House of Bills: A Weekly Update on Ontario Bills

November 4 – November 7
42nd Parliament, 1st Session

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Bill 112, Lupus Awareness Day Act, 2019

Second Reading, carried (Nov 7)
Ordered referred to Standing Committee on General Government (Nov 7)

Bill 116, Foundations for Promoting and Protecting Mental Health and Addictions Services Act, 2019

Second Reading (Nov 5)

Bill 124, Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act, 2019

Bill considered by Standing Committee on General Government (Nov 4 & 6)
Second Reading (Nov 4)
Third Reading, carried on division (Nov 7)
Royal Assent (Nov 7)

Bill 125, Making Northern Ontario Highways Safer Act, 2019

Second Reading, lost on division (Nov 7)

Bill 132, Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2019

Second Reading, carried on division (Nov 4, 5 & 7)
Ordered referred to Standing Committee on General Government (Nov 7)

Bill 136, Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act, 2019

Second Reading (Nov 6 & 7)

Bill 137, Franco-Ontarian Community Act, 2019

First Reading (Nov 5)

Bill 138, Plan to Build Ontario Together Act, 2019

First Reading (Nov 6)

Bill 139, Caribbean Heritage Month Act, 2019

First Reading (Nov 6)

That’s it for now until November 18th as the legislature breaks for next week. The next House of Bills recap will resume Monday, November 25th. 

The Ontario Legislature Returns

After an extended vacation, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario is officially back in session as of October 28, 2019. The return of the Legislature also signals an exciting development for our blog, as we begin posting weekly updates of Ontario legislative activity in our new series: House of Bills. Every Monday, we’ll recap the previous week’s progress of public bills in the Ontario Legislature.

So, without further ado, our first post from the series:

House of Bills: A Weekly Update on Ontario Bills

October 28-October 31
42nd Parliament, 1st Session

Bill 116, Foundations for Promoting and Protecting Mental Health and Addictions Services Act, 2019

Second Reading (October 31)

Bill 124,Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act, 2019
Second Reading, carried on division (October 28, 29, 31)
Ordered referred to Standing Committee on General Government (October 31)

Bill 130,Combatting Litter for the Environment and Nature Act, 2019
Second Reading, carried on division (October 31)
Ordered referred to Standing Committee on General Government (October 31)

Bill 132, Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2019
First Reading (October 28)
Second Reading (October 31)

Bill 133, Buy in Canada for Mass Transit Vehicles Act, 2019

First Reading (October 28)
Second Reading, lost on division (October 31)

Bill 134, Caribbean Heritage Month Act, 2019
First Reading (October 28)

Bill 135, La Francophonie Act, 2019
First Reading (October 28)

Bill 136, Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act, 2019
First Reading (October 29)

Finding Hansard Online: Canada and Ontario

It is the universal dilemma of the researcher in the Digital Age: suspecting the information you seek is accessible online, but not knowing where or how to find that information. While not all of the Hansard transcripts (Debates) of the Parliament of Canada and the Legislative Assembly of Ontario are available online, a significant portion has been digitized and made freely available on public websites. This blog post is meant to act as a quick guide to finding Hansard online.

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