Approved Regulatory Proposals

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Instrument Type:  
Amending Regulation 381/02

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  March 10, 2022

Amending Regulation 628

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  March 11, 2022

Revoke Regulation 601

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  March 10, 2022

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 plant milk grader certificates by twelve months past their renewal deadline.
Effective Date:  March 11, 2022

Amending Regulation 628

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  March 10, 2022

Amending Regulation 950

Provincial Offences Act
Effective Date:  March 10, 2022

Amending Regulation 28/16

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  March 10, 2022

Amending Regulation 316/03

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  March 10, 2022

Amending Regulation 215/17

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  March 10, 2022

Amending Regulation 419/15

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  March 10, 2022

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) regarding the service of experts' reports, the scheduling of pre-trial conferences, and the test for leave to admit evidence.
Effective Date:  March 31, 2022

New Ontario Regulation 174/22

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  March 10, 2022

New Ontario Regulation 169/22

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  March 10, 2022

New Ontario Regulation 170/22

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  March 10, 2022

New Ontario Regulation 185/22

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  March 11, 2022

Amending Regulation 950

Provincial Offences Act
Effective Date:  March 11, 2022

Amending Regulation 376/02

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  March 10, 2022

Supporting Critical Transmission Infrastructure in Southwestern Ontario  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing actions that would facilitate the timely development of key electricity transmission projects in Southwestern Ontario to ensure critical infrastructure is built on time to support Ontario's economic recovery.
Effective Date:  March 31, 2022

Amendments to The Laurentian University of Sudbury Act, 1960

The Ministry of Colleges and Universities is proposing amendments to The Laurentian University of Sudbury Act, 1960
Effective Date:  March 3, 2022

Removal of Highways 412 and 418 as Toll Highways (Highway 407 East Act, 2012)

The Ministry of Transportation is soliciting public comment on proposed legislative changes to the Highway 407 East Act, 2012 that would, if passed, permanently remove tolls on Highways 412 and 418.
Effective Date:  March 3, 2022

Indigenous-Specific Amendments to the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017

Proposed changes to the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 to create a framework that: increases access to customary care for First Nations, Inuit and Métis children; implements circles of supportive persons for First Nations, Inuit and Métis children and their families; and defines the role of prevention-focused Indigenous service providers within Ontario's child and family services system.
Effective Date:  March 3, 2022

Proposed new Legislation: At Your Service Act, 2022

The Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade (MEDJCT), is proposing legislation that will create an enabling framework and the necessary conditions to make processes more transparent, reduce approval times, and improve the overall business experience when seeking government approvals for applications, permits, and licences.
Effective Date:  March 3, 2022

Proposed Regulatory Amendments to O. Reg. 166/11 (General) under the Retirement Homes Act, 2010 and O. Reg. 75/08

The Retirement Homes Act, 2010 (the "Act") sets out the standards and requirements for licensed retirement homes. The Act contains a fundamental principle that states, "a retirement home is to be operated so that it is a place where residents live with dignity, respect, privacy and autonomy, in security, safety and comfort and can make informed choices about their care options."
Effective Date:  March 16, 2022

Proposal to simplify and align provincial white-tailed deer hunting seasons  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing amendments to regulations under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997 to increase consistency in white-tailed deer hunting season duration and type to simplify and align deer hunting seasons in some parts of the province.
Effective Date:  March 15, 2022

Summary of Regulatory Impact of New Home and Community Care Regulations Under the Connecting Care Act, 2019.

In compliance with requirements set out in the Modernizing Ontario for People and Businesses Act, 2020 (MOPBA), which came into force January 1, 2021, the Ministry has performed a preliminary analysis of the regulatory burden of new home and community care regulations under the Connecting Care Act, 2019. The purpose of this posting is to invite feedback on the expected regulatory burden costs and benefits or cost savings to stakeholders of the proposed home & community care regulatory framework.
Effective Date:  March 11, 2022

Financial penalty for failing to submit a mandatory hunter report  (source: Environmental Registry)

The ministry is proposing an alternative tool to promote and improve hunter reporting compliance and improve reporting data.
Effective Date:  March 1, 2022

Consultation regarding proposed amendment to O. Reg. 131/16 (Sexual Violence at Colleges and Universities)

O. Reg. 131/16 supports the requirements under the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Act, 1990 by setting out further requirements relating to the sexual violence policies of publicly-assisted colleges and universities. The proposed regulatory amendments are intended to enhance institutions' sexual violence policies and to ensure students receive information about sexual violence prevention and are informed about resources and supports.
Effective Date:  March 1, 2022

Consultation regarding proposed amendment to O. Reg. 415/06 (General) under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 related to sexual violence policies.

O. Reg. 415/06 supports the requirements under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 by setting out further requirements relating to the sexual violence policies of private career colleges. The proposed regulatory amendments are intended to enhance institution's sexual violence policies and to ensure students receive information about sexual violence prevention and are informed about resources and supports
Effective Date:  March 1, 2022

Modernizing the Legislative Framework for Home and Community Care

The government introduced the Connecting People to Home and Community Care Act, 2020 on February 25. If passed by the Ontario legislature, the ministry is proposing regulations under the Connecting Care Act, 2019 and other statues to support the provision of home and community care services and continue subrogation provisions. Eventually, the Home Care and Community Services Act, 1994 would be repealed and its regulations revoked.
Effective Date:  March 11, 2022

Amendments to Ontario Regulation 386/99 under the Home Care and Community Services Act, 1994 and Ontario Regulation 201/96 under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act to Enable Access to End-of-Life Care for Out-of-Province Patients Moving to Ontario

A proposed amendment to Ontario Regulation 386/99 would extend eligibility for professional services, personal support services, and homemaking services to out-of-province patients, who move to Ontario seeking end-of-life care in the community. A proposed amendment to Ontario Regulation 201/96 would grant these patients access to the Ontario Drug Benefit Program, if they are receiving specified professional services under the Home Care and Community Services Act.
Effective Date:  March 11, 2022