County Council pays tribute to National Truth and Reconciliation Day
September 30th is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This year’s theme is “Remembering the Children”. This day commemorates the children who never returned home and survivors of residential school systems as well as their families and communities. Middlesex County remains committed to truth and reconciliation and this week has provided an opportunity for the County to continue the journey through the truth and reconciliation process. For more information and for a list of educational resources and supports, see Truth and Reconciliation Week 2022 Resources - September 26-30, 2022.
Committee considers new Electronic Monitoring Policies
The Committee of the Whole approved recommendations to establish an Electronic Monitoring Policy and a Collection and Use of Electronic Monitoring Information Policy. On April 11, 2022, the Government of Ontario enacted Bill 88, the Working for Workers Act, 2022, which established a requirement for employers with 25 or more employees in Ontario to prepare a written “electronic monitoring” policy to advise employees of when and how their work is being monitored. The proposed policies strike a balance between the County’s responsibility to ensure information technology service assets are used safely and appropriately, while protecting employees’ right to privacy. For more information on these new policies, see the September 27, 2022 County Council Agenda.
New requirements for Police Record Checks for Long-Term Care employees and Council
To meet the requirements set out in the new Fixing Long-Term Care Act, 2021, the Committee of the Whole approved a recommendation to introduce new policies requiring all Long Term Care employees to declare, on an ongoing basis, whether or not they have been convicted of a prescribed offence and/or professional misconduct. The policies also require members of the Lodge’s governing body to provide clean police record checks and to declare, on an ongoing basis, whether or not they have been convicted of a prescribed offence and/or professional misconduct. For more information, see the September 27, 2022 County Council Agenda.
Province suspends timeline for review of County Official Plan Amendment No. 3
The County received a letter from the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing on September 12, 2022, advising that the province has suspended the 120-day timeline for the review of Official Plan Amendment No. 3, which was adopted on July 19, 2022 and received by MMAH on July 27, 2022. Middlesex County staff will continue to work with the Ministry on their review of the Amendment so that when the Ministry is ready to make a decision, they have all the necessary information.
Adoption of Committee of the Whole Recommendations from September 13, 2022
County Council adopted all recommendations made by the Committee of the Whole at its meeting on September 13, 2022.
Recommendations made by the Committee of the Whole at the September 27, 2022 meeting will be considered by County Council at its next regular meeting on October 11, 2022. The Legislative Services Department maintains the official record for all County government proceedings.
For more information please contact: @email