Current Proposals

Posted Date  Comments Due Date 
Cemetery Care and Maintenance Funds and Accounts Framework under the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002: Consultation Paper

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is seeking input on proposals to address concerns with the cemetery care and maintenance funds and accounts framework under the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002 (FBCSA). The ministry is proposing changes to regulations under the FBCSA, in addition to proposing non-regulatory actions, to address those concerns. The ministry is also seeking input on a proposal regarding licence display requirements for bereavement service operators.
Posting Date:  November 20, 2020
Open for Comments:  November 20, 2020 –  January 19, 2021

Ontario Low-Carbon Hydrogen Strategy - discussion paper  (source: Environmental Registry)

We released a discussion paper for public consultation to help us develop Ontario's first ever hydrogen strategy so that we can create local jobs, attract investment and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Posting Date:  November 19, 2020
Open for Comments:  November 19, 2020 –  January 18, 2021

Class A Manual Transmission Restriction

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is proposing to amend regulation under the Highway Traffic Act to introduce a licence restriction for all drivers that pass their Class A road test using an automatic transmission vehicle.
Posting Date:  November 17, 2020
Open for Comments:  November 17, 2020 –  January 1, 2021

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

We want to further harmonize our efficiency standards with those of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) so we are proposing to add five new products to Ontario's product and appliance energy efficiency regulation, and to modify existing requirements for televisions to harmonize with NRCan.
Posting Date:  November 16, 2020
Open for Comments:  November 16, 2020 –  December 31, 2020

Amendment of Regulation O. Reg. 329/04 (General) under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA)

The Ministry of Health is proceeding with posting a notice of a proposed regulation under PHIPA for public consultation in the period October 31 to December 30, 2020. The proposed amendments to O. Reg. 329/04 (General) under PHIPA will name the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) as a prescribed ministry for purposes of section 46 of PHIPA.
Posting Date:  October 30, 2020
Open for Comments:  October 30, 2020 –  December 30, 2020

Amendments to Highway Traffic Act (HTA) Regulations to remove paper-based barriers for the commercial vehicle industry.

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is proposing to amend several HTA regulations to make government work better for the people and businesses of Ontario in the digital era. In order to enable digital products and services for the commercial vehicle safety and oversight, legislative changes were made to the HTA. These regulatory amendments are required to support the legislative amendments which will allow the ministry to communicate with the clients via electronic and digital methods.
Posting Date:  November 10, 2020
Open for Comments:  November 10, 2020 –  December 30, 2020

Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) for Intra-provincial Carriers

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is proposing the use of ELDs for intra-provincial carriers. We are looking for your input as we review Regulation 555/06 Hours of Service (HoS) under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA).
Posting Date:  November 12, 2020
Open for Comments:  November 12, 2020 –  December 21, 2020

Golf Carts on Pelee Island

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is soliciting public comment to inform the development of a regulatory and policy framework regarding the on-road use of golf carts on Pelee Island.
Posting Date:  November 20, 2020
Open for Comments:  November 20, 2020 –  December 21, 2020

Power-Assisted Bicycle (E-bike) and Cargo E-bike Pilot Program Proposals

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is soliciting public comment regarding the reassessment and update of the regulatory and policy framework surrounding Power-Assisted Bicycles (e-bikes), as well as feedback on the development of a Cargo E- Bike Pilot Program.
Posting Date:  November 19, 2020
Open for Comments:  November 19, 2020 –  December 19, 2020

A proposal under the Endangered Species Act to enable use of the Species at Risk Conservation Fund and to streamline authorizations for certain activities that impact species at risk, while maintaining protections for species at risk.  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing new regulations to enable use of the Species at Risk Conservation Fund (the Fund) and to establish a provincial agency to administer the Fund. We are also proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 242/08 to streamline Endangered Species Act authorizations by amending certain conditional exemptions.
Posting Date:  November 3, 2020
Open for Comments:  November 3, 2020 –  December 19, 2020

College of Chiropractors of Ontario (CCO), College of Denturists of Ontario (CDO) and College of Kinesiologists of Ontario (COKO) Spousal Exception Regulations

The College of Chiropractors of Ontario (CCO), College of Denturists of Ontario (CDO) and College of Kinesiologists of Ontario (COKO) are proposing regulations to permit their members to treat their spouses.
Posting Date:  November 2, 2020
Open for Comments:  November 2, 2020 –  December 17, 2020

Amendments to Regulation 415 (Grapes for Processing - Plan) and Regulation 414 (Grapes for Processing - Marketing) under the Farm Products Marketing Act.

The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission is proposing amendments to Regulation 415 (Grapes for Processing - Plan) and Regulation 414 (Grapes for Processing - Marketing).
Posting Date:  October 27, 2020
Open for Comments:  October 27, 2020 –  December 11, 2020

Amendments to Regulation 402 (Chickens - Marketing) under the Farm Products Marketing Act.

The Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) and the Association of Ontario Chicken Processors (AOCP) have requested that the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission (Commission) amend the cost of production formula under Regulation 402 (Chickens - Marketing), which provides for the control and regulation of the producing and marketing of chickens in Ontario.
Posting Date:  October 22, 2020
Open for Comments:  October 22, 2020 –  December 7, 2020

Streamlining Recordkeeping Requirements for Pharmacies and Dispensing Physicians under the Ontario Drug Benefit Program

The proposed regulatory amendments would enable most recordkeeping requirements for pharmacies and dispensing physicians to be set out in the Ontario Drug Programs Reference Manual to streamline recordkeeping requirements into one document for ease of implementation.
Posting Date:  October 21, 2020
Open for Comments:  October 21, 2020 –  December 5, 2020

Amendment of O. Reg. 657/05

Amending the exemption from seizure values in O.Reg. 657/05 to account for inflation.
Posting Date:  November 23, 2020
Open for Comments:  November 23, 2020 –  December 4, 2020

Proposed Delegation Regulation under the Building Transit Faster Act, 2020

On July 8, 2020, the Building Transit Faster Act, 2020 (BTFA) came into force, introducing measures that streamline project delivery and support the accelerated completion of the four priority projects identified in Ontario's "New Subway Transit Plan for the GTA." The Ministry of Transportation is seeking to delegate the following functions under the BTFA from the Minister to Metrolinx: corridor development permits; entering lands; compensation; enforcement; and administration.
Posting Date:  November 2, 2020
Open for Comments:  November 2, 2020 –  December 3, 2020

A proposed regulation, and proposed regulatory amendments, to make producers responsible for operating blue box programs  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing a regulation under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 (RRCEA) to make producers responsible for blue box programs and also proposing to make amendments to Ontario Regulation 101/94: Recycling and Composting of Municipal Waste to sunset municipal obligations to run blue box systems after transition to full producer responsibility.
Posting Date:  October 19, 2020
Open for Comments:  October 19, 2020 –  December 3, 2020

Global Adjustment Deferral initiative

The Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines (ENDM) is proposing regulatory amendments that would provide for the recovery throughout 2021 of approximately $333 million of certain electricity generation costs that were not charged to non-Regulated Price Plan (RPP) consumers as a consequence of the government's Global Adjustment (GA) Deferral initiative, to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on commercial and industrial consumers in Ontario.
Posting Date:  October 14, 2020
Open for Comments:  October 14, 2020 –  November 30, 2020

Proposed amendments to regulations made under the Environmental Protection Act and the Environmental Assessment Act for combined heat and power systems that use natural gas or wood biomass as fuel  (source: Environmental Registry)

The proposal would align approval requirements with the level of risk. We are proposing to amend regulations made under the Environmental Protection Act and the Environmental Assessment Act to streamline permissions for combined heat and power systems or power only systems.
Posting Date:  October 14, 2020
Open for Comments:  October 14, 2020 –  November 27, 2020