Human Resources Legislative Update
Amended Ontario Anti-Bullying Bill Passes Third Reading
Date: June 5, 2012
On June 5, 2012, Bill 13, the Accepting Schools Act, 2012, passed at Third Reading. As previously reported, Bill 13 was extensively amended by the Standing Committee on Social Policy.
With the exception of the amendments outlined in section 7 (Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week), Bill 13 will come into force on September 1, 2012.
Background information on the Bill’s progress through the Legislature is available here, and in our FTR Now of December 9, 2011, “Anti-Bullying Legislation Tabled in Ontario Legislature.”