Bill 27 2001
An Act to protect
the families of police officers
and others involved in the
criminal justice system
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:
1. In this Act,
"Board" means the Criminal Justice Privacy Board established in section 2; ("Commission")
"personal information" has the same meaning as in the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. ("renseignements personnels")
Criminal Justice Privacy
2. (1) The Criminal Justice Privacy Board is hereby established under the name Ontario Criminal Justice Privacy Board in English and Commission sur la confidentialité du système de justice criminelle de l'Ontario in French.
(2) The mandate of the Board is to,
(a) examine issues regarding the collection, dissemination and safeguarding of personal information about police officers, court officials, correctional officers, parole and probation officers and others involved in the criminal justice system; and
(b) make recommendations to the Legislative Assembly regarding the issues examined under clause (a).
(3) The Board is composed of,
(a) one representative selected by the Ontario Provincial Police Association;
(b) one representative selected by the Police Association of Ontario;
(c) one representative selected by the Toronto Police Association;
(d) one representative appointed by the Attorney General;
(e) one representative appointed by the Solicitor General;
(f) two representatives appointed by the Minister of Correctional Services, one of whom represents correctional officers and one of whom represents parole and probation officers;
(g) one representative appointed by the Privacy Commissioner; and
(h) one representative appointed by the Chief Justice of Ontario.
(4) The Board may appoint other persons to sit on the Board or to assist the Board in its duties.
Frequency of meetings
(5) The board shall meet at least four times per year.
Policies and procedures
3. The Board shall establish its own policies and procedures.
4. (1) The Board shall report annually on the affairs of the Board to the Speaker, who shall cause the report to be laid before the Assembly.
(2) The report mentioned in subsection (1) shall contain the recommendations made under clause 2 (2) (b).
5. This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.
6. The short title of this Act is the Protecting the Privacy of Criminal Justice Personnel Act, 2001.
The Bill would create a board to examine issues regarding the collection, dissemination and safeguarding of personal information about personnel involved with the criminal justice system. The Board would be composed of representatives chosen by the Attorney General, the Solicitor General, the Minister of Corrections, the Privacy Commissioner, the Chief Justice of Ontario and various police associations. The board would be required to make recommendations to the Legislative Assembly each year.