Under the Liquor Licence Act:
• O. Reg. 718 (General)
Amendments to Regulation 718 to require all liquor retail stores to post signage warning about the dangers of consuming alcohol while pregnant as well as minor housekeeping amendments and French translation of the regulation.
2016 Long-Term Care (LTC) home and Hospital Chronic Care co-payment increase
The approved amendments to regulations set out the annual increase to the LTC home and chronic care co-payment rates.
In addition, the amendments reflect an increase in the dependant deduction amounts used, as applicable, in the calculation of a reduced co-payment rate for LTC home residents in basic accommodation.
Petrochemical - Industry Standard under the Local Air Quality Regulation (O. Reg. 419/05)
In 2013, the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) approached the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) with a request to develop a proposed Technical Standard under the Local Air Quality Regulation (O. Reg. 419/05: Air Pollution - Local Air Quality) for benzene and 1,3-butadiene. In practical terms, a technical standard provides a prescriptive set of air pollution control requirements that focus on key contributors to off-site concentrations of priority air toxics.
Petroleum Refining - Industry Standard under the Local Air Quality Regulation (O. Reg. 419/05)
In 2012, the Canadian Fuels Association (CFA) approached the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (the ministry) with a request to develop a proposed Technical Standard under the Local Air Quality Regulation (O. Reg. 419/05: Air Pollution - Local Air Quality) for benzene and benzo[a]pyrene. In practical terms, a technical standard provides a prescriptive set of air pollution control requirements that focus on key contributors to off-site concentrations of priority air toxics.
Raw Leaf Tobacco Oversight - Tracking, Labelling and Reporting
The Ministry of Finance (MOF) is responsible for oversight of all raw leaf tobacco (RLT) in Ontario including flue-cured, dark-fired and burley tobacco. The Tobacco Tax Act (TTA) was amended in December 2015 to enhance oversight of the RLT regime and better enable the government to directly address the issue of contraband tobacco. The MOF is developing regulatory and administrative measures, which will be in force in advance of the 2016 RLT harvest, required to support the amendments to the TTA.
Amendments to Regulations under the Municipal Act, 2001
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) is proposing amendments to the following:
-O. Reg. 603/06 (Municipal and School Capital Facilities - Agreements and Tax Exemptions)
-O. Reg. 599/06 (Municipal Services Corporations)
Public Sector Labour Relations Transition Act, 1997 (PSLRTA), Public Consultations
The Public Sector Labour Relations Transition Act, 1997, provides that if a bargaining agent represents a prescribed minimum threshold level of representation (which is over 60%), that bargaining agent would be ordered to be the bargaining agent for the new bargaining unit without a representation vote. MOL is consulting on a regulation to prescribe this threshold. Based on current feedback, MOL is proposing a 75% threshold, but a different number may be prescribed based on the comments received
VQA wine closures and brix levels
Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 406/00 under the Vintners Quality Alliance Act, 1999 - VQA wine closures and brix levels for Muscat grape varieties
Regulation under the Registered Human Resources Professionals Act, 2013
The Ministry of Labour is proposing to develop a regulation setting out the list of human resources professional designations and initials that was previously set out in legislation.
At the request of the Human Resources Professionals Association, the Ministry is also proposing to update the list of designations by adding five new professional designations and corresponding initials.
Mines and Mining Plants Regulatory Amendment Proposal
The Ministry of Labour is proposing various amendments to Regulation 854 (Mines and Mining Plants) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) that will, if approved, strengthen and improve worker health and safety regarding certain high hazards, update training requirements for surface diamond drill operations, and update a number of miscellaneous provisions.
Passenger/Light Duty Vehicle Inspection Standard
The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario is proposing regulatory changes to Ontario Regulation 611 under the Highway Traffic Act. The amendments are intended to modernize the light duty/passenger vehicle inspection standards contained in Schedules 1 and 2 within Regulation 611. The amendments reflect the significant changes in safety related vehicle technologies that have occurred since the last update of the standard. The attached table provides highlights of the proposed changes.