Current Proposals

 
Proposed amendments to R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 440 (Vegetables for Processing - Marketing) under the Farm Products Marketing Act.
Following the completion of consultations and an economic analysis, the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission is proposing amendments to Regulation 440. The changes promote growth, innovation and jobs in the processing vegetable industry by creating opportunities for growers and processors to work together for the benefit of the entire value chain.
Comments Due Date:  December 11, 2017
 
Regulatory Registry Consultation Document supporting the Renewed Early Years and Child Care Policy Framework under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014
The Ministry of Education is proposing regulatory changes to Ontario Regulation 137/15 (General), and Ontario Regulation 138/15 (Funding, Cost Sharing and Financial Assistance).
Comments Due Date:  December 1, 2017
 
Proposed increase to administrative monetary penalties (Notice of Contravention) under Employment Standards Act, 2000 and Employment Protection for Foreign Nationals Act, 2009
The proposal would amend Regulation 289/01 (Enforcement) under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and Regulation 47/10 (Penalties) under the Employment Protection for Foreign Nationals Act, 2009 by increasing the value of the penalties for contraventions of the Acts.
Comments Due Date:  November 27, 2017
 
Proposed consequential amendments to O. Reg. 285/01 and O. Reg. 125/16 made under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 if Bill 148 - Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 is passed.
Proposed changes to O. Reg 285/01 and O. Reg 125/16 to reflect amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 if Bill 148 - Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 is passed. This includes removing sections from the regulation that would be moved to the Act and updating certain references.
Comments Due Date:  November 27, 2017
 
Regulation change under the Oil, Gas and Salt Resources Act: Regulating compressed air energy storage in porous rock reservoirs and solution-mined salt caverns  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Oil, Gas and Salt Resources Act was amended by the Ontario Legislature to allow other underground geological storage activities, including compressed air energy storage (CAES) to be regulated under that framework by prescribing projects and activities in the regulation under the act. Until regulation changes are made, the changes have no effect. The proposed changes would bring the wells and subsurface activities associated with CAES projects using solution-mined salt caverns.
Comments Due Date:  November 27, 2017
 
Proposed new regulation to provide transitional rules for the implementation of certain amendments to the Labour Relations Act, 1995, if Bill 148 - Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 is passed.
Proposed new regulation to provide transitional rules for the implementation of certain amendments to the Labour Relations Act, 1995, if Bill 148 - Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 is passed. This includes transitional rules in relation to remedial certification, review of structure of bargaining units, no discharge or discipline without just cause during lawful strike or lock-out periods, fines for offences, and location and method of voting.
Comments Due Date:  November 27, 2017
 
The Local Services Board of Shebandowan Requests the Power of Emergency Telecommunications
The Local Services Board of Shebandowan is requesting the Power of Emergency Telecommunications in order to provide inhabitants in this area 911 Communication and Response Services.
Comments Due Date:  November 25, 2017
 
Amendments to O. Reg. 438/97, O. Reg. 84/16 and O. Reg. 653/05 under the Municipal Act, 2001 and O. Reg 610/06 under the City of Toronto Act, 2006
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs is proposing to amend rules governing municipal investments and other municipal financial activities under the Municipal Act, 2001 and the City of Toronto Act, 2006.
Comments Due Date:  November 20, 2017
 
Ontario College of Pharmacists
Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 202/94 "General" made under the Pharmacy Act, 1991
Comments Due Date:  November 20, 2017
 
Ontario Offset Credits regulation under the Climate Change Mitigation and Low-carbon Economy Act, 2016  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ministry is proposing a regulation that would enable the creation of offset credits for use in Ontario's cap and trade program.
Comments Due Date:  November 18, 2017
 
Amendments to O. Reg. 516/06 under the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006
The Ministry of Housing (MHO) is proposing the following regulatory amendments to O. Reg. 516/06: -Regulatory Amendment to Clarify Exemptions from the Prohibition on Unauthorized Charges -Regulatory Amendments to Clarify the Transition Rules for Second Breach Evictions -Consequential Amendments Related to the Removal of Above Guideline Rent Increases (AGIs) for Utilities
Comments Due Date:  November 16, 2017
 
Proposed Cigarette Filter Components Regulation
The Ministry of Finance regulates the distribution of tobacco products in Ontario. The Tobacco Tax Act was amended to introduce a new regulatory regime for oversight on the import and possession of cigarette filter components to reduce the supply to the unregulated tobacco market. The Ministry of Finance is developing regulatory and administrative measures to support amendments to the Tobacco Tax Act, which will come into effect January 1, 2018.
Comments Due Date:  November 13, 2017
 
Proposed Amendment to Ontario Regulation 909 under the Pension Benefits Act - Making Permanent the Temporary Exemption of Certain JSPPs from the Requirement to File a Reference Valuation
The proposal would amend Regulation 909 to make the temporary exemption for certain plans to file a reference valuation permanent.
Comments Due Date:  November 9, 2017
 
Proposed Amendment to Ontario Regulation 909 under the Pension Benefits Act - Extending the Temporary Exemption for Certain JSPPs from the Annual Valuation Filing Requirement
The proposal would amend Regulation 909 to extend the temporary exemption from annual filing requirements for an additional two years to December 31, 2019.
Comments Due Date:  November 9, 2017
 
Amendments to the Cap and Trade Program and Reporting Regulations & Service Regulation & Administrative Penalties Regulation  (source: Environmental Registry)
Ontario has previously indicated its intent to link its program with the program of California and Quebec. Ontario is now putting forward a proposal to make a number of amendments to the existing cap and trade program regulations to provide for linking, set 2021-2030 caps and other amendments aimed at improving fair and equitable treatment amongst program participants. This includes administrative amendments to improve data reliability and program efficiency.
Comments Due Date:  November 6, 2017
 
Proposed Amendments to Ontario's Upholstered and Stuffed Articles Regulation
The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is seeking input on changes that would modernize the Upholstered and Stuffed regulation (Ontario Regulation 218/01) under the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000. The changes are intended to maintain public safety while reducing unnecessary burden on business.
Comments Due Date:  November 2, 2017
 
Proposed new regulation under the proposed Reducing Regulatory Costs for Business Act, 2017
The Ministry of Economic Development and Growth (MEDG) has introduced the proposed Reducing Regulatory Costs for Business Act, 2017, which would implement five new burden reduction initiatives. If the proposed Act passes, MEDG would propose to bring forward a new regulation to support it.
Comments Due Date:  October 30, 2017
 
Proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 79/10 under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007.
The MOHLTC is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 79/10 (Regulation) under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007. The proposed amendments would allow for the designation of reunification priority access beds (RPABs) for spouses / partners in crisis, require the disclosure of personal information in certain situations, permit the Director under the LTCHA to designate specialized units on his or her own initiative, and permit the Ministry to serve a document by use of a commercial courier.
Comments Due Date:  October 26, 2017
 
Proposed new regulations, Assessment Work Regulation and Mining Claim Regulation and the revocation of Assessment Work Regulation (O. Reg. 6/96) and the Claim Staking and Recording Regulation (O. Reg. 43/11), supporting the implementation of MAM Phase III and Bill 39 amendments to the Mining Act.  (source: Environmental Registry)
MNDM proposes that the current Assessment Work Regulation (O. Reg. 6/96) and the Claim Staking and Recording Regulation (O. Reg. 43/11) will be revoked and replaced by a new Assessment Work Regulation and a new Mining Claim Regulation. These will reflect the technical changes to the Mining Act in Schedule 2 of the Bill 39, the Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act, 2017.
Comments Due Date:  October 21, 2017
 
Moving Pesticide Licensing Program From Paper-Based to Digital  (source: Environmental Registry)
• Amendments to the Pesticides Act and Environmental Protection Act to transition the pesticide licensing program from paper-based to online service delivery. Licences would be issued automatically online if prescribed requirements are met, and certain information about pesticide licences would be made publically available.
Comments Due Date:  October 20, 2017
 
Amendment to R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 418 (Greenhouse Vegetables - Plan) under the Farm Products Marketing Act
The Commission is proposing to make amendments to Regulation 418 (Greenhouse Vegetables - Plan), which would extend consecutive term limits for board members from three consecutive two-year terms to five consecutive two-year terms and to prohibit the appointment of a producer to the greenhouse vegetable board if that producer is not eligible for election.
Comments Due Date:  October 20, 2017
 
Homes for Special Care Modernization (OPDP)
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) is proposing regulatory amendments to Ontario Regulation 201/96 made under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act to support the ministry's Community Homes for Opportunity (CHO) program. The CHO program is part of the ministry's plan to modernize the Homes for Special Care program.
Comments Due Date:  October 19, 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:  October 19, 2017
 
Proposed Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017  (source: Environmental Registry)
• The proposed Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Bill, 2017 is the second annual burden reduction bill. • The first annual burden reduction bill, Bill 27, was introduced in September 2016 and passed March 2017. • The objective of this annual legislation is to reduce regulatory burdens and practices that cost businesses time and money, while protecting environmental and health standards and enhancing worker safety.
Comments Due Date:  October 18, 2017