Bill 8, Housing Services Corporation Accountability Act, 2016

Hardeman, Ernie

Current Status: First Reading Carried

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Bill 8                                                            2016

An Act to amend the Housing Services Act, 2011 and the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, 1996

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:

Housing Services Act, 2011

   1.  (1)  Section 150 of the Housing Services Act, 2011 is amended by adding the following subsections:

Auditor General

   (2)  The Auditor General appointed under the Auditor General Act may audit the accounts of the Corporation and of each of its subsidiaries.

Access to records and information

   (3)  When the Auditor General conducts an audit under subsection (2), the Corporation and its subsidiaries shall give the Auditor General and employees of the Auditor General access to all records and other information required to conduct the audit.

   (2)  Section 151 of the Act is repealed and the following substituted:

Member participation not required

   151.  Members of the Corporation such as service managers and local housing corporations are not required to participate in any of the Corporation’s programs or activities described in section 124.

Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, 1996

   2.  (1)  The definition of “employer” in subsection 2 (1) of the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, 1996 is amended by striking out “and” at the end of clause (b), by adding “and” at the end of clause (c) and by adding the following clause:

  (d)  the Housing Services Corporation and each of its subsidiaries;

   (2)  Subsection 2 (1) of the Act is amended by adding the following definition:

“Housing Services Corporation” has the same meaning as in the Housing Services Act, 2011; (“Société des services de logement”)

Commencement and Short Title

Commencement

   3.  This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.

Short title

   4.  The short title of this Act is the Housing Services Corporation Accountability Act, 2016.

 

EXPLANATORY NOTE

The Bill amends the Housing Services Act, 2011 in the following ways:

    1.   Section 150 is amended to permit the Auditor General to audit the accounts of the Housing Services Corporation and of each of its subsidiaries.

    2.   Section 151 is amended so that members of the Housing Services Corporation such as service managers and local housing corporations are not required to participate in any of the Corporation’s programs or activities.

The Bill also amends the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, 1996 to specify that the Housing Services Corporation and each of its subsidiaries are employers for the purposes of the Act.

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