Ontario News Release: Protecting our Progress and Building Ontario

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Mississauga Board of Trade


December 10, 2021


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TORONTO – Yesterday, the legislature adjourned after a successful and productive year where the Ontario government took steps towards delivering on its commitment to protect our progress in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and build the foundation for the province’s economic growth and prosperity. In 2021, the Ontario Legislature passed 42 bills including 20 government bills and 22 private members’ bills.

The Speech from the Throne delivered in October reiterated the government’s focus to build Ontario and build a better and brighter future for families, workers and businesses in every region of the province.

“I am extremely proud of the progress our government has made in 2021,” said Paul Calandra, Ontario’s Government House Leader. “We have brought in legislation to keep Ontarians safe and continue our fight against COVID-19, protect and support workers and make it easier to get shovels in the ground to build critical infrastructure projects.”

The following is a list of Bills passed by the Ontario Legislature in the fall 2021 session:

  • Bill 5, York Region Wastewater Act, 2021
  • Bill 9, Non-Profit Sector Appreciation Week, 2021 – sponsored by Daisy Wai, MPP for Richmond Hill
  • Bill 13, Supporting People and Businesses Act, 2021
  • Bill 18, Polish Heritage Month Act, 2021 – co-sponsored by Christine Hogarth, MPP for Etobicoke-Lakeshore and John Yakabuski, MPP for Renfrew-Nippising-Pembroke
  • Bill 27, Working for Workers Act, 2021
  • Bill 34, Anti-Asian Racism Education Month Act, 2021 – sponsored by Vincent Ke, MPP for Don Valley North
  • Bill 37, Providing More Care, Protecting Seniors and Building More Beds Act, 2021
  • Bill 38, Remembrance Week Amendment Act, 2021
  • Bill 43, Building Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2021
  • Bill 58, Endometriosis Awareness Month Act, 2021 – sponsored by Marit Stiles, MPP for Davenport
  • Bill 75, Emancipation Month Act, 2021 – co-sponsored by Mike Schreiner, MPP for Guelph, Mitzie Hunter, MPP for Scarborough-Guildwood, Andrea Khanjin, MPP for Barrie-Innisfil, and Laura Mae Lindo, MPP for Kitchener Centre

“While there is still much work to be done, I am very pleased with the progress that we have made this year,” added Minister Calandra. “We will continue to deliver on our commitment to protecting our progress, building Ontario and working for workers to build a brighter and more prosperous future for all Ontarians.”

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