Regulation - LGIC

Procedural Rules for Adjudication Hearings under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

Regulation Number(s):
Instrument Type:
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, public and stakeholder input is being requested to develop a regulation prescribing rules for discipline-related adjudication hearings under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019 (CSPA). The CSPA requires the Chair of the Ontario Police Arbitration and Adjudication Commission (OPAAC) to appoint adjudicators to hold adjudication hearings and allows for rules for such hearings to be prescribed in regulation.

Adjudication hearings under the CSPA consist of hearings for the purpose of:
• Imposing demotion or termination on a police officer, pursuant to s. 202.
• Addressing lesser disciplinary measures imposed on a police officer, pursuant to s. 201.
• Challenging certain suspensions without pay, pursuant to s. 210, which must be dealt with on an "expedited basis" (s. 210 (12)).
• Retaining disciplinary records that would otherwise be required to be expunged, pursuant to s. 207.

The proposed regulation is intended to create standardization and transparency across the province in the application of rules for adjudication hearings by setting out proposed rules reflected in the attached document.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
SOLGEN may be consulting with stakeholders to identify potential costs associated with the given regulation coming into force.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
August 23, 2023
Comments Due Date:
October 10, 2023
Contact Address:
Ministry of the Solicitor General
Strategic Policy Division
25 Grosvenor Street
Toronto, ON M7A 1Y6