Issues

Bill 42

An Act to amend the Ombudsman Act with respect to children’s aid societies

First introduced as Bill 110 (June 12, 2012) by NDP critic for Children & Youth Services, Monique Taylor, Bill 42, An Act to amend the Ombudsman Act with respect to children’s aid societies, aims to give full investigative power to the Ombudsman in relation to decisions made by children’s aid societies.

On October 4, 2012, Bill 110 (1st Session, 40th Parliament) passed second reading and was referred to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy.  However, when the Legislature was prorogued, Bill 110 died on the order paper.

On March 27th, 2013, Bill 42 (2nd Session, 40th Parliament) was introduced and passed the first reading.  To read the full text of Bill 42, please click here.

In the News

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Ontario’s most vulnerable children need a watchdog: Editorial (The Toronto Star)

Protect vulnerable children by giving Ombudsman oversight of CAS: Taylor (Press Release)

Children’s aid bill reintroduced (CHCH)

Hamilton MPP reintroduces children’s aid oversight bill (CBC Hamilton)

NDP want more oversight for CAS (Local 2, Sault Ste Marie)

Children’s Aid Societies need ombudsman oversight, NDP MPP says (The Toronto Star)

Hamilton MPP’s bill ‘dead in the water’ (CBC Hamilton)

EDITORIAL: Ombudsman needs new powers to probe (The Hamilton Spectator)

Taylor’s Ombud bill a step closer to law (Hamilton Mountain News)

Mountain MPP hoping to shine a light on children’s aid (The Hamilton Spectator)

Ombudsman oversight one step closer: MPP Taylor’s Bill on Children’s Aid Societies passes Second Reading

Hamilton MPP wants more oversight of children’s aid societies (CBC Hamilton)