Strengthening Safety and Modernizing Justice Act - Amendments to Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Bill or Act:
Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Summary of Proposal:
The Ministry of the Solicitor General (SOLGEN) is seeking to amend the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019 (CSPA) and make consequential amendments to other statutes. The legislative amendments support bringing the CSPA into force. 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.
At this time, SOLGEN is requesting public and stakeholder input on proposed amendments related to the CSPA that are focused on clearer roles, stronger governance, and improved systems.
For more detail, please see the attached draft Bill and summary.
SOLGEN welcomes your comments and feedback.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
There are costs for the legislative proposal relating to the municipal budget dispute arbitration function of the Ontario Police Arbitration and Adjudication Commission (OPAAC).
SOLGEN anticipates negligible fiscal impacts related to the other legislative proposals.
April 25, 2023
Comments Due Date:
May 25, 2023
Ministry of the Solicitor General
Strategic Policy, Research and Innovation Division
25 Grosvenor Street
Toronto, ON M7A 1Y6