Current Proposals

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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.
Posting Date:  April 15, 2021
Open for Comments:  April 15, 2021 –  May 17, 2031

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.
Posting Date:  April 15, 2021
Open for Comments:  April 15, 2021 –  May 17, 2031

Centre Jules-Léger Consortium - In-Person Meeting Requirements

Amendment to repeal sections 8 and 9 of Schedule 1 of the Education Act and add new LGIC regulation-making authority respecting in-person and electronic meeting rules for Centre Jules-Léger Consortium (CJLC) members.
Posting Date:  April 15, 2021
Open for Comments:  April 15, 2021 –  June 10, 2021

Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 909 of the Pension Benefits Act: Requiring Pension Plan Administrators to Provide Information Relating to Their Pension Plan's Pension Benefits Guarantee Fund (PBGF) Exposure to Potential Future Claims

The Ministry of Finance is seeking comments from stakeholders on draft amendments to Regulation 909 under the Pension Benefits Act.
Posting Date:  April 15, 2021
Open for Comments:  April 15, 2021 –  May 31, 2021

Red Tape Reduction - Revocation of Spent Regulations Regarding Temporary Solvency Funding Relief

The proposed regulations would revoke spent regulations, including requirements for progress reports, under the Pension Benefits Act that previously provided temporary funding relief for certain defined benefit pension plans.
Posting Date:  April 15, 2021
Open for Comments:  April 15, 2021 –  May 31, 2021

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

The Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, is proposing several legislative amendments to the Modernizing Ontario for People and Businesses Act, 2020. The proposed amendments are intended to reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens across the Ontario government.
Posting Date:  April 15, 2021
Open for Comments:  April 15, 2021 –  May 30, 2021

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.
Posting Date:  April 15, 2021
Open for Comments:  April 15, 2021 –  May 30, 2021

Dissolution of the Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991.

Amendments to the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, and various health profession Acts to remove references to the Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council.
Posting Date:  April 15, 2021
Open for Comments:  April 15, 2021 –  May 30, 2021

Waive the requirement for select First Nations schools to provide documentation to the ministry demonstrating school eligibility under the Reciprocal Education Approach (REA)

Regulatory amendment to O. Reg. 261/19 (Reciprocal Education Approach) under the Education Act to waive the requirement for schools in Table 2 of section 3 of the regulation to provide documentation to the ministry that demonstrates school eligibility for the REA.
Posting Date:  April 15, 2021
Open for Comments:  April 15, 2021 –  May 29, 2021

Proposed changes to certain land division provisions in the Planning Act

The government is proposing changes to the Planning Act related to control of the division of land (subdivision control, plans of subdivision, consents and validations), as well as other housekeeping or consequential changes to the Act.
Posting Date:  April 15, 2021
Open for Comments:  April 15, 2021 –  May 25, 2021

Proposed legislative amendments to the Liquor Licence and Control Act, 2019

Proposal for technical amendments to the Liquor Licence and Control Act, 2019 to clarify certain provisions, better reflect existing practices and intended outcomes, align the legislation with other regulated areas such as cannabis and gaming, and make the legislation more flexible.
Posting Date:  April 15, 2021
Open for Comments:  April 15, 2021 –  May 25, 2021

Eliminating Renewable Energy Requirements  (source: Environmental Registry)

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.
Posting Date:  April 15, 2021
Open for Comments:  April 15, 2021 –  May 25, 2021

Proposed amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) on payment of wages and employment standards officer's self-audit powers

MLTSD is proposing to 1. Amend the ESA by removing the condition for an employer to obtain employee consent to pay wages by direct deposit where an office or facility of the employee's financial institution is not within a reasonable distance of the location where the employee works; and 2. expand the powers of an employment standards officer conducting an inspection so that an officer can require an employer to conduct a self-audit where non-compliance has already been determined by an officer.
Posting Date:  April 15, 2021
Open for Comments:  April 15, 2021 –  May 25, 2021

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.
Posting Date:  April 15, 2021
Open for Comments:  April 15, 2021 –  May 25, 2021

Amendment to the French Language Services Act - Spring 2021 Red Tape Reduction Package

The Ministries of Francophone Affairs, Health and Long-Term Care, are proposing to amend the definition of government agency of the French Language Services Act (FLSA) to allow municipal and joint long-term care homes to seek a designation under the Act.
Posting Date:  April 15, 2021
Open for Comments:  April 15, 2021 –  May 25, 2021

Amendments to Ontario Immigration Act, 2015

Amendments to Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 as part of the Spring 2021 Red Tape Reduction Bill
Posting Date:  April 15, 2021
Open for Comments:  April 15, 2021 –  May 25, 2021

Updating the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation's (NOHFC) Forms Repository

The Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines (ENDM) has created a single, dynamic NOHFC application form in the Forms Repository related to funding opportunities for Northern Ontario businesses and communities. ENDM updated the single dynamic application form with the launch of renewed programs in February 2021.
Posting Date:  April 15, 2021
Open for Comments:  April 15, 2021 –  May 15, 2021

Regulatory Changes to Support Deregulation of the Inter-Community Passenger Transportation Vehicle Sector

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is soliciting feedback on the proposed regulatory changes to the inter-community passenger transportation vehicle sector. For further details, please see the attached. These changes are proposed to come into force on July 1, 2021.
Posting Date:  April 9, 2021
Open for Comments:  April 9, 2021 –  May 7, 2021

Ellsin Environmental Ltd. Sault Ste. Marie tire waste thermal treatment facility  (source: Environmental Registry)

Proposal for a new regulation that would allow Ellsin Environmental to increase the amount of tires they can thermally treat daily
Posting Date:  March 19, 2021
Open for Comments:  March 19, 2021 –  May 3, 2021

Proposal to amend Ontario Regulation 161/99 (Definitions and Exemptions) under the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 to exempt certain electricity transmission projects from Section 92 (Leave to Construct) approval  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 161/99 to exempt certain electricity transmission projects that are not expected to have a significant ratepayer impact from the requirement to obtain Section 92 (electricity Leave to Construct) approval from the Ontario Energy Board (OEB). This will remove a regulatory hurdle for project proponents.
Posting Date:  January 29, 2021
Open for Comments:  January 29, 2021 –  April 29, 2021

Proposed Revision to Ontario Energy Board (OEB) Leave to Construct Cost Threshold for Hydrocarbon Pipelines  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to increase the cost threshold for hydrocarbon pipelines that require Ontario Energy Board (OEB) approval through its Leave to Construct process from $2 million to $10 million. This proposal would support Ontario's commitment to regulatory burden reduction and providing a reliable and cost-effective energy supply.
Posting Date:  January 29, 2021
Open for Comments:  January 29, 2021 –  April 29, 2021

Proposed Amendments to the Electrical Safety Code Regulation (O. Reg. 164/99) under Part VIII of the Electricity Act, 1998

Proposal to amend the regulation to adopt the Ontario Electrical Safety Code 2021.
Posting Date:  March 15, 2021
Open for Comments:  March 15, 2021 –  April 29, 2021

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.
Posting Date:  March 29, 2021
Open for Comments:  March 29, 2021 –  April 28, 2021

Designation of Additional Areas: amendment to Ontario Regulation 407/94

Addition of one new area, the City of Sarnia, to the schedule to the French Language Services Act that lists designated areas
Posting Date:  March 10, 2021
Open for Comments:  March 10, 2021 –  April 26, 2021

Amending Regulation 871: Composition and Procedure of the Board of the Ontario Food Terminal Act

The Ontario Food Terminal Board (Board) is proposing to amend Regulation 871 to remove prescriptive requirements related to Board size and quorum.
Posting Date:  March 12, 2021
Open for Comments:  March 12, 2021 –  April 26, 2021

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.
Posting Date:  March 11, 2021
Open for Comments:  March 11, 2021 –  April 25, 2021

Amendments to Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General) and Ontario Regulation 421/17 (Approvals under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program and Other Matters) under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015.

Regulatory amendments to improve the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)'s Entrepreneur stream
Posting Date:  April 8, 2021
Open for Comments:  April 8, 2021 –  April 23, 2021

Proposed Regulation Prescribing Hamilton Light Rail Transit (LRT) project as a Priority Transit Project under the Building Transit Faster Act, 2020

The Building Transit Faster Act, 2020 (BTFA) introduces measures that streamline project delivery and support the accelerated completion of the priority transit projects identified in the "New Subway Transit Plan for the GTA", and any other projects prescribed through regulation. MTO is proposing to establish a Lieutenant Governor in Council (LGIC) regulation that would prescribe Hamilton LRT Project as a priority transit project for the purpose of the BTFA.
Posting Date:  March 8, 2021
Open for Comments:  March 8, 2021 –  April 23, 2021

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.
Posting Date:  February 21, 2021
Open for Comments:  February 21, 2021 –  April 21, 2021

Proposed Amendments to O. Reg. 367/11 under the Housing Services Act, 2011 Related to Required Local Eligibility Rules, set out in Bill 184, Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community Housing Act, 2020

The ministry is proposing to amend O. Reg. 367/11 under the Housing Services Act, 2011 to require Service Managers to have local eligibility rules on household income limits and asset limits for RGI assistance.
Posting Date:  February 16, 2021
Open for Comments:  February 16, 2021 –  April 19, 2021

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.
Posting Date:  March 3, 2021
Open for Comments:  March 3, 2021 –  April 17, 2021

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.
Posting Date:  March 3, 2021
Open for Comments:  March 3, 2021 –  April 16, 2021