Research papers

The Legislative Library and Legislative Research provide MPPs, their staff, and legislative committees with confidential, non-partisan research and analysis on request. They also prepare research papers on key public policy topics of interest to parliamentarians.

Research papers are intended to assist MPPs and their staff with their work. However, select research papers are available to the public.

TitleAuthorDate published
When Do Ontario Acts and Regulations Come into Force?Tamara Hauerstock and Amanda BoyceSeptember 2023
Polls and Public Opinion: A Guide for LegislatorsNick RudermanMarch 2023
Understanding long-term care homesSandra LopesFebruary 2023
Public Appointments in OntarioLauren WarnerFebruary 2023
Ontario’s Human Rights CodeHeather ConklinNovember 2022
A Guide to Inaugural SpeechesCarrie Hull and Larry JohnstonJune 2022
How an Ontario Bill Becomes LawLarry Johnston and Sude Bahar BeltanJune 2022
Private Members’ Public Bills: What They Are and How They’re MadeMichael MordenJune 2022
Speaker of the Legislative AssemblyMichael MordenJune 2022
Provincial Plans: A PrimerMichael VidoniMarch 2022
Flood Management in OntarioSude Bahar BeltanDecember 2021
Public Health and Epidemiology: An OverviewErica SimmonsNovember 2021
A Primer on Legal Aid in OntarioLauren WarnerOctober 2021
Women on the Frontlines in Ontario’s Fight Against COVID-19Laura Anthony and Sude Bahar BeltanOctober 2021
Municipal Governance in CanadaMichael VidoniSeptember 2021
Access to Justice: Initiatives to Improve Access to Legal Services and Dispute ResolutionLauren WarnerApril 2021
Federal Transfers to OntarioJason ApostolopoulosJanuary 2021