Delegated Administrative Authority for the Film Sector
Bill or Act:
Safety and Consumer Statutes Administration Act, 1996
Summary of Proposal:
The Ministry of Consumer Services (MCS) is proposing to amend O.Reg 187/09, made under the Safety and Consumer Statutes Administration Act, 1996 (SCSAA), to assign responsibility for the day to day administration of the Film Classification Act, 2005 (FCA) to a Delegated Administrative Authority (DAA).
The regulation amendments would transfer responsibility for the day-to-day administration of the FCA from the ministry to a DAA (an arm?s-length, not-for profit corporation), which would assume all operational decision-making and regulatory service delivery responsibilities. This proposal will not alter the policies and regulatory framework that apply to the film sector , and would not affect the current film classification system.
The SCSAA establishes an accountability and governance framework between the ministry and DAAs that administer legislation on behalf of the government in specific consumer and public safety sectors. The government and DAAs have a solid 16 year record of strengthening public safety and consumer protection through the DAA model. MCS would assume an oversight role, and would continue to be responsible for new or amended legislation (legislation includes acts and regulations), and for public policy development
February 28, 2014
Comments Due Date:
April 14, 2014
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