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Amendment to Ontario Regulations 369/11 under the Housing Services Act, 2011 (HSA) and 394/10 under the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 (RTA)

Ontario Regulations 369/11 and 394/10 under the HSA and RTA were amended to remove references to the Ontario Mortgage and Housing Corporation (OMHC) in both regulations as a result of the OMHC being dissolved on March 31, 2021.
Effective Date:  March 31, 2021

New Ontario Regulation 181/21

Building Transit Faster Act
Effective Date:  March 12, 2021

New Ontario Regulation 141/21

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  February 26, 2021

Amendment to Ontario Regulation 421/12 Barber Fee Exemption under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009

Amendment to O. Reg. 421/12 under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009 to extend the membership fee exemption for individuals who held a Barber Certificate of Qualification (C of Q) under previous apprenticeship and skilled trades legislation. The exemption will now expire on January 1, 2022.
Effective Date:  April 8, 2021

1. EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY SUSPENSION PERIOD - BUSINESS CORPORATIONS ACT 2. EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY SUSPENSION PERIOD - CORPORATIONS ACT 3. EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY SUSPENSION PERIOD - CO-OPERATIVE CORPORATIONS ACT 4. EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY SUSPENSION PERIOD - CONDOMINIUM ACT, 1998

These regulatory amendments extend the "temporary suspension period" during which temporary legislative provisions under the Business Corporations Act, Corporations Act, Co-operative Corporations Act and Condominium Act, 1998 to enable corporations governed under one of these statutes to call and hold virtual meetings, notwithstanding certain restrictions or requirements, are effective until December 31, 2021.
Effective Date:  April 6, 2021

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

Amendments to Regulation 194 (Rules of Civil Procedure) establishing electronic processes in the Superior Court of Justice and the Divisional Court.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

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

Amendments to Reg. 194 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of Civil Procedure) to align with recent changes to civil rules and forms and to make other administrative changes
Effective Date:  April 6, 2021

Amendment to a Regulation under the Housing Services Act, 2011 to exempt the transfer of a Designated Housing Project in St. Catharines from the application of the Land Transfer Tax Act

The Regional Municipality of Niagara is a Service Manager responsible under the Housing Services Act, 2011 for the administration of community housing within its boundaries.
Effective Date:  March 19, 2021

Regulatory Amendments to Extend Certain Timelines for Ontario's Cultural Media Tax Credits Due to COVID-19

The regulatory amendments extend certain timelines for the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit and Ontario Production Services Tax Credit. The amendments also update certain regulatory provisions for the Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit as a consequence of amendments made to the Taxation Act, 2007.
Effective Date:  February 12, 2021

Amendment to a Regulation under the Housing Services Act, 2011 to exempt the transfer of two Designated Housing Projects in Kirkland Lake from the application of the Land Transfer Tax Act

The transfer of two Designated Housing Projects from Kirkland Lake Non-Profit Housing Corporation (60 Fifth St; 165-175-185-190 Pollock Ave) to Timiskaming District Housing Corporation will be exempted from land transfer tax.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

O. Reg. 258/98 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of the Small Claims Court)

Amendments to O. Reg. 258/98 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of the Small Claims Court) relating to the electronic filing and issuance of documents
Effective Date:  May 24, 2021

O. Reg. 258/98 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of the Small Claims Court)

Amendments to O. Reg. 258/98 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of the Small Claims Court) authorizing and establishing new electronic processes in Small Claims Court proceedings.
Effective Date:  March 1, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 628

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  February 26, 2021

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

Amendments to Regulation 194 (Rules of Civil Procedure) establishing a simplified small estate process
Effective Date:  April 1, 2021

Amending Regulation 413/05

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  February 26, 2021

Amending Regulation 424/97

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  February 26, 2021

Amending Regulation 199/07

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  February 26, 2021

Local Roads Board Act

Amend limits of Local Roads Areas
Effective Date:  February 12, 2021

Highway Traffic Act

Amendment to Regulation 619
Effective Date:  February 10, 2021

Amending Regulation 595

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  February 26, 2021

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

Amendments to Regulation 194 (Rules of Civil Procedure) relating to estate court rules 74 and 75
Effective Date:  January 8, 2021

Amending Regulation 555/06

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  February 26, 2021

Amendments to Ontario Regulation (O. Reg.) 156/18: General Matters under the Authority of the Minister under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017.

Amendments to update Ontario Regulation (O. Reg.) 156/18 of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) to include a new version date for the Formal Complaint to a Society's Internal Complaints Review Panel (ICRP) form in the regulation.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

Amendment to Ontario Regulation 370/11 under the Housing Services Act, 2011 (HSA)

Ontario Regulation 370/11 under the Housing Services Act, 2011 was amended to update the Household Income Limits (HILs) and High Need Income Limits (HNILs). The updated HILs and HNILs are based on information provided by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) as required under the Social Housing Agreement, 1999.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

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

Amendments to Reg. 194 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of Civil Procedure) authorizing email service on the Crown and related entities as an alternative to personal service.
Effective Date:  March 1, 2021

Amendments to Regulation 402 (Chickens - Marketing) under the Farm Products Marketing Act.

Amendment to Regulation 402: Chickens - Marketing under the Farm Products Marketing Act that provides the negotiating agency established under the regulation with authority to negotiate charges, costs or expenses related to emergency euthanasia caused by COVID-19 related processing capability reductions.
Effective Date:  March 19, 2021

Amending Regulation 277/99

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  March 12, 2021

O. Reg. 110/21 under the Estates Act (Small Estates).

New regulation to prescribe the maximum value of a small estate for the purposes of the Estates Act.
Effective Date:  April 1, 2021

O. Reg. 304/18 (General) under the Construction Act

Amendment to O. Reg. 304/18 (General) under the Construction Act
Effective Date:  March 31, 2021

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

Amendments to Regulation 194 (Rules of Civil Procedure) relating to masters and case management masters.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

Amendments to R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 761: Milk and Milk Products under the Milk Act.

The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission has amended R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 761: Milk and Milk Products under the Milk Act to extend dairy plant licences and grader certificates. The amendments also replace a reference to the revoked Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act with the Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act and correct an amendment error made in 2018.
Effective Date:  March 31, 2021

Amending Regulation 381/02

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  February 26, 2021

Amendment to a regulation under the Housing Services Act, 2011 to clarify the market rent index for use in 2021 subsidy payments to housing providers

The Market Rent Index (MRI) is one of the variables that Service Managers use to calculate subsidies to housing providers who operate housing projects under Part VII of the Housing Services Act, 2011.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

Community Involvement Graduation Requirements - Removal of Requirement for Paper-based Forms

Update the policy for the community involvement graduation requirement to permit school boards to develop their own processes for collecting, recording and validating hours, including electronic/digital processes and allowing electronic signatures that validate students' hours.
Effective Date:  April 15, 2021

New Ontario Regulation 133/21

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  February 26, 2021

Proposed amendment to Ontario Regulation 826/90 to change the area subject to development control under the Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act

The purpose of this proposed amendment is to modernize the format of the regulation from text-based meets and bounds descriptions to a digital map of the area of development control, and in the process increase precision and correct errors.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2021

Proposal to amend Public Lands Act Ontario Regulation 161/17 to allow wood storage yards to occupy Crown lands as a free use

Proposal to amend Public Lands Act Ontario Regulation 161/17 to allow wood storage yards to occupy Crown lands as a free use.
Effective Date:  January 7, 2021

Amend Public Lands Act Ontario Regulation 239/13 to remove the 10-day registry waiting period for existing shore land erosion control structures

Regulatory proposal to amend the Public Land Act Ontario Regulation 239/13 to reduce the waiting period from 10 to zero days between registration and commencement for the maintenance, repair or replacement of existing shore land erosion control structures that meet the rules in regulation and are registered with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.
Effective Date:  April 15, 2021

Proposal to amend O. Reg. 509/18 under the Electricity Act, 1998 ("Efficiency Regulation")  (source: Environmental Registry)

We want to further harmonize our efficiency standards with those of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) so we are proposing to add five new products to Ontario's product and appliance energy efficiency regulation, and to modify existing requirements for televisions to harmonize with NRCan.
Effective Date:  January 29, 2021

Amendment of Regulation O. Reg. 329/04 (General) under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA)

The Ministry of Health is proceeding with posting a notice of a proposed regulation under PHIPA for public consultation in the period October 31 to December 30, 2020. The proposed amendments to O. Reg. 329/04 (General) under PHIPA will name the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) as a prescribed ministry for purposes of section 46 of PHIPA.
Effective Date:  March 12, 2021

Amendments to Regulation 402 (Chickens - Marketing) under the Farm Products Marketing Act.

The Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) and the Association of Ontario Chicken Processors (AOCP) have requested that the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission (Commission) amend the cost of production formula under Regulation 402 (Chickens - Marketing), which provides for the control and regulation of the producing and marketing of chickens in Ontario.
Effective Date:  February 5, 2021

Proposed Delegation Regulation under the Building Transit Faster Act, 2020

On July 8, 2020, the Building Transit Faster Act, 2020 (BTFA) came into force, introducing measures that streamline project delivery and support the accelerated completion of the four priority projects identified in Ontario's "New Subway Transit Plan for the GTA." The Ministry of Transportation is seeking to delegate the following functions under the BTFA from the Minister to Metrolinx: corridor development permits; entering lands; compensation; enforcement; and administration.
Effective Date:  March 12, 2021

Proposed amendments to regulations made under the Environmental Protection Act and the Environmental Assessment Act for combined heat and power systems that use natural gas or wood biomass as fuel  (source: Environmental Registry)

The proposal would align approval requirements with the level of risk. We are proposing to amend regulations made under the Environmental Protection Act and the Environmental Assessment Act to streamline permissions for combined heat and power systems or power only systems.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2021

Proposal to Amend Ontario Regulation 297/13 (Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training)

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development is proposing to amend O. Reg. 297/13 (Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training) to recognize alternative methods of fall protection training.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

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

Amendments to Ontario Regulation 137/15 (General) and Ontario Regulation 138/15 (Funding, Cost Sharing and Financial Assistance)
Effective Date:  March 8, 2021

Prescribing CorHealth Ontario (CorHealth) as an organization under subsection 40(2) of the Connecting Care Act, 2019 for the purposes of subsection 40(1) under that Act.

The Ministry is proposing to prescribe CorHealth Ontario (CorHealth) as an organization under subsection 40(2) of the CCA for the purposes of subsection 40(1) of that Act.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General) and Ontario Regulation 421/17 (Approvals under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program and Other Matters) made under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 (Act).

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) is proposing amendments to the following regulation made under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015: • Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General) • Ontario Regulation 421/17 (Approvals under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program and Other Matters)
Effective Date:  March 15, 2021

Proposed consequential amendments to Regulations under the Food Safety and Quality Act, Beef Cattle Marketing Act, Nutrient Management Act and Livestock Community Sales Act.

As a result of the implementation of the federal Safe Food for Canadians Act and regulations, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) proposes to update provincial regulations to reflect the new federal regulatory scheme, where it is referenced in OMAFRA regulations.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

Proposed regulation amendment to establish a Local Forest Management Corporation for the Temagami Forest Management Unit under the Ontario Forest Tenure Modernization Act, 2011  (source: Environmental Registry)

This proposal seeks approval to establish a second Local Forest Management Corporation (LFMC) in Ontario, to be referred to as Temagami Forest Management Corporation (TFMC), through regulation amendment under the Ontario Forest Tenure Modernization Act, 2011 (OFTMA). The Temagami LFMC would hold a Sustainable Forest Licence and carry out forest management responsibilities on the Temagami Forest.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

Draft Regulations to Support the Transfer of Regulatory Authority for Syndicated Mortgage Investments

The Ministry of Finance is posting for consultation, draft regulations under the Mortgage Brokerages, Lenders and Administrators Act (MBLAA) to support the transfer of regulatory authority for non-qualified syndicated mortgage investments sold to non-permitted clients from the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) to the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC)
Effective Date:  July 1, 2021

Removing the timing requirements for releasing Ontario's next long-term energy plan by revoking Ontario Regulation 355/17  (source: Environmental Registry)

A critical piece to fixing Ontario's electricity system is improving the process of long-term energy planning. In response to preliminary discussions with industry, we propose revoking Reg. 355/17 to begin consultation with industry partners to develop an improved long-term energy planning framework that will prioritize system reliability and affordability
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

Proposal to reduce the risk of chronic wasting disease entering Ontario  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to amend regulations under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997 to implement additional measures reducing the risk that chronic wasting disease may enter Ontario.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

Updating Ontario's Water Quantity Management Framework  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing regulatory changes for managing water takings to protect the long-term sustainability of surface water and groundwater and to ensure these important resources are responsibly managed and safeguarded now and for future generations.
Effective Date:  April 1, 2021

Proposals to reduce wildlife management regulatory burden  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing amendments to regulations under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997 (FWCA). These proposals would streamline requirements for fur dealers, enable persons to hold both a trapping and fur dealers licence, simplify the process for airports to remove deer and elk in protection of property and public safety, and enable the use of firearms at night for dispatch of trapped furbearing mammals by licensed trappers.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

Digital health interoperability - proposed amendments to O. Reg. 329/04

The proposed regulation would make amendments to the PHIPA Regulation relating to interoperability specifications that pertain to digital health assets.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

Early Access to Land for Environmental Studies on Transmission Projects  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to give the Ontario Energy Board the authority to grant, under specific circumstances, earlier access to land to electricity transmission project proponents for the purpose of conducting preliminary environmental studies prior to applying for Leave to Construct.
Effective Date:  January 27, 2021

Proposed changes to black bear hunting regulations  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to implement a regular spring black bear season, shorten the Bruce Peninsula black bear hunting season, and make other minor updates to black bear regulations.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

Proposed Repeal of the Livestock Medicines Act and Replacement with Streamlined Regulation under the Animal Health Act, 2009 to continue the sale of designated livestock medicines in licensed Livestock Medicines Outlets

To protect animal health and ensure livestock farmers have ongoing access to designated livestock medicines, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is proposing to replace the existing Livestock Medicines Act and Regulation 730 with a new streamlined regulation under the Animal Health Act, 2009.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021