Nortel Pension Plans
Regulation implementing Nortel retirees option to transfer pension entitlements to a Life Income Fund (LIF).
Amendment to Regulation 581 under the Highway Traffic Act.
A minor amendment was made to Regulation 581 under the Highway Traffic Act to harmonize with broader changes being made by the Ministry of Community and Social Services to Ontario Regulation 191/11 under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.
Property Tax Regulations for 2013
The following tax-related regulations were filed to facilitate the administration of the property tax system for the 2013 tax year.
Revoke Regulation 784
Regulation 784 has been spent since 2006. Clauses 12(d) to (d.3) of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Act set out the regulation making authorities for Regulation 784, and were repealed by submission 48(2) of the Local health System Integration Act, 2006, which came into force on March 28, 2006.
Mandatory Adoption of Upper-Tier (County) Official Plans
This is a proposal by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to amend Ontario Regulation 352/02 (Mandatory Adoption of Official Plans) under the Planning Act to require all upper-tier municipalities to adopt an official plan.
Streamlining Payments into Court
Proposal to amend O. Reg. 191/95 (General) under the Public Guardian and Trustee Act and revoke R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 190 (Money Paid into Court) under the Courts of Justice Act.
Proposed reporting and compensation regulations under the Animal Health Act, 2009
The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is developing two regulations under the Animal Health Act, 2009 (the Act):
1. Reporting - A proposed Minister's regulation would address the mandatory reporting of hazards (including animal diseases) by laboratories, as well as certain findings made by veterinarians; and
2. Compensation - A proposed Lieutenant Governor in Council regulation would provide a legal framework for providing financial compensation under the Act.
Ontario College of Trades - Proposed Regulatory Provisions Related to Membership
Under section 72 of OCTAA, the OCOT Board of Governors may make regulations pertaining to a variety of subject matters, including providing for and governing classes of membership, subject to the prior review of the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) and the approval of the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
An Update of Ontario’s Compost Guideline and Regulatory Framework
The proposed revisions to the compost framework would: support increased waste diversion from landfill; establish three new categories for finished compost (AA, A and B), which would allow the composting of a broader range of materials (such as septage, sewage biosolids and pulp and paper biosolids) in a manner that is protective of the environment and human health; align Ontario’s compost standards more closely with other provinces; and provide updated best management practices and guidance.