Decision on Bill 138 postponed

HRPA to push for reintroduction of bill in fall
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/21/2011

A highly anticipated decision on Ontario’s Bill 138 — which would regulate HR professionals in a manner similar to accountants in the province — has been postponed after the parliamentary session scheduled for private members’ bills adjourned one day early.

However, the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) said it will push to have the private member’s bill reintroduced in the next session of the legislature after the Oct. 7 provincial election.

Bill 138, introduced in November 2010, passed second reading in March 2011 and was referred to the Standing Committee on General Government. HRPA had hoped for a third reading on June 2.