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Colleges Collective Bargaining Act

R.S.O. 1990, CHAPTER C.15

Note: This Act was repealed on March 31, 2014. (See: 2008, c. 15, ss. 84 (2), 88 (2))

Last amendment: 2008, c. 15, s. 84.

PARTS I - VI (ss. 1-54) Repealed: 2008, c. 15, s. 84 (1).


Commission continued

55. (1) The commission known as the College Relations Commission is continued under the name College Relations Commission in English and Commission des relations de travail dans les collèges in French and shall be composed of five persons appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. R.S.O. 1990, c. C.15, s. 55 (1).

Chair and vice-chair

(2) The Lieutenant Governor in Council shall designate a chair and a vice-chair from among the members of the Commission. R.S.O. 1990, c. C.15, s. 55 (2).

Acting chair

(3) In the case of the absence or inability to act of the chair or of there being a vacancy in the office of the chair, the vice-chair shall act as and have all the powers of the chair, and, in the absence of the chair and vice-chair from any meeting of the Commission, the members of the Commission present at the meeting shall appoint an acting chair who shall act as and have all the powers of the chair during the meeting. R.S.O. 1990, c. C.15, s. 55 (3).

(4)-(6) Repealed: 2006, c. 34, s. 29.


(7) Three members of the Commission constitute a quorum and are sufficient for the exercise of all the authority of the Commission. R.S.O. 1990, c. C.15, s. 55 (7).

Exercising powers

(8) The powers of the Commission shall be exercised by resolution and the Commission may pass resolutions governing the calling of and the proceedings at meetings and specifying the powers and duties of employees of the Commission and generally dealing with the carrying out of its duties. R.S.O. 1990, c. C.15, s. 55 (8).


(9) The members of the Commission shall be paid such remuneration and expenses as are determined by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. R.S.O. 1990, c. C.15, s. 55 (9).

Officers, staff, etc.

(10) Subject to the approval of the Lieutenant Governor in Council, the Commission may,

(a) establish job classifications, salary ranges and terms and conditions of employment for its employees; and

(b) appoint and pay such employees as are considered proper. R.S.O. 1990, c. C.15, s. 55 (10).

Pension plan

(11) The Commission shall be deemed to have been designated by the Lieutenant Governor in Council under the Public Service Pension Act as a commission whose permanent employees are required to be members of the Public Service Pension Plan. R.S.O. 1990, c. C.15, s. 55 (11).

Professional and other assistance

(12) The Commission may engage persons other than those employed under subsection (10) to provide professional, technical or other assistance to or on behalf of the Commission, and may prescribe the terms of engagement and provide for payment of the remuneration and expenses of such persons. R.S.O. 1990, c. C.15, s. 55 (12).

Duties of Commission

56. (1) It is the duty of the Commission,

(a) to carry out the duties imposed on it by this Act and such other functions as may, in the opinion of the Commission, be necessary to carry out the intent and purpose of this Act;

(b) to maintain an awareness of negotiations between the parties;

(c) to compile statistical information on the supply, distribution, professional activities and salaries of employees;

(d) to provide such assistance to parties as may facilitate the making or renewing of agreements;

(e) to select and, where necessary, to train persons who may act as mediators, fact finders, arbitrators or selectors;

(f) to determine, at the request of either party or in the exercise of its discretion, whether or not either of the parties is or was negotiating in good faith and making every reasonable effort to make or renew an agreement;

(g) to determine the manner of conducting and to supervise votes by secret ballot pursuant to this Act; and

(h) to advise the Lieutenant Governor in Council when, in the opinion of the Commission, the continuance of a strike, lock-out or closing of a college or colleges will place in jeopardy the successful completion of courses of study by the students affected by the strike, lock-out or closing of the college or colleges. R.S.O. 1990, c. C.15, s. 56 (1).

Provision of information

(2) The Commission may request an employer to provide information necessary to compile the statistical information referred to in clause (1) (c) and an employer shall comply with such a request within a reasonable period of time. R.S.O. 1990, c. C.15, s. 56 (2).

Annual report

(3) The Commission shall annually prepare a report on the affairs of the Commission for the preceding year and the report shall be tabled in the Legislature. R.S.O. 1990, c. C.15, s. 56 (3).

Testimony by member of Commission

57. No member of, or person employed or engaged by, the Commission shall be required to give testimony in any proceeding under this Act or before a court or tribunal with regard to information obtained by him or her in the discharge of his or her duties as a member of or person employed or engaged by the Commission. R.S.O. 1990, c. C.15, s. 57.


58. The money required for the purposes of the Commission shall be paid out of the money appropriated therefor by the Legislature. R.S.O. 1990, c. C.15, s. 58.

PARTS VIII-X (ss. 59-93) Repealed: 2008, c. 15, s. 84 (1).

SCHEDULES 1, 2 Repealed: 2008, c. 15, s. 84 (1).