Current Proposals

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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

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

Automated Flagger Assistance Device

The Ministry of Transportation is proposing to implement regulations prescribing the minimum requirements for the use of Automated Flagger Assistance Devices (AFAD).
Posting Date:  October 22, 2021
Open for Comments:  October 22, 2021 –  December 7, 2021

Proposed Changes for the Next Edition of Ontario's Building Code (Fall Consultation)

As part of the development process for the next edition of Ontario's Building Code, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is engaging in consultation starting in Fall 2021 on some existing variations from National Construction Codes as well as a number of proposed changes that are unique to Ontario's Building Code.
Posting Date:  October 20, 2021
Open for Comments:  October 20, 2021 –  December 4, 2021

Prescribing a significant market disruption within the definition of "hazard" and updating the Appendices listing Immediately and Periodically Notifiable Hazards in O. Reg. 277/12 (Reporting of Hazards and Findings) under the Animal Health Act, 2009.  (source: Environmental Registry)

To support animal health and enhance preparedness, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is proposing under the Animal Health Act, 2009: (a) a new regulation to prescribe that a provincial surplus of livestock or poultry due to a border-related disruption would be added to clause (c) of the definition of a "hazard"; and (b) amendments to the Appendices containing lists of Immediately Notifiable Hazards and Periodically Notifiable Hazards in O. Reg. 277/12.
Posting Date:  October 19, 2021
Open for Comments:  October 19, 2021 –  December 3, 2021

Consultation related to a regulation under the Université de Hearst Act, 2021

Summary of proposed regulation under the Université de Hearst Act, 2021
Posting Date:  October 18, 2021
Open for Comments:  October 18, 2021 –  December 2, 2021

Consultation related to a regulation under the Northern Ontario School of Medicine University Act, 2021

Summary of proposed regulation under the Northern Ontario School of Medicine University Act, 2021
Posting Date:  October 18, 2021
Open for Comments:  October 18, 2021 –  December 2, 2021

Enabling more choice and competition in electricity suite metering

The process for a multi-unit building to switch its suite meter provider from a Local Distribution Company (LDC) to a Unit Sub-Meter Provider (USMP) may be more complex than switching from a USMP to an LDC or from one USMP to another USMP. The Ministry of Energy is considering regulatory changes to make it easier for a building to switch its suite meter provider from an LDC to a USMP, which would provide greater choice and may enhance competition in the provision of electricity suite metering.
Posting Date:  October 13, 2021
Open for Comments:  October 13, 2021 –  November 29, 2021

Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 909 of the Pension Benefits Act: Removing Certain Requirements for Administrators of Defined Contribution Pension Plans

The Ministry of Finance is seeking comments from stakeholders on draft amendments to Regulation 909 under the Pension Benefits Act.
Posting Date:  October 7, 2021
Open for Comments:  October 7, 2021 –  November 23, 2021

Proposal for Amendments to R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 565: Public Pools

The Ministry of Health is proposing amendments to R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 565: Public Pools ("Regulation") under the Health Protection and Promotion Act to enhance efficiency and make it more flexible for pool operators to comply with safety and water chemistry requirements while maintaining public health and safety in aquatic environments for everyone's safety and enjoyment.
Posting Date:  October 7, 2021
Open for Comments:  October 7, 2021 –  November 22, 2021

Proposed Regulatory Amendment to Reg. 543 s.3 (2): X-Ray Safety Code for adopting updated requirements for shielding methodology under the Healing Arts and Radiation Protection Act (HARPA)

Amend HARPA Reg 543 section 3 (2) to replace compliance with Health Canada's Safety Code 20A with the most recent Safety Code 35 for shielding methodology.
Posting Date:  October 7, 2021
Open for Comments:  October 7, 2021 –  November 22, 2021

Public Health Ontario Board Appointment Process

The Ministry of Health proposes to amend the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion Act, 2007 to provide authority for the Lieutenant Governor in Council to appoint and designate the subsequent Chairs and Vice-Chairs of the Board of Directors for Public Health Ontario for the purpose of aligning Board appointment processes across all ministry board-governed operational agencies.
Posting Date:  October 7, 2021
Open for Comments:  October 7, 2021 –  November 22, 2021

Fall 2021 Red Tape Reduction Package - proposed amendments to the Electricity Act, 1998

In response to the Auditor General's recommendation in the 2020 Value-for-Money Audit of the Electrical Safety Authority, this legislative proposal would establish an administrative monetary penalties framework in the Electricity Act, 1998, with regulations to be developed in the future to support the regime.
Posting Date:  October 7, 2021
Open for Comments:  October 7, 2021 –  November 22, 2021

Proposed Amendments to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Act

OMAFRA is proposing amendments to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Act which if approved, would clarify and codify the existing functions of the Minister and clarify OMAFRA's authorities to collect use and disclose information related to agriculture, food and rural affairs. The amendments would support OMAFRA's role in an advisory and coordination capacity related to provincial management of activities, programs and policies related to agriculture, food and rural affairs.
Posting Date:  October 22, 2021
Open for Comments:  October 22, 2021 –  November 22, 2021

Supervisory Officers

The legislative changes would remove the requirement for school boards to seek confirmation from the Minister of Education that a person is eligible to be appointed as a supervisory officer, and the requirement for a supervisory officer to seek approval from the Minister of Education to hold any additional office, have any other employment or follow any other profession or calling during their tenure.
Posting Date:  October 7, 2021
Open for Comments:  October 7, 2021 –  November 22, 2021

Ontario Energy Board (OEB) Modernization - facilitating implementation of OEB Modernization

The government seeks to facilitate the OEB's continued efforts to recruit and retain an adequate number of qualified commissioners. In doing so, the government is proposing legislative amendments affecting the number, compensation, and labour rights of OEB commissioners. These proposed amendments are intended to mitigate risks to operations and adjudicative independence, enhancing the OEB's ability to function more efficiently and effectively.
Posting Date:  October 7, 2021
Open for Comments:  October 7, 2021 –  November 21, 2021

Supporting Volunteers Under the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015

Amendments are being proposed to the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015 that would: set a definition of "volunteer" to clarify the eligibility for supports under the PRCRA; require police services to conduct and provide the results of Criminal Record Checks and Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Checks for volunteers at no charge and provide up to five free copies of the results; expand the Lieutenant Governor in Council's regulation-making authority.
Posting Date:  October 7, 2021
Open for Comments:  October 7, 2021 –  November 21, 2021

Proposed amendments to the Professional Foresters Act

We are proposing changes to the Professional Foresters Act to improve the delivery of professional forestry in Ontario in support of the Fall 2021 Red Tape Reduction Bill.
Posting Date:  October 7, 2021
Open for Comments:  October 7, 2021 –  November 21, 2021

Proposed amendments to the Crown Forest Sustainability Act to Reduce Red-Tape for the harvest of Crown forest resources for personal use

We are proposing changes to the Crown Forest Sustainability Act to reduce red-tape for clients in support of the Fall 2021 Red Tape Reduction Bill.
Posting Date:  October 7, 2021
Open for Comments:  October 7, 2021 –  November 21, 2021

2-year Limitation Period for Certain Statutory and Regulatory Entitlements via Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) settlements

The Ministry of Energy is proposing to amend the Electricity Act, 1998, and to make consequential amendments to the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998, the Limitations Act, 2002 and the Ontario Fair Hydro Plan Act, 2017, to establish a two-year limitation period beyond which market participants and other persons could not seek adjustments to payments, amounts or entitlements that are derived from statute or regulation, when such amounts are paid by the IESO through market settlements.
Posting Date:  October 7, 2021
Open for Comments:  October 7, 2021 –  November 21, 2021

New Regulation Making Authority under the Liquor Licence and Control Act, 2019

The Ministry of the Attorney General is proposing amendments to section 78 of the Liquor Licence and Control Act, 2019 (LLCA) to establish Lieutenant Governor in Council regulation-making authority related to outdoor physical extensions of a liquor sales licence.
Posting Date:  October 7, 2021
Open for Comments:  October 7, 2021 –  November 21, 2021

Northern Services Boards Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. L.28 Amendment

Under Ontario's Open for Business initiative, an amendment to the Northern Services Boards Act (NSBA) is recommended to remove the requirement that notices of meetings and minutes be posted in six (6) conspicuous locations and only require posting in at least one physical location and, if available, require electronic positing of notices and meeting minutes by established Local Service Boards (LSBs). This change is not anticipated to increase costs, despite some initial Board efforts/administrat
Posting Date:  October 7, 2021
Open for Comments:  October 7, 2021 –  November 21, 2021

A Graduated Approach to Closure Planning - Regulation Name Change  (source: Environmental Registry)

The ministry proposes to change the name of O. Reg. 240/00 (currently Mine Development and Closure Under Part VII of the Act) to include a reference to advanced exploration closure plans and strengthen the graduated approach to advanced exploration and mine production closure planning. 
Posting Date:  October 7, 2021
Open for Comments:  October 7, 2021 –  November 21, 2021

Amendments to the Mine Development and Closure Regulation (O. Reg. 240/00)  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to amend O. Reg. 240/00 to update two outdated references to third-party guidance documents and correct an inappropriate chemical test for monitoring programs.
Posting Date:  October 7, 2021
Open for Comments:  October 7, 2021 –  November 21, 2021

A proposed amendment to Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General), a Minister's regulation made under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 relating to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).

Regulatory amendment that would require employers seeking an approval of a NOC 7511 (transport truck drivers) employment position under the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream to demonstrate that they are registered with Ontario's Commercial Vehicle Operator's Registration (CVOR) system and have a Carrier Safety Rating (CSR) of Excellent, Satisfactory or Satisfactory-Unaudited in order for their application to be approved.
Posting Date:  October 7, 2021
Open for Comments:  October 7, 2021 –  November 21, 2021

Recovery of Minerals  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing amendments to the Mining Act to support the recovery of minerals at current operating, closed or abandoned mine sites in Ontario through reprocessing of minerals, including critical minerals.
Posting Date:  October 7, 2021
Open for Comments:  October 7, 2021 –  November 21, 2021

Proposed legislative amendments to the Cannabis Licence Act, 2018 (CLA), Cannabis Control Act, 2017 (CCA) and the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation Act, 2017 (OCRCA).

Proposal for amendments to the Cannabis Licence Act, 2018, the Cannabis Control Act, 2017 and the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation Act, 2017 to enable authorized cannabis retailers to provide curbside pick-up and delivery services on a permanent basis.
Posting Date:  October 7, 2021
Open for Comments:  October 7, 2021 –  November 21, 2021

Amendments to the Toronto Atmospheric Fund Act, 2005

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing proposes to repeal subsections 11(8) and 11(9) of the Toronto Atmospheric Fund Act, 2005. If approved, the changes would: -Section 11(8): align requirements related to the calculation of City of Toronto's debt limit with those in the City of Toronto Act; -Section 11(9): remove a requirement for The Atmospheric Fund (TAF) to obtain Toronto council approval for liabilities where TAF is required to make payments after the expiry of the council term.
Posting Date:  October 7, 2021
Open for Comments:  October 7, 2021 –  November 21, 2021

Clarifying the authority to change the classes of projects to which a class environmental assessment process applies  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing a minor amendment to the Environmental Assessment Act to make it clearer that the authority to amend a Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) and a Class EA approval, includes changing the types (or classes) of projects that can follow a Class EA
Posting Date:  October 7, 2021
Open for Comments:  October 7, 2021 –  November 21, 2021

Proposed Additional Delegation of Planning Decisions

Changes are being proposed to the Planning Act, Municipal Act, 2001 and City of Toronto Act, 2006 that would provide municipalities with discretionary authority to delegate additional decisions to committees of council or municipal staff for minor amendments to zoning by-laws.
Posting Date:  October 7, 2021
Open for Comments:  October 7, 2021 –  November 21, 2021

Proposal to amend the Public Lands Act to support red tape reduction

The Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry is proposing to amend the Public Lands Act to reduce red-tape for clients in support of the Fall 2021 Red Tape Reduction Bill. Changes to the Act will improve customer service and government efficiency, reduce unnecessary burdens and provide a greater ability to make public lands available for economic and resource-based development opportunities, particularly in the North.
Posting Date:  October 7, 2021
Open for Comments:  October 7, 2021 –  November 21, 2021

Proposed Amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act

The Schedule amends the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The Act is amended with respect to terminology related to engineers. Certain notification and reporting provisions are amended with respect to deaths, critical injuries and other occurrences at a workplace.
Posting Date:  October 7, 2021
Open for Comments:  October 7, 2021 –  November 21, 2021

Regulatory amendments related to retaining proceeds from the sale of samples taken from unpatented mining claims  (source: Environmental Registry)

We want to amend O. Reg. 45/11 to set out the conditions that are required for mining claim holders to sell the end product of a bulk sample and recover associated costs, without first obtaining the minister's permission: a "permit by rule" approach. This will allow previous amendments to the Mining Act to come into force.
Posting Date:  October 7, 2021
Open for Comments:  October 7, 2021 –  November 21, 2021

Consequential amendments to regulations under the Municipal Act (O. Reg 584/06) and City of Toronto Act (O. Reg 595/06) in support of the Ministry of the Solicitor General's proposed initiative to provide free police record checks to volunteers.

The Ministry of the Solicitor General is proposing changes to reduce barriers for volunteers when obtaining certain types of police record checks by amending the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015 (PRCRA). This amendment, if passed, would require police services to conduct and provide the results of Criminal Record Checks (CRCs) and Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Checks (CRJMCs) for volunteers at no charge and provide up to five free copies of the results
Posting Date:  October 7, 2021
Open for Comments:  October 7, 2021 –  November 21, 2021

Retention of Proceeds from Testing Activities on Leases and Patented Lands  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing amendments to the Mining Act to allow lessees, licensees and owners of mining lands to sell and retain the proceeds from materials extracted for the purposes of testing without the requirement for a mine production closure plan to have first been filed.
Posting Date:  October 7, 2021
Open for Comments:  October 7, 2021 –  November 21, 2021

Amendment to the Development Charges Act, 1997 to extend the 10-year planned level of service to 20 years for the Yonge North Subway Extension (YNSE)

The proposed development charge DC amendment would treat the YNSE separately from other transit services, for the purposes of calculating and collecting DCs. The proposed amendment would extend the time horizon for the planned level of service for the YNSE under the Development Charges Act from 10 to 20 years. This proposed change would better position York Region to fund its portion of the YNSE costs, by enabling more of the eligible growth-related costs of the YNSE to be recovered through DCs
Posting Date:  October 7, 2021
Open for Comments:  October 7, 2021 –  November 21, 2021

Establishing a public registry for mining and exploratory licences of occupation information  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry (NDMNRF) is proposing to amend the Mining Act to establish a public registry for mining and exploratory licences of occupation. The registry would be accessible through the Mining Lands Administrative System (MLAS) allowing for easier access to the information held by the ministry.
Posting Date:  October 7, 2021
Open for Comments:  October 7, 2021 –  November 21, 2021

Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 306/15: Pilot Project - Automated Vehicles and Revised Regulations of Ontario 1990, Regulation 628: Vehicle Permits

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is soliciting public comment on proposed amendments to the Ontario Regulation 306/15: Pilot Project - Automated Vehicles and related amendments to Revised Regulations of Ontario 1990, Regulation 628: Vehicle Permits.
Posting Date:  September 29, 2021
Open for Comments:  September 29, 2021 –  November 15, 2021

Proposed regulatory amendments to Regulation 761: Milk and Milk Products and Regulation 753: Grades, Standards, Designations, Classes, Packing and Marking under the Milk Act.

As part of the Ontario government's Open for Business Action Plan, the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission (Commission) is proposing amendments to Regulation 761: Milk and Milk Products and Regulation 753: Grades, Standards, Designations, Classes, Packing and Marking under the Milk Act to help reduce burden and costs for dairy processors and to stimulate economic growth in the sector while maintaining strong health and safety standards.
Posting Date:  September 27, 2021
Open for Comments:  September 27, 2021 –  November 11, 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 –  November 9, 2021

Large Cycle Pilot

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is soliciting public comment to inform the development of a policy and regulatory framework regarding the on-road use of electric and non electric large cycles.
Posting Date:  September 23, 2021
Open for Comments:  September 23, 2021 –  November 8, 2021

Urban Mobility Vehicle Pilot

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is soliciting public comment to inform the development of a policy and regulatory framework regarding the on-road use of urban mobility vehicles.
Posting Date:  September 23, 2021
Open for Comments:  September 23, 2021 –  November 8, 2021

Minister's Order for temporary suspension of protection upon the listing of Black Ash under the Endangered Species Act.  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing a Minister's regulation to temporarily pause the protections for Black Ash under the Endangered Species Act, for two years from the time it is added to the Species at Risk in Ontario List regulation. This would allow time to develop an approach to support Black Ash protection and recovery that considers social and economic impacts.
Posting Date:  September 23, 2021
Open for Comments:  September 23, 2021 –  November 7, 2021

Proposed Regulations under the Building Opportunities in the Skilled Trades Act, 2021 (BOSTA): Part 2

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) is seeking input on the development of proposed regulations under BOSTA. Proposed regulations will support the ongoing implementation and delivery of Ontario's skilled trades and apprenticeship system, as well as support the establishment of a Crown agency, Skilled Trades Ontario (STO). This posting represents the second tranche of regulations being proposed under BOSTA. The first tranche was posted on October 1, 2021.
Posting Date:  October 21, 2021
Open for Comments:  October 21, 2021 –  November 7, 2021

Amendments to Ontario Regulation 242/08 (General Regulation - Endangered Species Act, 2007) relating to upcoming changes to the Species at Risk in Ontario List.  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing changes under the Endangered Species Act that would allow use of existing conditional exemptions for select newly-listed species that are added to the Species at Risk in Ontario List regulation. Conditional exemptions improve business certainty and efficiency, while continuing to maintain protections for species and their habitat.
Posting Date:  September 23, 2021
Open for Comments:  September 23, 2021 –  November 7, 2021

Replacing Regulation 872: Conduct of Business of the Ontario Food Terminal Act

The Ontario Food Terminal Board is proposing to replace Regulation 872 of the Ontario Food Terminal Act (OFTA) with two new regulations to support improvements in the governance and operations of the Ontario Food Terminal, including allowing the General Manager to create protocols related to health and safety at the Terminal.
Posting Date:  September 21, 2021
Open for Comments:  September 21, 2021 –  November 5, 2021

Proposed Regulatory Amendments to Support the Contraband Strategy and Action Plan

This posting seeks feedback on the Ministry of the Solicitor General's proposal to amend Regulation 778 under the Ministry of Correctional Services Act, 1990. The amendments would enable enhanced searches of everyone entering the secure area of an institution where individuals in custody are located.
Posting Date:  September 20, 2021
Open for Comments:  September 20, 2021 –  November 4, 2021

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

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

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

Enabling Municipalities to Enter into Special Loan Agreements with the Canada Infrastructure Bank for Capital Needs

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is proposing to amend regulations under the Municipal Act, 2001 and the City of Toronto Act, 2006. The amendments would enable Ontario municipalities to enter into special conditional loan agreements for long-term borrowing for capital purposes with the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
Posting Date:  October 7, 2021
Open for Comments:  October 7, 2021 –  November 1, 2021

Proposed new regulatory provisions to implement proposed amendments the Development Charges Act, 1997 to extend the 10-year planned level of service to 20 years for the Yonge North Subway Extension (YNSE).

Proposal would implement proposed legislative changes that would treat the YNSE separately from other transit services, for the purposes of calculating and collecting DCs. The proposed regulatory amendments would facilitate the extension of the horizon for the planned level of service for the YNSE under the Development Charges Act from 10 to 20 years. Proposed changes would better position York Region to fund its portion of the YNSE costs (continued below)
Posting Date:  October 7, 2021
Open for Comments:  October 7, 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 Burden Reduction Directive

The Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation, and Trade (MEDJCT) is proposing a Burden Reduction Directive. The Directive sets out the Government of Ontario's burden reduction expectations, requirements, and responsibilities for the effective development, management, and evaluation, as well as reform and removal of all provincial policy instruments issued by Ontario Ministries.
Posting Date:  October 12, 2021
Open for Comments:  October 12, 2021 –  October 31, 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