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December 15, 2010

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Special Health Legislative Update: Ontario

Kathryn M. Frelick

Over the past number of years, an extraordinary series of changes relating to health service delivery in the province of Ontario has resulted in a fundamental shift in concepts of accountability and transparency.  The Ontario government embarked upon its “transformation agenda” which...

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The Excellent Care for All Act, 2010

Joshua Liswood, Jesstina McFadden

Bill 46, the Excellent Care for All Act, 2010 (the “ECFAA”) became law in Ontario on June 8, 2010.   The ECFAA creates a number of new obligations for Ontario “health care organizations” within the meaning of the Act.  Currently, hospitals...

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The Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010 and Amendments to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

Kathryn M. Frelick, Jesstina McFadden

Bill 122, the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010 (the “BPSAA”), was released by the Government of Ontario on October 20, 2010, passed by the legislature on December 2, 2010, and enacted December 8, 2010.  It has not yet been proclaimed in...

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Creating the Foundation for Jobs and Growth Act, 2010

Kathryn M. Frelick

Bill 16, Creating the Foundation for Jobs and Growth Act, 2010 (the “Budget Bill”) received Royal Assent on May 18, 2010, introducing notable amendments based on measures contained within the 2010 Ontario Budget. A number of schedules contain provisions related to...

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The Public Sector Compensation Restraint to Protect Public Services Act, 2010

Introduced under Bill 16, which is discussed in further detail below, the Public Sector Compensation Restraint to Protect Public Services Act, 2010, more commonly referred to as the ‘wage restraint legislation’, came into force as of May 18, 2010. In...

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Future Changes for Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations Act

Karima Kanani

Bill 65, the Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 (the “New Act”), received Royal Assent on October 25, 2010 but will not be effective until it comes into force.  We anticipate an in force date sometime in 2012. Once in force, the New...

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Long-Term Care Homes Act and Regulation

Jesstina McFadden

The Long-Term Care Homes Act (“LTCHA”) and the General Regulation to the LTCHA (Regulation 79/10) came into force on July 1, 2010, bringing with them sweeping changes for all long-term care homes in Ontario.  The LTCHA replaces the Nursing Homes...

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Retirement Homes Act

For the first time in Ontario’s history, seniors living in retirement homes across Ontario are protected under provincial legislation – the new Retirement Homes Act (Ontario) (“RHA”), which was enacted on June 8, 2010.  Parts III to VII of the...

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The Broader Public Sector Supply Chain Guidelines: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

William (Bill) M. Pigott

Yesterday In April of 2009, the BPS Supply Chain Secretariat, Ministry of Finance (better known as “Ontario Buys”) rolled out the Broader Public Sector Supply Chain Guidelines, Version 1.0 (“BPS”). The goal of the BPS is to improve and harmonize...

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