: BUDGET LOCKUP 2020

2020 ONTARIO BUDGET LOCKUP UNDERTAKING OF SECURITY

Instructions

Please review this document carefully and select "I Agree" at the bottom to continue to the registration form. You will be asked to sign a similar document before being allowed to enter the Lockup.

I, the undersigned, in consideration of being furnished with a copy of the proposed Ontario Budget and supporting documents and/or being permitted to enter the Lockup, undertake as follows:

Agreement not to transmit contents of the Budget

I will neither transmit the contents of the proposed Ontario Budget in any form to anyone outside the Lockup, nor disclose by any means to anyone outside the Lockup the contents or proposals of the intended Ontario Budget.

Confirmation that wireless capability of computers and other devices has been disabled

I further understand that the wireless capability of desktop, laptop and portable computers must be disabled before entering the Lockup.  I declare that I have disabled the wireless capability of my computer(s) and other devices and will not enable this capability to transmit any information during the Lockup.

Prohibition against using other transmitting devices (e.g., BlackBerries, cell phones, etc.)

I undertake and declare that I have no cellular phone, BlackBerry, Bluetooth-enabled or other personal digital assistant (PDA), wireless microphone, radio transmitter, electronic device or any other equipment in my possession that would permit the transmission/receipt of information by any means to a location or receiver outside the Lockup.

Sanction for using a transmitting device during the Lockup

I understand and agree that the sanction for using a transmitting device (e.g., computer with wireless capability, BlackBerry or PDA, cell phone, wireless microphone, etc.) during the Lockup will be permanent ineligibility, for me and/or the agency I represent, to participate in any future Ontario Budget Lockups.

Prohibition against removing Budget documents and notes from the Lockup

I further undertake and declare that if, at any point preceding the time when the Ontario Minister of Finance presents the Ontario Budget, I request, and am permitted, to leave the Lockup, I will not remove any copies of the proposed Ontario Budget or supporting documents or other printed or handwritten notes or documents from the Lockup, or disclose by any means to anyone outside the Lockup the contents or proposals of the intended Ontario Budget until the presentation of the Ontario Budget has begun.

Agreement not to leave the Lockup

I understand and agree that I will not be free to leave this Lockup until the Lockup Manager releases the Lockup after the Minister of Finance has begun his Ontario Budget speech in the Ontario Legislature, and I consent to being detained in, and prevented from leaving, the Lockup until then.

Indemnification of the Crown in Right of Ontario

I furthermore acknowledge that the reason for my undertakings and declarations made in this document is that I will be in receipt of information concerning the finances of Ontario and the taxation policy of the Government of Ontario, the unauthorized disclosure of which may cause loss, damages or other prejudice to the Government of Ontario or other persons.  Therefore, in further consideration of being furnished with a copy of the intended Ontario Budget and supporting documents and/or being permitted to enter the Lockup, I will indemnify and save harmless all and any of the Crown in right of Ontario, the members of the Executive Council of Ontario or the servants or agents of the Crown in right of Ontario from any harm, loss or damage of any manner or kind to any or all of them resulting directly or indirectly from my disclosure in contravention of the undertakings and declarations set out in this document of any information contained in the proposed Ontario Budget and supporting documents.