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2018-11-13T11:18:05+00:00 November 13, 2018|Employment Law, Employment Standards, Labour Law|

Bill 47 Hearing Schedule Announced

On November 1, 2018 during the debates over Bill 147, Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018, there was a proposal put forward regarding a consultation process into the Bill.  That was deferred until November 12, 2018.

On November 12, 2018 Bill 47 was carried on division at Second Reading.  In addition, the deferred vote took place with the Bill being referred to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs who will hold public hearings into Bill 47 in Toronto on Thursday, November 15, 2018.  The Government website provides additional details – and the timeline is tight:

Interested people who wish to be considered to make an oral presentation on Bill 47 should provide their contact name, mailing address, phone number, and email address to the Clerk of the Committee by 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.

Those who do not wish to make an oral presentation but wish to comment on the Bill may send a written submission to the Clerk of the Committee at the address below by 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2018.

So, as expected, this is moving forward at lightning speed.