Our office is always working hard to bring the issues Ottawa Centre residents care about to the Ontario Legislature. Here is a list of what Joel has proposed in the legislature:
Bill 98, Fairness for Ontario's Internationally Trained Workers Act, 2022
Bill 23: Rent Stabilization Act
About: This Bill amends the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 to do the following:
- Repeal and replace the rules relating to the landlord’s responsibility to maintain a residential complex under section 20 of the Act.
- Create a mechanism by which tenants may apply to the Landlord and Tenant Board in circumstances in which a landlord has failed to comply with certain orders or a previously mediated settlement.
- Set out new rules for rent that can be charged by a landlord to a new tenant.
- Expand the circumstances in which a tenant may apply to the Landlord and Tenant Board for an order determining the maximum amount of rent that the tenant may lawfully be charged.
- Establish a rent registry to be maintained by the Landlord and Tenant Board and set out rules requiring that landlords file statements with the Board for inclusion in the registry, providing for consequences for failing to file the statement and governing the disclosure of information in the registry.
In addition, statutes governing the provision of legal aid services are amended to require the mandatory provision of legal representation before the Landlord Tenant Board to individuals who are directly affected by an application for a rent increase that is more than the guideline determined under the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006.
Status: First Reading Carried
Motion 129: Voula's Law
Text: That, in the opinion of this House, the Ford government should provide clear direction to operators that the Trespass to Property Act does not permit them to issue trespass notices to exclude substitute decision makers and guests of the occupants of retirement homes, long-term care homes, and other congregate care accommodations when they raise concerns about their loved ones’ living conditions.
Motion 126: Municipal Misconduct
Text: That, in the opinion of this House, the Ford government should, after consulting with the public and municipalities, table legislation that gives municipal councils the ability to institute measures to remove members of council who have been found guilty of serious acts of misconduct, including sexual misconduct.
Motion 111: Paid Sick Days
Text: That, in the opinion of this House, as part of its COVID-19 response strategy, the Ford Government should implement a provincial paid sick days program accessible to everyone not covered by the Federal Government’s paid sick leave program.
Motion 86: Reforming ADP
Text: That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should reform the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) to better meet the needs of people with disabilities, including by mandating, funding and enforcing timely access to assistive devices, and repairs to assistive devices.
Motion 60: Taking Action on Accessibility (Onley Report Recommendations)
Text: That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should release a plan of action on accessibility in response to David Onley’s review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act that includes, but is not limited to, a commitment to implement new standards for the built environment, stronger enforcement of the Act, accessibility training for design professionals, and an assurance that public money is never again used to create new accessibility barriers.
Status: Debated and defeated
Bill 149: An Act to Proclaim Dyslexia Awareness Month
About: The Bill proclaims the month of October in each year as Dyslexia Awareness Month. Read the full text of the bill here.