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MPP Compensation Reform Act (Arm's Length Process), 2001, S.O. 2001, c. 15 - Bill 82

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This Explanatory Note was written as a reader’s aid to Bill 82 and does not form part of the law.  Bill 82 has been enacted as Chapter 15 of the Statutes of Ontario, 2001.

The purpose of the Bill is to provide for the review of members’ salaries by the Integrity Commissioner.  The review would take place at such intervals as the Integrity Commissioner considers appropriate. If the Integrity Commissioner determines that there should be a salary change, it would take effect upon the delivery of a report to the Speaker.

The provisions of the Legislative Assembly Act related to the Commission on Members’ Compensation are repealed.



Chapter 15

An Act to amend the
Legislative Assembly Act
to provide an arm’s length process
to determine members’ compensation

Assented to June 29, 2001

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

1. Subsection 61 (1) of the Legislative Assembly Act, as re-enacted by the Statutes of Ontario, 1996, chapter 6, section 7, is repealed and the following substituted:

Annual salary of members

(1) Every member of the Assembly shall be paid an annual salary of $78,007 or such other amount as is determined under this section.

Salary review

(1.1) The Integrity Commissioner appointed under the Members’ Integrity Act, 1994 shall, at such intervals as he or she considers appropriate, review the salary paid to members under subsection (1) and determine the appropriate salary.


(1.2) Following each review, the Integrity Commissioner shall prepare a report setting out the amount of the salary that he or she has determined.


(1.3) The Integrity Commissioner shall cause a copy of the report to be delivered to the Speaker who shall, at the first opportunity, cause it to be tabled in the Assembly and published in The Ontario Gazette.

Effective date

(1.4) If the report provides for a salary change, the change takes effect on the day that the report is delivered to the Speaker and if the report so provides, an increase is retroactive to the date set out in the report.

2. Section 75 of the Act, as re-enacted by the Statutes of Ontario, 1996, chapter 6, section 19, is repealed.

3. Section 75.1 of the Act, as enacted by the Statutes of Ontario, 1996, chapter 6, section 19, is repealed.


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

Short title

5. The short title of this Act is the MPP Compensation Reform Act (Arm’s Length Process), 2001.