Major Case Management under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
The Ministry of the Solicitor General (SOLGEN) is proposing the Major Case Management regulation under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019, that will ensure standardized information sharing inputs and mitigate against delays of crucial information to support the early detection of serial and predatory offenders, ultimately, supporting public safety.
Training under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
The Ministry of the Solicitor General (SOLGEN) is seeking to: modernize the regulatory requirements related to police officer training; introduce regulatory requirements related to special constables training; and prescribe a timeline for members of a police service board, OPP detachment board, First Nation OPP board, or of a committee of any of the aforementioned boards to complete required training per section 35 (4).
Promoting Transit and Keeping Penalties off Rates
The Government of Ontario is committed to keeping energy rates low and predictable. The Ministry of Energy (ENERGY) is proposing a Minister's Regulation to reintroduce a prohibition on payments and charges specific to the Building Transit Faster Act, 2020 (BTFA) payable by electricity and gas distributors and transmitters from being recovered through rates.
The Local Services Board of Pellatt, Pelican, Umbach, Gidley - Request for the Power of Recreation
The LSB of Pellat, Pelican, Umbach, Gidley (LSB) currently provides fire protection services and emergency telecommunications services to its inhabitants and collects an annual fee to cover these operational costs. The LSB is requesting an amendment to Section 42(4) of Regulation 737 to include the power of recreation, which would allow it to contract for the use of recreation facilities or participation in programs of recreation; carry out programs of recreation; or acquire, establish, construct, operate and maintain recreation facilities, and may charge fees in respect of these programs and facilities.
Legislative review of the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015 (PRCRA)
The Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015 (PRCRA) came into force in 2018 and established the province's first-ever clear, consistent, and comprehensive set of standards to govern how police record checks are conducted and disclosed in Ontario.
Section 21 of the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015 requires the Minister to review the legislation within five years of the act coming into force. The Ministry of the Solicitor General (SOLGEN) is now seeking input from the public as part of the five-year legislative review.
Summary of Proposed Legislative Changes to Strengthen Oversight of Children's Licensed Out of Home Care - Amendments to the CYFSA
The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) is proposing to amend the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) to improve the everyday experiences of children and young persons in licensed residential settings by strengthening monitoring and oversight of licensed settings, by enhancing timely access to health and safety risk information, and by increasing the suite of meaningful enforcement tools available to MCCSS when a licensed provider caring for vulnerable children and youth does not comply with licensing requirements.
Adequate and Effective Policing (General) Regulation under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
SolGen is seeking to modernize the regulatory framework for adequate and effective policing to provide greater quality and consistency in the delivery of police services across Ontario. The proposed general regulation sets out standards and procedures for the policing functions that are a part of adequate and effective policing under Crime Prevention; Law Enforcement; Maintaining the Public Peace; Emergency Response; Assistance to Victims of Crime; and any other prescribed policing functions. Other regulations deal with other specific requirements of adequate and effective policing.
Major Incident Response Plan
SolGen is seeking to replace the current Provincial Counter Terrorism Plan (PCTP) with a Major Incident Response Plan, which is intended to be broader in scope in that it would not solely be limited to acts of terrorism.