Courts of Justice Act
A drafting clarification was required in O. Reg. 626/00 Small Claims Court Jurisdiction and Appeal Limit to avoid confusion for stakeholders. The Small Claims Court appeal limit set out in the regulation has now been clarified, but the appeal limit amount of $2,500 has not been changed.
Land Registration Reform Act
Amendments to Ontario Regulation 19/99 under the Land Registration Reform Act and to the electronic land registration system (Teraview) are necessary due to amendments made to the Construction Lien Act made under the Open for Business Act, 2010
Amendments to the Mortgage Broker and Agent Licensing Regulation
O. Reg. 409/07, the regulation prescribing licensing requirements for mortgage brokers and agents under the Mortgage Brokerages, Lenders and Administrators Act, 2006 (MBLAA) was amended to be consistent with the recent changes to the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT).
Revocation of Regulation 261, General, under the Dangerous Goods Transportation Act.
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is proposing to repeal Regulation 261, General, made under the Dangerous Goods Transportation Act, and undertake an approach whereby all subsequent changes to the federal standards will be automatically adopted into the DGTA without the need for a subsequent amendment to the provincial regulation.
Recreational Vehicle Driver Licensing
The Ministry of Transportation is proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 340/94 Drivers Licences - to allow drivers holding a full-G class licence to tow a recreational vehicle that exceeds 4,600 kg gross weight. The existing limit of 11,000 kg gross weight for the combination of vehicles will be maintained.
Agriculture-Wildlife Conflict Strategy
The Ontario government is proposing an agriculture-wildlife conflict strategy as part of the implementation of the province's Strategy for Preventing and Managing Human-Wildlife Conflicts in Ontario (2008)
Computed Tomography (CT) Safety Initiative
A proposed regulation amendment under the Healing Arts Radiation Protection Act (HARP Act) aims to improve patient safety by establishing Computed Tomography (CT), including Dental CT, as a class of X-ray machine with unique safety considerations, and setting out who can order and operate CT and Dental CT scans and scanners to ensure that the appropriate health care professionals are using these devices in the province of Ontario.
The Future of Segways in Ontario
The Ministry of Transportation is gathering information and opinions on the use of Segways in Ontario prior to the expiry of its current five year pilot project.
Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 629, Vehicles for the Transportation of Physically Disabled Passengers
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 629, Vehicles for the Transportation of Physically Disabled Passengers (O. Reg. 629) to modernize the technical requirements for highway vehicles (e.g. buses, transit buses, motor coaches, taxis, and school buses) as part of the government’s proposed accessibility standards under the Ministry of Community and Social Services’ Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), 2005.
Confined Spaces Consolidation Proposal
Proposal to consolidate into one regulation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) all regulatory requirements that apply when work is to be done in or in relation to a confined space, which requirements are currently found in five different regulations.
Amendments to Ontario Regulation 455/09
The Ministry is proposing to amend O. Reg. 455/09 to: 1. Extend the requirement for Phase I toxic substance reduction plans and plan summaries. 2. Address the requirements related to “toxic substance reduction planners”. 3. Revise the exemption criteria for dioxins, furans and hexachlorobenzene.
Industry proposed changes to the Beef Cattle Financial Protection Program
At the request of Beef Cattle Financial Protection Program Inc. (a not-for-profit corporation governed by a Board of Directors. OMAFRA is proposing amendments to the regulations governing the Beef Cattle Financial Protection Program. The proposed changes would result in: an increased level of compensation for losses; expanded coverage and greater protection to Country Dealers and others involved in private treaty sales; and updated payment requirements in line with current banking methods.