Bill 113 2001
An Act to honour
firefighters who have died
in the line of duty
Firefighters are in the front lines of protecting society in emergency situations. Through their bravery, skills and dedication under extreme conditions, they have saved countless human lives. Sadly, many have lost their lives in the line of duty.
The Legislative Assembly believes that it would be appropriate to establish a memorial to honour those who have fallen.
Therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:
1. A memorial shall be established in or adjacent to the legislative precincts of the Legislative Assembly to honour the memory of firefighters who have died in the line of duty.
Role of Board of Internal Economy
2. (1) The Board of Internal Economy of the Legislative Assembly shall take such actions as it considers appropriate to establish and provide for the maintenance of the firefighters' memorial including consulting with experts in the design of memorials.
Delegation of functions
(2) The Board may delegate its functions to a committee of the Legislative Assembly made up of such members of the Assembly as may be named by the Board.
3. (1) The Board of Internal Economy or the committee, if any, to whom its functions have been delegated shall report back to the Legislative Assembly within six months of the coming into force of this Act or, if the Assembly is not in session at the end of that period, then at the first opportunity thereafter.
(2) The report shall recommend a site for the memorial, make design recommendations and contain an estimate of the costs and may make such recommendations as the Board or committee considers appropriate.
4. This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.
5. The short title of this Act is the Firefighters' Memorial Act, 2001.
The purpose of the Bill is set out in the Preamble.