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: