Current Proposals

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Foreign Cultural Objects Immunity from Seizure Act, 2019: Minister's Regulation - General

The Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries (the "Ministry") is proposing to implement a Minister's regulation under the new Foreign Cultural Objects Immunity from Seizure Act, 2019 (the "Act") to help modernize the process to obtain immunity from seizure for foreign works of art and other cultural objects and reduce the administrative burden on Ontario's cultural institutions.
Posting Date:  September 16, 2021
Open for Comments:  September 16, 2021 –  November 1, 2021

Proposed Minimum Standards for School Board Trustee Codes of Conduct under the Education Act

The Ministry of Education is proposing to implement minimum standards for trustee codes of conduct across Ontario school boards. These minimum standards will aim to promote ethical governance of Ontario's publicly funded education system. This posting is accompanied by a link to an online survey through which the Ministry of Education is seeking public input on proposed changes to trustee codes of conduct.
Posting Date:  September 17, 2021
Open for Comments:  September 17, 2021 –  November 1, 2021

Proposed Order-in-Council and Regulatory Amendments Relating to the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 and the Safety and Consumer Statutes Administration Act, 1996

Proposed Order-in-Council that, if approved, would bring into force effective January 1, 2022 certain legislative amendments to support the designation of the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 and the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) under the Safety and Consumer Statutes Administration Act, 1996 (SCSAA). Also, proposed amendments to O. Reg. 187/09 made under SCSAA that, if made and filed, would designate CMRAO as an administrative authority under SCSAA.
Posting Date:  September 16, 2021
Open for Comments:  September 16, 2021 –  November 1, 2021

Administrative Penalties Regulation made under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing a regulation that would allow the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority to issue administrative penalties for not abiding by the provisions in the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 and its regulations.
Posting Date:  September 17, 2021
Open for Comments:  September 17, 2021 –  November 1, 2021

Regulatory Amendments to the Modernizing Ontario for People and Businesses Act, 2020

The regulatory amendment is designed to support the burden reduction and regulatory modernization work currently being undertaken across Ontario and to align with the ongoing work to modernize the Environmental Assessment program, including in relation to electronic submissions.
Posting Date:  September 14, 2021
Open for Comments:  September 14, 2021 –  October 29, 2021

Ministry of Transportation (MTO) Modernizing Ontario's Vehicle Inspection Program and Integrating Safety and Emissions Testing for Commercial Vehicles

MTO is proposing to proclaim legislative items and introduce regulatory requirements for garages and technicians to participate in a Vehicle Inspection Program. The new program will replace current requirements of the Motor Vehicle Inspection Station (MVIS) program and introduce emission standards. The regulation of on-road vehicle emission standards will move from the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) to the Highway Traffic Act (HTA). Additional regulations will also be amended.
Posting Date:  September 8, 2021
Open for Comments:  September 8, 2021 –  October 25, 2021

Regulatory proposal under the Building Code Act, 1992

Amendments are being proposed to the Building Code (O. Reg. 332/12) to clarify building officials' ability to use remote inspection methods and to update the Building Code requirements to facilitate the construction of "tiny homes".
Posting Date:  September 8, 2021
Open for Comments:  September 8, 2021 –  October 23, 2021

Proposed regulation under the Laboratory and Specimen Collection Centre Licensing Act (LSCCLA)

Ministry of Health (ministry) is proposing to modernize Ontario's laboratory (lab) sector by streamlining licensing and updating the regulatory framework. Regulations 682 and 683 under the LSCCLA would be revoked and replaced with a new regulation that: 1. supports the proclamation of amendments to the LSCCLA made by Bill 87, Protecting Patients Act, 2017; 2. modernizes labs licensing systems; 3. reduces regulatory burden for businesses; and 4. aligns with other health system priorities.
Posting Date:  September 1, 2021
Open for Comments:  September 1, 2021 –  October 16, 2021

Administrative Monetary Penalties for High Risk Driving Suspensions

The Ministry of Transportation is asking for public comment on a proposal to require drivers suspended for certain high-risk driving behaviours to pay administrative monetary penalties before renewing their licence.
Posting Date:  September 17, 2021
Open for Comments:  September 17, 2021 –  October 16, 2021

Proposed Amendment to Ontario Regulation 53/05 (Payments under Section 78.1 of the Act), to be made under the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998

The Ministry of Energy is proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 53/05 in order to subject Ontario Power Generation's proposed Darlington Small Modular Reactor (SMR) project to rate-regulation and regulatory oversight by the Ontario Energy Board.
Posting Date:  September 14, 2021
Open for Comments:  September 14, 2021 –  October 14, 2021

Summary of Regulatory Impact of New Home and Community Care Regulations Under the Connecting Care Act, 2019.

In compliance with requirements set out in the Modernizing Ontario for People and Businesses Act, 2020 (MOPBA), which came into force January 1, 2021, the Ministry has performed a preliminary analysis of the regulatory burden of new home and community care regulations under the Connecting Care Act, 2019. The purpose of this posting is to invite feedback on the expected regulatory burden costs and benefits or cost savings to stakeholders of the proposed home & community care regulatory framework.
Posting Date:  August 27, 2021
Open for Comments:  August 27, 2021 –  October 11, 2021

Mortgage Brokerages, Lenders and Administrators Act, 2006 (MBLAA) - Licensing Exemption for Mortgage Transactions for Commercial Purposes

The Ministry of Finance is proposing an exemption from licensing requirements under the Mortgage Brokerages, Lenders and Administrators Act, 2006 (MBLAA) that could be made available to sophisticated borrowers and lenders with respect to mortgage transactions for commercial purposes.
Posting Date:  August 18, 2021
Open for Comments:  August 18, 2021 –  October 4, 2021

Proposed Regulatory Enhancements to Support Implementation of Ontario's Quality Standards Framework - Minister's Regulation

The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) is proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 156/18 under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) to support implementation of Ontario's Quality Standards Framework (QSF) and improve the everyday experiences of children and young persons in licensed residential settings.
Posting Date:  August 20, 2021
Open for Comments:  August 20, 2021 –  October 4, 2021

Proposed Regulatory Enhancements to Support Implementation of Ontario's Quality Standards Framework - Lieutenant Governor in Council Regulation

The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) is proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 155/18 under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) to support implementation of Ontario's Quality Standards Framework (QSF) and improve the everyday experiences of children and young persons both in licensed residential settings and non-residential settings, including mental health, special needs and Indigenous service providers.
Posting Date:  August 20, 2021
Open for Comments:  August 20, 2021 –  October 4, 2021

Improving access to prevention services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, young persons and families - Proposals under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017

Changes to the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 are proposed to enhance prevention-focused wraparound supports for First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families as well as the role of prevention-focused Indigenous service providers. The proposed statutory and regulatory amendments focus on improving access to prevention and early intervention services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, young persons and their families, including through wraparound supports.
Posting Date:  August 20, 2021
Open for Comments:  August 20, 2021 –  October 4, 2021

Enhancing Access to Customary Care - Proposals under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017

Customary care reflects First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples' unique practices as they relate to the care of children. However, the ministry has heard from Indigenous partners that the application of legislated licensed residential care requirements to customary care arrangements in circumstances where they also meet the definition of residential care under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA), has limited how customary care can be practiced, and created barriers to access.
Posting Date:  August 20, 2021
Open for Comments:  August 20, 2021 –  October 4, 2021

Changing Ontario Energy Board's Regulated Price Plan (RPP) Rate Setting Frequency

The Ministry of Energy (ENERGY) is proposing regulatory amendments to change the frequency of the Ontario Energy Board's (OEB) Regulated Price Plan (RPP) rate setting from bi-annually to annually.
Posting Date:  August 18, 2021
Open for Comments:  August 18, 2021 –  October 2, 2021

Proposed regulation under the Liquor Licence and Control Act, 2019

Proposal for a regulation under the Liquor Licence and Control Act, 2019 to enable authorized grocery stores and wine boutiques to sell wine and cider through their websites for curbside pickup. This change would be part of the modernized legal framework of beverage alcohol.
Posting Date:  September 16, 2021
Open for Comments:  September 16, 2021 –  September 27, 2021

Proposed amendments to Ontario's Highway Traffic Act to develop a regulatory amendment to exempt bus drivers from ensuring that passengers under the age of 16 must wear a seat belt.

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is soliciting public comment on a proposed amendment that will exempt bus drivers from Ontario's current seat belt law that requires bus drivers to ensure child passengers under the age of 16 are wearing a seat belt (Highway Traffic Act s. 106(4)).
Posting Date:  August 23, 2021
Open for Comments:  August 23, 2021 –  September 21, 2021

2021 Ontario Permanency Funding Policy Guidelines

The 2016 Ontario Permanency Funding Policy Guidelines (OPFPG) and CW003-16 policy directive are being updated to include enhancements to permanency financial supports including adoption and legal custody subsidies, kinship service and revisions to funding related to customary care.
Posting Date:  August 4, 2021
Open for Comments:  August 4, 2021 –  September 20, 2021

Proposed policy directive to require children's aid societies to register children and prospective parents who are approved for adoption on the AdoptOntario website in accordance with the criteria and requirements set out in the directive.

As part of the Child Welfare Redesign Strategy, the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) committed to creating more consistent and responsive adoption experiences for children, youth and adoptive families. MCCSS is proposing to issue a policy directive to children's aid societies that will support more children to achieve permanency through adoption by expanding opportunities for children to be matched with prospective parents who are approved for adoption in Ontario.
Posting Date:  August 4, 2021
Open for Comments:  August 4, 2021 –  September 20, 2021

Potential Changes under the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act, 2002: Consultation Paper

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is exploring potential changes under the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act, 2002.
Posting Date:  August 3, 2021
Open for Comments:  August 3, 2021 –  September 17, 2021