FOCA Brief Policy updates – May 2015

Selected updates, from the Ontario Legislature

Bill 37 Invasive Species Act has received second reading, and is being debated by MPP’s this week.
Status: was introduced November 5, 2014, and is still in Second Reading Debate as of May 12, 2015

Bill 52, Protection of Public Participation Act, 2015 (the “Anti-SLAPP” bill)
Learn more about this initiative on FOCA’s Land Use Planning pages, under “Additional Resources”
Status: was introduced December 1, 2014, and is still in Second Reading Debate as of March 23, 2015

Bill 66, Great Lakes Protection Act, 2015
Learn more about this initiative on FOCA’s Great Lakes pages
Status: was introduced February 18, 2015, and is still in Second Reading Debate as of April 16, 2015

Bill 75, Microbead Elimination and Monitoring Act, 2015
Learn more about this initiative here.
Status: was introduced March 9, 2015; carried at Second Reading and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs March 12, 2015

Bill 82, Oil, Gas and Salt Resources Amendment Act (Anti-Fracking), 2015
Learn more about this initiative here.
Status: was introduced March 25, 2015; referred to the Standing Committee on General Government May 5, 2015

May 11, 2015 – Newly nominated Leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives, Patrick Brown – In Conversation (National Post)

From Parliament:

Stay tuned for updates from FOCA over the upcoming Federal election, policy perspectives, key files and positions – and get ready to vote for your Federal leadership!

Terry ReesFOCA Brief Policy updates – May 2015