BPS Accountability “Perquisites” Provisions To Come Into Force

August 2, 2011 has been named as the date sections 11.1 and 11.2 of the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010 will come into force. These amendments are contained in Schedule 4 of the Better Tomorrow for Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2011. Section 11.1 pertains to the issuance of perquisite directives by the Management Board…

Ontario 2011 Budget Bill Receives Royal Assent

On May 12, 2011, Bill 173, the Better Ontario for Tomorrow Act (Budget Measures), 2011 received Royal Assent.  As previously reported, Bill 173 is omnibus legislation amending a variety of statutes to implement certain initiatives outlined in the 2011 Ontario Budget tabled on March 23, 2011. The Bill should be consulted for coming into force…

Ontario 2011 Budget Bill Ordered for Third Reading

On May 5, 2011, Bill 173, the Better Tomorrow for Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2011, was reported as amended by the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs. As previously reported, Bill 173 is omnibus legislation amending a variety of statutes to implement certain initiatives outlined in the 2011 Ontario Budget tabled on March 23,…

Ontario Budget 2011 – Highlights for Employers

INTRODUCTION On March 29, 2011, the Honourable Dwight Duncan, Ontario’s Minister of Finance, tabled the government’s 2011 Budget, “Turning the Corner to a Better Tomorrow”, before the Legislature and simultaneously introduced omnibus legislation amending a variety of statutes to implement some of these initiatives through Bill 173, the Better Tomorrow for Ontario Act (Budget Measures),…

Ontario 2011 Budget Bill Introduced

On March 29, 2011, the Ontario government introduced Bill 173, the Better Tomorrow for Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2011 (PDF), omnibus legislation amending a variety of statutes to implement certain initiatives outlined in the 2011 Ontario Budget tabled on that date. Highlights in Bill 173 of interest to employers include: amendments to the Pension Benefits…