[36] Bill 158 Original (PDF)


Bill 158 1997

An Act to amend the Education Act to allow non-resident owners or tenants

of residential property to vote for members of district school boards

and school authorities

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:

1. (1) Subsection 1 (8) of the Education Act, as enacted by the Statutes of Ontario, 1997, chapter 3, section 2, is amended by striking out "or" in the first line and substituting "Act, except subsection (8.1), or of".

(2) Section 1 of the Act, as amended by the Statutes of Ontario, 1992, chapter 16, section 1, 1993, chapter 11, section 8, 1993, chapter 23, section 67, 1996, chapter 12, section 64 and 1997, chapter 3, section 2, is further amended by adding the following subsection:


(8.1) Subsection (8) does not apply to a person who is an owner or tenant of residential property in the area referred to in subsection (8), or who is the spouse of that person.

(3) Subsection 1 (9) of the Act, as enacted by the Statutes of Ontario, 1997, chapter 3, section 2, is repealed and the following substituted:


(9) In subsections (8) and (8.1), "

residential property" means real property that is liable to residential assessment or farm assessment under the Assessment Act at any time during the qualification period; ("bien rsidentiel") "

resides" and "qualification period" have the same meaning as in section 17 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996. ("priode d'habilitation", "rside")


2. This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.

Short title

3. The short title of this Act is the Education Voting Rights Act (Cottagers and Others), 1997.