Proposed Regulation under the Ontario Heritage Act
A proposal to make a new regulation under the Ontario Heritage Act (OHA) associated with amendments made through the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 (Bill 108). The proposed regulation would provide improved provincial direction on how to use the Act, clearer rules and tools for decision making, and support consistency in the appeals process.
Hazardous Waste Fee Exemption Framework
We are proposing to draft a new regulation under RRCEA that would:
1) Maintain the current fee exemptions for certain hazardous waste management activities by moving them from Regulation 347 to a new regulation to be made under the RRCEA
2) Move over and adjust other related sections within Regulation 347 in order to update and clarify language
Proposed Regulations to Support the Overhaul of Ontario's New Home Warranty and Protection Program
The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is proposing regulations under the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act. These proposed regulations must be in place before the proposed future regulator of new home builders and vendors can begin operations by February 2021. We are also seeking input to support the creation of a future regulation that could make it easier for a homeowner to submit a warranty claim to Tarion by clarifying the evidence required by a claimant.
Consultation on Topics Related to Future Changes to Tarion
Tarion is seeking public input on several proposed regulatory changes to support the implementation of changes made to the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act as a result of the passage of the Rebuilding Consumer Confidence Act, 2020. Changes would also support the proposed designation of a regulatory authority under the New Home Construction Licensing Act, 2017.
Public Consultation - Reforming Privacy in Ontario's Private Sector
To continue the mandate of digital innovation, the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS) is seeking to address the gaps in the Ontario's legislative privacy framework, and to establish comprehensive, up-to-date rules that will protect privacy rights and increase confidence in digital services.
Proposal to expand the live capture of wild raptors (birds of prey) by licensed falconers
Falconry is regulated under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997 (FWCA) and regulations made under the Act. Ontario falconers are required to successfully complete an apprentice program and obtain a licence to be able to hunt with native Ontario raptors. There are approximately 200 licensed falconers in Ontario.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is proposing to expand the live capture of wild raptors by licensed falconers.
Proposal to extend the current moratorium on water bottling permits
We are proposing to extend the current moratorium on new or increased permits to take groundwater to produce bottled water for up to 6 months, April 1, 2021. This extension would give us time to thoroughly review and consider feedback received, and further engage on how we can implement our proposed enhancements to Ontario's water taking program