In Broader Public Sector Accountability Bill
Re-introduced, we provided an overview of Bill 8, the
proposed Public Sector and MPP Accountability and Transparency
Act, 2014. If passed, this legislation will put
into place a wide range of measures aimed at increasing government
oversight for broader public sector organizations, and
strengthening transparency and accountability.
Some of the key changes that are being proposed include:
new public sector executive compensation legislation that would
enable the Ontario government to control compensation of senior
executives and establish "hard caps", as well as
greater oversight of ambulance services, including the ability
to appoint investigators or supervisors and issue directives
introducing a Patient Ombudsman to respond to complaints about
hospitals, community care access centres and long-term care
enhancement and increased monitoring and reporting of patient
relations activities by health sector organizations
requirements to preserve and prohibit the wilful destruction of
records for institutions covered by provincial and municipal
freedom of information legislation
changes to lobbyist legislation to establish new rules for
lobbyists and new powers of investigation and enforcement
Bill 8 passed second reading on November 19, 2014 and has been
referred to the Standing Committee on General Government for
Public Consultation Process – Oral and Written
Both oral and written submissions will be considered by the
Committee.The Committee will be holding public
hearings on Bill 8 in Toronto on Monday, November
24 and Wednesday, November 26, 2014. The deadline
for written submissions is 6:00 p.m. onWednesday, November 26, 2014.
Information about how to submit written comments or to be
considered to make an oral presentation on Bill 8 can be found on
Legislative Assembly website. You may also inquire with us
Miller Thomson will continue to monitor the progress of the Bill
and keep you apprised of any further developments.
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