Assembly Meeting Schedule

During the Deliberation Phase, Assembly members will participate in six weekend sessions. Five meetings at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University's (Keele campus), and Weekend Five at 900 Bay Street (at the corner of Bay and Wellesley in Toronto). Members of the public are invited to observe plenary sessions. Free parking is available on the west side of Osgoode Hall - entrance north from the Pond Road.

Simultaneous English/French translation will be available at all Plenary Sessions. If you plan to observe a session and require special accommodations please contact us.

A couple of notes about Weekend 6 if you're thinking of attending:

  • Minister Bountrogianni is planning to attend the meeting on Saturday to formally recognize the work of the Assembly.
  • While plenary discussions are open to the public, the members will be discussing a draft report which will not be made public until May 15th, and smaller group discussions will not be public this weekend.
February 17, 2007
Weekend One
Day One
9:15 – 10:30 Plenary Session:
Open Forum: Deliberation Plan
10:30 – 11:15 Plenary Session:
The Changing Face of Ontario with guest speaker Dr. Ivan Fellegi of Statistics Canada
11:30 – 12:30 Plenary Session:
What we Heard: Consultation Feedback
12:30 – 1:00 Plenary Session:
Students’ Assembly Presentation
2:00 – 2:30 Plenary Session:
Key Objectives: Preparing for the Task Ahead
2:30 – 3:45 Group Sessions:
Key Objectives/Reflections on Current System
4:00 – 5:00 Plenary Session:
Key Objectives for System Design
February 18, 2007
Weekend One
Day Two
9:15 – 9:30 Plenary Session:
Selecting a System to Design: Preparing for the Task Ahead
9:30 – 10:30 Group Sessions:
Selecting a System to Design
10:45 – 11:45 Plenary Session:
Selecting a System to Design
11:45 – 12:15 Plenary Session:
Design Decisions for Selected System: Preparing for the Task Ahead
12:15 – 12:30 Plenary Session:
Wrap-up and Completion of Surveys
March 3, 2007
Weekend Two
Day One
9:15 – 9:45 Plenary Session:
Open Forum
9:45 – 12:00 Group Sessions:
Main Design Issues for First Alternative
1:00 – 2:30 Plenary Session:
Main Design Issues for First Alternative
2:45 – 4:00 Group Sessions:
Other Design Issues for First Alternative
4:00 – 5:00 Plenary Session:
Other Design Issues for First Alternative
March 4, 2007
Weekend Two
Day Two
9:15 – 11:15 Plenary Session:
Working Model of First Alternative
11:30 – 12:30 Plenary Session:
Selecting a Second System to Design
12:30 – 12:35 Plenary Session:
Wrap-up and Completion of Surveys
March 17, 2007
Weekend Three
Day One
9:00 – 9:30 Plenary Session:
Open Forum
9:30 – 12:30 Group Sessions:
The Second Alternative: Design Decisions
1:30 – 3:00 Plenary Session:
The Second Alternative: Design Decisions
3:15 – 4:15 Group Sessions:
The First Alternative: Outstanding Design Decisions
4:15 – 5:00 Plenary Session:
The First Alternative: Outstanding Design Decisions
March 18, 2007
Weekend Three
Day Two
9:15 – 9:45 Plenary Session:
Recap: The Alternatives
9:45 – 11:15 Group Sessions:
Working Model of the First Alternative
11:15 – 12:15 Plenary Session:
Working Model of the First Alternative
12:15 – 12:30 Plenary Session:
The Alternatives: Working Models
12:30 – 12:35 Plenary Session:
Wrap-up and Completion of Surveys
March 31, 2007
Weekend Four
Day One
9:15 – 9:35 Plenary Session:
Open Forum
9:35 – 10:00 Plenary Session:
The First Alternative: Outstanding Issues
10:00 – 11:00 Group Sessions:
The First Alternative: Outstanding Issues
11:15 – 12:15 Plenary Session:
The First Alternative: Completing the Design
1:15 – 1:40 Plenary Session:
The Second Alternative: Outstanding Issues
1:40 – 2:30 Group Sessions:
The Second Alternative: Outstanding Issues
2:45 – 3:15 Plenary Session:
The Second Alternative: Completing the Design
3:15 – 3:30 Plenary Session:
Weighing the Alternatives
3:30 – 4:45 Group Sessions:
Weighing the Alternatives
April 1, 2007
Weekend Four
Day Two
9:15 – 10:15 Plenary Session:
Working Group Presentation
10:15 – 11:15 Plenary Session:
Open Forum: Weighing the Alternatives
11:30 – 12:15 Plenary Session:
Choosing the Best Alternative
12:15 – 12:30 Plenary Session:
Wrap-up and Completion of Surveys
April 14, 2007 (at 900 Bay Street)
Weekend Five
Day One
9:30 – 10:00 Plenary Session:
Open Forum
10:00 – 11:00 Plenary Session:
Decision on Outstanding MMP Issue
11:15 – 12:15 Plenary Session:
SMP or MMP: Making a Final Decision
1:15 – 3:00 Group Sessions:
Weighing SMP and MMP
3:15 – 4:30 Plenary Session:
Weighing SMP and MMP
4:30 – 4:45 Plenary Session:
Choosing Between SMP and MMP (vote)
April 15, 2007 (at 900 Bay Street)
Weekend Five
Day Two
9:15 – 10:00 Plenary Session:
Approach to Final Report & Ancillary Issues
10:00 – 11:15 Group Sessions:
Workshops on Final Report
Note: these sessions are closed to public and media
Instead, a technical briefing will be available for media and a question and answer session for the public
11:35 – 12:15 Plenary Session:
Deciding on Recommendation to the People of Ontario (vote)
April 28, 2007
Weekend Six
Day One *
9:15 – 9:30 Plenary Session:
Open Forum
9:30 – 10:15 Group Sessions:
Final Report
Note: these sessions are closed to public and media
10:30 – 11:30 Plenary Session:
Visit from Minister Bountrogianni
11:30 – 12:00 Group Photo with Minister Bountrogianni
1:00 – 2:15 Plenary Session:
Final Report
2:15 – 2:45 Plenary Session:
Assembly Alumni
2:45 – 3:00 Plenary Session:
Communicating the Recommendation
3:15 – 4:30 Group Sessions:
Communicating the Recommendation
Note: these sessions are closed to public and media
April 29, 2007
Weekend Six
Day Two *
10:00 – 10:30 Plenary Session:
Approval of Final Report
10:30 – 11:00 Plenary Session:
Completion of Final Detailed Survey
11:15 – 12:15 Plenary Session:
Final Observations
12:15 – 12:30 Plenary Session:
Wrap-up and Completion of Surveys

* A couple of notes about Weekend 6 if you're thinking of attending:

  • Minister Bountrogianni is planning to attend the meeting on Saturday to formally recognize the work of the Assembly.
  • While plenary discussions are open to the public, the members will be discussing a draft report which will not be made public until May 15th, and smaller group discussions will not be public this weekend.