Suite à la rencontre du comité qui devait étudier le projet de loi 12 en Ontario, il a été décidé de le faire passer en 3e lecture, probablement ce printemps.
Vous trouverez ci-après, en version anglaise, une note résumant le tout :
We returned to the legislature today for the clause-by-clause hearing of Bill 12. In this type of hearing, politicians on a set committee go over the bill, one clause at a time, and vote whether they approve it or not. Each committee member has the opportunity to make an amendment to any clause which s/he does not support. At the end of the hearing, after the committee has approved each clause, the chair of the committee recommends that the Bill return to the House for third reading at an unspecified time in the future.
Michael Prue of the NDP proposed that the disclosure veto should expire after 10 years. At this point, the person who filed it would have the option of renewal. COAR fully supports this position. Unexpectedly, the Privacy Commissioner attended the hearing and was granted permission to speak. She vehemently opposed this amendment and claimed that it ran counter to the courtʼs ruling on privacy. Not surprisingly, the amendment failed.
Norm Sterling of the Conservatives, noting that information release was not subject to a disclosure veto on adoptions occurring on or after
Determining whether Information my be Released after Death
There was much discussion about how the government plans to discover whether a person who has filed a veto is deceased. This is a real issue because Bill 12 makes clear that a disclosure veto dies with the person who filed it. While this is not an issue if the person dies in Ontario, there seems to be no mechanism in place to alert the Ontario government should the person die outside of the province.