Act

Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Corporation Act

Regulation Number(s):
N/A
Instrument Type:
Act
Bill or Act:
Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Corporation Act
Summary of Proposal:
The Ministry of the Solicitor General (SOLGEN) is proposing a new Act to continue the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) as a statutory corporation, retroactive to January 1, 2020.

The former Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (OSPCA Act) - which previously continued the OSPCA and contained governance provisions for the corporation - was repealed on January 1, 2020, when the Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act (PAWS Act) came into force. The intention of the PAWS Act was to enable a new provincial enforcement model for animal welfare.

SOLGEN's proposed legislation, if passed, would confirm the OSPCA's corporate existence retroactive to January 1, 2020.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
This proposal, if passed, would continue the OSPCA and ensure the OSPCA can continue to deliver vital community support services across Ontario, which benefit both animals and the public.

The proposal would not result in costs or impacts to the OSPCA. There are also no direct administrative, compliance or other costs anticipated to any other sector.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
22-SOLGEN028
Posting Date:
November 23, 2022
Comments Due Date:
December 5, 2022
Contact Address:
25 Grosvenor Street, 9th Floor Toronto, ON M7A 2G6