Ministry of Government Services Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M.25

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Ministry of Government Services Act

R.S.O. 1990, Chapter M.25

Consolidation Period: From July 1, 2019 to the e-Laws currency date.

Last amendment:: 2019, c. 7, Sched. 17, s. 111.

CONTENTS

Definitions

1 In this Act,

“commodity” means personal property of every kind; (“fourniture”)

“common services” means services that are acquired, managed or provided centrally by the Ministry and includes goods, if any, that are associated with the services; (“services communs”)

“Deputy Minister” means the Deputy Minister of Government Services; (“sous-ministre”)

“Government” means,

(a) the Government of Ontario and the Crown in right of Ontario,

(b) a ministry of the Government of Ontario,

(c) a Crown agency, and

(d) any other board, commission, authority or unincorporated body of the Crown; (“gouvernement”)

“Minister” means the Minister of Government Services; (“ministre”)

“Ministry” means the Ministry of Government Services; (“ministère”)

“public sector organization” means,

(a) the Office of the Assembly and the offices of persons appointed by order of the Assembly,

(b) the corporation of any municipality in Ontario,

(c) a local board, as defined in the Municipal Affairs Act, and any authority, board, commission, corporation, office or organization of persons some or all of whose members, directors or officers are appointed or chosen by or under the authority of the council of the corporation of a municipality in Ontario,

(d) a board, as defined in the Education Act,

(e) a university, college of applied arts and technology or other post-secondary institution in Ontario,

(f) a hospital within the meaning of the Public Hospitals Act,

(g) a board of health, as defined in the Health Protection and Promotion Act,

(h) such other persons and entities as may be prescribed; (“organisation du secteur public”)

“related government” means,

(a) the Government of Canada and any ministry or agency thereof and the Crown in right of Canada and any agency thereof,

(b) the Government of any other province or territory of Canada and any ministry or agency thereof and the Crown in right of any other province of Canada and any agency thereof; (“gouvernement lié”)

“service provider organization” means a ministry, part of a ministry or a person or entity designated under subsection 17.1 (1). (“organisation de prestation de services”) R.S.O. 1990, c. M.25, s. 1; 2006, c. 19, Sched. N, s. 2 (1-3); 2011, c. 9, Sched. 26, s. 1; 2018, c. 17, Sched. 45, s. 9.

Note: On a day to be named by proclamation of the Lieutenant Governor, the definition of “service provider organization” is repealed and the following substituted:

“service provider organization” means a ministry or part of a ministry designated under subsection 17.1 (1). (“organisation de prestation de services”)

See: 2012, c. 8, Sched. 21, ss. 37 (1), 38 (1).

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

2006, c. 19, Sched. N, s. 2 (1-3) - 22/06/2006

2011, c. 9, Sched. 26, s. 1 (1-5) - 06/06/2011; 2011, c. 9, Sched. 26, s. 1 (6) - 12/05/2011

2012, c. 8, Sched. 21, s. 37 (1) - not in force

2018, c. 17, Sched. 45, s. 9 - 06/12/2018

Ministry continued

2 (1) The ministry of the public service known in English as the Ministry of Government Services and in French as ministère des Services gouvernementaux is continued. R.S.O. 1990, c. M.25, s. 2 (1).

Minister to preside

(2) The Minister shall preside over and have charge of the Ministry. R.S.O. 1990, c. M.25, s. 2 (2).

Deputy Minister

(3) The Lieutenant Governor in Council shall appoint a Deputy Minister of Government Services who shall be the deputy head of the Ministry. R.S.O. 1990, c. M.25, s. 2 (3).

Employees

3 (1) Such employees may be appointed under Part III of the Public Service of Ontario Act, 2006 as are required from time to time for the proper conduct of the business of the Ministry. R.S.O. 1990, c. M.25, s. 3 (1); 2006, c. 35, Sched. C, s. 74.

Queen’s Printer

(2) The Lieutenant Governor in Council may appoint a Queen’s Printer for Ontario who shall control imprint and secure legal copyright on and control title to all legislative and other material produced by the Government in any form. R.S.O. 1990, c. M.25, s. 3 (2).

Same

(3) The Queen’s Printer for Ontario shall exercise his or her powers and perform his or her duties under subsection (2) in accordance with any directions given by the Management Board of Cabinet to him or her. 2000, c. 26, Sched. J, s. 1.

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

2000, c. 26, Sched. J, s. 1 - 06/12/2000

2006, c. 35, Sched. C, s. 74 - 20/08/2007

Functions of Ministry

4 (1) The Ministry shall be operated as a service agency for the Government and its activities shall be directed towards providing the Government with services in support of Government programs. R.S.O. 1990, c. M.25, s. 4.

Same

(2) The Ministry may direct some of its activities towards providing one or more public sector organizations or related governments with particular services if doing so furthers the interests of the Government and if the Ministry and the public sector organization or related government enter into an agreement with respect to those services. 2006, c. 19, Sched. N, s. 2 (4); 2011, c. 9, Sched. 26, s. 2.

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

2006, c. 19, Sched. N, s. 2 (4) - 22/06/2006

2011, c. 9, Sched. 26, s. 2 - 06/06/2011

Seal

5 (1) The Lieutenant Governor in Council may authorize a seal for the Ministry. R.S.O. 1990, c. M.25, s. 5 (1).

Idem

(2) The seal may be reproduced by engraving, lithographing, printing or other method of mechanical reproduction and when so reproduced has the same effect as if manually affixed. R.S.O. 1990, c. M.25, s. 5 (2).

Responsibility of Minister

6 It is the responsibility of the Minister, and the employees of the Ministry have power, under the direction of the Minister and the Deputy Minister,

(a) to acquire, manage and provide common services for the Government;

(b) to acquire, manage and provide particular common services for one or more public sector organizations or related governments,

(i) if doing so furthers the interests of the Government, and

(ii) if the Ministry and the public sector organization or related government enter into an agreement with respect to those services;

(c) to establish specifications and standards concerning the acquisition of commodities, furnishings and equipment by the Government, the cataloguing of commodities, furnishings and equipment and the maintenance, storage and disposal of commodities, furnishings and equipment;

(d) to establish specifications and standards concerning the acquisition of commodities, furnishings and equipment by a public sector organization or a related government, the cataloguing of commodities, furnishings and equipment and the maintenance, storage and disposal of commodities, furnishings and equipment,

(i) if doing so furthers the interests of the Government, and

(ii) if the Ministry and the public sector organization or related government enter into an agreement with respect to those activities;

(e) to acquire by purchase, lease or otherwise, commodities, furnishings, equipment and services required by the Government, to store all or any of such commodities, furnishings and equipment and to dispose of all or any of such commodities, furnishings and equipment;

(f) to acquire by purchase, lease or otherwise, commodities, furnishings, equipment and services required by a public sector organization or a related...

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