Regulation - Minister

Ontario Police Arbitration Adjudication Commission (OPAAC) Cost Recovery of Hearing Costs under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

Regulation Number(s):
Instrument Type:
Regulation - Minister
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 the recovery of adjudication costs from police service boards.

The ministry is proposing a regulation that would require OPAAC to charge municipal boards for a percentage of the fees paid to adjudicators in police discipline-related hearings. The percentage of the fee that may be charged would increase over time.

The proposed regulation would regulate the percentage of other costs related to a hearing that OPAAC may charge municipal boards. The percentage of these costs that may be charged would also increase over time.

This cost wind-down approach would assist police services and municipal boards with transitioning to the police discipline process under the CSPA.

For more detail, please see the attached draft regulation.

SOLGEN welcomes your comments and feedback.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
This regulation would provide certainty to key policing stakeholders by setting out a schedule that OPAAC will follow to charge police service boards.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
August 17, 2023
Comments Due Date:
October 2, 2023
Contact Address:
Ministry of the Solicitor General
Strategic Policy Division
25 Grosvenor Street
Toronto, ON M7A 1Y6