Current Proposals

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Moving to a Project List Approach under the Environmental Assessment Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks is proposing regulations and related actions to move toward a project-list approach for projects that will require a comprehensive environmental assessment under the Environmental Assessment Act.
Posting Date:  November 26, 2021
Open for Comments:  November 26, 2021 –  January 25, 2022

Capital Markets Act - Consultation Draft

The Ministry of Finance is consulting on a new draft Capital Markets Act (CMA) to modernize Ontario's capital markets regulatory framework. If developed into a bill at a future date, the CMA would replace the existing Securities Act and the Commodity Futures Act. At this stage, the CMA is to be considered for consultation purposes only.
Posting Date:  October 12, 2021
Open for Comments:  October 12, 2021 –  January 21, 2022

Enabling the enforceability of the Building Broadband Faster Act Guideline

The Government of Ontario is committed to expediting the delivery of broadband projects to ensure every household and business in the province has access to high-speed internet by the end of 2025. The Ministry of Energy is proposing a regulatory framework to help ensure that electricity system assets can be used to achieve this goal.
Posting Date:  December 1, 2021
Open for Comments:  December 1, 2021 –  January 17, 2022

Proposed Regulatory Amendments to O. Reg. 166/11 (General) under the Retirement Homes Act, 2010 and O. Reg. 75/08

The Retirement Homes Act, 2010 (the "Act") sets out the standards and requirements for licensed retirement homes. The Act contains a fundamental principle that states, "a retirement home is to be operated so that it is a place where residents live with dignity, respect, privacy and autonomy, in security, safety and comfort and can make informed choices about their care options."
Posting Date:  December 3, 2021
Open for Comments:  December 3, 2021 –  January 17, 2022

Proposed changes to the Vintners Quality Alliance Act, 1999 - O. Reg. 406/00

Proposed amendments to the wine standards rules (O. Reg. 406/00) under the Vintners Quality Alliance Act, 1999 to add the term "Appassimento" to the list of regulated terms and to make related technical changes to the requirements for the "Vin de Curé" category of wine.
Posting Date:  December 1, 2021
Open for Comments:  December 1, 2021 –  January 15, 2022

Proposed Process Improvements to Survey Plan Corrections and Distribution

The proposed regulations will further enable the ongoing digital transformation of the Land Registration System by improving the processes of correcting and distributing survey plans.
Posting Date:  November 29, 2021
Open for Comments:  November 29, 2021 –  January 14, 2022

Eight Lamp Amber-Red Warning System for School Buses

On May 12, 2021 Private Members Bill 246 Safer School Buses Act, 2021 (PMB 246) received Royal Assent. PMB 246 amends the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) requiring all school buses manufactured on or after January 1, 2005 be equipped with the Eight Lamp Amber-Red Warning System. The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is proposing to amend Regulation 612 School Buses to align with the amendments made the HTA.
Posting Date:  November 29, 2021
Open for Comments:  November 29, 2021 –  January 13, 2022

Categories of testing, Standards, Accreditation Bodies and Standardized Laboratory Reports under the Forensic Laboratories Act, 2018.

This is a proposed new regulation that would specify the categories of tests that will be covered by the Act, the standards to which laboratories must be accredited, accreditation bodies and information laboratories must include in test results.
Posting Date:  November 29, 2021
Open for Comments:  November 29, 2021 –  January 13, 2022

Accreditation status of the laboratory under the Forensic Laboratories Act, 2018

This is a new regulation that would require forensic laboratory operators who conduct prescribed categories of tests to provide the Solicitor General with information about the accreditation status of the laboratory, if requested.
Posting Date:  November 29, 2021
Open for Comments:  November 29, 2021 –  January 13, 2022

Proposed amendments to the producer responsibility regulations for tires, batteries and electrical and electronic equipment made under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to amend three producer responsibility regulations made under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016. These changes would reduce and/or remove burden, correct market issues, increase transparency, align administrative and technical provisions between the regulations and remove outdated provisions.
Posting Date:  November 29, 2021
Open for Comments:  November 29, 2021 –  January 10, 2022

Condominium Insurance Consultation

The purpose of this consultation is to develop a better understanding of the issues that the condominium community is facing with respect to insurance in Ontario, including the definition of 'standard unit' under the Condominium Act, 1998 (Condo Act), obtaining and maintaining reasonable insurance coverage for condominium corporations, condominium insurance affordability and availability and any related building code issues.
Posting Date:  November 23, 2021
Open for Comments:  November 23, 2021 –  January 7, 2022

Proposal to simplify and align provincial white-tailed deer hunting seasons  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing amendments to regulations under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997 to increase consistency in white-tailed deer hunting season duration and type to simplify and align deer hunting seasons in some parts of the province.
Posting Date:  November 19, 2021
Open for Comments:  November 19, 2021 –  January 4, 2022

Addressing sulphur dioxide emissions from Ontario's petroleum facilities  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing a regulation to reduce sulphur dioxide air emissions from petroleum facilities in southern Ontario. These changes would help align the industry with other jurisdictions.
Posting Date:  November 11, 2021
Open for Comments:  November 11, 2021 –  December 24, 2021

Public consultation on new regulations to support the new Credit Unions and Caisses Populaires Act, 2020 (CUCPA 2020), a principles-based, modernized framework aiming to reduce burden and encourage innovation, while also improving consumer protection.

The Ministry of Finance is proposing new regulations under the Credit Unions and Caisses Populaire Act, 2020 (CUCPA 2020) that will modernize the regulatory framework, reduce burden, encourage innovation, and improve consumer protection. Following a legislative review from 2018-2020, the CUCPA 2020 was passed as part of the Protect, Support and Recover from COVID-19 Act (Budget Measures), 2020. This posting includes proposed regulations that would support the implementation of the CUCPA 2020.
Posting Date:  November 24, 2021
Open for Comments:  November 24, 2021 –  December 24, 2021

Administration of Justice Act, Ontario Regulation 94/14 (O. Reg. 94/14), Fees for Court Transcripts

Changes to regulation for fees for court transcripts to introduce a new fee for electronic transcripts and to provide clarity and updates to improve the transcript process in Ontario.
Posting Date:  December 8, 2021
Open for Comments:  December 8, 2021 –  December 22, 2021

Modernization of the Issuance of Licences to Collect Fish for Scientific Purposes

We are proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 664/98 (Fish Licensing) to define rules in regulation for the automatic issuance of Licences to Collect Fish for Scientific Purposes for Stormwater Management Pond maintenance and standard salvage and rescue operations.
Posting Date:  November 5, 2021
Open for Comments:  November 5, 2021 –  December 20, 2021

Proposal to establish new fall wild turkey hunting seasons in Wildlife Management Units 60, 63, 69, 70, 74, 75 and 86  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to open new fall wild turkey hunting seasons in Wildlife Management Units 60, 63, 69, 70, 74, 75 and 86 beginning in October 2022.
Posting Date:  November 5, 2021
Open for Comments:  November 5, 2021 –  December 20, 2021

Interruptible Rate Pilot and Administrative Review of Ontario Regulation 429/04

The Ministry of Energy (ENERGY) is proposing regulatory amendments to O. Reg. 429/04, the regulation that sets out the rules for allocating Global Adjustment (GA) costs to electricity customers. The proposed amendments are aimed at facilitating an interruptible rate pilot and ensuring the regulation fully reflects the policy intent, enhancing fairness and reducing regulatory burden for electricity customers.
Posting Date:  November 5, 2021
Open for Comments:  November 5, 2021 –  December 20, 2021

Proposed Changes to the College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO) Accreditation Model in Regulation 1093 under the Veterinarians Act

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and the College of Veterinarians of Ontario (the College) are proposing to amend Regulation 1093 under the Veterinarians Act to adopt a new, streamlined, outcome-based model for how veterinary facilities are accredited in the province.
Posting Date:  November 1, 2021
Open for Comments:  November 1, 2021 –  December 16, 2021

Prescribed electronic format to enable digital access to personal health information

The Ministry of Health is posting a notice of a proposed regulation under PHIPA for public consultation in the period October 16 to December 15, 2021. The regulation will prescribe electronic formats and exemptions to enable digital access to personal health information following an access request by patients and/or caregivers. The public is invited to provide written comments on the proposed regulation over a 60-day period, commencing on October 16, 2021 and ending on December 15, 2021.
Posting Date:  October 7, 2021
Open for Comments:  October 7, 2021 –  December 15, 2021