On the recommendation of the undersigned, the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, by and with the advice and concurrence of the Executive Council of Ontario, orders that:

Whereas pursuant to subsection 2(1) of the Executive Council Act, a member of the Executive Council has been appointed under the Great Seal to hold office as the Minister of Government and Consumer Services;

Therefore, pursuant to subsections 2(2), 5(1) and 8(1) of the Executive Council Act:

Minister to preside over Ministry

  1. The Minister of Government and Consumer Services (the “Minister”) shall preside over a ministry known as the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (the “Ministry”).

Minister

  1. The Minister shall exercise the powers and perform the duties, functions and responsibilities that are assigned by law to the Minister or that may otherwise be assigned to or undertaken by the Minister in respect of Government services, ServiceOntario, consumer protection services, Government property and any other matters related to the Minister’s portfolio.
  2. The Minister shall exercise the powers and perform the duties, functions and responsibilities that had previously been assigned and transferred to the Minister of Government and Consumer Services under Order in Council O.C. 217/2015 dated February 18, 2015, as amended, and such powers, duties, functions and responsibilities are assigned to the Minister accordingly.
  3. The Minister shall share (with the President of the Treasury Board) the powers, duties, functions and responsibilities in respect of the Ministry of Government Services Act insofar as they may be necessary or advisable for the purposes of presiding over the Ministry and otherwise exercising the powers and performing the duties, functions and responsibilities related to the Minister’s portfolio. Shared powers, duties, functions and responsibilities may be exercised or performed by each minister individually or by both ministers jointly.
  4. The Minister shall exercise the powers and perform the duties, functions and responsibilities that had previously been assigned and transferred to the President of the Treasury Board under Order in Council O.C. 218/2015 dated February 18, 2015, as amended, in respect of information technology services other than those provided by the central agencies information and information technology cluster, and such powers, duties, functions and responsibilities are assigned and transferred to the Minister accordingly.
  5. The Minister shall exercise the powers and perform the duties, functions and responsibilities that had previously been assigned and transferred to the Minister of Infrastructure under Order in Council O.C. 1342/2016 dated September 14, 2016, in respect of certain Government property matters as specified in this Order in Council, and such powers, duties, functions and responsibilities are assigned and transferred to the Minister accordingly. These include but are not limited to:
    1. the powers, duties, functions and responsibilities in respect of the SkyDome Act (Bus Parking), 2002; and
    2. the powers, duties, functions and responsibilities of the Minister of Infrastructure under the following provisions:
      1. Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997, subsection 81(3)
      2. Ontario Water Resources Act, subsection 26(2) 
      3. Public Lands Act, subsection 46(2) (shared with the Minister of Infrastructure).

Ministry

  1. The Ministry shall carry out the functions, responsibilities and programs that are assigned by law to the Ministry or that may otherwise be assigned to or undertaken by the Ministry in respect of Government services, ServiceOntario, consumer protection services, Government property and any other matters related to the Minister’s portfolio.
  2. The Ministry shall carry out the functions, responsibilities and programs that had previously been carried out by the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services under Order in Council O.C. 217/2015 dated February 18, 2015, as amended, and such functions, responsibilities and programs are assigned to the Ministry accordingly.
  3. The Ministry shall carry out the functions, responsibilities and programs that had previously been carried out by the Treasury Board Secretariat under Order in Council O.C. 218/2015 dated February 18, 2015, as amended, in respect of information technology services other than those provided by the central agencies information and information technology cluster, and such functions, responsibilities and programs are assigned and transferred to the Ministry accordingly.
  4. The Ministry shall carry out the functions, responsibilities and programs that had previously been carried out by the Ministry of Infrastructure under Order in Council O.C. 1342/2016 dated September 14, 2016, in respect of certain Government property matters as specified in this Order in Council, and such functions, responsibilities and programs are assigned and transferred to the Ministry accordingly. These include but are not limited to the functions, responsibilities and programs, in respect of Government property, of the Ministry of Infrastructure under the Ministry of Infrastructure Act, 2011 and the Ontario Infrastructure and Lands Corporation Act, 2011.

Administration of Statutes

  1. Despite any provision of a statute or Order in Council, the administration of the statutes set out in Appendix A to this Order in Council is assigned to the Minister.

Revocation of Orders in Council

  1. Order in Council O.C. 217/2015 dated February 18, 2015, as amended, and Order in Council O.C. 1012/2018 dated July 25, 2018, are hereby revoked.

Appendix A

Appendix B 


Amended by:

Order in Council 450/2019
Order in Council 523/2019
Order in Council 515/2020
Order in Council 983/2020
Order in Council 1807/2020


Premier and President of the Council

Approved and Ordered: October 22, 2018