes

By Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services

Ontario Investing Up to $1 Billion for Light Rail Transit in Hamilton

By Office of the Premier

Ontario Protecting School Year in Durham, Sudbury and Peel

By Ministry of Education

Ontario Signs Agreement of Cooperation with the Ismaili Imamat

By Office of the Premier

Ontario Helping Businesses Grow Through Angel Investment

By Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure


New Regulations

129/15: General

Act: Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007

Date Filed: 2015-05-25

128/15: General

Act: Health Insurance Act

Date Filed: 2015-05-25


Regulatory Proposals

“Potential amendments to Ontario Regulation 119/11 Produce, Honey and Maple Products, under the Food Safety and Quality Act, 2001”


“Amendments to Regulation 440 (Vegetables for Processing - Marketing), which would change some existing negotiation deadlines and also provide flexibility to use different deadline dates if all parties agreed”


“Proposed amendment to R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 400 - By-Laws for Local Boards under the Farm Products Marketing Act”



Bill Status Changes

Bill 6 Consideration of a Bill (Standing Committee on General Government)

Date: 2015-05-25

Bill 16 First Reading: Carried

Date: 2015-05-27

Bill 27 Ordered referred to Standing Committee pursuant to the Order of the House (Standing Committee on Social Policy)

Date: 2015-05-28

Bill 27 Discharge the Order of referral to Committee

Date: 2015-05-28

Bill 27 Motion to arrange proceedings

Date: 2015-05-28

Bill 31 Third Reading: Debate

Date: 2015-05-28

Bill 40 Royal Assent Received

Date: 2015-05-28

Bill 40 Third Reading: Carried on division

Date: 2015-05-27

Bill 40 Third Reading: Debate

Date: 2015-05-26

Bill 40 Third Reading: Deferred vote

Date: 2015-05-26

Bill 40 Third Reading: Debate

Date: 2015-05-25

Bill 45 Royal Assent Received

Date: 2015-05-28

Bill 45 Third Reading: Debate

Date: 2015-05-26

Bill 45 Third Reading: Carried on division

Date: 2015-05-26

Bill 45 Third Reading: Debate

Date: 2015-05-25

Bill 49 Third Reading: Carried on division

Date: 2015-05-28

Bill 49 Royal Assent Received

Date: 2015-05-28

Bill 49 Third Reading: Debate

Date: 2015-05-27

Bill 49 Third Reading: Deferred vote

Date: 2015-05-27

Bill 57 Royal Assent Received

Date: 2015-05-28

Bill 57 Third Reading: Carried on division

Date: 2015-05-26

Bill 57 Third Reading: Debate

Date: 2015-05-25

Bill 57 Third Reading: Deferred vote

Date: 2015-05-25

Bill 77 Motion to arrange proceedings

Date: 2015-05-28

Bill 80 Third Reading: Carried on division

Date: 2015-05-28

Bill 80 Royal Assent Received

Date: 2015-05-28

Bill 80 Third Reading: Debate

Date: 2015-05-27

Bill 80 Third Reading: Deferred vote

Date: 2015-05-27

Bill 80 Ordered for Third Reading pursuant to the Order of the House

Date: 2015-05-26

Bill 80 Reported without amendment

Date: 2015-05-26

Bill 80 Consideration of a Bill (Standing Committee on Social Policy)

Date: 2015-05-25

Bill 91 Consideration of a Bill (Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs)

Date: 2015-05-28

Bill 91 Consideration of a Bill (Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs)

Date: 2015-05-25

Bill 92 Second Reading: Debate

Date: 2015-05-28

Bill 92 Ordered referred to Standing Committee (Standing Committee on Social Policy)

Date: 2015-05-28

Bill 92 Second Reading: Carried

Date: 2015-05-28

Bill 103 Third Reading: Carried on division

Date: 2015-05-28

Bill 103 Ordered for Third Reading pursuant to the Order of the House

Date: 2015-05-28

Bill 103 Second Reading: Carried on division

Date: 2015-05-28

Bill 103 Second Reading: Question put

Date: 2015-05-28

Bill 103 Royal Assent Received

Date: 2015-05-28

Bill 103 Time allocated

Date: 2015-05-27

Bill 103 Second Reading: Debate

Date: 2015-05-26

Bill 103 First Reading: Carried

Date: 2015-05-25

Bill 104 First Reading: Carried

Date: 2015-05-26

Bill 105 First Reading: Carried

Date: 2015-05-27

Bill 106 First Reading: Carried

Date: 2015-05-27

Bill 107 First Reading: Carried

Date: 2015-05-28

Bill 108 First Reading: Carried

Date: 2015-05-28

Bill 109 First Reading: Carried

Date: 2015-05-28


Top Speakers in Legislature

Lisa Gretzky: 12509 Words

Key topics in speeches:

Teachers’ labour disputes

Transportation Statute Law Amendment Act (Making Ontario’s Roads Safer), 2015

Protecting the School Year Act, 2015

Empowering Home Care Patients Act, 2015



Jennifer K. French: 10997 Words

Key topics in speeches:

Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Amendment Act, 2015

Making Healthier Choices Act, 2015

Pooled Registered Pension Plans Act, 2015

Agriculture Insurance Act (Amending the Crop Insurance Act, 1996), 2015

Privatization of public assets



John Vanthof: 10559 Words

Key topics in speeches:

Agriculture Insurance Act (Amending the Crop Insurance Act, 1996), 2015

Time allocation

Order of business



Gilles Bisson: 9300 Words

Key topics in speeches:

Order of business

Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Amendment Act, 2015

Transportation Statute Law Amendment Act (Making Ontario’s Roads Safer), 2015



Teresa J. Armstrong: 8842 Words

Key topics in speeches:

Ontario Immigration Act, 2015

Privatization of public assets



Steve Clark: 7906 Words

Key topics in speeches:

Order of business

Agriculture Insurance Act (Amending the Crop Insurance Act, 1996), 2015

Time allocation



Wayne Gates: 7039 Words

Key topics in speeches:

Transportation Statute Law Amendment Act (Making Ontario’s Roads Safer), 2015

Order of business

Protecting the School Year Act, 2015

Privatization of public assets



Toby Barrett: 6510 Words

Key topics in speeches:

Agriculture Insurance Act (Amending the Crop Insurance Act, 1996), 2015

The Pitt



Hon Kathleen O. Wynne: 5476 Words

Key topics in speeches:

Privatization of public assets

Teachers’ labour disputes



Hon Yasir Naqvi: 5345 Words

Key topics in speeches:

Order of business

Ismaili flag

House sittings

Correctional facilities

Teachers’ labour disputes

Contempt of Parliament

Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Amendment Act, 2015

LGBT conversion therapy



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