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To the Legislative Assembly of Ontario

WHEREAS the Child Advocate, Environmental Commissioner, and the French Language Services Commissioner are independent officers of the legislature who provide indispensable services to the people of Ontario.

WHEREAS these independent officers are essential to provide oversight, hold government accountable and offer protections for the people of this province.

WHEREAS each of these officer’s work has led to reforms that have been of great benefit to people.

WHEREAS budgetary and investigative independence is essential for these positions to be effective and accountable to the public.

THEREFORE, we the undersigned, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to reinstate teh Child Advocate, Environmental Commissioner, and the French Language Services Commissioner as stand-alone, independent offices with all their prior duties intact.

Independent Commissioners and Officers