Approved Regulatory Proposals

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Police Record Checks Reform Act Regulation Amendment to Remove Reference to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board

Effective January 1, 2022, the Compensation for Victims of Crime Act (CVCA), which establishes the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB) and for which the Ministry of the Attorney General is responsible, will be repealed. Therefore, a consequential amendment to O. Reg 347/18 under the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015 (PRCRA) has been made to revoke s.16 "Criminal Injuries Compensation Board."
Effective Date:  September 24, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 620/05

High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes
Effective Date:  September 3, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 608

Restricted use of Left Lanes by commercial Motor Vehicles
Effective Date:  September 3, 2021

O. Reg. 303/18 (Forms) under the Construction Act

Minor amendments to the forms under the Construction Act
Effective Date:  September 1, 2021

Solicitors Act, O. Reg. 563/20 "Contingency Fee Agreements"

The Ministry of the Attorney General has obtained approval to make a consequential regulatory amendment to O. Reg. 563/20 under the Solicitors Act to replace outdated references to the Legal Aid Services Act, 1998 (LASA 1998) with references to the Legal Aid Services Act, 2020 (LASA 2020). The consequential amendment to O. Reg. 563/20 under the Solicitors Act will come into effect on the same day that the new LASA 2020 comes into force.
Effective Date:  September 24, 2021

Consequential Regulatory Amendments to Change the Title of "case management master" to "associate judge".

On April 19, 2021, the Legislature passed amendments to the Courts of Justice Act and other statutes to change the title of a "case management master" to that of an "associate judge" as part of Bill 245, Accelerating Access to Justice Act. As a result of these statutory amendments, consequential regulatory changes have also been made to replace all instances of "case management master" with the new title of "associate judge".
Effective Date:  September 1, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 734

Local Roads Boards Act
Effective Date:  September 1, 2021

Amendment to 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 revise the process for fixing the method of attendance for out-of-court steps in a proceeding.
Effective Date:  September 1, 2021

New Ontario Regulation 682/21

Building Transit Faster Act, 2020
Effective Date:  September 28, 2021

Amendment to Ontario Regulation 826 to add the Pleasant View Survey lands in the Niagara Escarpment Plan area in the City of Hamilton to the area of development control  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 826 under the Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act to add the Pleasant View Survey to the area of development Control.
Effective Date:  September 10, 2021

Centre Jules-Léger Consortium Meetings Regulation

Proposed new regulation respecting meeting requirements for the Centre Jules-Léger Consortium (CJLC).
Effective Date:  September 1, 2021

Animal Shelter Ownership Authority under the Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act, 2019

The Ministry of the Solicitor General (SolGen) is proposing to modify the list of prescribed organizations in O. Reg. 447/19 that can assume ownership of animals where the owner or custodian of the animal is not identified or has not claimed the animal. This is to provide these animal sheltering organizations and the public with clarity and consistency in who can take ownership of found, abandoned or unclaimed animals.
Effective Date:  September 8, 2021

Amendment to O. Reg 386/99 to Enable Delivery of Home Care by Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario

The government is proposing to amend O.Reg. 386/99 under the Home Care and Community Services Act, 1994 (HCCSA) to enable the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) to deliver home care services in the same manner as the Home and Community Care Support Services: Champlain to this client population in the Champlain region in the same framework that applies to Home and Community Care Support Services: Champlain.
Effective Date:  September 10, 2021

Proposed Regulation Prescribing Hamilton Light Rail Transit (LRT) project as a Priority Transit Project under the Building Transit Faster Act, 2020

The Building Transit Faster Act, 2020 (BTFA) introduces measures that streamline project delivery and support the accelerated completion of the priority transit projects identified in the "New Subway Transit Plan for the GTA", and any other projects prescribed through regulation. MTO is proposing to establish a Lieutenant Governor in Council (LGIC) regulation that would prescribe Hamilton LRT Project as a priority transit project for the purpose of the BTFA.
Effective Date:  September 28, 2021

Regulatory proposal for province-wide implementation of Green Button  (source: Environmental Registry)

The government is considering proposing a regulation to require electricity and natural gas distributors to implement Green Button Download My Data (DMD) and Connect My Data (CMD).
Effective Date:  September 2, 2021

Changes to Ontario's Net Metering Regulation to Support Community-Based Energy Systems  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing amendments to Ontario's net metering regulation that allow for demonstration of community net metering projects. Building on the current net metering framework, community net metering would support the development of innovative projects such as net-zero communities using distributed energy resources.
Effective Date:  September 28, 2021