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Registered Professional Planners legislation being updated

Peter Milczyn, MPP (Etobicoke-Lakeshore) has introduced Private Member’s legislation to update the statute governing Ontario’s registered professional planners.

Bill 122, better known as the Registered Professional Planners Act, 2017, has passed first and second reading and has been referred to the Legislature’s Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills. No committee hearings to consult on the draft legislation have yet been scheduled.

A copy of the draft bill is available here.

The Act proposes to repeal the existing Ontario Professional Planners Institute Act, 1994, while maintaining the Ontario Professional Planners Institute which governs and regulates its member urban, regional and rural planners across the province. The proposed updated legislation also seeks to safeguard consumer protection by providing definition and title protection for professional planners. The bill details a proposed membership framework, creates prohibitions and offences regarding designations and provides for procedures to address complaints against the institute.

CEO will monitor and report on progress of this legislation. Anyone having any specific questions or concerns pertaining to the proposed legislation can contact David Zurawel, CEO’s Director of Government and Stakeholder Relations at 416-620-1400, ext. 222 or via email at dzurawel@ceo.on.ca