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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
A Graduated Approach to Closure Planning - Regulation Name Change
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.
Recovery of Minerals
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.