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Amendments to Extend the Date for the Renewal of Licences Under Ontario's Financial Protection Programs

The COVID-19 pandemic caused several timing issues regarding deadlines, including for the renewal of licences for grain and beef cattle dealers, as well as grain elevator operators, issued under the ministry's Financial Protection Programs. Regulatory amendments are being proposed to extend the expiry date for licences issued under the programs by 90 days after the COVID-19 Emergency Order is lifted.
Effective Date:  May 14, 2020

Amendments under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 to extend Infectious Disease Emergency Leave for Workers during COVID-19

Amendments under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 to extend Infectious Disease Emergency Leave for Workers during COVID-19.
Effective Date:  May 29, 2020

Amendments to Regulatory Requirements for Child Protection, Adoption and Licensed Children's Residential Services in Response to COVID-19

The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services has amended Ontario Regulation 156/18 under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 to support the delivery of child protection, adoption and licensed children's residential services during the COVID-19 outbreak, while continuing to protect the safety and well-being of children and young persons.
Effective Date:  May 8, 2020

Amendments to 2019 greenhouse gas emissions reporting requirements in response to the COVID-19 outbreak  (source: Environmental Registry)

We have made administrative amendments to O. Reg 390/18 in response to the challenges industry is facing during the COVID-19 outbreak, such as staffing shortages. The changes provide temporary relief by allowing for extensions to the 2019 greenhouse gas emissions reporting and verification deadlines.
Effective Date:  May 14, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 175/15

Highway 407 East Act, 2012
Effective Date:  May 14, 2020

Amended regulation under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014

Ontario Regulation 137/15 under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 was amended to support child care operators during the emergency closure period ordered under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act and to support the operation of Emergency Child Care Centres in retaining qualified staff during this period.
Effective Date:  May 8, 2020

OMAFRA Emergency Livestock Medicines Outlet Licence Extension under Livestock Medicines Act in the Context of COVID-19

For approximately 540 licensed Livestock Medicines Outlets (LMOs) current licences expire on July 31, 2020. To protect animal health and ensure uninterrupted licensing of LMOs while Ontario is dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak, OMAFRA is amending Regulation 730 under the Livestock Medicines Act to extend the validity of the current Class 1 licence until July 31, 2021 at no cost to current licensees.
Effective Date:  May 14, 2020

Amendments to Regulatory Requirements for Child Protection, Adoption and Licensed Children's Residential Services in Response to COVID-19

The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services has amended Ontario Regulation 155/18 under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 to support the delivery of child protection, adoption and licensed children's residential services during the COVID-19 outbreak, while continuing to protect the safety and well-being of children and young persons.
Effective Date:  May 8, 2020

Amendments to the Building Code (O. Reg. 332/12) - O. Reg. 209/20

Amendments to the Building Code (O. Reg. 332/12) - O. Reg. 209/20
Effective Date:  May 11, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 619

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  May 29, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 619

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  May 29, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 46/20

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  May 14, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Response: Relief from Trillium Drug Program Deductible

To help alleviate the cost impact to Trillium Drug Program (TDP) households as a result of loss of income, the Ministry of Health is proposing to extend the in-year deductible reassessment to include significant income changes that occur in the latter half of the TDP benefit year. This would allow households to use their 2020 income information for the determination of their deductible in the current 2019/20 benefit year (from May 1st until July 31st, 2020).
Effective Date:  May 13, 2020

Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017; Ontario Regulation 268/18

The following summary outlines proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 268/18 under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 relating to the sale, display and promotion of vapour products. The ministry is soliciting feedback on the proposed regulatory amendments.
Effective Date:  May 4, 2020

Proposal to reduce the minimum distance requirement for placement of bait from rights of way and trails for black bear hunting  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is proposing to reduce the minimum distance requirement for placement of bait from rights of way for public vehicular traffic and marked and maintained recreational trails for black bear hunting from 200 metres to 30 metres.
Effective Date:  May 1, 2020