Current Proposals

 
Strategic Policy for Bait Management in Ontario  (source: Environmental Registry)
The MNRF has developed a Strategic Policy for Bait Management in Ontario that directs how bait will be managed in the future. The ministry is now seeking feedback on this proposed policy.
Comments Due Date:  June 27, 2017
 
Proposed Regulation for the establishment of requirements and standards with respect to secondary residential units: Parking requirements for second residential units; Occupancy requirements for the primary unit or second residential unit; and Authorizing second residential units in all dwellings regardless of date of construction  (source: Environmental Registry)
It is proposed that a regulation under s. 35.1(2)(b) of the Planning Act could, if made, set out requirements and standards with respect to second residential units referred to in s. 16 (3) of the Planning Act as follows:
Comments Due Date:  June 5, 2017
 
Proposed Regulations to specify Administrative Penalties amounts under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009 (OCTAA)
Legislative amendments to OCTAA were enacted in December 2016 setting up the structure for a new administrative penalties framework to be used by the Ontario College of Trades in enforcing the OCTAA. As part of the implementation of these amendments, the Ministry of Labour is consulting on what the penalty amounts should be, and any other relevant details, including publication of notices of contravention.
Comments Due Date:  May 13, 2017
 
Amendments to O. Reg. 329/04 Regarding Notices to the Commissioner
Amendments to O. Reg. 329/04 Regarding Notices to the Commissioner on thefts, losses and unauthorized uses and disclosures of personal health information
Comments Due Date:  May 8, 2017
 
Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 406/00 under the Vintners Quality Alliance Act, 1999 - Skin Fermented White Wines
The proposed amendments would create a new wine category for Skin Fermented White Wines.
Comments Due Date:  May 1, 2017
 
Commercial classes (class A, B, C, D, E and F) knowledge and road test fee increases under the Highway Traffic Act
The Ministry of Transportation is proposing to increase the knowledge and road test fees for all commercial classes (class A, B, C, D, E and F) under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA).
Comments Due Date:  May 1, 2017
 
Proposed changes to Regulation 244/97 (under the Aggregate Resources Act) regarding aggregate fees and royalties
The ministry is proposing to amend Regulation 244/97 under the Aggregate Resources Act (ARA) that would increase, equalize and index annual aggregate fees and royalties. The proposal is a first step in a broader review of aggregate fees and royalties.
Comments Due Date:  May 1, 2017
 
Proposed Rewards Point amendments to the General regulation under the Consumer Protection Act, 2002
This posting outlines the proposed content of regulation amendments to implement a ban on the expiry of rewards points due to the passage of time alone.
Comments Due Date:  April 28, 2017
 
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
Proposed Quality Assurance Program Regulatory Amendments, Under the Massage Therapy Act, 1991
Comments Due Date:  April 24, 2017
 
Proposed amendment to Regulation O.Reg. 210/11 under the Ontario Infrastructure and Lands Corporation Act, 2011
The Ministry is proposing to amend the regulation O. Reg. 210/11 in order to specify that Infrastructure Ontario may provide refinancing to non-profit, social and co-operative housing providers where certain criteria have been met.
Comments Due Date:  April 23, 2017
 
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
Proposed Amendments to O. Reg. 114/94 (General) Out-of-Hospital Premises Inspection Program under the Medicine Act, 1991
Comments Due Date:  April 21, 2017
 
Homes for Special Care Funding Rate Increase
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care proposes to increase the per diem rate it pays to Homes for Special Care licensees to operate their homes and provide services to tenants.
Comments Due Date:  April 19, 2017
 
College of Opticians of Ontario
Recirculated: Proposed Amendments to O. Reg. 869/93 (General) Registration Regulation under the Opticianry Act, 1991
Comments Due Date:  April 17, 2017
 
Proposed Regulatory Amendment to Expand the Eligibility Criteria for Grants for Persons with Disabilities
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (the ministry) is proposing an amendment that would expand the eligibility criteria for the program established under Ontario Regulation 367/94 under the Ministry of Community and Social Services Act to ensure that persons who are not capable of arranging and directing their own services and managing funding are eligible for the program if their substitute decision-maker meets these criteria.
Comments Due Date:  April 10, 2017
 
Regulatory proposals under the Condominium Act, 1998 and the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015
Regulatory proposals related to the Condominium Act, 1998 and the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 that support the implementation of an administrative authority under each act and other matters relating to implementation.
Comments Due Date:  April 10, 2017
 
Regulatory amendments to O. Reg. 314/15 (Ontario Electricity Support Program) made under the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998, that would support the implementation of Ontario's Fair Hydro Plan.
The Ministry of Energy's proposed amendments would, if approved, take steps toward increasing the existing Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) credits by 50%, and expand eligibility to some consumers who are not currently eligible for the program.
Comments Due Date:  April 8, 2017
 
Expansion of the Industrial Conservation Initiative (ICI)
The Ministry of Energy is proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 429/04 (Adjustments Under Section 25.33 of the Act) made under the Electricity Act, 1998 ("O. Reg. 429/04") in order to expand eligibility under the Industrial Conservation Initiative (ICI) to include electricity consumers and market participants with an average monthly peak demand greater than 500 kilowatts (kW) and less than 1 megawatt (MW).
Comments Due Date:  April 8, 2017
 
O. Reg. 525/97 (Exemption from Approval (Official Plan Amendments)) - Frontenac County
The Minister of Municipal Affairs (MMA) is proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 525/97 (Exemption from Approval (Official Plan Amendments)) under the Planning Act in order to exempt Frontenac County from the requirement to obtain the Minister's approval of official plan amendments.
Comments Due Date:  April 7, 2017
 
College of Optometrists of Ontario
Recirculated: Proposed Amendments to Registration Regulation (O. Reg. 837/93) and College By-laws as amended under the Optometry Act, 1991
Comments Due Date:  April 7, 2017
 
Amendments to O. Reg. 516/06 under the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006
Ontario's "cap and trade" regime seeks to limit the amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the province. As a result, various emitters of GHG will incur carbon costs to comply with this regime, including natural gas distributors.
Comments Due Date:  April 5, 2017
 
Enhanced Reporting Requirements and Housekeeping Amendments to the Electrical Distribution Safety regulation (O.Reg.22/04)
Regulatory amendments
Comments Due Date:  April 3, 2017
 
Housekeeping Amendments to the Licensing of Electrical Contractors and Master Electricians Regulation (O.Reg.570/05)
Regulatory amendments
Comments Due Date:  April 3, 2017
 
Regulations establishing the Berry Growers of Ontario as a marketing board for producers of blueberries, raspberries and strawberries under the Farm Products Marketing Act (FPMA)
Berry producers have expressed support for the establishment of a marketing board for blueberries, raspberries and strawberries and have asked the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission (Commission) to recommend to the Minister that a board be established. The establishment of a board requires the creation of two regulations under the FPMA - a plan regulation to create the board and a marketing regulation to give the board its powers.
Comments Due Date:  March 31, 2017
 
Proposed Regulations and Regulatory Amendments to enable the implementation of the Patients First Act, 2016.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (ministry) is proposing a number of regulatory changes to enable implementation of the Patients First Act, 2016, including strengthening health system quality and maintaining continuity of client care through the expected transition of Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) to the Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs).
Comments Due Date:  March 31, 2017
 
Regulation under the Condominium Act, 1998
Proposed regulation related to the amendments to the Condominium Act, 1998 that will improve how condominiums are governed and strengthen the transparency and accountability of condo boards.
Comments Due Date:  March 30, 2017
 
Proposed Amendment to O.REG.329/04 under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004
To enable implementation of changes in the Patients First Act, 2016 and maintain continuity of client care and the highest standard of privacy protection through the expected transition of Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) to the Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs), the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is proposing an amendment under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 that would designate LHINs as health information custodians as CCACs are currently.
Comments Due Date:  March 30, 2017