Proposed, Building More Mines Act, 2023
Through Bill 71, Building More Mines Act, 2023, the Ministry of Mines is proposing to make amendments to the Mining Act that are intended to ensure Ontario has a modern and competitive regime for mineral exploration and development. The proposed amendments aim to reduce administrative burden, clarify requirements for rehabilitation and create regulatory efficiencies
Amendments to the Mining Act: Closure Plans and Financial Assurance
Through Bill 71, Building More Mines Act, 2023, the Ministry of Mines is proposing to make amendments to the closure plan framework under the Mining Act to improve timelines for preparing closure plans, reduce proponents' up-front expenses for opening or changing a mine, reduce the frequency of notifications and closure plan amendments required, and improve flexibility in closure planning.
Centralization of Broader Real Estate Authority (CBREA) Proposed Legislative Amendments
The proposed amendments to the Ministry of Infrastructure Act, 2011 (MOI Act) and nine (9) other Acts would, if passed, establish a framework to remove and/or modify the realty authority of fourteen (14) entities under Phase 1 of the Centralization of Broader Real Estate Authority (CBREA) initiative and to provide the Minister of Infrastructure (the MOI Minister) with the ability to oversee and manage this real estate This would help improve the management of realty property across ministries and entities
Proposed Legislative Amendments to Enable Interjurisdictional Mobility for Select Registered Health Professionals
The Ministry of Health is proposing legislative amendments to the Medicine Act, 1991; Nursing Act, 1991; Medical Laboratory Technology Act, 1991; and the Respiratory Therapy Act, 1991 to give the Minister regulation-making powers regarding exempting persons from the provisions that place restrictions around the use of professional titles and holding oneself out as being qualified to practice the profession. Additionally, consequential changes to numerous Acts are proposed to ensure there no barriers to providing care.