Second Reading For OSPCA Bill

Newmarket-Aurora MPP Frank Klees today confirmed the date and time of Second Reading Debate on his Private Member’s Resolution to bring the OSPCA under provincial oversight.  The Resolution reads as follows:
“That, in the opinion of this House, the Ontario Legislature call on the Government of Ontario to review the powers and authority granted to the OSPCA under the OSPCA Act and to make the necessary legislative changes to bring those powers under the authority of the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services to ensure that there is a clearly defined and effective provincial oversight of all animal shelter services in the province, and to separate the inspection and enforcement powers of the OSPCA from its functions as a charity providing animal shelter services.”
The Resolution will be debated in the Legislature followed by a recorded vote.

Date:           Thursday, November 18th, 2010
Time:           After 1:00 pm, following Routine Proceedings
Location:       The Ontario Legislature, Queen’s Park
All interested members of the media and the public are invited to attend. 

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