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Union urges Ontario to reverse course on municipalities’ prosecution legislation

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 12:36 PM | By Amanda Jerome

The president of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) is calling on Ontario’s premier to reverse a section of legislation that allows the provincial government to pass off the prosecution of serious non-criminal offences to municipalities.

“I am deeply concerned that your government has introduced legislation [Bill 177, the Stronger, Fairer Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2017] allowing the Ministry of the Attorney General to download the prosecution of these serious offences to municipalities, where they will be prosecuted along with parking tickets and other minor...