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.
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
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.
Regulatory amendment to Ontario Regulation 344 (Disposable Containers for Milk)
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.
Proposed regulation under the Planning Act related to inclusionary zoning
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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)
Tire Regulation under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 (RRCEA)
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.
Food and Organic Waste Framework
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.
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
Policy Proposal on Adjusting Certain Public Lands Act Administrative Fees
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.
Amendments to Ontario Regulation 455/09 and creation of a new services documents regulation under the Toxics Reduction Act
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.
Proposed Regulations under the Planning Act
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.