December 2, 2010
New rules in Ontario will prevent organizations funded with taxpayer dollars from using public funds to hire external lobbyists for the purpose of asking for more funding.
The Broader Public Sector Accountability Act passed in the Legislature today, and once proclaimed into force, will bring new rules and higher accountability standards for hospitals, Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) and other broader public sector organizations around the use of external lobbyists, consultants and expenses. Hospital and LHIN executives could see reductions in pay, should their respective organizations fail to comply with the requirements under the legislation.
The new rules will also apply to school boards, colleges, universities, hydro entities, community care access centres, Children’s Aid Societies and other broader public sector organizations that receive more than $10 million in government funding.
the new rules :
Increasing transparency and accountability is a key component of the government’s Open Ontario Plan.
“Ontarians expect their hard-earned tax dollars be invested responsibly. This legislation is the right thing to do and the accountability it brings is what Ontario families deserve.”
– Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
Learn about the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act.Members of the media :
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