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McGuinty Government Provides Better Service To Strengthen Our Province

Ministry of the Attorney General

Ontario is building on its Open for Business strategy by introducing legislation later today that would, if passed, ensure more services are improved for the public and business.

The proposed Good Government Act, 2010 includes proposals to:

  • enhance the effectiveness of the justice system by changing the Justices of the Peace Act by advertising the position within the region where and when the vacancy occurs. This would improve the ability to meet the needs of the Ontario Court of Justice in local communities.
  • transfer responsibility for adjudication over liquor and gaming issues from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario Board (AGCO) to the Licence Appeal Tribunal. This would allow the AGCO to focus more on important public policy work.

Additional items include a variety of general housekeeping measures, as well as some technical improvements and modernization measures.

The Good Government Act would increase transparency, enhance accountability and modernize provincial laws, regulations and systems to further advance the province's five-year Open Ontario plan to create new opportunities for jobs and growth.

Quick Facts

  • The Good Government Act, 2010 includes approximately 70 legislative changes.
  • This proposed act is also part of the Ontario government's ambitious three-year Open for Business initiative to modernize services and government, and create a new relationship with business.

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“The proposed Good Government Act, if passed, would help to build the legal infrastructure and improve the effectiveness of the justice system for both business and the public in Ontario.”

Chris Bentley

Attorney General

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