Current Proposals

 
Amendments to Simplify the Rent-Geared-to-Income Calculation in Social Housing
The Housing Services Act, 2011 establishes the legislative framework for social housing in Ontario. Rent-geared-to-income assistance is administered locally by 47 Service Managers (municipalities and district social services administration boards) designated under the Housing Services Act, 2011 to manage social housing programs across the province.
Comments Due Date:  July 1, 2019
 
Proposed Amendment to the Housing Services Act, 2011 to Support Community Safety
The Housing Services Act, 2011 establishes the legislative framework for social housing in Ontario. Rent-geared-to-income assistance is administered locally by 47 Service Managers (municipalities and district social services administration boards) designated under the Housing Services Act, 2011 to manage social housing programs across the province.
Comments Due Date:  July 1, 2019
 
Proposed Amendments to the Housing Services Act, 2011 Related to Social Housing Waiting Lists
The Housing Services Act, 2011 establishes the legislative framework for social housing in Ontario. Under this Act, 47 Service Managers (municipalities and district social services administration boards) are required to administer waiting lists for access to rent-geared-to-income assistance in social housing in their service area, in compliance with detailed rules.
Comments Due Date:  July 1, 2019
 
Proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 429/04 (Adjustments under Section 25.33 of the Act) under the Electricity Act, 1998 to ensure accurate and appropriate cost recovery of Global Adjustment.
Proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 429/04 (Adjustments under Section 25.33 of the Act) under the Electricity Act, 1998 to ensure accurate and appropriate cost recovery of Global Adjustment.
Comments Due Date:  June 30, 2019
 
The Enhanced Driver's Licence
The Enhanced Driver's Licence (EDL) was established under Ontario's Photo Card Act combining the physical plastic Ontario driver's licence card with proof of citizenship to allow Ontarians to cross between the Canadian and United States borders by land and/or water. The expected uptake for Ontario's EDL program has not come to realization due to more dynamic and cost-effective federal programs such as NEXUS, FAST and ePassport. As a result, Ontario is considering eliminating the program.
Comments Due Date:  June 23, 2019
 
Regulations for Recycling of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) and Batteries under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016  (source: Environmental Registry)
We are proposing regulations that will make producers of electronics and batteries environmentally accountable and financially responsible for the waste generated from products they supply into Ontario. The regulations will set requirements for collection, management and consumer education, as well as incenting waste reduction activities.
Comments Due Date:  June 23, 2019
 
Amendments to R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 418 (Greenhouse Vegetables - Plan) under the Farm Products Marketing Act.
In support of a request made by the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG), the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission is proposing amendments to Regulation 418 (Greenhouse Vegetables - Plan) related to realignment of greenhouse vegetable growing districts, the designation of non-individual producers who are eligible to vote or hold office, and the restriction of individuals who have contravened specified legislation from being elected to the board.
Comments Due Date:  June 17, 2019
 
Proposal to reduce the minimum distance requirement for placement of bait from rights of way and trails for black bear hunting  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is proposing to reduce the minimum distance requirement for placement of bait from rights of way for public vehicular traffic and marked and maintained recreational trails for black bear hunting from 200 metres to 30 metres.
Comments Due Date:  June 17, 2019
 
Proposal to upload new subway projects to the Province if Bill 107, Getting Ontario Moving Act (Transportation Statute Law Amendment), 2019, is passed into law by the Ontario Legislature
Contingent on Bill 107, Getting Ontario Moving Act (Transportation Statute Law Amendment), 2019 passing, the Ministry of Transportation is proposing a regulation that would make the City of Toronto's proposed Relief Line, the Yonge Subway Extension, and the Scarborough Subway Extension projects the responsibility of the Province.
Comments Due Date:  June 7, 2019
 
Amendments to R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 440 (Vegetables for Processing-Marketing) and R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 441 (Vegetables for Processing-Plan) under the Farm Products Marketing Act
The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission (Commission) is proposing amendments to Regulation 440 to enable direct negotiation and contracting between tomato producers and processors. The Commission is also proposing amendments to Regulation 441 to allow for broader producer participation in selecting directors to the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers' marketing board.
Comments Due Date:  June 3, 2019
 
Amend the Highway Traffic Act Regulation 615, Signs, to Include New Signs for Traffic Control Purposes
The government is proposing a regulatory amendment to Highway Traffic Act, O. Reg. 615, Signs to improve traffic control and enforceability. The proposed amendments address a request by municipalities to include two new signs in regulation to assist in traffic control and enforcement efforts.
Comments Due Date:  June 1, 2019
 
Proposed Amendment to Ontario Highway Traffic Act Regulation 596 s.10(1) to change the current motorcycle handlebar requirements to permit handlebars that are at the top of the operator's shoulders or lower while seated.
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is soliciting public comment on proposed amendments to Ontario Highway Traffic Act Regulation 596 s.10 (1) to remove Ontario's motorcycle handlebar height restriction.
Comments Due Date:  June 1, 2019
 
Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 413/05, Vehicle Weights and Dimensions - For Safe, Productive, Infrastructure-Friendly (SPIF) Vehicles.
The Ministry of Transportation is proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 413/05 under the Highway Traffic Act.
Comments Due Date:  June 1, 2019
 
Enforcement of Small US Commercial Vehicles with No Permits for travel in Ontario
A regulatory amendment is required to amend the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) to allow small US commercial trucks that do not meet requirements for registration under the International Registration Plan (IRP) to be exempt from requiring permanent or temporary Ontario registration. A small truck that does not meet IRP requirements may be required to purchase trip permits. Registration for these vehicles would be consistent with those being reciprocally applied to Ontario vehicles in the US.
Comments Due Date:  June 1, 2019
 
Charter Bus Registration Alignment-International Registration Plan (IRP)
The current International Registration Plan (IRP) Agreement was updated in January 2016 making it mandatory for charter buses to register under IRP. A regulatory amendment is required to align the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) with the IRP to remove the existing exemption for Charter Bus registration in the current regulation.
Comments Due Date:  June 1, 2019
 
Proposed amendment to Ontario Regulation 611 (Safety Inspections) under the Highway Traffic Act
The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) is proposing to exempt pickup trucks and trailers used exclusively for personal use from the requirement to have an annual inspection.
Comments Due Date:  June 1, 2019
 
Proposed Modifications to O. Reg. 311/06 (Transitional Matters - Growth Plans) made under the Places to Grow Act, 2005 to implement A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe 2019  (source: Environmental Registry)
The government has released A Place to Grow which replaces the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017. We are seeking feedback on proposed modifications to the Minister's transition regulation to support implementation of the Plan. The proposed changes, if approved, would transition specific planning matters currently in process.
Comments Due Date:  June 1, 2019
 
Environmental Compliance Approval in Respect of Sewage Works Regulation
We are proposing a new regulation to streamline approval requirements for constructing sewage works that the municipality may eventually own. Prescribed persons, such as developers, would be able to construct works under the municipality's Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA), if specific conditions are met, instead of obtaining a separate ECA.
Comments Due Date:  May 31, 2019
 
Holding polluters accountable by enhancing Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks' enforcement tools  (source: Environmental Registry)
We are proposing to address excess soil management in Ontario. This includes proposed amendments to the Environmental Protection Act to strengthen enforcement tools available to front-line provincial officers to ensure clean air, water and land for Ontarians. The proposed amendments to the Environmental Protection Act would enable administrative penalties for a broad range of environmental violations and modernize the process to seize vehicle plates when serious environmental violations occur.
Comments Due Date:  May 31, 2019
 
Highway Traffic Act - High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is proposing to amend the high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane regulation to permit single occupant motorcycles to operate in HOV lanes.
Comments Due Date:  May 31, 2019
 
Excess Soil Management Regulatory Proposal
The proposal would clarify responsibility for managing excess soil and conditions for reuse of excess soil. This would help to ensure that excess soil is properly characterized and relocated to an appropriate reuse site. All comments received on the previous proposal were considered as part of the decision making process on this revised proposal.
Comments Due Date:  May 31, 2019
 
Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General), a Minister's Regulation made under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015
The Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade (MEDJCT) is proposing amendments to the following regulation made under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 (the "Act"): Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General). Consequential amendments to revoke supporting provisions in Ontario Regulation 421/17 (Approvals under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program and Other Matters), a Lieutenant Governor in Council Regulation will also be made.
Comments Due Date:  May 30, 2019
 
Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 421/17 (Approvals under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program and Other Matters), a Lieutenant Governor in Council Regulation made under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015
The Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade (MEDJCT) is proposing amendments to the following regulation made under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 (the "Act"): Ontario Regulation 421/17 (Approvals under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program and Other Matters). Consequential amendments to revoke supporting provisions in Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General), a Minister's Regulation will also be made.
Comments Due Date:  May 30, 2019
 
Enhancing Ontario's Stunt Driving Law in Support of Raised Speed Limits
On May 10th, 2019, the Ontario Government announced that it would be exploring new ways to improve traffic flow and safety on provincial highways by introducing three speed limit pilots on select highways. Under this initiative, three sections of highways are planned as pilot locations in Southern Ontario where the highway speed will be posted at 110 km/h starting in mid-September. As a result, MTO is proposing to amend the current definition of "stunt" under Ontario Regulation 455/07.
Comments Due Date:  May 26, 2019
 
Establishing Efficient Pharmacy Reimbursement Policies
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is proposing amendments to the regulation under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act that, if approved, would change pharmacy reimbursement rules related to drug markup and professional services provided to residents of Long-Term Care Homes to establish a smarter, more efficient and fiscally responsible system to deliver publicly-funded health benefits.
Comments Due Date:  May 24, 2019
 
Implementing a Health Network System Processing Fee
MOHLTC is proposing amendments to the regulation under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act that, if approved, would change pharmacy reimbursement rules to introduce an administration fee for the processing and payment of drug claims and establish a smarter, more efficient and fiscally responsible approach to deliver publicly-funded health benefits. The proposed regulatory amendments are conditional on the introduction and passage of certain legislative amendments relating to ODBA.
Comments Due Date:  May 24, 2019