Submission to Standing Committee on General Government re: Bill 276, Supporting Recovering and Competitiveness Act, 2021

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Summary of recommendations

Schedule 16 of Bill 276 as it pertains to the Northern Ontario School of Medicine’s Act be amended to:

  • Include, in line with other public university Acts, language on the composition and powers of the university’s Board of Governors and Senate. This amendment is essential to ensure the autonomy, good governance, and long-term viability of the new independent university.
  • Remove any reference to collective agreements being subject to change by regulatory powers. This amendment is needed to make the Act constitutionally valid with regards to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

In addition to the written submission, OCUFA presented to the Standing Committee on May 19, 2021.

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