Hearings scheduled for Ontario human resources law

Public hearings scheduled on 2 dates for regulatory HR bill
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 10/07/2013

Public hearings are being held beginning this week in Ontario about Bill 32, the legislation that would regulate the human resources profession in a manner similar to accountants.

The Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills announced it is meeting to discuss the act, and is planning on holding public hearings in Toronto on Wednesday, Oct. 9, and Wednesday, Oct. 23.

Anyone who wants to make an oral presentation on Oct. 9 needs to contact Tamara Pomanski, clerk of the committee, by 4 p.m. on Oct. 8. Those wishing to make an oral presentation on Oct. 23 need to contact the clerk by 10 a.m. on Oct. 21.

Written submissions are also being excepted by the clerk, and must be received by 5 p.m. on Oct. 23.

The clerk can be reached at tamara_pomanski@ontla.ola.org or (416) 325-3506. Written submissions can be sent to Pomanski at the following address:

Room 1405
Whitney Block
Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON
M7A 1A2

Bill 32, an Act respecting the Human Resources Professionals Association, passed second reading in May.

This is the third time a bill that would regulate HR professionals has been introduced in the Ontario legislature.

The first attempt, Bill 138, an Act respecting the Human Resources Professionals Association, failed to reach third reading in 2011 before the legislature adjourned for the fall election. It was a private member’s bill with one sponsor.

Last year, Bill 28, an Act respecting the Human Resources Professionals Association — which was introduced as a private member’s bill with three-party support at the end of 2011 — didn’t pass before former premier Dalton McGuinty announced his surprise resignation and suspended parliament. Ontario currently has a Liberal minority government headed by Premier Kathleen Wynne.

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