Professional Autonomy

A Jean government will make changes.

Professional Autonomy

A Jean government will make changes to:

    1. Bill 23 to allow impacted professions that wish to opt out of Bill 23 to remain under their existing legislation.
    2. Reverse the onus on allowing professional self-regulation. If a profession can make a reasonable argument for self-regulation and a majority of the members of that profession support self-regulation the government should allow it.
    3. Establish that regulatory actions taken by self-regulators must have a clear relationship to protecting the public from harm.
    4. Professional regulatory investigation mechanisms to allow a professional in a policy dispute with his regulator to require the regulator to prepare and publish a “white paper” establishing the laws and scientific studies behind their argument so that a professional has the right to confront and challenge the scientific or policy position the regulator is relying on.
    5. Change professional regulatory rules to allow a professional to recover reasonable legal costs from the regulator if they win their matter on a policy dispute.
    6. Bill 15 to reformulate the disciplinary procedures for the teaching profession to more involve the public while respecting the professionalism of teachers and not placing that ATA in the unfortunate position of being legally required to defend bad teachers, which the current law does.