One to Watch – An Update on Bill 161

In February of this year, we wrote a post about the Smarter and Stronger Justice Act (Bill 161) which was introduced late in 2019. As previously stated, this act will make changes to over 20 acts impacting the courts, legal aid, legal practice and regulation. On July 8th, the Smarter and Stronger Justice Act received Royal Assent. 

In February of this year, we wrote a post about the Smarter and Stronger Justice Act (Bill 161) which was introduced late in 2019. As previously stated, this act will make changes to over 20 acts impacting the courts, legal aid, legal practice and regulation. On July 8th, the Smarter and Stronger Justice Act received Royal Assent. 

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House of Bills: A Monthly Update on Ontario Bills

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Below, we have gathered a monthly recap of the bills that moved through the Legislature in June. Stay tuned for more news on when the House of Bills updates will resume weekly.

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House of Bills: A Monthly Update on Ontario Bills

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We have created a monthly recap of the bills that moved through the Legislature in May. Details can be found below:

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Bill 141, Defibrillator Registration and Public Access Act, 2020

Third Reading, carried (May 26)

Bill 159, Rebuilding Consumer Confidence Act, 2020

Second Reading, carried on division (May 26 & 27)
Ordered referred to Standing Committee on General Government (May 27)

Bill 184, Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community Housing Act, 2020

Second Reading, carried on division (May 26 & 27)
Ordered referred to Standing Committee on Social Policy (May 27)

Bill 190, COVID-19 Response and Reforms to Modernize Ontario Act, 2020

First Reading (May 12)
Second Reading, carried (May 12)
Third Reading, carried (May 12)
Royal Assent (May 12)

Bill 191, Workplace Safety and Insurance Amendment Act (Presumption Respecting COVID-19), 2020

First Reading (May 19)