Ont. government proposes more transparent public sector

Premier Kathleen Wynne at Queen's Park on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. (ANTONELLA ARTUSO/QMI Agency)

Premier Kathleen Wynne at Queen's Park on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. (ANTONELLA ARTUSO/QMI Agency)

Antonella Artuso, Queen's Park Bureau Chief

, Last Updated: 10:32 AM ET

TORONTO -- The Ontario government will require all agencies in the broader public sector to post staff expenses online, QMI Agency has learned.

Premier Kathleen Wynne and house leader John Milloy will announce new legislation Thursday that addresses transparency and accountability in the public sector, a government source said.

The bill would amend the Lobbyist Registration Act to improve reporting requirements, address conflict of interest and increase fines for violations, the source said.

The proposed act would impact hospitals, school boards, universities, public sector agencies and all MPPs.

Ontario currently requires cabinet ministers, parliamentary assistants, political staff and senior management in ministries to publicly disclose travel, meal and hospitality expenses.

Senior executives and the top five billers at 21 public agencies -- including the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp., Metrolinx and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board -- must disclose their expenses as well.


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