STANDING COMMITTEE ON REGULATIONS AND PRIVATE BILLS

COMITÉ PERMANENT DES RÈGLEMENTS ET DES PROJETS DE LOI D'INTÉRÊT PRIVÉ

Wednesday 18 June 2008 Mercredi 18 Juin 2008

2029652 ONTARIO LTD. ACT, 2008

2076467 ONTARIO INC. ACT, 2008

EUGERRY INVESTMENTS
LIMITED ACT, 2008


     

   

The committee met at 0901 in room 228.

2029652 ONTARIO LTD. ACT, 2008

Consideration of Bill Pr9, An Act to revive 2029652 Ontario Ltd.

The Vice-Chair (Mr. Paul Miller): I believe we have a quorum and we'll call this meeting to order.

The next order of business will be Bill Pr9, and the sponsor is Ms. Horwath. Would you please come forward with the applicant? Ms. Horwath, could you please introduce the applicant?

Ms. Andrea Horwath: Yes. To my far left is Mr. Yuliang Xie. I don't know who he has with him, but I'll leave that to him for his introduction. So I guess I'll leave it at that, Mr. Chair.

The Vice-Chair (Mr. Paul Miller): Does the sponsor have any comments?

Ms. Andrea Horwath: Sure. This is a fairly routine matter, as the committee will know, in regard to bringing back a corporation that was dissolved without property having been appropriately dealt with. So I leave it to the applicants to explain their situation and take any questions. Thank you very much, members of the committee and Mr. Chairman.

The Vice-Chair (Mr. Paul Miller): Would the applicants please explain their situation?

Ms. Ting Xie: My name is Ting. I am the daughter of the applicant.

The Vice-Chair (Mr. Paul Miller): Could you please speak up?

Ms. Ting Xie: Sorry. You must be very confused why an applicant dissolved the corporation before selling the business. The reason is, the business has been running very slow. The applicant tried to sell it for years, but cannot find any buyers. On the other hand, the applicant has to pay thousands of dollars to hire an accountant to fill out the tax return form every year if the business is running as a corporation. The applicant does not know the law about dissolution of the corporation very well. The applicant thinks that the business and their property are the applicant's because the applicant is the president of the corporation. The applicant went to city hall in Hamilton showing a lady in the building and licensing department their property transfer, asking for help to transfer the property from the company's name to the applicant's name. She told the applicant that they would do it after the dissolution of the corporation.

The Vice-Chair (Mr. Paul Miller): Okay. Is there anyone else in the roomâ€"any interested parties? Seeing none, I would move on to the parliamentary assistant, Mr. Sergio, for any comments.

Mr. Mario Sergio: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. First of all, I would like to thank Ms. Horwath for bringing this bill forward. The bill has been reviewed by the various ministries and the public guardian and trustee and government services, as well as the Minister of Finance, and they have no problem with the bill. So I don't have a problem with it, and there's nothing else to say with respect to that.

The Vice-Chair (Mr. Paul Miller): Thank you, Mr. Sergio. Are there any questions from other committee members?

Seeing none, I guess we're ready to vote. This is Bill Pr9, An Act to revive 2029652 Ontario Ltd.

Shall section 1, as amended, carry? Carried.

Shall section 2 carry? Carried.

Shall section 3, the short title, carry? Carried.

Shall the preamble carry? Carried.

Shall the title carry? Carried.

Shall the bill carry? Carried.

Shall I report the bill to the House? Carried.

Ms. Andrea Horwath: Thank you very much, committee members and Mr. Chairman. I appreciate it.

The Vice-Chair (Mr. Paul Miller): You're welcome.

2076467 ONTARIO INC. ACT, 2008

Consideration of Bill Pr13, An Act to revive 2076467 Ontario Inc.

The Vice-Chair (Mr. Paul Miller): Due to the fact that the second applicant is stuck in traffic and will be here shortly, we're going to move on to the third item, and that would be Bill Pr13. Would the sponsor of this bill and the applicant please come forward? Mr. Lalonde, you're the sponsor?

Mr. Jean-Marc Lalonde: Yes.

The Vice-Chair (Mr. Paul Miller): Would you like to introduce the applicant, please?

Mr. Jean-Marc Lalonde: I'm pleased to introduce Ms. Helena Miller, who is representing the applicant, Mr. Carl Napert. Mr. Carl Napert is asking to revive the corporation, 2076467 Ontario Inc., and I'll pass on the explanation to Ms. Miller.

The Vice-Chair (Mr. Paul Miller): Ms. Miller, your comments, please.

Ms. Helena Miller: Good morning. The corporation was incorporated on July 6, 2005. It subsequently filed an initial notice that's required under the Corporations Information Act. Inadvertently, the notice failed to report a director being on the board of the corporation. Pursuant to the Ontario Business Corporations Act, the corporation charter was cancelled for failure to have the requisite number of directors on the board. The corporation has continued to carry on business since incorporation date, and it requires the revival of the corporation to continue to do so.

The Vice-Chair (Mr. Paul Miller): Any other interested parties in this application? Seeing none, we'll move on to the parliamentary assistant, Mr. Sergio, for comments.

Mr. Mario Sergio: Again, I want to recognize and appreciate the efforts by the sponsor, Jean-Marc Lalonde. As well, this has been reviewed by the relevant ministries, including the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Attorney General and the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services. There is no problem that they can see with the bill as proposed. Therefore, I see no problem with the bill proceeding.

The Vice-Chair (Mr. Paul Miller): Thank you, Mr. Sergio. Are there any other comments from any committee members?

Seeing none, I guess we're ready to vote. This would be Bill Pr13.

Shall section 1 carry? Carried.

Shall section 2 carry? Carried.

Shall section 3 carry? Carried.

Shall the preamble carry? Carried.

Shall the title carry? Carried.

Shall the bill carry? Carried.

Shall I report the bill to the House? Carried.

Thank you very much. That's done.

Ms. Helena Miller: Thank you.

Mr. Jean-Marc Lalonde: Thank you, Mr. Chairman.

The Vice-Chair (Mr. Paul Miller): You're welcome. I guess we're going to take a 10-minute break and allow the second applicant to make their way here. If you want to grab a coffee or anything, feel free.

The committee recessed from 0909 to 0915.

EUGERRY INVESTMENTS
LIMITED ACT, 2008

Consideration of Bill Pr11, An Act to revive Eugerry Investments Limited.

The Vice-Chair (Mr. Paul Miller): I call this meeting back to order. For the information of the committee, we made verbal contact with the applicant, who is stuck in traffic. The applicant is comfortable with Ms. Horwath going ahead with it without his being here, if that's okay with the committee. We looked at the rules, and as long as you've made one-on-one contact with the applicant, then it seems to be in order. Is that okay with the committee? Everybody's fine.

This next business is Bill Pr11, An Act to revive Eugerry Investments Limited. Ms. Horwath is the presenter and the sponsor.

Ms. Andrea Horwath: Members of the committee, I appreciate your assistance with this matter. We all know what the QEW gets like on some days.

It's Eugerry Investments. Again, it's a simple matter of the corporation having been dissolved prior to a property being dealt with, so it's a matter of reviving this corporation in order to deal with the property, which is kind of stuck without having this done. I ask the committee to consider supporting this bill and look forward to any questions.

The Vice-Chair (Mr. Paul Miller): If there are any interested parties on this application, please come forward.

Seeing none, we will now move on to the parliamentary assistant, Mr. Sergio, for comments from the government.

Mr. Mario Sergio: The Ministry of Finance has reviewed the application and has consented to the merit of the application. The Public Guardian and Trustee as well has reviewed the application, and there is no concern. The Ministry of Government Services has no concern with this act. As a matter of fact, they have already notified the applicant in this respect. So, there being no concern from any of our departments, I have no difficulty in moving the bill ahead.

The Vice-Chair (Mr. Paul Miller): Now I will call for questions from any other committee members who have any concerns.

Seeing none, I assume we're ready to vote.

Shall section 1 carry? Carried.

Section 2? Carried.

Section 3? Carried.

Shall the preamble carry? Carried.

Shall the title carry? Carried.

Shall the bill carry? Carried.

Shall I report the bill to the House? Carried.

Thank you for your co-operation, and have a good day. We're adjourned.

The committee adjourned at 0917.

CONTENTS

Wednesday 18 June 2008

2029652 Ontario Ltd. Act, 2008, Bill Pr9, Ms. Horwath T-33
Ms. Andrea Horwath, MPP
Ms. Ting Xie

2076467 Ontario Inc. Act, 2008, Bill Pr13, Mr. Lalonde T-33
Mr. Jean-Marc Lalonde, MPP
Ms. Helena Miller

Eugerry Investments Limited Act, 2008, Bill Pr11, Ms. Horwath T-34
Ms. Andrea Horwath, MPP

STANDING COMMITTEE ON REGULATIONS AND PRIVATE BILLS

Chair / Président

Mr. Michael Prue (Beachesâ€"East York ND)

Vice-Chair / Vice-Président

Mr. Paul Miller (Hamilton Eastâ€"Stoney Creek / Hamilton-Estâ€"Stoney Creek ND)

Mr. Bas Balkissoon (Scarboroughâ€"Rouge River L)

Mr. Mike Colle (Eglintonâ€"Lawrence L)

Mr. Kim Craitor (Niagara Falls L)

Mr. Gerry Martiniuk (Cambridge PC)

Mr. Paul Miller (Hamilton Eastâ€"Stoney Creek / Hamilton-Estâ€"Stoney Creek ND)

Mr. Bill Murdoch (Bruceâ€"Greyâ€"Owen Sound PC)

Mr. Michael Prue (Beachesâ€"East York ND)

Mr. Tony Ruprecht (Davenport L)

Mr. Mario Sergio (York West / York-Ouest L)

Substitutions / Membres remplaçants

Ms. Laurel C. Broten (Etobicokeâ€"Lakeshore L)

Ms. Andrea Horwath (Hamilton Centre / Hamilton-Centre ND)

Mrs. Carol Mitchell (Huronâ€"Bruce L)

Clerk / Greffière

Ms. Sylwia Przezdziecki

Staff / Personnel

Ms. Catherine Oh, legislative counsel