Current Proposals

 
Proposal to amend Ontario's Energy and Water Efficiency Regulation under the Electricity Act, 1998  (source: Environmental Registry)
The proposed regulatory changes, if passed, would help reduce red tape while providing consumers with access to a broader range of efficient products in Ontario. They would further support alignment of Ontario's requirements with those of the Canadian federal government (NRCan) or the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and would reduce barriers for ultra-high definition 8K televisions in the Ontario market.
Comments Due Date:  March 22, 2022
 
Proposed Amendments to General Regulation 334 under the Environmental Assessment Act to Support the Efficient Disposal of Government Property.
The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is proposing to amend Regulation 334 to exempt the disposition or severance of property from the Environmental Assessment Act requirements and to reflect these proposed changes in the Public Work Class Environmental Assessment.
Comments Due Date:  May 2, 2019
 
Proposed changes to the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (Ontario Regulation 34/10) under the Insurance Act
The proposed changes, if approved, would clarify that insurance companies are required to pay Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) in addition to accident benefit limits outlined in the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS).
Comments Due Date:  April 26, 2019
 
Temporary Stairs Regulatory Amendment Proposal
The Ministry of Labour (the ministry) is proposing to clarify existing requirements for temporary stairs (s. 75-77) as set out in the Construction Projects regulation (O. Reg. 213/91) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). O. Reg. 213/91 sets out requirements that protect the health and safety of Ontarians who work in the construction sector.
Comments Due Date:  April 25, 2019
 
Proposed New Regulations under the Missing Persons Act, 2018
This proposal outlines regulations related to urgent demands for records and annual reports under the Missing Persons Act, 2018.
Comments Due Date:  April 23, 2019
 
Discussion Paper on Reducing Litter and Waste in Our Communities  (source: Environmental Registry)
We are seeking public feedback on the Reducing Litter and Waste in Our Communities: Discussion Paper, which expands upon commitments in Preserving and Protecting our Environment for Future Generations: A Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan. The paper poses questions that will help guide future decision-making to divert more waste from landfill.
Comments Due Date:  April 20, 2019
 
Proposed Amendments to the General Regulation (O. Reg. 237/09) under the Credit Unions and Caisses Populaires Act, 1994 Regarding Deposit Insurance Premiums
The Ministry of Finance is proposing to amend the General Regulation to change how a credit union's annual deposit insurance premium payable is calculated.
Comments Due Date:  April 15, 2019
 
Proposal in support of the province's review of the Far North Act  (source: Environmental Registry)
In support of the province's review of the Far North Act announced in the Fall Economic Statement, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has been reviewing the Far North Act with a view to reducing red tape and restrictions on important economic development projects in the Far North including the Ring of Fire, all-season roads and electrical transmission projects for communities. As a result of the review, the Ministry is proposing to repeal the Far North Act.
Comments Due Date:  April 11, 2019
 
Proposed Amendments to Oil and Gas - Offshore Regulation
The Ministry of Labour is proposing two amendments to Regulation 855 (Oil and Gas - Offshore) made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. These amendments, if approved, would modernize provisions for life jackets and electrical equipment.
Comments Due Date:  April 5, 2019
 
Proposed Pay Transparency Reporting Requirements
The purpose of this paper is to seek feedback on proposed pay transparency reporting requirements, which would require certain employers to report on differences in compensation between men and women and on workforce composition with respect to gender.
Comments Due Date:  April 5, 2019
 
Proposed Amendments to Regulation 664 (Automobile Insurance)
The Ministry of Finance is proposing amendments to Regulation 664 under the Insurance Act. These amendments would support the transfer of the remaining open Dispute Resolution Services (DRS) cases from the Financial Services Commission of Ontario to the Licence Appeal Tribunal, which is one of the nineteen constituent tribunals of Tribunals Ontario.
Comments Due Date:  April 1, 2019
 
Mines and Mining Plants Regulatory Amendment Proposal
The Ministry of Labour is proposing various amendments to the Regulation 854 (Mines and Mining Plants) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. These amendments, if approved, would modernize workplace health and safety requirements for Ontario mines and mining plants.
Comments Due Date:  March 29, 2019
 
Increasing Renewable Content in Fuels  (source: Environmental Registry)
We are proposing to increase the renewable content (e.g. ethanol) in gasoline to 15% as early as 2025 through amendments to Ontario fuel regulations, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions without increasing the price at the pump.
Comments Due Date:  March 29, 2019
 
Making Polluters Accountable: Industrial Emission Performance Standards  (source: Environmental Registry)
We are consulting on Ontario's proposed Emissions Performance Standard (EPS) to ensure polluters pay their fair share for their greenhouse gas emissions, while also ensuring industry continues to make advances to help Ontario achieve its share of Canada's 2030 target. These standards will apply to industry while maintaining competitiveness of Ontario businesses and minimizing carbon leakage-the risk of production leaving the province for other jurisdictions with less stringent climate policies.
Comments Due Date:  March 29, 2019