The Collection of Identifying Information in Certain Circumstances - Prohibition and Duties under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Summary of Proposal:
In March 2019, the government passed the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019 (CSPA), as part of the Comprehensive Ontario Police Services Act, 2019. Once in force, the CSPA will replace the current Police Services Act (PSA). The CSPA is an opportunity to modernize policing and enhance community safety in Ontario.
As part of the work to bring the Act into force, the Ministry of the Solicitor General (SOLGEN) is working on regulations on a number of matters.
At this time, SOLGEN is requesting public and stakeholder input on a proposed regulation that would substantially incorporate the requirements of O Reg 58/16, Collection of Identifying Information in Certain Circumstances - Prohibition and Duties under the PSA subject to minor changes described below.
SOLGEN is proposing to preserve the content of PSA Regulation overall. The categories for the collection of race data under this regulation will align with Ontario's Anti-Racism Data Standards (ARDS). Provisions within the regulation related to training will be moved into a separate CSPA regulation dealing with training. In addition, to avoid duplication within the CSPA, the section in the PSA Regulation related to the Minister's authority to compel information from police services will be removed from the CSPA version of the regulation as an equivalent power already appears in s. 4 (2) of the CSPA.
For more detail, please see the attached description of the regulation.
SOLGEN welcomes your comments and feedback.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
SOLGEN does not anticipate any new costs associated with this regulation.
December 21, 2022
Comments Due Date:
February 4, 2023
Ministry of the Solicitor General
Strategic Policy, Research and Innovation Division
25 Grosvenor Street
Toronto, ON M7A 1Y6