Current Proposals

 
Proposal to amend O.Reg. 404/12 (Energy and Water Efficiency - Appliances and Products) under the Green Energy Act, 2009 ("Efficiency Regulation")  (source: Environmental Registry)
The regulatory changes would set or update test methods, scope and/or efficiency requirements for 15 products
Comments Due Date:  January 30, 2018
 
Exceptions to Disclosure of Personal Information for Planning and Managing Services under Part X (Personal Information) of the Child, Youth & Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)
Part X establishes authorities for the Minister to collect, use and disclose personal information (PI) for specific purposes including system planning, management and research. Part X allows sharing of PI for these purposes with prescribed entities (PEs) and non-prescribed entities/persons (Non-PEs) (i.e. First Nations, Inuit or Métis entities/persons) in regulation. The proposed regulation names specific PI that is not authorized for disclosure to PEs or Non-PEs (e.g. counselling records).
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Privacy Breach Notification Requirements to an Individual under Part X (Personal Information) of the Child, Youth & Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)
Part X of the CYFSA establishes requirements for service providers to notify the individual if personal information (PI) collected for the purpose of providing a service in their custody or control is lost or stolen or if used or disclosed without authority (privacy breach). The proposed regulation prescribes additional requirements for how individuals are notified in the case of a privacy breach.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Proposed Regulatory Provisions Authorizing Select Uses of Mechanical Restraints under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is proposing regulations authorizing select uses of mechanical restraints under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Record Retention, Transfer and Disposal Requirements under Part X (Personal Information) of the Child, Youth & Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)
Under Part X of the CYFSA, service providers are required to take steps to protect records of personal information (PI) that are in their custody or control by retaining, transferring and disposing of them of in a secure manner. The proposed regulation outlines record retention and disposal requirements that will reflect the needs of a diverse child and youth sector and its records while providing general key minimum standards for secure recordkeeping.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Use of a Standardized Form by Physicians to Prevent the Disclosure of Records of Mental Health under Part X (Personal Information) of the Child, Youth & Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)
Under Part X of the CYFSA, a service provider must disclose a record of mental disorder to a court pursuant to a summons, order, direction or notice unless a physician states in writing that the disclosure is likely to result in harm to the person to whom the record relates or to another person. The proposed regulation requires that a physician use a standardized form to make this statement which is available on the Government of Ontario's website.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Determining whether a child is considered a First Nations, Inuk, or Métis child for the purposes of the Act
Regulations are proposed that would address the determination of whether a child is a First Nations, Inuk or Métis child for the purposes of the CYFSA.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Proposed Minister's Regulations under Part III (Funding and Accountability) of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA)
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services (the ministry) is proposing a regulation under Part III, Funding and Accountability of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA).
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Definitions - Regulatory Registry Consultation Document supporting the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017
The proposed regulations are imported definitions from Regulation 70 under the Child and Family Service Act (CFSA).
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Proposed Regulatory Provisions Governing Secure De-escalation Rooms under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services ("the ministry") is seeking public input on proposed regulatory provisions governing secure de-escalation rooms under Part VII (Extraordinary Measures) of the CYFSA, sections 173 to 175.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Rights of Children and Young Persons
Regulations are proposed that would prescribe how service providers are to promote children's rights in Part II of the Act. Complaints mechanism requirements will be established for service providers, other than a society or residential licensees, so that children receiving services can complain about violation of their rights. (Note: requirements for complaints mechanisms for societies and residential licensees are addressed in sections 18 and 119 of the Act and their corresponding regulations)
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Privacy Breach Notification Requirements to the Minister and the Information Privacy Commissioner (IPC) under Part X (Personal Information) of the Child, Youth & Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)
Part X of the CYFSA establishes requirements for service providers to notify if personal information (PI) collected for the purpose of providing a service in their custody or control is lost or stolen or if used or disclosed without authority (privacy breach). The proposed regulation prescribes additional requirements for how the Minister and IPC are notified in the case of a privacy breach.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Service Provider Use of Personal Information for Research Purposes under Part X (Personal Information) of the Child, Youth & Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)
Part X of the CYFSA establishes authorities for service providers to use personal information (PI) for research in order improve outcomes and experiences for children, youth and families. The proposed regulation outlines the requirements and obligations for service providers to follow to ensure that research is conducted ethically, privacy is protected, conflicts of interests are avoided, and community interests are represented.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Adoption Information Disclosure Regulation Proposal under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017
Adoption Information Disclosure (O. Reg. 464/07), is a regulation under the Child and Family Services Act, 1990 (CFSA) and sets out the rules in which certain information relating to adoptions may be disclosed to specified individuals. With the passage of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) it is necessary that the regulation be updated so that it works with the CYFSA. Proclamation of CYFSA is expected in spring 2018.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
New and Proposed Changes to Regulations Related to Intervals for Informing Children in Care of their Rights, and Complaints Procedures for Alleged Violation of these Rights under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017
Regulations in these areas will establish new provisions on the intervals to inform children in care of their rights (and other related information). Additionally, proposed changes will enhance provisions related to licensed residential service provider complaints procedures for the alleged violation of a child in care's rights.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Determining which bands, First Nations, Inuit and Métis Communities a First Nations, Inuk or Métis child identifies with
Regulations are proposed that would address the determination of a child's bands and First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities for the purposes of the CYFSA.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Proposed Regulatory Provisions on the Use of Physical Restraint under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017
Enhance current regulatory provisions on the use of physical restraint for all ministry service providers and foster parents and create new requirements related to debriefing, notification and documentation.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Disclosure of Personal Information to Prescribed Entities under Part X (Personal Information) of the Child, Youth & Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)
Part X of the CYFSA establishes authorities for service providers and the Minister to collect, use and disclose personal information for specific purposes including planning and service management. Service providers and the ministry will be able to share personal information for these purposes with entities prescribed in this regulation.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Prescribed Entity and Non-Prescribed Entity/Person Use of Personal Information for Research Purposes under Part X (Personal Information) of the Child, Youth & Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)
Establishes authorities for the Minister to collect, use and disclose personal information for specific purposes including planning, service management, and research. Service providers will be able to share personal information (PI) for these purposes with entities prescribed in regulation and non-prescribed entities/persons (Non-PEs) (i.e. First Nations, Inuit or Métis entities/persons). The proposed regulation outlines additional purposes for which PI can be shared with PEs and Non-PEs.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Notice and Consultation with bands, First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities
Regulations are proposed that would import existing obligations under CFSA regulations and would create new obligations for societies to consult with a First Nations, Inuk or Métis child's bands or communities when proposing to exercise a prescribed power or provide a prescribed service in relation to that child. Regulations are proposed that would govern these consultations and the regular consultations required by section 72 of the CYFSA.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Proposed New Serious Occurrence Reporting Regulations under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) is proposing to import existing regulatory requirements for serious occurrence reporting under the CYFSA. These regulatory requirements apply only to licensees that operate children's residences. Existing ministry policy requirements governing the reporting of serious occurrences will continue to apply while the Ministry undertakes further policy analysis to inform the development of future regulations (Phase 2).
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Prescribing a Body for Purposes of Capacity and Substitute Decision-Making Reviews under Part X (Personal Information) of the Child, Youth & Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)
Under Part X of the CYFSA, consent for the collection, use and disclosure of personal information (PI) is based on capacity of an individual. The proposed regulation will name the Consent and Capacity Board (CCB) as the body prescribed to conduct reviews related to determinations of incapacity and substitute decision-making under Part X. The CCB is an independent provincial tribunal, whose mission is the fair and accessible adjudication of consent and capacity issues.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Proposed Regulatory Provisions Governing Mechanical Restraints under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services ("the ministry") is seeking public input on proposed regulatory provisions for mechanical restraint use in secure treatment programs, places of secure custody and places of secure temporary detention under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA).
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Regulatory Provisions - Child, Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA): Child and Youth Mental Health Lead Agencies
The category of Child and Youth Mental Health Lead Agency will be established by regulation, and the functions of these Lead Agencies will be listed.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Summary of New and Proposed Changes to Regulations Related to Residential Licensing under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017
Regulations pursuant to Part IX: Residential Licensing of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA) set out the requirements for licensees in a number of areas, such as emergency procedures, fire safety, staffing, and programming. In addition, these regulations set out procedural rules respecting appeals to the Licence Appeal Tribunal and the Child and Family Services Review Board, and the licensing application process.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Listing First Nations, Inuit or Métis communities
The proposed regulation under 342(2) would provide additional clarity concerning requirements that a First Nations, Inuit or Métis community would need to meet prior to being listed in a regulation made under subsection 68(1).
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Maintaining exemptions from the requirement to be incorporated
Proposal to maintain the exemption from the requirement to be incorporated for: Mohawk Council of Akwesasne as set out in O. Reg. 116/11; and for Six Nations of the Grand River as set out in O. Reg. 445/17.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Proposed Regulatory Provisions to Support the Implementation of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017, Part VI (Youth Justice)
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) ("the ministry") is seeking public input on proposed regulatory provisions under CYFSA, Part VI (Youth Justice).
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Summary of Proposed Changes to Regulations Related to Secure Treatment (Extraordinary Measures) under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017
No major changes to the existing regulations in Part IX related to secure treatment are being proposed. New regulations are being proposed in Part VII, Extraordinary Measures, of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) in relation to the use of mechanical restraint in secure treatment settings, which will be posted and available for public comment separately.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Diversity and Inclusion
Regulations are proposed that would prescribe what service providers must do in order to take the aspects of a child's identity listed in paragraphs 3(iii), 3(iv), 4 and 6 of subsection 1(2) of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 into account in providing services. Regulations are proposed that would prescribe how an identity representative is selected and the role of the identity representative.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Ministry Use of Personal Information for Research Purposes under Part X (Personal Information) of the Child, Youth & Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)
Part X of the CYFSA establishes authorities for the Minister to collect, use, and disclose personal information for specific purposes including planning, service management, and research. The proposed regulation will prescribe requirements and restrictions on using Personal Information (PI) to conduct research.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Prescribed Reporting to the Information and Privacy Commissioner under Part X (Personal Information) of the Child, Youth & Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)
Part X of the CYFSA establishes rights for children, youth and families to have an oversight body (i.e. the Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC)) to turn to if their personal information (PI) has been improperly shared or if requests to access or correct their PI held by service providers have been denied. The proposed regulation specifies what information service providers must provide to the IPC.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Disclosure for Planning and Managing Services - Requirements for Non-Prescribed Entities or Persons on the Use, Security, Disclosure, Return or Disposal of Information under Part X (Personal Information) of the Child, Youth & Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)
Part X of the CYFSA establishes authorities for the Minister to collect, use and disclose personal information (PI) for specific purposes (e.g. planning and research). The Act also establishes authorities for service providers to disclose PI to non-prescribed entities or persons (Non-PEs) subject to certain requirements and restrictions for the purpose of planning and managing services. The proposed regulation further outlines requirements and restrictions related to these authorities.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Prescribing Requirements/Restrictions the Prescribed Body Must Comply with in Conducting Reviews Related to Determinations of Incapacity and Substitute Decision-Making under Part X (Personal Information) of the Child, Youth & Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)
Under Part X, consent for the collection, use and disclosure of personal information (PI) is based on capacity. The Consent and Capacity Board (CCB) is the proposed body to conduct reviews related to determinations of incapacity and substitute decision-making. The proposed regulation sets out the requirements and restrictions for the CCB's procedures in conducting reviews. The procedures will refer to existing procedures CCB operates under in the Health Care Consent Act (HCCA) sections 73-79.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Regulations to support the transition from the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) to the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) respecting Funding & Accountability matters (LGIC)
These changes are included to provide for transitional rules relating to "Funding and Accountability" arising from the repeal of the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) and the enactment of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA).
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Regulations to support the transition from the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) to the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) respecting child protection
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is proposing regulations under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA) to support the transition from the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) to the CYFSA respecting child protection service delivery. Once proclaimed, the CYFSA will replace the current Child and Family Services Act (CFSA), and the regulations made under the CYFSA will replace those made under the CFSA.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Regulations to support transition from the Child and Family Services Act to the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 respecting adoption
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is proposing regulations under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) to support the transition from the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) to the CYFSA respecting adoption service delivery. Once proclaimed, the CYFSA will replace the current CFSA, and the regulations made under the CYFSA will replace those made under the CFSA.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Low Carbon Transportation Fuels in Ontario: Amendments to Ethanol in Gasoline (O. Reg. 535/05) and Greener Diesel - Renewable Fuel Content Requirements for Petroleum Diesel Fuel (O. Reg. 97/14) Regulations  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ministry is proposing to amend the Ethanol in Gasoline and Greener Diesel regulations to create an incentive for emerging renewable fuel technologies, require gasoline suppliers to maintain an average of at least 10% ethanol in regular grade gasoline (88 octane or less), by volume per calendar year and require ethanol used for compliance to emit significantly fewer (e.g. 35%) greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on a lifecycle basis than petroleum gasoline starting in 2020.
Comments Due Date:  January 23, 2018
 
Regulatory Proposal for Province-Wide Implementation of Green Button  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ontario Ministry of Energy (ENERGY) is considering proposing a regulation to require electricity and natural gas utilities to implement Green Button Download My Data (DMD) and Connect My Data (CMD) by July 1, 2020. To implement Green Button, these utilities would be required to procure or develop a software platform and obtain Green Button DMD and CMD certification.
Comments Due Date:  January 22, 2018
 
Tire Regulation under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 (RRCEA)  (source: Environmental Registry)
The ministry is proposing a regulation under the RRCEA that would make tire producers environmentally accountable and financially responsible for recovering resources and reducing waste associated with tires that they supply into the Ontario market. It would require producers to meet resource recovery standards and to establish an accessible and convenient tire collection network across Ontario to reduce the amount of tires lost to disposal, among other things.
Comments Due Date:  January 22, 2018
 
Proposed Regulations under the Proposed Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act, 2017
MAG is proposing to make regulations to: Transition rules for matters and proceedings that come to the Tribunal under the Planning Act; Timelines for proceedings before the Tribunal under the Planning Act; Time limits for submissions at oral hearings for major land use planning appeals before the Tribunal; and The practices and procedures of the Tribunal in major land use planning appeals
Comments Due Date:  January 21, 2018
 
Proposed amendments to matters included in existing regulations under the Planning Act relating to the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 (Bill 139)  (source: Environmental Registry)
If Bill 139 is passed by the Legislature and receives Royal Assent, the proposed regulatory changes would update tribunal references from "Ontario Municipal Board" to "Local Planning Appeal Tribunal", where applicable. They would also require explanations of how planning proposals conform with local planning documents; clarify requirements for municipal notices and make other technical changes.
Comments Due Date:  January 21, 2018
 
Proposed new regulation under the Planning Act to prescribe transitional provisions for the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 (Bill 139)  (source: Environmental Registry)
If Bill 139 is passed by the Legislature and receives Royal Assent, the proposed transition regulation would set out rules for planning matters in process at the time of proclamation of the Bill 139 changes to the Planning Act and would provide certainty regarding the processing and decision-making on planning matters. Changes to the Planning Act through Bill 139 not addressed in the proposed transition regulation would apply immediately upon the coming into force of those changes.
Comments Due Date:  January 21, 2018
 
Proposed Amendment of Ontario Regulation 541/05: Net Metering, or a new Regulation (To Be Determined), to be made under the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998  (source: Environmental Registry)
The proposed changes to Ontario's net metering framework are intended to give customers new opportunities to participate in clean, renewable electricity generation and to reduce their electricity bills.
Comments Due Date:  January 18, 2018
 
Proposed Amendment of Ontario Regulation 389/10: (General), to be made under the Energy Consumer Protection Act, 2010  (source: Environmental Registry)
The proposed amendments are designed to ensure that customers who are considering entering into an electricity retail agreement with a TPO retailer can make an informed decision and can understand the impacts of any associated contracts or agreements, which may include separate contracts and/or liabilities that would not be covered under the Energy Consumer Protection Act, 2010
Comments Due Date:  January 18, 2018
 
Proposed New Regulation to be made under the Electricity Act, 1998  (source: Environmental Registry)
The purpose of the proposed regulation is to ensure the appropriate siting of renewable energy generation facilities in relation to residential areas and prime agricultural land.
Comments Due Date:  January 18, 2018
 
Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 282/98 to permit the delivery of the Farm Property Class Tax Rate Program by AgriCorp.
OMAFRA, with the support of MOF, is proposing to amend O. Reg. 282/98 to permit the delivery of the Farm Property Class Tax Rate Program (Farm Tax program) by AgriCorp, along with other updates to the regulation relating to the program. The Farm Tax Program is currently delivered by OMAFRA. The MOF has overall responsibility for provincial property tax policy matters, including the Farm Tax Program and O. Reg. 282/98, the program's governing regulation.
Comments Due Date:  January 15, 2018
 
Food and Organic Waste Framework  (source: Environmental Registry)
The province has developed a proposed Food and Organic Waste Framework ("Framework"). Together with the Strategy for a Waste-Free Ontario: Building a Circular Economy and Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan, the proposed Framework will help Ontario build a circular economy and fight climate change.
Comments Due Date:  January 15, 2018
 
Proposed Amendment to the Schedule to Ontario Regulation 730 (General) under the Livestock Medicines Act
Health Canada has proposed changes to require a prescription for all antimicrobial drugs that are deemed medically-important for human health. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is proposing a consequential amendment to the Livestock Medicines Act (LMA) Regulation 730 to prohibit the sale of veterinary drugs on the Prescription Drug List by retail outlets licensed to sell livestock medicine and otherwise update the list to reflect what is and can be sold by LMOs.
Comments Due Date:  January 15, 2018
 
Amendments to Ontario Regulation 101/97 to prepare for the 2018 municipal election.
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 101/97 under the Municipal Elections Act
Comments Due Date:  January 9, 2018
 
Amendment to O. Reg. 589/06, Dissolution of and Assumption of Powers of Local Boards
The Minister of Municipal Affairs is proposing an amendment to Ontario Regulation 589/06 under the City of Toronto Act, 2006 to remove the reference to the Toronto Atmospheric Fund Foundation so that the Toronto Atmospheric Fund Foundation is not deemed a local board of the City by that regulation.
Comments Due Date:  January 9, 2018
 
Codes of Conduct - Prescribed Subject Matters
The Minister of Municipal Affairs is proposing to make a regulation under the City of Toronto Act, 2006 to prescribe subject matters required to be included in the City's codes of conduct.
Comments Due Date:  January 9, 2018
 
Codes of Conduct - Prescribed Subject Matters
The Minister of Municipal Affairs is proposing to make a regulation under the Municipal Act, 2001 to prescribe subject matters required to be included in local codes of conduct.
Comments Due Date:  January 9, 2018
 
Amendment to O. Reg. 447/07, Listed Acts - Delegation by City
The Minister of Municipal Affairs is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 447/07 under the City of Toronto Act, 2006 to allow the City to delegate to a council committee the power to designate a private road as a fire route under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 and to make technical amendments to reflect changes in Ontario Regulation 389/91 (Special Occasion Permits).
Comments Due Date:  January 9, 2018
 
Planning Ontario's Energy Future: A Discussion Guide to Start the Conversation.  (source: Environmental Registry)
Following extensive consultation, including through comments provided through the Environmental Registry, on October 26, 2017, the Ontario government issued the 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP), Delivering Fairness and Choice.
Comments Due Date:  January 5, 2018
 
Consultation Paper on Proposed Changes to the Building Code
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs is now seeking stakeholder and public input on proposed changes to Ontario's Building Code. Public consultation is an important part of developing legislation and regulation in Ontario.
Comments Due Date:  January 4, 2018
 
Regulatory proposal under the Condominium Act, 1998
Proposed regulation under the Condominium Act, 1998 to make it easier to install and access electric vehicle charging stations in existing condominiums
Comments Due Date:  January 2, 2018
 
Review of Special Rules and Exemptions under the Employment Standards Act, 2000: Residential Building Superintendents, Janitors and Caretakers
On May 30, 2017, the Government of Ontario announced that there would be a review of the regulatory exemptions and special rules under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA). The Ministry of Labour is seeking input on the current exemptions that apply to residential building superintendents, janitors and caretakers. The Ministry invites feedback from all interested stakeholders on the impact of the exemptions.
Comments Due Date:  January 1, 2018
 
Review of Special Rules and Exemptions under the Employment Standards Act, 2000: Managers and Supervisors
On May 30, 2017, the Government of Ontario announced that there would be a review of the regulatory exemptions and special rules under the Employment Standards Act, 2000. The Ministry of Labour is seeking input on the current exemptions that apply to managers and supervisors. The Ministry invites feedback from all interested stakeholders on the impact of the exemptions.
Comments Due Date:  January 1, 2018
 
Review of Special Rules and Exemptions under the Employment Standards Act, 2000: Homemakers, Domestic Workers and Residential Care Workers
On May 30, 2017, the Government of Ontario announced that there would be a review of the regulatory exemptions and special rules under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA). The Ministry of Labour is seeking input on the current exemptions that apply to homemakers, domestic workers and residential care workers. The Ministry invites feedback from all interested stakeholders on the impact of the special rules and exemptions.
Comments Due Date:  January 1, 2018
 
Review of the Exclusion of Domestic Workers from the Labour Relations Act, 1995
On May 30, 2017, the Government of Ontario announced that it would review the recommendation in the Changing Workplaces Review Final Report to remove certain exclusions from the Labour Relations Act, 1995. The Ministry of Labour is seeking input on the current exclusion that applies to domestic workers employed in a private home. The Ministry invites feedback from all interested stakeholders on the impact of this exclusion.
Comments Due Date:  January 1, 2018
 
Review of Special Rules and Exemptions under the Employment Standards Act, 2000: Information Technology Professionals
On May 30, 2017, the Government of Ontario announced that there would be a review of the regulatory exemptions and special rules under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA). The Ministry of Labour is seeking input on the current exemptions that apply to information technology professionals (IT professionals). The Ministry invites feedback from all interested stakeholders on the impact of the exemptions.
Comments Due Date:  January 1, 2018
 
Canadian Free Trade Agreement - Regulatory Reconciliation and Cooperation Table
The Ontario government is seeking suggestions for regulatory reconciliation and cooperation opportunities to support its participation on the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) Regulatory Reconciliation and Cooperation Table (RCT).
Comments Due Date:  December 31, 2017
 
Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 439/10 (Hogs - Marketing) under the Farm Products Marketing Act
The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission (Commission) is proposing to amend Regulation 439/10. The amendments were requested by the Ontario Pork Producers' Marketing Board (Ontario Pork) after consulting with its producers. The proposed amendments would provide Ontario Pork with the authority to licence weaner hog producers and to collect licence fees from weaner hog producers who transport weaner hogs outside of Ontario, but do not market them.
Comments Due Date:  December 29, 2017
 
Amendment to R.R.O. 1990 Regulation 761, (Milk and Milk Products) under the Milk Act.
The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission (Commission) is proposing to amend Regulation 761 under the Milk Act. The amendments were requested by Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) after consultation with dairy farmers and industry stakeholders. DFO's request resulted from an agreement to harmonize milk quality programs in Eastern Canada. The proposed amendments would make changes to the raw milk quality program including animal care and welfare requirements for dairy cattle.
Comments Due Date:  December 29, 2017
 
OHIP Provisions for Children Receiving Protective Services to align with changes to existing legislation.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) is requesting approval to make consequential amendments to provisions respecting Ontario Health Insurance Plan eligibility for children in the care of a children's aid society in Regulation 552 under the Health Insurance Act (HIA) to align with changes to the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) that will permit child protection services to be extended to 16- and 17-year-olds, which is expected to be proclaimed into force on January 1, 2018.
Comments Due Date:  December 27, 2017
 
Proposed Regulation for Municipal Small Business Programs under section 108 of the Municipal Act, 2001 as amended
Accordingly, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs is proposing a new regulation outlining rules for municipalities proposing to put in place municipal small business programs under section 108 of the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended.
Comments Due Date:  December 18, 2017
 
Minister's Regulation for Mortgage Broker Sector Licensing Fees under the Mortgage Brokerages, Lenders and Administrators Act, 2006
The Ministry of Finance is proposing to create a new Minister's Regulation that will increase fees for each of the four classes of licences under the Mortgage Brokerages, Lenders and Administrators Act, 2006.
Comments Due Date:  December 18, 2017
 
Review of Special Rules and Exemptions under the Employment Standards Act, 2000: Pharmacists
On May 30, 2017, the Government of Ontario announced that there would be a review of the regulatory exemptions and special rules under the Employment Standards Act, 2000. The Ministry of Labour is seeking input on the current exemptions that apply to pharmacists. The Ministry invites feedback from all interested stakeholders on the impact of the exemptions.
Comments Due Date:  December 15, 2017
 
Review of Special Rules and Exemptions under the Employment Standards Act, 2000: Architects
On May 30, 2017, the Government of Ontario announced that there would be a review of the regulatory exemptions and special rules under the Employment Standards Act, 2000. The Ministry of Labour is seeking input on the current exemptions that apply to architects. The Ministry invites feedback from all interested stakeholders on the impact of the exemptions.
Comments Due Date:  December 15, 2017
 
Regulatory amendments related to air emissions of sulphur dioxide and other items  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (ministry) is proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 419/05: Air Pollution - Local Air Quality (O. Reg. 419/05 or the "Regulation") made under the Environmental Protection Act. The proposed amendments would introduce updated air standards for sulphur dioxide and clarify the requirements for assessing operating conditions in O. Reg. 419/05. The ministry is also reviewing the need for consequential amendments.
Comments Due Date:  December 14, 2017