Regulation - LGIC

Response to Active Attacker Incidents (Adequacy Standard) under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

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Regulation - LGIC
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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 SolGen is working on regulations and standards on a number of matters.

In 2021, the SolGen posted a draft regulation, "Response to Active Attacker Incidents", under the CSPA. The draft regulation establishes requirements for the response to, and management of, incidents involving an active attacker. These incidents, such as school shootings, have the potential for significant injury and loss of life.
Considering the Mass Casualty Commission Report Recommendations (Nova Scotia) and stakeholder feedback, the ministry is proposing to make amendments to the regulation (see attached Summary of Changes) that address the feedback and establish required equipment and necessary training.

SolGen welcomes your comments and feedback.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
SOLGEN may be consulting with stakeholders to identify potential costs associated with the given regulation coming into force.
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Posting Date:
July 18, 2023
Comments Due Date:
September 1, 2023
Contact Address:
Ministry of the Solicitor General
Strategic Policy Division
25 Grosvenor Street
Toronto, ON M7A 1Y6