Private Bills (sometimes called Private Legislation) are proposed laws that,
if passed by the Legislative Assembly, would allow a particular person or group
of persons to claim an exemption from the general law, or would provide for
something that cannot be obtained under the general law.
This document is intended to support applicants' understanding of the process
by which Private Bills become law. Applicants are encouraged to contact the
Clerk of the Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills for more information:
- Procedural Services Branch
99 Wellesley Street West
Room 1405, Whitney Block
Queen's Park, Toronto, ON
How a Private Bill becomes Law flowchart (pdf)
- e-Laws: Statutes
and Regulations of Ontario (External Site)
- The Ministry of the Attorney General's e-laws website provides information
on all Ontario Statutes and Regulations.
Private Legislation enacted since 2000 (External
- Tables of Private Legislation since 2000. Provided by the Ministry of
the Attorney General, on the e-laws website.
Private Legislation - Legislative History Overview
- A list of all private legislation enacted since 1867. Provided by the
Ministry of the Attorney General, on the e-laws website.
- The Ontario
Gazette (External Site)