On March 7th, 2022, the Hon. Kinga Surma, Minister of Infrastructure, introduced Bill 93, the Getting Ontario Connected Act.
The legislation facilitates major changes to how locates are delivered in Ontario, including much broader use of Dedicated Locator services. It supports several operational improvements meant to remove barriers to timely locate delivery. The legislation also improves and streamlines the compliance system and enhances Ontario One Call’s powers in this area.
Update: On April 14th, 2022, Bill 93, Getting Ontario Connected Act received Royal Assent and passed into law.