Bill 148: Public Hearing Dates Announced
On June 22, 2017, the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs (Committee) met to adopt procedural recommendations from its subcommittee with respect to the public hearings for Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017. Employers wishing to participate in these hearings should take note of the following information.
The Committee will hold public hearings on the following dates:
· July 10-14, 2017 (deadline to request to appear at these hearings is 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4, 2017).
o Ottawa (July 12)
o Kingston (July 13)
o Windsor-Essex (July 14)
· July 17-21, 2017 (deadline to request to appear at these hearings is 10 a.m. on Monday, July 10, 2017).
o London (July 17)
o Kitchener-Waterloo (July 18)
o Niagara (July 19)
o Hamilton (July 20)
o Toronto (July 21)
· The Committee may sit from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., as needed.
· Parties wishing to appear should provide their contact name, mailing address, phone number, and email address to the Clerk of the Committee by the specified deadline.
If all requests to appear cannot be accommodated in any one location, the members of the Committee will provide a list of prioritized witnesses to the Clerk of the Committee, who will schedule witnesses based on these prioritized lists.
Each witness will receive 5 minutes for their presentation, followed by up to 15 minutes for questions from Committee members.
The deadline for written submissions is 5:30 p.m. on July 21, 2017. The submissions are to be sent to the Clerk of the Committee.
The research officer will provide a summary of all the consultations to the Committee by August 8, 2017. The deadline for filing amendments to Bill 148 is Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at 12:00 p.m.
The Committee will meet in Toronto from August 21, 2017 to August 25, 2017 for clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill.