Legislative Update – October 4, 2019

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The Legislative Assembly of Ontario remains on summer recess and resumes on October 28, 2019. 

OPSBA Submissions

OPSBA sent the following submissions to government regulatory postings.

  1. Proposed Regulations re Enhancing Municipal Road Safety through Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE). These proposed regulations will allow municipalities to introduce photo radar in school zone and community safety zones. Our submission supported increased measures to improve road safety and our request for local municipalities and school boards to discuss the neighbourhood issue together. The submission is posted on our website and was shared via Twitter and Instagram.
  2. Proposed Regulations re Education Development Charges (EDCs) and Notice by School Boards Prior to Acquiring Land. Our submission focussed on our continued advocacy for an increase in the charges to cover the actual costs of sites and the flexibility to support boards experiencing areas of growth. The submission is posted on our website and was shared via Twitter and Instagram

OPSBA Federal Election Resource Guide for School Boards and Trustees

During federal elections, OPSBA advocates for non-partisan strategies to engage politicians on issues that affect public education and our children and youth. OPSBA sent letters to the main parties asking questions about key education-related topics contained in the Guide. The Guide and the letters are available on a dedicated webpage, The 2019 Federal Election

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