Ontario Legislature Adjourns for the Summer

The Ontario Legislature has adjourned for the summer. The session passed 18 pieces of legislation across party lines including bills related to emergency measures and public health. The session will resume September 14.

“In our hour of greatest need, MPPs stood shoulder to shoulder as Team Ontario to protect the public during the COVID-19 outbreak,” Premier Doug Ford said. One third of the bills were passed by unanimous consent of all parties in the legislature.

The province also passed the Reopening Ontario Act, a piece of legislation that ensures COVID-19 related measures remain in place after the state of emergency ends. “In the last five months, working through an unprecedented global public health crisis, our government adapted and innovated to ensure all MPPs could be fully engaged in legislative business,” Government House Leader Paul Calandara said. The legislation will be effective July 24.

Halton begins phase three at 12:01 a.m. Friday July 24, 2020.