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Bill 42 Passes Second Reading
April 11, 2013 permalink
Bill 42, providing for ombudsman oversight of Ontario's children's aid societies, passed second reading, Aye 55, Nay 34. It has been referred to the Standing Committee on Government Agencies. The ayes and nays are enclosed.
Ayes: Armstrong Arnott Bailey Barrett Bisson Campbell Cansfield Chudleigh Clark DiNovo Dunlop Elliott Fedeli Fife Forster Gélinas Hardeman Harris Hillier Horwath Hudak Jackson Jones Klees Leone MacLaren MacLeod Mantha Marchese McDonell McKenna McNaughton Miller (Hamilton East–Stoney Creek) Miller (Parry Sound–Muskoka) Milligan Munro Natyshak Nicholls O'Toole Ouellette Pettapiece Prue Schein Scott Shurman Singh Smith Tabuns Taylor Thompson Vanthof Walker Wilson Yakabuski Yurek
Nays: Albanese Berardinetti Bradley Chan Chiarelli Colle Crack Damerla DelDuca Delaney Dhillon Dickson Duguid Flynn Gravelle Jaczek Jeffrey Kwinter Leal MacCharles Mangat Matthews McMeekin McNeely Milloy Moridi Murray Naqvi Qaadri Sandals Sergio Sousa Wong Zimmer
Source: Ontario Hansard
Earlier, the press announced the impending action.
Ombudsman Bill Second Reading
A bill that would give Ontario’s Ombudsman the jurisdiction to investigate complaints about children’s aid societies across the province is up for second reading today.
Canada Court Watch member Chris Carter previously collected signatures in Chatham-Kent to support the bill. He says he’s optimistic it’ll pass through the second reading because all the NDP are on board and the Progressive Conservatives appear to be supporting it as well.
“They’re responding with the statements regarding that they support anything that increases accountability and oversight, which obviously this act will do,” says Carter.
Carter says the bill previously passed through the second reading, but it died when the provincial government was prorogued last October.
Source: Blackburn Radio
What to say to your MPP:
April 11, 2013 Vic Fedeli 165 Main Street East North Bay, Ontario P1B 1A9 Tel. (705) 474-8340 Fax: (705) 474-9747 Email: email@example.com Honorable Mr Fedeli: I wish to thank you for your aye vote today at the second reading of bill 42, providing for ombudsman oversight of Ontario's children's aid societies. I hope you will continue to support this bill when it comes to third reading. Yours truly, /signed/ Robert T McQuaid refugee from children's aid in southern Ontario 558 McMartin Road Mattawa Ontaro P0H 1V0 phone: 705-744-6274 email: rtmq at fixcas.com web: www.fixcas.com