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Amendment to Regulation 622

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  April 13, 2018

Revoking regulations under the repealed Climate Change Mitigation and Low-carbon Economy Act, 2016  (source: Environmental Registry)

The remaining regulations under the CCMLEA have been revoked as a result of the repeal of this Act.
Effective Date:  November 14, 2018

Administration of Justice Act, Annual Transcriptionist Fees

Caps the annual registration fee for Authorized Court Transcriptionists at $500/year.
Effective Date:  February 23, 2018

Exemptions to the "Electronic Transmission of Documents" in the Reducing Regulatory Costs for Business Act, 2017

The regulation provides exemptions to this provision whereby a ministry is not required to receive documents electronically from a business in certain circumstances.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018

Public Accounting Act, 2004: Proposed regulation amending O. Reg. 238/05

Proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 238/05 (GENERAL) made under the Public Accounting Act, 2004
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018

Amendment to the Building Code Supporting Development in Toronto's Lower Don Area

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has amended the Building Code regulation to support planning and investment decisions in the Lower Don Area of the City of Toronto.
Effective Date:  July 20, 2018

Designation of Public Service Agencies. O. Reg. 558/17 amending O. Reg. 398/93.

Revocation of the designation of three previously designated agencies and amendment to the designation of two previously designated agencies.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018

Power-Assisted Bicycles (e-bikes) Motor Disengagement

The Ministry of Transportation has made regulatory amendments to HTA Regulation 369/09 (Power-Assisted Bicycles) to allow for continued motor engagement when braking is applied. As a result, manufacturers will no longer require a "kill switch" to be installed in order to disengage the motor. This change allows for newer technology e-bikes to be used, reduces the regulatory burden, responds to requests from industry stakeholders and potentially benefits consumers by reducing the need for cost
Effective Date:  December 6, 2018

Amend Part 7 of O. Reg. 663/98 (Areas South of the French and Mattawa Rivers where Sunday Gun Hunting is Permitted) under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act

areas. Populations of many wildlife species in Ontario are healthy. While this is generally good news, there are some local instances where the public has expressed concern regarding the impact of abundant wildlife on habitat degradation, wildlife health, animal/vehicle collisions, and agricultural crop and livestock damage. The agricultural community, including farmers and other landowners, have proposed that allowing Sunday gun hunting would be a beneficial and cost-effective.
Effective Date:  April 1, 2018

Humane trapping amendments to Ontario Regulation under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997  (source: Environmental Registry)

This Ontario Regulation 667/98 amendment includes several new certified humane traps for lynx, beaver and muskrat, as well as humane certified traps for bobcat - a species that was not previously listed in the certified trap schedules in the trapping regulation. This amendment ensures that trappers are aware of certified humane traps that must be used to target these species.
Effective Date:  October 5, 2018

Amendments to Social Housing Eligibility (O. Reg. 367/11) Related to the Ontario Basic Income Pilot

O. Reg. 367/11 under the Housing Services Act, 2011 (HSA) was amended to help ensure that recipients of basic income payments under the Ontario Basic Income Pilot (the Pilot) do not lose eligibility for social housing assistance (rent-geared-to-income and a portable housing benefit) as a result of participation in the Pilot. These amendments were filed and came into effect on April 24, 2018.
Effective Date:  April 24, 2018

Exemption from one-year absence requirement for eligible trade board and roster of adjudicator members of the Ontario College of Trades

Effective March 28, 2018, Ontario Regulation 421/12 (General) was amended to exempt trade board and roster of adjudicator members who have served for six consecutive years ending in 2018 from taking a one year absence before being eligible for reappointment.
Effective Date:  March 23, 2018

Under the Liquor Licence Act: O. Reg. 719 (Licences to Sell Liquor) O. Reg. 720 (Manufacturer's Licences)

Amendment to Regulation 719 to enable distillers to be eligible to apply for a "by the glass" licence in Ontario. Allow distillers holding a manufacturer's licence from the AGCO to sell and serve their products for consumption on their manufacturing site(s) where the sale is primarily aimed at promoting the manufacturer's product. Amendments to Regulation 720
Effective Date:  March 15, 2018

A special rule for the auto sector regarding Personal Emergency Leave (PEL) days in certain circumstances in regulation "Terms and conditions of employment in defined industries - automobile manufacturing, automobile parts manufacturing, automobile parts warehousing and automobile marshalling", under the Employment Standards Act, 2000.

Auto sector employees will not be entitled to PEL pay if they are entitled under their employment to receive two or more paid days that are in excess of the ESA's vacation or public holiday standards or the paid days are for personal illness or medical appointments. This special rule applies to unionized and non-unionized employees in the sector. The 50 employee threshold has also been removed. Employers are prohibited from requesting a note from a qualified health practitioner as evidence.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018

Collection and Analysis of Information Regulation

Prescribing the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) as an "administrative entity" under the Ministry of Revenue Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M.33 for the purposes of section 11.5, "Underground economy: collection and analysis of information"
Effective Date:  March 29, 2018

Amendments to Occupational Health and Safety Act schedules in Regulation 950 under the Provincial Offences Act

Amendments to increase the range of offences under the Occupational Health and Safety Act for which a Part I Offence Notice can be issued
Effective Date:  April 1, 2018

Regulation 194 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of Civil Procedure)

Various amendments to Regulation 194 (Rules of Civil Procedure) relating to online filing of documents in civil actions in the Superior Court of Justice and relating to estate proceedings.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018

Timing of Tax Payable under Subsection 3 (2) of the Land Transfer Tax Act

New regulation permitting quarterly reporting periods for the Land Transfer Tax on unregistered transfers of land, applicable to changes in the composition of widely held partnerships and trusts.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018

Amendments to Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General) under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015

On April 19, 2018 technical amendments were made to the Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General).
Effective Date:  April 19, 2018

Amendments to Ontario Regulation 79/10 under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007

The amendments 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.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018

O. Reg. 538/17 made under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA) - Amending O. Reg. 331/11, which amends O. Reg. 329/04 (General)

O. Reg. 538/17 was filed on December 18, 2017, amending O. Reg. 331/11 to extend the revocation date of section 6.2 of O. Reg. 329/04 from January 1, 2018 to January 1, 2020.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018

Regulatory Amendments under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014

O. Reg. 452/18 was made under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 (CCEYA). This regulation amended O. Reg. 137/15 (General) in order to update terminology to ensure that it aligned with the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015. As per subsection 84 (6) of the CCEYA, the Minister of Education made a decision that public consultation was not necessary before this regulation was made, given its strictly technical, non-substantive nature.
Effective Date:  November 1, 2018

Amendment to Regulation 604

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  April 13, 2018

Amendment to Regulation 598

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  April 13, 2018

Amendments to permit credit unions to participate in loan syndications led by banks listed in Schedule I to the Bank Act (Canada)

Amendments to permit credit unions to participate in loan syndications led by banks listed in Schedule I to the Bank Act (Canada)
Effective Date:  December 7, 2018

Amendments to the Industrial Establishments Regulation (Reg. 851)

The Industrial Establishments Regulation, made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, has been amended to add a new, targeted exemption from guardrail requirements as well as a requirement for employers to develop and implement other measures and procedures to protect workers from the hazard of falling where any of the guardrail exemptions apply.
Effective Date:  October 26, 2018

Exemptions, Special Rules and Establishment of Minimum Wage: Exemption from Equal Pay for Equal Work provisions under the Employment Standards Act

Exempt certain groups from entitlement to equal pay for equal work on the basis of employment status (ESA s. 42.1)
Effective Date:  April 1, 2018

Amendments to Ontario Regulation 567(Rabies Immunization) made under the Health Protection and Promotion Act

Amendments to Ontario Regulation 567 under the Health Protection and Promotion Act.
Effective Date:  December 14, 2018

Extending the moratorium on water bottling permits  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to extend the current moratorium on new or increasing permits to take groundwater to produce bottled water. This would extend the moratorium for up to one year, to January 1, 2020.
Effective Date:  December 21, 2018

Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 Regulation

The following summary outlines proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 268/18 under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017. The ministry is soliciting feedback on the proposed amendments. Some of the proposed regulatory amendments are conditional on the passage of certain proposed amendments to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 set out in Bill 36, Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018, introduced in the Legislature on September 27, 2018.
Effective Date:  October 17, 2018

Amendments to Ontario Regulation 79/10 (Regulation) under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 (LTCHA) related to Cannabis in Long-Term Care (LTC) Homes

The amendments create a framework to support the use of recreational cannabis in LTC homes, while supporting clarity in the use and storage of medical cannabis.
Effective Date:  October 17, 2018

Proposed Amendments to the Fault Determination Rules and Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule under the Insurance Act

The Ministry of Finance is proposing consequential technical amendments to regulations under the Insurance Act to reflect changes to the federal Criminal Code related to the legalization of cannabis, which is set to come into effect on October 17, 2018.
Effective Date:  October 17, 2018

Expanding Interprovincial Health Care Coverage to Include Home Care Services

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (the "ministry") is proposing to expand interprovincial coverage to include home care services for Ontarians in another province or territory (PT) of Canada as well as for individuals moving to Ontario from another PT where they were insured under a publicly funded health insurance plan.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2018

Extension of review period for journeyperson to apprentice ratios to April 2019 for 33 construction sector trades

A new Minister's regulation, O.Reg. 316/2018, extends the next round of apprenticeship ratio reviews to April 2019. It came into effect on April 25, 2018. The Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009 (OCTAA) requires the Board of Governors of the Ontario College of Trades (College) to establish a panel to review each journeyperson to apprentice ratio. Ratios have been established for 33 trades which are subject to reviews at least every four years as per s.60 (4) of OCTAA.
Effective Date:  April 23, 2018

Proposed modifications to O. Reg. 311/06 (Transitional Matters - Growth Plans) made under the Places to Grow Act, 2005 to implement the proposed methodology for land needs assessment for the Greater Golden Horseshoe  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing a minor change to the transition regulation for the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe. The change would support implementation of a standard method to calculate the amount of land needed for development until 2041, known as a land needs assessment. This will help municipalities to ensure land is used efficiently.
Effective Date:  May 4, 2018

Amendments to Ontario Regulation 79/10 under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 to introduce Administrative Monetary Penalties, Re-Inspection Fees and make minor technical amendments.

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (Ministry) is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 79/10 (Regulation) under the Long-Term Care Homes Act 2007 (LTCHA) to introduce re-inspection fees and administrative monetary penalties that would be issued against long-term care home licensees that are in continued non-compliance with the LTCHA and to make other minor technical amendments.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2018

Highway Traffic Act - HOV Regulatory Amendment

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is proposing to extend the HOV lane occupancy exemption for single-occupant licensed taxicabs and airport limousines to June 30, 2020.
Effective Date:  April 13, 2018

Proposed amendment to the term contract clause under R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 440 (Vegetables for Processing - Marketing) under the Farm Products Marketing Act.

The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission is proposing a further amendment to the term contract clause under Regulation 440 in response to stakeholder feedback to amendments that were finalized on December 21, 2017.
Effective Date:  March 29, 2018

New Regulations made under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991

The government is proposing three new regulations made under the RHPA that would: 1- Identify criteria for the purposes of determining whether an individual is a patient, in the context of sexual abuse 2- Establish additional information relating to the conduct of regulated health professionals that health regulatory colleges must maintain on the public register 3- Prescribe offences for the purposes of clause 51 (5.2) (a) of the Health Professions Procedural Code
Effective Date:  May 1, 2018

Ticket Sales Act, 2017 - Administrative Penalties Proposal

A consultation paper on a proposal for administrative monetary penalties under the Ticket Sales Act, 2017
Effective Date:  July 1, 2018

Ticket Sales Act, 2017: Exemptions

A new regulation has been developed to exempt the sale of tickets to events at certain types of small venues and movie theatres from the Ticket Sales Act, 2017.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2018

School Health Professional Services

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) is proposing amendments to the definition of "school health professional services" in section 5 of Regulation 386/99 of the Home Care and Community Services Act, 1994.
Effective Date:  September 28, 2018

Proposed Data Standards for the Identification and Monitoring of Systemic Racism (Anti-Racism Data Standards), as well as potential regulation to authorize or require public sector organizations to collect specified personal information using the proposed Anti-Racism Data Standards to identify and combat systemic racism and advance racial equity.

The proposed Anti-Racism Data Standards (ARDS) would set out requirements and guidance for the collection, use and management of information, including personal information, for the purpose of eliminating systemic racism and advancing racial equity. Any potential regulation would require or authorize specific public sector organizations ("PSOs"), as defined under the Anti-Racism Act, 2017, to collect specific types of personal information in compliance with all or part of the proposed ARDS.
Effective Date:  April 20, 2018

Health Insurance Act - Regulation 552: General

The regulation amends Regulation 552 to make clear that an insured person receiving in-patient services at a private hospital is entitled to receive accommodation and meals at the standard or public ward level at no charge. This amending regulation also updates the list of private hospitals set out under Schedule 1 to reflect current corporate and operating names.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2018

Health Shared Services Ontario

On January 1, 2017, a new board-governed provincial crown agency, Health Shared Services Ontario (HSSOntario), was established by Ontario Regulation 456/16 under the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006 (LHSIA) to provide corporate services to the Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) and formerly Community Care Access Corporations (CCACs) in support of their expanded mandate. In addition to establishing the agency, the regulation sets out HSSOntatrio's objects to provide shared service
Effective Date:  April 1, 2018

Amendments to Ontario Regulation 79/10 under the Long Term Care Homes Act, 2007 related to Automated Income Verification

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (Ministry) proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 79/10 (Regulation) under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 (LTCHA). The proposed amendments would allow Long -Term Long-Term Care (LTC) Rate Reduction Program applicants an option to submit alternative supporting documents with their application form instead of the Notice of Assessment (NOA) document.
Effective Date:  May 1, 2018

Proposed Regulations under the Proposed Fairness in Procurement Act, 2018 (Bill 194)

Subject to enactment of the Fairness in Procurement Act, 2018 (Bill 194), Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) is proposing to make regulations responsive to the Buy American legislation in the states of New York and Texas.
Effective Date:  April 1, 2018

Proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 125/04 (Apples - Marketing) under the Farm Products Marketing Act.

The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission is proposing to make amendments to Ontario Regulation 125/04 (Apples - Marketing) which adjust timelines for the negotiation of annual agreements between the Ontario Apple Growers (OAG) and juice apple processors. The amendments include changes to the negotiation and arbitration deadlines as well as the effective date of the agreements.
Effective Date:  May 2, 2018

Construction Lien Act: Regulations

Four new regulations under the Construction Lien Act
Effective Date:  July 1, 2018

Amendments to Ontario Regulation 79/10 under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 related to Boards of Management.

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (Ministry) is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 79/10 (Regulation) under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 (LTCHA) regarding Boards of Management (BoM) powers. The proposed amendments would increase the maximum BoM reserve for working funds; expand a BoM's capacity to borrow for operating purposes; and provide a BoM with the capacity to borrow for capital purposes.
Effective Date:  April 2, 2018

Regulation 991 Amendments

The amendments to Regulation 991 under the Registered Insurance Brokers Act are intended to help modernize the regulation of insurance brokers to meet current standards and better protect Ontario consumers.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2018

Delegate MMA Subdivision Files

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs is proposing a regulation under the Planning Act in order to delegate MMA subdivision file Nos. 57-T-94001, 54-T-89003, 54-T-86001 and 49-T-95001 and MMA condominium file No. 49-CD-95001 to the municipalities in which these files are located.
Effective Date:  April 4, 2018

Cannabis, Smoke-Free Ontario and Road Safety Statute Law Amendment Act, 2017, Schedule 4, Amendments to the Highway Traffic Act (formerly Bill 174)

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is soliciting public comment on regulations being developed to support implementation of Schedule 4 of the Cannabis, Smoke-Free Ontario and Road Safety Statute Law Amendment Act, 2017
Effective Date:  July 1, 2018

Extending the Reduced Suspension Program, Clarifying Long-term Vehicle Impoundment Rules and Making Other Consequential Amendments to Enhance Ontario's Impaired Driving Programs under the Making Ontario's Roads Safer, 2015

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is soliciting public comment on the proposed extension of the reduced suspension program, clarification of long-term vehicle impoundment rules and amendments to clarify impaired driving program requirements.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2018

Ontario Regulation 268/18 made under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017

The regulation made under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017. The Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 and its regulation will come into force on July 1, 2018.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2018

Insurance Contracts - Recovery by Innocent Persons

The regulation is required to operationalize amendments made to the Act in December 2017, to prohibit insurers from denying insurance claims made by innocent co-insured policyholders.
Effective Date:  April 20, 2018

Moving Pesticide Licensing From Paper-Based to Electronic Service Delivery  (source: Environmental Registry)

On November 14, 2017, legislative amendments to the Pesticides Act and Environmental Protection Act to enable online service delivery of the pesticides licensing program received Royal Assent as part of the government's Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017.
Effective Date:  September 4, 2018

Proposal to amend Ontario Regulation 445/10 (General) made under the Excellent Care for All Act, 2010 (ECFAA) to: (1) prescribe purposes for which the Ontario Health Quality Council (operating as Health Quality Ontario or HQO) is authorized to collect, use and disclose personal health information; (2) extend the term limit applicable to HQO board appointees who are designated to serve as Chair

Specifically, the proposed regulations would do two things: (1) They would confer new authority on HQO to collect, use and disclose personal health information for the limited purposes described in the regulation, and would establish conditions that HQO must meet in exercising this new authority; and (2) They would amend the provisions respecting the appointment of HQO board members by permitting a Board member who is also designated as Chair to serve for an additional three-year term
Effective Date:  March 29, 2018

Regulatory amendment to Ontario Regulation 344 (Disposable Containers for Milk)  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (the ministry) is proposing to amend Regulation 344 to provide two options for milk producers to use containers that are collected through a deposit return program, or the current Blue Box program or a recycling program that services over 90% of Ontario households.
Effective Date:  April 6, 2018

Proposed amendments to regulations under the Highway Traffic Act related to mobile cranes and concrete pumps.

The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) is proposing amendments to regulations under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) related to mobile cranes and concrete pumps.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2018

Amendments to Ontario Regulation 287/07 "General" under the Clean Water Act, 2006  (source: Environmental Registry)

Amendments are proposed to the General Regulation (O. Reg. 287/07) under the Clean Water Act to improve the regulatory framework, address implementation challenges, and increase transparency.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2018

Reform of Ontario's Funding Rules for Defined Benefit Pension Plans: Description of Proposed Changes to Pension Benefits Guarantee Fund (PBGF) Assessments

Description of proposed regulatory amendments to the Pension Benefits Guarantee Fund (PBGF) assessment formula
Effective Date:  May 1, 2018

Establishment of a new regulation under the authority provided in section 168(2) of the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002  (source: Environmental Registry)

A regulation is proposed under the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002 to require that certain work necessary under the Clean Water Act, 2006, be complete, and be endorsed by municipal council, before a municipality could apply for a drinking water works permit associated with a new or expanding municipal residential drinking water system
Effective Date:  July 1, 2018

The Local Services Board of Round Lake and Area Boundary Alteration.

The Local Services Board of Round Lake and Area (the "LSB") wishes to alter its boundaries so that Fire Protection and Emergency Telecommunications services can be provided to properties currently not located within the geographic boundaries of the LSB.
Effective Date:  March 27, 2018

Alignment of ODB Program Days Supply for Ontario Works Recipients 25 years of age and older.

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 allow Ontario Works (OW) recipients 25 years of age and older to maximize the benefit from receiving greater quantities of certain ODB-funded drugs (e.g. chronic use medications), making it more convenient for them and reducing the number of their co-payments.
Effective Date:  August 1, 2018

Changes to the Consumer Protection Act Regulation 17/05 Gift Card Rules

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is seeking feedback on proposed changes to the Consumer Protection Act Regulation 17/05 rules for gift cards.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2018

Proposed Regulations Relating to Cannabis Retail and Distribution

New regulations are proposed under the Cannabis Act, 2017 and Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation Act, 2017; amendments are proposed to prescribe the OCRC under the Pay Equity Act and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Effective Date:  February 22, 2018

Amendment to R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 428 (Seed Corn - Plan) under the Farm Products Marketing Act.

The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission is proposing to make amendments to Regulation 428 (Seed Corn - Plan) related to the composition and election of the local board. These amendments include the amalgamation of Districts 1 and 2, an increase in the board member term of office from two to three years and the introduction of a consecutive term limit of four terms followed by one year of ineligibility for board election.
Effective Date:  November 29, 2018

Proposed regulation under the Planning Act related to inclusionary zoning  (source: Environmental Registry)

The legislation would, if proclaimed, also enable the Minister to make regulations under the Planning Act to provide direction on a variety of matters related to inclusionary zoning. This summary sets out the proposed regulatory content related to inclusionary zoning if Schedule 4 is proclaimed.
Effective Date:  April 11, 2018

Proposed Regulatory Amendment to Ontario Regulation 386/99 under the Home Care and Community Services Act, 1994 relating to service maximums for homemaking and personal support services and nursing services.

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is proposing an amendment to the service maximums for homemaking and personal support services and nursing services set out in Ontario Regulation 386/99 under the Home Care and Community Services Act, 1994 (HCCSA).
Effective Date:  April 1, 2018

Reform of Ontario's Funding Rules for Defined Benefit Pension Plans: Description of New Funding Rules

A description of the regulatory amendments needed to implement changes to funding rules for defined benefit pension plans
Effective Date:  May 1, 2018

Proposed Regulatory Provisions Authorizing Select Uses of Mechanical Restraints under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017

The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is proposing regulations authorizing select uses of mechanical restraints under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017.
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Determining whether a child is considered a First Nations, Inuk, or Métis child for the purposes of the Act

Regulations are proposed that would address the determination of whether a child is a First Nations, Inuk or Métis child for the purposes of the CYFSA.
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Definitions - Regulatory Registry Consultation Document supporting the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017

The proposed regulations are imported definitions from Regulation 70 under the Child and Family Service Act (CFSA).
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Proposed Regulatory Provisions Governing Secure De-escalation Rooms under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)

The Ministry of Children and Youth Services ("the ministry") is seeking public input on proposed regulatory provisions governing secure de-escalation rooms under Part VII (Extraordinary Measures) of the CYFSA, sections 173 to 175.
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Rights of Children and Young Persons

Regulations are proposed that would prescribe how service providers are to promote children's rights in Part II of the Act. Complaints mechanism requirements will be established for service providers, other than a society or residential licensees, so that children receiving services can complain about violation of their rights. (Note: requirements for complaints mechanisms for societies and residential licensees are addressed in sections 18 and 119 of the Act and their corresponding regulations)
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

The Child Abuse Register and Child and Family Services Review Board Regulations under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act

The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is proposing regulations under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) to prescribe matters relating to maintaining the Child Abuse Register, internal society complaints procedures, and reviews by the Child and Family Services Review Board (CFSRB). Once proclaimed, the CYFSA will replace the current Child and Family Services Act (CFSA), and the regulations made under the CYFSA will replace those made under the CFSA.
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

New and Proposed Changes to Regulations Related to Intervals for Informing Children in Care of their Rights, and Complaints Procedures for Alleged Violation of these Rights under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017

Regulations in these areas will establish new provisions on the intervals to inform children in care of their rights (and other related information). Additionally, proposed changes will enhance provisions related to licensed residential service provider complaints procedures for the alleged violation of a child in care's rights.
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Regulations relating to requirements for the assessment of a person's home as a place of safety and family and community placements (kinship service)

The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is proposing regulations under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) which would include requirements for the assessment of a person's home as a place of safety and family and community placements (kinship service). Once proclaimed, the CYFSA will replace the current Child and Family Services Act (CFSA), and the regulations made under the CYFSA will replace those made under the CFSA.
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Proposed Regulatory Provisions on the Use of Physical Restraint under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017

Enhance current regulatory provisions on the use of physical restraint for all ministry service providers and foster parents and create new requirements related to debriefing, notification and documentation.
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Proposed New Serious Occurrence Reporting Regulations under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)

The Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) is proposing to import existing regulatory requirements for serious occurrence reporting under the CYFSA. These regulatory requirements apply only to licensees that operate children's residences. Existing ministry policy requirements governing the reporting of serious occurrences will continue to apply while the Ministry undertakes further policy analysis to inform the development of future regulations (Phase 2).
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Proposed Consequential Amendments to other Acts as a result of the repeal of the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) and the enactment of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA)

Consequential amendments are proposed to 25 regulations under various statutes. No changes to the scope of the application of the statute or regulation would result from most of these proposed consequential amendments, except as noted in the attached summary.
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Regulatory Provisions - Child, Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA): Child and Youth Mental Health Lead Agencies

The category of Child and Youth Mental Health Lead Agency will be established by regulation, and the functions of these Lead Agencies will be listed.
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Summary of New and Proposed Changes to Regulations Related to Residential Licensing under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017

Regulations pursuant to Part IX: Residential Licensing of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA) set out the requirements for licensees in a number of areas, such as emergency procedures, fire safety, staffing, and programming. In addition, these regulations set out procedural rules respecting appeals to the Licence Appeal Tribunal and the Child and Family Services Review Board, and the licensing application process.
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Maintaining exemptions from the requirement to be incorporated

Proposal to maintain the exemption from the requirement to be incorporated for: Mohawk Council of Akwesasne as set out in O. Reg. 116/11; and for Six Nations of the Grand River as set out in O. Reg. 445/17.
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Proposed Regulatory Provisions to Support the Implementation of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017, Part VI (Youth Justice)

The Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) ("the ministry") is seeking public input on proposed regulatory provisions under CYFSA, Part VI (Youth Justice).
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Proposed Regulatory Provisions Governing Mechanical Restraints under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017

The Ministry of Children and Youth Services ("the ministry") is seeking public input on proposed regulatory provisions for mechanical restraint use in secure treatment programs, places of secure custody and places of secure temporary detention under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA).
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Summary of Proposed Changes to Regulations Related to Secure Treatment (Extraordinary Measures) under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017

No major changes to the existing regulations in Part IX related to secure treatment are being proposed. New regulations are being proposed in Part VII, Extraordinary Measures, of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) in relation to the use of mechanical restraint in secure treatment settings, which will be posted and available for public comment separately.
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Diversity and Inclusion

Regulations are proposed that would prescribe what service providers must do in order to take the aspects of a child's identity listed in paragraphs 3(iii), 3(iv), 4 and 6 of subsection 1(2) of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 into account in providing services. Regulations are proposed that would prescribe how an identity representative is selected and the role of the identity representative.
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Regulations to support the transition from the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) to the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) respecting Funding & Accountability matters (LGIC)

These changes are included to provide for transitional rules relating to "Funding and Accountability" arising from the repeal of the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) and the enactment of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA).
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Regulations to support transition from the Child and Family Services Act to the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 respecting adoption and adoption licensing

The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is proposing regulations to support the transition from the Child and Family Services Act, (CFSA) to the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) with respect to private/intercountry adoption and adoption licensing.
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Adoption and Adoption Licensing (LGIC)

Adoption and Adoption Licensing: The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is proposing a regulation under Part VIII (Adoption and Adoption Licensing) of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA) regarding processes and procedures related to adoption and adoption placements and requirements for licensees to place children for adoption.
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Regulations relating to warrants, court ordered assessments, and methods and procedures for alternative dispute resolution under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017.

The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is proposing a regulation under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) to prescribe requirements concerning obtaining warrants to enter premises or obtain a record, court ordered assessments, and methods and procedures for alternative dispute resolution. Once proclaimed, the CYFSA will replace the current Child and Family Services Act (CFSA), and the regulations made under the CYFSA will replace those made under the CFSA.
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Regulations to support the transition from the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) to the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) respecting child protection

The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is proposing regulations under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA) to support the transition from the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) to the CYFSA respecting child protection service delivery. Once proclaimed, the CYFSA will replace the current Child and Family Services Act (CFSA), and the regulations made under the CYFSA will replace those made under the CFSA.
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Regulations to support transition from the Child and Family Services Act to the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 respecting adoption

The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is proposing regulations under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) to support the transition from the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) to the CYFSA respecting adoption service delivery. Once proclaimed, the CYFSA will replace the current CFSA, and the regulations made under the CYFSA will replace those made under the CFSA.
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Tire Regulation under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 (RRCEA)  (source: Environmental Registry)

A new regulation will make tire producers environmentally and financially responsible for recovering resources and reducing waste associated with the tires they supply in Ontario. This will further reduce the amount of tires lost to disposal, benefit our environment and economy, and support our efforts to fight climate change.
Effective Date:  April 9, 2018

Regulations under the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act, 2017

Approved Regulations under the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act, 2017
Effective Date:  April 3, 2018

Proposed new regulation under the Planning Act to prescribe transitional provisions for the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 (Bill 139)  (source: Environmental Registry)

If Bill 139 is passed by the Legislature and receives Royal Assent, the proposed transition regulation would set out rules for planning matters in process at the time of proclamation of the Bill 139 changes to the Planning Act and would provide certainty regarding the processing and decision-making on planning matters. Changes to the Planning Act through Bill 139 not addressed in the proposed transition regulation would apply immediately upon the coming into force of those changes.
Effective Date:  April 3, 2018

Proposed amendments to matters included in existing regulations under the Planning Act relating to the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 (Bill 139)  (source: Environmental Registry)

If Bill 139 is passed by the Legislature and receives Royal Assent, the proposed regulatory changes would update tribunal references from "Ontario Municipal Board" to "Local Planning Appeal Tribunal", where applicable. They would also require explanations of how planning proposals conform with local planning documents; clarify requirements for municipal notices and make other technical changes.
Effective Date:  April 3, 2018

Proposed Amendment of Ontario Regulation 541/05: Net Metering, or a new Regulation (To Be Determined), to be made under the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998  (source: Environmental Registry)

The proposed changes to Ontario's net metering framework are intended to give customers new opportunities to participate in clean, renewable electricity generation and to reduce their electricity bills.
Effective Date:  May 8, 2018

Proposed New Regulation to be made under the Electricity Act, 1998  (source: Environmental Registry)

The purpose of the proposed regulation is to ensure the appropriate siting of renewable energy generation facilities in relation to residential areas and prime agricultural land.
Effective Date:  May 8, 2018

Proposed Amendment of Ontario Regulation 389/10: (General), to be made under the Energy Consumer Protection Act, 2010  (source: Environmental Registry)

The proposed amendments are designed to ensure that customers who are considering entering into an electricity retail agreement with a TPO retailer can make an informed decision and can understand the impacts of any associated contracts or agreements, which may include separate contracts and/or liabilities that would not be covered under the Energy Consumer Protection Act, 2010
Effective Date:  May 8, 2018

Proposed Amendment to the Schedule to Ontario Regulation 730 (General) under the Livestock Medicines Act

Health Canada has proposed changes to require a prescription for all antimicrobial drugs that are deemed medically-important for human health. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is proposing a consequential amendment to the Livestock Medicines Act (LMA) Regulation 730 to prohibit the sale of veterinary drugs on the Prescription Drug List by retail outlets licensed to sell livestock medicine and otherwise update the list to reflect what is and can be sold by LMOs.
Effective Date:  December 1, 2018

Food and Organic Waste Framework  (source: Environmental Registry)

The province has developed a proposed Food and Organic Waste Framework ("Framework"). Together with the Strategy for a Waste-Free Ontario: Building a Circular Economy and Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan, the proposed Framework will help Ontario build a circular economy and fight climate change.
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

Amendments to Ontario Regulation 101/97 to prepare for the 2018 municipal election.

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 101/97 under the Municipal Elections Act
Effective Date:  April 3, 2018

Codes of Conduct - Prescribed Subject Matters

The Minister of Municipal Affairs is proposing to make a regulation under the Municipal Act, 2001 to prescribe subject matters required to be included in local codes of conduct.
Effective Date:  February 28, 2018

Codes of Conduct - Prescribed Subject Matters

The Minister of Municipal Affairs is proposing to make a regulation under the City of Toronto Act, 2006 to prescribe subject matters required to be included in the City's codes of conduct.
Effective Date:  February 28, 2018

Amendment to O. Reg. 447/07, Listed Acts - Delegation by City

The Minister of Municipal Affairs is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 447/07 under the City of Toronto Act, 2006 to allow the City to delegate to a council committee the power to designate a private road as a fire route under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 and to make technical amendments to reflect changes in Ontario Regulation 389/91 (Special Occasion Permits).
Effective Date:  March 2, 2018

Amendments to Regulations made under the Health Protection and Promotion Act

Proposed regulatory amendments include additional protection for settings not currently regulated, would simplify and streamline requirements where possible and respond to new evidence and practices to ensure public health programs and services remain current to protect the health of Ontarians.
Effective Date:  March 29, 2018

Regulatory proposal under the Condominium Act, 1998

Proposed regulation under the Condominium Act, 1998 to make it easier to install and access electric vehicle charging stations in existing condominiums
Effective Date:  May 1, 2018

Amendment to R.R.O. 1990 Regulation 761, (Milk and Milk Products) under the Milk Act.

The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission (Commission) is proposing to amend Regulation 761 under the Milk Act. The amendments were requested by Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) after consultation with dairy farmers and industry stakeholders. DFO's request resulted from an agreement to harmonize milk quality programs in Eastern Canada. The proposed amendments would make changes to the raw milk quality program including animal care and welfare requirements for dairy cattle.
Effective Date:  May 1, 2018

OHIP Provisions for Children Receiving Protective Services to align with changes to existing legislation.

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) is requesting approval to make consequential amendments to provisions respecting Ontario Health Insurance Plan eligibility for children in the care of a children's aid society in Regulation 552 under the Health Insurance Act (HIA) to align with changes to the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) that will permit child protection services to be extended to 16- and 17-year-olds, which is expected to be proclaimed into force on January 1, 2018.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018

Regulatory amendments related to air emissions of sulphur dioxide and other items  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (ministry) is proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 419/05: Air Pollution - Local Air Quality (O. Reg. 419/05 or the "Regulation") made under the Environmental Protection Act. The proposed amendments would introduce updated air standards for sulphur dioxide and clarify the requirements for assessing operating conditions in O. Reg. 419/05. The ministry is also reviewing the need for consequential amendments.
Effective Date:  March 20, 2018

Proposal to reflect amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 made by the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 to exempt construction employees from Personal Emergency Leave (PEL) Pay entitlement under specified circumstances.

The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 amends the ESA to provide all employees with ten PEL days per calendar year. If an employee has been employed for at least one week, the first two days would be paid. The proposed regulation would exempt construction employees from the entitlement to paid personal emergency leave if they receive at least 0.8% of their hourly rate or wages as personal emergency pay. Their entitlement to 10 PEL days per calendar year would not be affected.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018

Proposed consequential amendments to O. Reg 285/01 and O. Reg. 476/06 made under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 as a result of the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017.

Proposed consequential amendments to O. Reg 285/01 and O. Reg. 476/06 under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 as a result of the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act. These amendments would remove provisions that would be addressed in the ESA, specifically: those addressing the minimum wage rate that applies to a student who is a homeworker, determining minimum wage compliance when changes to the minimum wage take place during a pay period, and prescribed family members.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018

Modifying Ontario Regulation 221/07 under the Planning Act Regarding the District Municipality of Muskoka

The Minister of Municipal Affairs is proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 221/07 (Community Improvement Plans -Prescribed Upper-Tier Municipalities) under the Planning Act in order to prescribe the District Municipality of Muskoka for the purposes of subsection 28(2) of the Act.
Effective Date:  March 5, 2018

Amendment to the Benefit Plans Regulation under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 regarding Pooled Registered Pension Plans

The Ministry of Labour is proposing to amend regulation O. Reg. 286/01 made under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) to exempt certain aspects of pooled registered pension plans from the ESA's prohibition on age-based differentiation with respect to pension plans.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018

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).
Effective Date:  March 1, 2018

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.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018

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.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018

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 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 compressed air energy storage projects using solution-mined salt
Effective Date:  October 1, 2018

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.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018

The Local Services Board of Shebandowan Requests to add the Power of Emergency Telecommunications

The Local Services Board of Shebandowan (the "LSB") is requesting to add the Power of Emergency Telecommunications in order to provide inhabitants in the LSB area 911 Communication and Response Services.
Effective Date:  March 27, 2018

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.
Effective Date:  February 27, 2018

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
Effective Date:  April 30, 2018

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.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018

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.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018

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.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018

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.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018

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.
Effective Date:  January 24, 2018

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.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018

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.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018

Proposed regulatory amendments for the regulation of diagnostic medical sonographers under the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario

Proposed regulatory amendments under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 and the Medical Radiation Technology Act, 1991.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018

Proposed Regulatory Amendments to Increase the Payment Farm Business Must Make To An Accredited Farm Organization To Obtain A Farm Business Registration Number and Other Housekeeping Amendments

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is - at the request from the National Farmers' Union of Ontario (NFU-O), the Christian Farmers' Federation of Ontario (CFFO) and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) - proposing to have amendments made to O. Reg. 723/93 to increase the current payment farm businesses must make to an Accredited Farm Organization, as well as other housekeeping updates.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018

Minister's Regulation under the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 to require a standard lease template for certain residential tenancies

As part of the Fair Housing Plan, the government committed to developing a standard lease template for tenants and landlords across Ontario. Creating a standard lease template helps tenants and landlords alike, ensuring that both parties know their rights and responsibilities while reducing the number of disputes.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018

Policy Proposal on Adjusting Certain Public Lands Act Administrative Fees  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Public Lands Act (PLA) provides the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) with responsibility for the management, sale and disposition of Crown lands including: establishing rent for the occupation of Crown land; collecting royalties for use of Crown resources; and levying administrative fees to recover the cost of delivering services (e.g. issuance of leases, land use permits, documents, etc.). PLA administrative fees have not been adjusted since 2003.
Effective Date:  April 1, 2018

Proposed Enhancements to the Beef Cattle Financial Protection Program to Include Breeder Co-Operatives and Improve Alignment with the Feeder Cattle Loan Guarantee Program

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is proposing amendments to Regulation 560/93 (Fund for Livestock Producers) to designate sales by Feeder and Breeder Co-operatives as sales by individual members for the purposes of the Beef Cattle Financial Protection Program, and to allow Beef Breeder Co-Cooperatives to participate in the Beef Cattle Financial Protection Program.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018

Improvements to the Ministry of Transportation's Medical Reporting Program

The Ministry of Transportation will be strengthening the identification of medically unfit drivers by: expanding mandatory medical reporting to include nurse practitioners, in addition to physicians and optometrists; clarifying the medical conditions, visual impairments and functional impairments that must be reported to the Ministry of Transportation; and improving customer service and simplifying compliance by allowing those suspended for medical reasons to keep their licence.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2018

Proposed Regulations under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015

The Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration (MCI) is seeking public input on draft regulations related to the administration of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) and the selection program eligibility criteria for various categories under the OINP.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018

Amendments to Ontario Regulation 455/09 and creation of a new services documents regulation under the Toxics Reduction Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change is proposing a number of minor amendments to O. Reg. 455/09 aimed to reduce reporting burden, simplify the toxic substance reduction planning process, adjust the schedule and timing of the plan review process, protect business confidentiality, clarify language and intent, better align with the National Pollutant Release Inventory where appropriate, and correct minor errors. In addition, MOECC is proposing a new service of documents regulation.
Effective Date:  April 23, 2018

Consultation on Collection and Debt Settlement Services Act regulation reform

This posting outlines the proposed content of new regulations and regulation amendments to improve the regulation of debt collection practices.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018

Proposed regulation to prescribe the costs, expenses, losses and damages that a person responsible for causing a forest fire is liable for under the Forest Fires Prevention Act, 1990 and amendments to Part II Industrial Operations of Ontario Regulation 207/97: Outdoor Fires.

The proposed regulation would prescribe the types of costs, expenses, losses and damages that the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) can recover from individuals or corporations responsible for causing forest fires. The proposal also includes two amendments to Part II - Industrial Operations of Ontario Regulation 207/97: Outdoor Fires.
Effective Date:  April 1, 2018

Proposed Regulatory Amendments to support implementation of the Patients First Act, 2016

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is proposing regulatory changes to support implementation of the Patients First Act, 2016, including the completed transfers of all Community Care Access Centre to the Local Health Integration Networks. Other amendments will support quality improvement, clarify expectations and strengthen accountability for the planning of French Language Services by the LHINs in consultation with the French Language Health Planning Entities.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018

Amendments to O. Reg. 367/11 under the Housing Services Act, 2011

The Special Priority Policy (SPP), set out in Ontario Regulation 367/11 of the Housing Services Act, 2011(HSA), provides priority access to rent-geared-to-income (RGI) social housing for survivors of domestic violence who have been abused by someone they are living with (or have lived with), or by someone sponsoring them as an immigrant, and from whom they intend to separate permanently.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018

Proposed amendments to the General regulation under the Consumer Protection Act, 2002 and to the General regulation under the Payday Loans Act, 2008.

This posting outlines the proposed content of the regulation amendments to strengthen protections for consumers using payday loans and other alternative financial services.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2018

Proposed amendments to the General Regulation under the Consumer Protection Act, 2002

This posting outlines the proposed content of regulation amendments to protect consumers from unsolicited door-to-door marketing and contracts.
Effective Date:  March 1, 2018

Proposed changes to Regulation 244/97 (under the Aggregate Resources Act) regarding aggregate fees and royalties

The ministry is proposing to amend Regulation 244 that would increase, equalize, and index annual aggregate fees and royalties. The proposal is a first step in a broader review of aggregate fees and royalties.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018

Proposed amendment to Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act Dam Construction Regulation (Ontario Regulation 454/96) to specify that approval is not required for alterations, improvements and repairs to existing dams in cases where they are governed by an agreement between the Minister and the dam owner.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is seeking comments on a proposal to amend Ontario Regulation 454/96 under the Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act to enable 2016 policy for entering into agreements for alterations, improvements and repairs to existing dams. The proposed amendment will allow MNRF to govern alterations, improvements and repairs to existing dams for qualified dam owners through an agreement, and remove the duplicative requirement for LRIA section 16 approvals.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018

Ontario College of Trades - Board of Governors Regulation on Trade Classification Review Referral Process

The Ontario College of Trades is seeking feedback from the public to help inform the development of a Board of Governors regulation prescribing the process for the College's referral of trade classification review requests to the Classification Roster.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2018

Amendment to Ontario Regulation 316/07 under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006 to add land to Stoco Fen Provincial Park.  (source: Environmental Registry)

Stoco Fen Provincial Park is a 203 ha nature reserve class park that was established in 1985. The park protects most of the open fen component of the provincially significant Stoco Fen wetland and Area of Natural and Scientific Interest. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is proposing to regulate three parcels of land. Adding these lands to the park will further protect sensitive wetland habitat and headwater areas.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018

Proposed Revisions to the Scaling Manual  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is proposing revisions to the Scaling Manual. The revisions are required to incorporate changes resulting from a review of current wood measurement practices and standards and to address editorial changes. MNRF has also considered the outcomes of recent policy initiatives in its revision to the Manual.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018

Development Charge Exemption for Second Units in New Homes Under the Development Charges Act, 1997

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs (MMA) and the Ministry of Housing (MHO) are proposing to amend O. Reg. 82/98 (General) under the Development Charges Act, 1997.
Effective Date:  March 31, 2018

Proposed Rewards Point amendments to the General regulation under the Consumer Protection Act, 2002

This posting outlines the proposed content of regulation amendments to implement a ban on the expiry of rewards points due to the passage of time alone.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018

Proposed Regulatory Amendment to Expand the Eligibility Criteria for Grants for Persons with Disabilities

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (the ministry) is proposing an amendment that would expand the eligibility criteria for the program established under Ontario Regulation 367/94 under the Ministry of Community and Social Services Act to ensure that persons who are not capable of arranging and directing their own services and managing funding are eligible for the program if their substitute decision-maker meets these criteria.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018

Proposed amendments to Highway Traffic Act Regulation 199/07 (Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspections) and Regulation 611 (Safety Inspections)

The Ministry of Transportation is proposing to: 1. Reduce the frequency of under-vehicle inspections of motor coaches as outlined in Regulation 199/07, Schedule 4. 2. Amend Regulation 611 to allow buses, school purposes vehicles and accessible vehicles to use the Limited Brake Inspection (LBI) when completing a safety inspection.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2018

Proposed Regulations under the Planning Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) is proposing to consult on a potential new regulation or regulations under the Planning Act if Schedule 4 to the Promoting Affordable Housing Act, 2016 is passed by the Legislature and comes into force on a day to be named.
Effective Date:  April 11, 2018

Proposed Changes Affecting the Control of Hazardous Substances under the Occupational Health and Safety Act

The Ministry of Labour (MOL) is proposing to consult on updates to the occupational exposure limits (OELs) under Regulation 833 (Control of Exposure to Biological or Chemical Agents) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). The MOL is also proposing to consult on amendments that will, if approved, introduce new respiratory protection and measuring provisions, as well as updating and harmonizing a number of other provisions.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018

Strengthening Ontario's Smoking and Vaping Laws: Proposed changes to regulations made under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act and Electronic Cigarettes Act, 2015

This paper outlines the ministry's proposal to make changes to Ontario's smoking and vaping laws that would restrict where people can smoke medical marijuana and vape an e-cigarette, where e-cigarettes can be sold, and how e-cigarettes can be displayed and promoted.
Effective Date:  April 20, 2018

Designation of Additional Areas: amendments to Ontario Regulation 407/94

Addition of two new areas, the cities of Markham and Oshawa, to the schedule to the French Language Services Act that lists designated areas
Effective Date:  July 1, 2018

Independent Forest Audit Modernization: Key Policy Proposals  (source: Environmental Registry)

To give notice of and invite comments on the Independent Forest Audit policy proposals set out above.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018