Current Proposals

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

We are proposing amendments to O.Reg. 509/18 (Energy and Water Efficiency - Appliances and Products) ("Efficiency Regulation"), made under the Electricity Act, 1998 to harmonize the standards for 42 products through rolling incorporation by reference to Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) standards, and housekeeping amendments to revoke now obsolete efficiency requirements for three products regulated under the Efficiency Regulation. These changes are administrative in nature and would have no impact on energy use or GHG emissions.
Posting Date:  June 18, 2024
Open for Comments:  June 18, 2024 –  August 2, 2024

Consultation on the 2025 National Construction Codes

Ontario's Building Code is a regulation under the Building Code Act, 1992 which sets out minimum administrative and technical requirements for new construction, renovation, and change of use of buildings. New editions or major amendments to Ontario's Building Code are generally released every five years to coincide with updates to the National Construction Codes.
Posting Date:  May 29, 2024
Open for Comments:  May 29, 2024 –  July 29, 2024

Proposed amendments to Regulation O. Reg. 329/04 (General) under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA) to support contribution to the provincial Electronic Health Record

The Ministry of Health is posting a notice of a proposed regulation to amend O. Reg. 329/04 (General) made under PHIPA ("the PHIPA General Regulation") that would support enhancing data completeness in the provincial Electronic Health Record (EHR). In addition to the existing requirement for operators of public hospitals, the proposed amendments would, if approved, require operators of accredited community pharmacies and integrated community health services centres to contribute certain personal health information to the EHR as requested by Ontario Health and in accordance with OH's interoperability specifications.
Posting Date:  May 24, 2024
Open for Comments:  May 24, 2024 –  July 24, 2024

2020-2025 Review of Ontario's Anti-Human Trafficking Strategy

We are working to combat human trafficking through Ontario's five-year Anti-Human Trafficking Strategy that began in 2020. Our strategy has focused on four key pillars: 1. Raise Awareness of the Issue 2. Protect Victims and Intervene Early 3. Support Survivors 4. Hold Offenders Accountable. As the five-year strategy is coming to a conclusion, we are looking for feedback that will help shape Ontario's next steps in combatting human trafficking - including how we can better support survivors and protect people who experience greater risk of being targeted and trafficked.
Posting Date:  May 23, 2024
Open for Comments:  May 23, 2024 –  July 19, 2024

Proposal to Expand the Jurisdiction of the Condominium Authority Tribunal

The Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery (ministry) is considering potential amendments under the Condominium Act, 1998 (Condo Act) to expand the jurisdiction of the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) allowing online dispute resolution for disputes related to owners' meetings.
Posting Date:  May 27, 2024
Open for Comments:  May 27, 2024 –  July 11, 2024

Proposed change to the AgriInsurance Program - Designation of Agricultural Products.

OMAFRA is proposing an amendment to O. Reg. 267/15 under the Agricultural Products Insurance Act, 1996 to add rye to the list of designated agricultural product for which Agricorp must offer a contract of insurance under the AgriInsurance Program. This change is needed to allow Agricorp to offer an AgriInsurance plan for fall rye grown for grain.
Posting Date:  May 22, 2024
Open for Comments:  May 22, 2024 –  July 8, 2024

Amendments to Ontario Regulation 667/98 (Trapping) made under Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997 to update technical specifications of relaxing cable restraints used for trapping.  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing regulatory amendments Ontario Regulation 667/98 (Trapping) under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act,1997 (FWCA), to change design specifications of relaxing cable restraints used for trapping in Ontario. Changes are being proposed to the maximum rating of breakaway components and minimum cable loop requirements.
Posting Date:  May 24, 2024
Open for Comments:  May 24, 2024 –  July 8, 2024

Public consultation on proposed amendments to the Succession Law Reform Act (SLRA) to offer greater clarity to substitute decision makers and financial institutions regarding beneficiary designations for a plan.

The Ministry of Attorney General (MAG) is considering possible amendments to the Succession Law Reform Act (SLRA) to clarify that, where a beneficiary designation for a plan (as defined in s. 50 of the SLRA) has been made by instrument, substitute decision-makers may, by instrument, designate a beneficiary if the plan is being renewed, replaced with, converted or transferred to a similar instrument and the beneficiary remains the same.
Posting Date:  May 22, 2024
Open for Comments:  May 22, 2024 –  July 8, 2024

Proposed amendments to wine standards rules contained in Ontario Regulation 406/00 under the Vintners Quality Alliance Act, 1999.

The ministry is seeking input on a series of amendments to Ontario Regulation 406/00 under the Vintners Quality Alliance Act, 1999
Posting Date:  May 21, 2024
Open for Comments:  May 21, 2024 –  July 5, 2024

Safer Roads and Communities Act, 2024

The Ministry of Transportation is soliciting public comment on proposed legislative and regulatory changes aimed at enhancing road safety that would, if passed, protect lives, reduce injuries, and improve the quality of life for Ontarians.
Posting Date:  May 16, 2024
Open for Comments:  May 16, 2024 –  June 30, 2024

Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 525/97 to Exempt Certain Official Plan Matters from Approval under the Planning Act

The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) is proposing to amend O. Reg. 525/97 (Exemption from Approval - Official Plan Amendments) under the Planning Act, in order to exempt certain municipalities from the requirement to obtain the Minister's approval of most official plan amendments.
Posting Date:  May 27, 2024
Open for Comments:  May 27, 2024 –  June 26, 2024

Special Constables O. Reg. 396/23: (Matters Respecting the Appointment and Functions of Special Constables and the Authorization of Special Constable Employers) under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019.

O. Reg. 396/23 sets out the eligibility requirements for a special constable employer authorization, including what type of organization the applicant must be. While universities are listed in the Schedule under Item 5, colleges are listed under Item 2 given they are considered a Crown agency under the Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Act, 2002. The policy intent is that provisions regarding special constables employed by colleges should be aligned with those regarding special constables employed by universities, as that would better reflect their existing duties and operations.
Posting Date:  June 13, 2024
Open for Comments:  June 13, 2024 –  June 24, 2024

Protecting Consumers and Strengthening the Mortgage Industry with Modern Practices in Ontario - Legislative review of the Mortgages Brokers, Lenders and Administrators Act, 2006 (MBLAA)

A consultation for the 2023 legislative review of the Mortgages Brokers, Lenders and Administrators Act, 2006 (MBLAA) by the Ministry of Finance.
Posting Date:  May 9, 2024
Open for Comments:  May 9, 2024 –  June 24, 2024

Proposed amendments to a regulation under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 in respect of educational requirements for nurses under the Express Entry: Human Capital Priorities and French-Speaking Skilled Worker streams.

The Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLITSD) is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General) to amend the educational requirements for nurses applying to the Express Entry: Human Capital Priorities (HCP) or French-Speaking Skilled Worker (FSSW) streams. Under the proposal, applicants that are registered by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) with either a General, Extended, or Temporary Class registration would not have to demonstrate that they meet the minimum education requirements of the HCP or FSSW stream if they can demonstrate that they are registered with the CNO in one of the respective classes.
Posting Date:  June 12, 2024
Open for Comments:  June 12, 2024 –  June 22, 2024

Ontario Regulation 429/04 Amendments Related to the Treatment of Corporate Power Purchase Agreements  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of Energy (Ministry) is seeking feedback on proposed regulatory amendments to O. Reg. 429/04, made under the Electricity Act, 1998 that would allow qualifying Class A market participants to offset their facility's demand during each hour of a base period for financial settlement purposes through power purchase agreements (PPAs) with non-emitting generators not connected to the facility behind its meter. These proposed amendments are informed by feedback received from stakeholders during the consultation held in 2023 and aim to support the growth of new clean generation in the province.
Posting Date:  May 7, 2024
Open for Comments:  May 7, 2024 –  June 21, 2024

Regulatory fee increase for use of facilities for post-mortem examinations

The Ministry of the Solicitor General intends to make a minister's regulation amendment to increase the provincial fee paid to a hospital or other place, for use of the facilities for post-mortem examinations. This increase in the fee is intended to cover hospital overheads related to post-mortem examinations.
Posting Date:  June 14, 2024
Open for Comments:  June 14, 2024 –  June 21, 2024

Publication of Findings Reports and Directions under Part VII of the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

Description of proposed regulation regarding the publication of Findings Reports and Directions under Part VII of the CSPA.
Posting Date:  May 24, 2024
Open for Comments:  May 24, 2024 –  June 21, 2024

Amending Ontario Regulation 682/21 to Prescribe Hazel McCallion Light Rail Transit Line Extensions under the Building Transit Faster Act, 2020

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is proposing to add the Hazel McCallion Light Rail Transit Line extensions connecting to the downtown area of the City of Mississauga in the area known as Square One and connecting to the downtown area of the City of Brampton along Hurontario Street and Main Street commencing at the intersection of Steeles Avenue and Hurontario Street, as a priority transit project, under Ontario Regulation (O. Reg.) 682/21: Priority Transit Projects, under the Building Transit Faster Act, 2020.
Posting Date:  May 6, 2024
Open for Comments:  May 6, 2024 –  June 20, 2024