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Progress Report: Status of Ontario Bills as of the Summer Recess

Summer is here and while the Great Library remains open—albeit with shortened hours—these hot and sunny months have us thinking (perhaps enviously) of those who break for the season entirely.

As of June 7th, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario stands adjourned and will not return until October 28, 2019. This natural midpoint serves as the perfect opportunity to take stock of the activity of the House so far this year (February 19, 2019 – June 6, 2019). To help with this task, we have compiled a list of those bills which have progressed through the House this year and have identified the latest stage they reached before the summer recess.

First Reading

Second Reading

Committee Stage

Royal Assent

Stay tuned to our blog this fall when we’ll begin a new current awareness feature – weekly summaries of both Ontario and federal legislative activity.


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We’re Moving Again!

Well, really we’re moving books again. In an earlier post this year, we let you know that our British law reports, digests and statutes were moved from the American Room down to their new home on the 1st floor.

Now we’re filling all of those empty American Room shelves with our comprehensive collection of federal and Ontario legislative materials. In the New Year, you’ll finally be able to find statutes, regulations, bills, Hansard debates and committee minutes and proceedings all together in one room! Plus, library staff are close by – ready to share their expertise and help you navigate the print and digital sources. For help with any legislative research, just ask us!