Busy Fall Session Supports Open Ontario Plan
The fall session of the legislature ended today with a number of bills passed supporting the Open Ontario Plan to create jobs and attract investment, help families manage their budgets, and promote Ontario's clean energy and clean water initiatives.
Bill 65 Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010
Makes it easier for Ontario's 46,000 not-for-profits to operate by simplifying the incorporation process and creating more opportunity to raise revenues.
Bill 68 Open for Business Act, 2010
Provides business with faster and more streamlined access to government services, saving business time and money.
Bill 72 Water Opportunities and Water Conservation Act, 2010
Supports the Open Ontario Plan by encouraging the creation and export of clean water technology, promoting conservation and attracting investment and jobs.
Bill 99 Children's Activity Tax Credit Act, 2010
Supports the Open Ontario Plan making it a little more affordable for parents to enrol kids in activities like sports, music, art or language instruction.
Bill 101 Narcotics Safety and Awareness Act, 2010
Supports Ontario's Narcotics Strategy by giving the province tools to help reduce abuse of prescription drugs.
Bill 109 Enhancement of the Ontario Energy and Property Tax Credit for Seniors and Ontario Families Act, 2010
Enhances the credit to provide more relief to low-to-middle income seniors for the sales tax on energy and for property taxes.
Bill 120 Securing Pension Benefits Now and for the Future Act, 2010
Strengthens Ontarians pensions by requiring more sustainable funding and strengthening oversight and plan administration.
Bill 122 Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010
Ensures investments in health care are supporting frontline care by requiring hospitals and LHINs to report their use of consultants, post their expenses online and bans the use of public funds to hire lobbyists.
Bill 135 Helping Ontario Families and Managing Responsibly Act, 2010
Takes 10 per cent off electricity bills every month for families, small businesses, farms and other consumers.
Bill 172 Ticket Speculation Amendment Act, 2010
Ensures that any companies, brokers or agents cannot withhold popular event tickets for sale on the primary market in order to sell them through a related company at a higher price on the secondary market to make a larger profit.
Bill 191 Far North Act, 2010
Provides a foundation for First Nations and Ontario to work together on land use planning to promote economic development and protection of about 225,000 square kilometres of the Far North.
Bills Introduced but Not Yet Passed
Bill 110 Good Government Act, 2010
Bill 140 Strong Communities through Affordable Housing Act, 2010
Bill 141 Health Protection and Promotion Amendment Act, 2010