Consultation related to the proposed Northern Ontario School of Medicine University Act, 2021
The schedule provides for a new Act, that, if passed, would continue the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) as the Northern Ontario School of Medicine University, a university with authority to grant degrees. If passed, the Act would provide that NOSM University may grant the degrees prescribed by regulation and other degrees that it may be authorized to grant under the Post-secondary Education Choice and Excellence Act, 2000.
Consultation related to the proposed Université de Hearst Act, 2021
The schedule provides for a new Act, that, if passed, would continue the Collège de Hearst as the Université de Hearst (Hearst). The Act provides that the University may grant the degrees prescribed by regulation and other degrees that it may be authorized to grant under the Post-secondary Education Choice and Excellence Act, 2000. Various other provisions and regulation-making powers would also be enacted regarding the administration of the University.
Dissolution of the Citizens' Council and the Pharmacy Council under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act
The Ministry of Health (MOH/Ministry) is proposing amendments to the Ontario Drug Benefit Act (ODBA) and Ontario Regulation 201/96 under the ODBA to dissolve two advisory agencies namely the Citizens' Council and the Pharmacy Council. The proposed amendments to the ODBA are conditional on their introduction and passage in the Legislative Assembly. The proposed regulatory amendment is conditional on the passage of the legislative amendments.
Eliminating Renewable Energy Requirements
We are proposing to repeal sections of the Electricity Act, 1998 (EA) and the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 (OEBA) that were introduced under the Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009 to promote and prioritize the development of renewable energy. Ontario has built a clean energy supply. Prioritizing renewable generation is no longer appropriate. Going forward, Ontario will ensure value for ratepayers by allowing all resources to compete to meet system needs.
Improving hunter reporting compliance through financial penalties
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is proposing an amendment to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997, to provide the regulation making authority to set a financial penalty for hunters who do not submit mandatory reports required by the regulations. This would provide an alternative tool to promote hunter reporting compliance. Subsequent regulatory amendments would be required to implement the penalty, including setting the amount and the circumstances where it would apply.
WSIA Coverage for Personal Support Workers and Developmental Support Workers
The Ministry wants your input on extending mandatory coverage to employers who commonly employ PSWs and/or DSWs but are not subject to mandatory coverage. Feedback to the questions posed in the consultation paper will provide valuable insight as the government determines the best ways to protect PSWs and DSWs.
Commercial Vision Waiver Program
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is soliciting public comment regarding implementation of a commercial vision waiver program. The program will evaluate how to individually assess the capacity of commercial drivers to adequately compensate for their reduced vision.
Amendment of O. Regulation 329/04 (General) under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA)
Ministry of Health proposing an amendment to name Ontario Health as a "Prescribed Person" (i.e. a Prescribed Registry) in respect of its planned operation of the Cardiac and Vascular Services Registry, replacing CorHealth Ontario (CorHealth currently identified in the regulation under its former name, "Cardiac Care Network".) Cardiac Care Network would be removed and Ontario Health would be designated as operator of the Cardiac and Vascular Services Registry.
Authorized Requester Program Legislation and Regulations
The Ministry of Transportation has successfully introduced legislative changes to section 205 of the Highway Traffic Act that allows for the disclosure of a driver's personal information to Authorized Requesters under agreement, through the Authorized Requester Program. The Ministry is now proposing to move forward with introducing regulations that were prescribed under the amending legislation.
A Model for Internet Gaming in Ontario
The government released a discussion paper to help inform the development of a new online market for internet gaming (iGaming) in Ontario that is both competitive and protects consumers.