User Tips

The Regulatory Registry is designed to allow users to browse a list of summaries of currently proposed regulations, search for proposed regulations or review recently approved regulations that may affect the business community.

Current Proposals:

This page provides an up-to-date list of all current proposed regulations in the database that are available for comment.

A brief description follows the title of the proposed regulation.

Clicking on the title will reveal a summary of the regulation and provide a link to a comments page that allows users to send comments to the Ministry associated with the regulation.

Information on the regulation includes the posting date and comment due date, as well as regulation number.

Past Proposals:

This page provides a list of proposed regulations that are no longer available for comment and the current status of each regulation.

Search Proposals:

Users may search the database for proposals using: A text search by title only; by all content; by when the comments are due (e.g., today, this week); and by whether the item is still open or closed for comments.

Clicking the Advanced Search link (to the left of the text entry box) will allow users to search by key words or a number of other options.

Approved Regulations:

This page provides a list of regulations that have been approved. A brief summary of the regulation is provided as well as the effective date of the regulation and a link to the exact location in the government of Ontario's e-laws website where the new regulation has been posted.

Environmental Registry:

Some regulatory proposals containing significant environmental implications are required to be posted to the government's Environmental Registry. The Regulatory Registry will provide a link to the Environmental Registry for those specific proposals.