Regulatory HR bill reintroduced in Ontario

If passed, Bill 28 would increase protections for HR professionals, public
By Amanda Silliker
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/10/2012

A bill that would regulate HR professionals who are members of Ontario’s HR association in a manner similar to accountants has been reintroduced in the provincial legislature.

Bill 28, an Act respecting the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA), is a private member’s bill sponsored by three MPPs — David Zimmer (Liberal), Michael Prue (NDP) and Christine Elliott (Progressive Conservative). It underwent first reading on Dec. 7.

The previous legislation — Bill 138 — was introduced by Zimmer alone in November 2010 and wasn’t passed before the legislature adjourned for last year’s election.