House of Bills: An Update of Ontario Bills


Last week, the Ontario legislature convened after the Progressive Conservatives prorogued the 1st Session of the 42nd Parliament on September 3, 2021. The Legislature’s return after prorogation marks the commencement of a new Session of Parliament.1 The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario delivered the Speech from the Throne to open the 2nd Session of the 42nd Parliament of Ontario on October 4th, 2021.

This also marks the return of our weekly House of Bills updates, in which we report on the activity of public bills as they move through the Legislature. We identify those bills that were active, the date(s) of the activity, as well as the stage(s) that the bills reached. Each update will report on the previous sitting week’s activity and will occur on the Monday proceeding (or the Tuesday, depending on holiday hours😉).

And with that, here is our first update of the new session, covering activity from sitting week of October 4-7:

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House of Bills: An Update on the Legislature


In our last House of Bills update before the summer adjournment, the Legislature was scheduled to return on September 13. However, on September 3 Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives announced that they would be proroguing the legislature until after the federal election. With the September 8 proclamation, the 1st Session of the 42nd Parliament of the province of Ontario has officially been prorogued. The legislature is currently set to return on October 4.

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House of Bills: An Update of Ontario Bills

Below, we have gathered a recap of bill activity for the sitting week of May 31-June 3, and have also included the activity of those committee meetings that occurred during the week the Legislature was on break (May 24-27).

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