On September 18, 2013, Canadian Minister of Education Liz Sandals introduced Bill 103, The Protecting Students Act, to the Ontario legislature.
Ontario bill would automatically revoke licences of teachers convicted of sexual abuse, child porn charges
The bill would also ensure that they would have to wait at least five years before they could apply to return to the classroom, said Education Minister Liz Sandals
(3) Section 33 of the Act is amended by adding the following subsection:
(4.1) Despite subsections (3) and (4), if a person has had a certificate revoked for committing an act of professional misconduct that involved sexual abuse of a student, sexual misconduct or a prohibited act involving child pornography, an application under subsection (1) to have a new certificate issued shall not be made earlier than five years from the date of the order under section 30.