Current Proposals

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Proposed changes to the Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs Act and Innkeepers Act to exempt cattle in the Feeder Cattle Loan Guarantee Program from the custom feeding provisions in the Innkeepers Act.

OMAFRA is proposing is to amend the Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs Act (MAFRAA) and the Innkeepers Act to exempt feeder cattle enrolled under the Feeder Cattle Loan Guarantee Program (FCLGP) from Section 3 of the Innkeepers Act that allows custom feeders to place a lien on cattle and sell them in the event of non-payment. If approved the amendment would allow a program change to the FCLGP to allow for custom feeding. Feeder cattle co-operatives (Co-ops) may have more feeding and herd management options allowing them to expand their operations and increase their resilience in times of reduced feed availability.
Posting Date:  November 23, 2022
Open for Comments:  November 23, 2022 –  January 9, 2023

Proposed amendments to the Animal Health Act, 2009 to enhance animal health preparedness and to make additional updates to the legislation  (source: Environmental Registry)

Amendments are proposed to the Animal Health Act, 2009 to expressly enable a temporary response order when necessary. The proposed amendments also include enhanced consistency in the use of inspection authorities; updates related to the Legislation Act, 2006; and greater flexibility on the appropriate method for publication of notice of an animal health control area order.
Posting Date:  November 23, 2022
Open for Comments:  November 23, 2022 –  January 9, 2023

Proposed amendment to Reg. 965, s.31 under the Public Hospitals Act, 1990 to remove the regulatory requirement to conduct laboratory examinations of tissues removed during hip and knee replacement surgeries

The Ministry of Health is proposing an amendment to Reg. 965: Hospital Management under the Public Hospitals Act to eliminate the regulatory requirement to perform a laboratory examination of tissues removed during hip and knee replacement surgeries, by adding those tissues to the list of exclusions in s. 31 (2). Operating surgeons would retain the authority to submit any specimens for examination at their discretion.
Posting Date:  November 23, 2022
Open for Comments:  November 23, 2022 –  January 9, 2023

Rabies testing and vaccination requirements in the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA).

Regulation 557 establishes the responsibility for rabies cases. There exists no authority for Medical Officers of Health to order testing of deceased animals under observation, unless there are reasonable grounds to suspect that an animal is rabid. Without testing to rule out rabies, bite victims may have to undergo a publicly-funded rabies vaccination as part of the post-exposure protocol. Regulation 567 defines conditions for the administration of the rabies vaccine in certain animals. This regulation allows for vaccination by licenced veterinarians within Ontario, animals vaccinated in other provinces, territories, or countries must be revaccinated to meet the regulation.
Posting Date:  November 23, 2022
Open for Comments:  November 23, 2022 –  January 9, 2023

Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Corporation Act

A proposed Act clarifying the continuation of corporate status of the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA)
Posting Date:  November 23, 2022
Open for Comments:  November 23, 2022 –  December 5, 2022

Proposed amendments to the Oil, Gas and Salt Resources Act, to remove the prohibition on carbon sequestration  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to amend the Oil, Gas and Salt Resources Act to remove the prohibition on carbon sequestration (i.e., the permanent storage of carbon dioxide in deep underground geologic formations). If approved, these changes would represent a first step towards enabling geologic carbon storage in the province.
Posting Date:  November 23, 2022
Open for Comments:  November 23, 2022 –  January 9, 2023

Temporary Help Agencies and Recruiters Licensing Framework Consultations

The Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) was recently amended to create a temporary help agency (THA) and recruiter licensing framework that will support and protect workers, while levelling the playing field for businesses in this sector. The government is consulting on the supporting regulations that would prescribe details related to various aspects of the licensing and recruitment framework.
Posting Date:  November 21, 2022
Open for Comments:  November 21, 2022 –  December 6, 2022

Vehicle Pursuits under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

Vehicle Pursuits under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Posting Date:  November 16, 2022
Open for Comments:  November 16, 2022 –  January 2, 2023

Conflicts of Interest under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

Conflicts of Interest under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Posting Date:  November 16, 2022
Open for Comments:  November 16, 2022 –  January 2, 2023

Code of Conduct for O.P.P. Detachment Board Members under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

Code of Conduct for O.P.P. Detachment Board Members under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Posting Date:  November 16, 2022
Open for Comments:  November 16, 2022 –  January 2, 2023

Regulatory proposals under the Building Broadband Faster Act, 2021 (BBFA)

The proposed Minister's regulation would fulfill the following purposes: 1. Amend Ontario Regulation (O. Reg. 436/22) under the BBFA to outline circumstances in which the Minister of Infrastructure may modify orders issued by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) with respect to Ontario Regulation (O. Reg. 410/22) under the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 (OEBA). 2. Amend O. Reg 436/22 to clarify that any compensation that may be ordered by the OEB, under O. Reg. 410/22, is not prohibited by the BBFA. 3. Repeal O. Reg 782/21 under the BBFA. This regulation no longer serves any purpose due to amendments that were made to the BBFA, in respect of infrastructure locates, in April 2022.
Posting Date:  November 15, 2022
Open for Comments:  November 15, 2022 –  December 15, 2022

Lake of the Woods Draft Recreational Walleye Plan  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing changes to the recreational catch limits and size limits for walleye in Lake of the Woods in order to address risks to the quality of the fisheries.
Posting Date:  November 10, 2022
Open for Comments:  November 10, 2022 –  January 9, 2023

Proposed Amendments to the Greenbelt Plan  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is seeking feedback on proposed changes to the Greenbelt Plan that would remove or redesignate 15 areas of land and add lands in the Paris Galt Moraine area.
Posting Date:  November 4, 2022
Open for Comments:  November 4, 2022 –  December 4, 2022

Proposed regulatory amendments to O. Reg. 403/10: Hogs - Plan

The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission (Commission) is proposing to amend O. Reg. 403/10: Hogs - Plan under the Farm Products Marketing Act.
Posting Date:  November 4, 2022
Open for Comments:  November 4, 2022 –  December 19, 2022

Proposed redesignation of land under the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is seeking feedback on proposed changes to the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan (O. Reg 140/02) that would redesignate lands in the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan area.
Posting Date:  November 4, 2022
Open for Comments:  November 4, 2022 –  December 4, 2022

Amendments to Certain Requirements under the Excess Soil Regulation  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks is proposing to amend the Excess Soil Regulation, Ontario Regulation 406/19, to remove the reuse planning requirements, including registration, sampling and tracking, for excess soil moved from lower risk projects, and to enable larger temporary piles of soil for storage.
Posting Date:  November 4, 2022
Open for Comments:  November 4, 2022 –  December 3, 2022

Proposed amendments to the Greenbelt Area boundary regulation  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is seeking feedback on proposed changes to the Greenbelt Area boundary regulation (O. Reg 59/05).
Posting Date:  November 4, 2022
Open for Comments:  November 4, 2022 –  December 4, 2022

College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) Professional Misconduct Regulation

The CASLPO is proposing to amend its professional misconduct regulation made under the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Act, 1991, to ensure that it is more relevant to current expectations of members and that it reflect changes in practice environment.
Posting Date:  November 3, 2022
Open for Comments:  November 3, 2022 –  December 18, 2022

Faculty and Staff Sexual Misconduct Towards Students and Ryerson University Name Change

The Ministry of Colleges and Universities is proposing legislative amendments that would, if passed: • enable publicly assisted colleges and universities, and private career colleges to strengthen their response to sexual violence on campus and support student survivors of sexual violence, particularly in cases of faculty and staff sexual misconduct towards students • change the name of Ryerson University to "Toronto Metropolitan University" • change the size and composition of Ryerson University/Toronto Metropolitan University's senate to add the Deputy Provost and Vice-Provosts and to expand the number of elected members from 51 to 62 members.
Posting Date:  October 27, 2022
Open for Comments:  October 27, 2022 –  November 30, 2022

Proposed legislative amendments to the Ontario Underground Infrastructure Notification System Act, 2012 under the More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022

Proposed legislative amendments have been introduced that would enhance governance requirements related to Ontario One Call, which would also align with certain powers the Minister of Public and Business Service Delivery has with respect to the administrative authorities the ministry has oversight of.
Posting Date:  October 25, 2022
Open for Comments:  October 25, 2022 –  December 9, 2022

Proposed Amendments to the Ontario Land Tribunal Act, 2021

The Ministry of the Attorney General proposes to amend the Ontario Land Tribunal Act, 2021, as part of Ontario's Housing Supply Action Plan 3.0
Posting Date:  October 25, 2022
Open for Comments:  October 25, 2022 –  December 9, 2022

Proposed Planning Act and Development Charges Act Changes: Providing Greater Cost Certainty for Municipal Development-related Charges  (source: Environmental Registry)

To reduce the cost of building homes, the government is proposing changes to the Planning Act and the Development Charges Act through Bill 23 "More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022" introduced in support of Ontario's More Homes Built Faster: Ontario's Housing Supply Action Plan: 2022-2023.
Posting Date:  October 25, 2022
Open for Comments:  October 25, 2022 –  December 9, 2022

Conserving Ontario's Natural Heritage  (source: Environmental Registry)

In support of Ontario's Housing Supply Action Plan 3.0 and the government's commitment to support the construction of 1.5 million new housing units over the next ten years, the province is seeking feedback on the discussion paper entitled Conserving Ontario's Natural Heritage.
Posting Date:  October 25, 2022
Open for Comments:  October 25, 2022 –  December 30, 2022

Supporting Growth and Housing in York and Durham Regions Act, 2022  (source: Environmental Registry)

The province is proposing new legislation that, if passed, would require the expansion of crucial wastewater treatment services for York Region and the construction of a phosphorus reduction facility to remove phosphorus from drainage water that flows into Lake Simcoe.
Posting Date:  October 25, 2022
Open for Comments:  October 25, 2022 –  December 9, 2022

Proposed Amendment to O. Reg 232/18: Inclusionary Zoning  (source: Environmental Registry)

Proposing amendments to O. Reg. 232/18 (Inclusionary Zoning) to provide more certainty/clarity and make inclusionary zoning rules more consistent across the province by setting maximum affordability period at 25-years, limiting the number of affordable units to 5%, and standardizing the approach to determining the price/rent of the affordable units
Posting Date:  October 25, 2022
Open for Comments:  October 25, 2022 –  December 9, 2022

Proposed updates to the regulation of development for the protection of people and property from natural hazards in Ontario  (source: Environmental Registry)

The ministry is proposing a regulation that outlines how conservation authorities permit development and other activities for impacts to natural hazards and public safety.
Posting Date:  October 25, 2022
Open for Comments:  October 25, 2022 –  December 30, 2022

Review of A Place to Grow and Provincial Policy Statement  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) is undertaking a housing-focused policy review of A Place to Grow and the Provincial Policy Statement. MMAH is seeking input on how to create a streamlined province-wide land use planning policy framework that enables municipalities to approve housing faster and increase housing supply.
Posting Date:  October 25, 2022
Open for Comments:  October 25, 2022 –  December 30, 2022

Proposed Changes to Sewage Systems and Energy for the Next Edition of Ontario's Building Code  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is entering its third and final phase of consultation on the next edition of Ontario's Building Code. As part of this phase, changes to an energy requirement and sewage system provisions (Part 8 of the Building Code) are proposed.
Posting Date:  October 25, 2022
Open for Comments:  October 25, 2022 –  December 9, 2022

Seeking Input on Rent-to-Own Arrangements

The government is committed to building 1.5 million homes over ten years through Annual Housing Supply Action plans to help make life more affordable and housing more attainable for Ontarians.
Posting Date:  October 25, 2022
Open for Comments:  October 25, 2022 –  December 9, 2022

Amendments to the New Home Construction Licensing Act, 2017 to protect purchasers of new homes

The Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery is proposing amendments to the New Home Construction Licensing Act, 2017 (Licensing Act) to strengthen consumer protection for purchasers of new homes in Ontario who may be adversely impacted by price escalations and terminations of agreements. The proposed amendments would also enhance the Home Construction Regulatory Authority's (HCRA's) enforcement powers and enable the HCRA to provide funds to adversely impacted consumers, among other things.
Posting Date:  October 25, 2022
Open for Comments:  October 25, 2022 –  December 9, 2022

Proposed Revocation of the Parkway Belt West Plan  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is seeking feedback on a proposal to revoke the Parkway Belt West Plan, 1978, under the Ontario Planning and Development Act, 1994.
Posting Date:  October 25, 2022
Open for Comments:  October 25, 2022 –  December 30, 2022

Accelerating Broadband Deployment with Electricity System Assets

The Government is committed to expediting the delivery of broadband projects to ensure every household and business in Ontario has access to high-speed internet. The Ministry of Energy is proposing to further strengthen its regulatory framework to help ensure that electricity system assets can be used to achieve this goal.
Posting Date:  October 25, 2022
Open for Comments:  October 25, 2022 –  December 9, 2022

Proposed Planning Act and City of Toronto Act Changes (Schedules 9 and 1 of Bill 23 - the proposed More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022)  (source: Environmental Registry)

The government is proposing changes to the Planning Act and the City of Toronto Act, 2006 to make it easier and faster to build new homes for Ontarians as part of its commitment to build 1.5 million homes over the next ten years.
Posting Date:  October 25, 2022
Open for Comments:  October 25, 2022 –  December 9, 2022

Seeking Feedback on Municipal Rental Replacement By-Laws

The government is exploring any and all ways to increase housing supply to reach its goal of building 1.5 million homes over the next ten years.
Posting Date:  October 25, 2022
Open for Comments:  October 25, 2022 –  December 9, 2022

Proposed Changes to the Ontario Heritage Act and its regulations: the Proposed More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022  (source: Environmental Registry)

A proposal to make legislative and regulatory amendments to the Ontario Heritage Act to help remove barriers to housing development by updating how heritage properties are identified and conserved by municipalities and the Province of Ontario.
Posting Date:  October 25, 2022
Open for Comments:  October 25, 2022 –  December 9, 2022

General Proposed Changes for the Next Edition of Ontario's Building Code (Phase 3 - Fall 2022 Consultation)

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is entering its third and final phase of consultation on the 2024 edition of Ontario's Building Code.
Posting Date:  October 25, 2022
Open for Comments:  October 25, 2022 –  December 9, 2022

Proposed Changes to Ontario Regulation 299/19: Additional Residential Units  (source: Environmental Registry)

Changes are being proposed to Ontario Regulation 299/19: Additional Residential Units. These are consequential amendments resulting from changes to the Planning Act proposed through Bill 23 to make it easier to build new homes for Ontarians as part of the government's commitment to build 1.5 million homes over the next ten years.
Posting Date:  October 25, 2022
Open for Comments:  October 25, 2022 –  December 9, 2022

Proposed Building Code Changes to Support More Homes Built Faster: Ontario's Housing Supply Action Plan: 2022-2023 (Phase 3 - Fall 2022 Consultation for the Next Edition of Ontario's Building Code)

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has been actively working on the development of the next edition of the Building Code since 2021, and is launching the third and final phase of consultation to inform this next edition, which is anticipated for filing in Spring 2023 and coming into effect in Spring 2024.
Posting Date:  October 25, 2022
Open for Comments:  October 25, 2022 –  December 9, 2022

Proposed amendments to O.Reg 507/18 ("Broader Public Sector: Energy Reporting and Conservation and Demand Management Plans") under the Electricity Act, 1998  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of Energy is proposing changes to O.Reg 507/18, Ontario's energy reporting regulation for broader public sector organizations. These changes would streamline reporting and tracking of energy use by moving required energy reporting from the current SharePoint 2013 platform (that has reached the end of its life) to the widely used ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager electronic reporting system. Further changes would: phase in reporting of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions data to the previous calendar year (rather than two calendar years in the past) and update prescriptive elements of the regulation.
Posting Date:  October 18, 2022
Open for Comments:  October 18, 2022 –  December 1, 2022

Draft Fisheries Management Zone 10 management plan  (source: Environmental Registry)

In co-operation with the Fisheries Management Zone (FMZ) 10 Advisory Council, we have developed a Draft Fisheries Management Plan for FMZ 10. The draft plan outlines the status of fisheries, sets fish population objectives, and provides direction for the management of recreational fisheries and aquatic resources within FMZ 10.
Posting Date:  October 12, 2022
Open for Comments:  October 12, 2022 –  December 12, 2022

Review of Ontario Regulation 783/20 (General) (Regulation), made under the Farm Registration and Farm Organizations Funding Act, 1993, S.O. 1993, c. 21 (FRFOFA), to finalize regulatory improvements aimed at reducing administrative burden and supporting program delivery.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is proposing to make amendments to the Regulation, which guides the delivery of the Farm Business Registration (FBR) program, as well as sets out the process by which Accredited Farm Organizations (AFOs) are accredited and a francophone organization is determined to be eligible to receive special funding under the FRFOFA. The proposed amendments will: 1) focus on making changes to the eligibility criteria that a francophone organization must meet to be eligible to receive special funding; and 2) examine whether the administrative fee that AgriCorp charges per application to the AFOs to administer the FBR program needs to be changed.
Posting Date:  October 12, 2022
Open for Comments:  October 12, 2022 –  November 28, 2022

Draft Fisheries Management Zone 15 Management Plan  (source: Environmental Registry)

In co-operation with the Fisheries Management Zone (FMZ) 15 Advisory Council, the ministry has developed a Draft Fisheries Management Plan for FMZ 15. The draft plan outlines the status of fisheries, sets objectives, and provides direction for the management of recreational fisheries and aquatic resources.
Posting Date:  September 29, 2022
Open for Comments:  September 29, 2022 –  November 28, 2022

JOINT HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE CERTIFICATION TRAINING STANDARDS AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FIVE-YEAR REVIEW

Joint Health and Safety Committee Standards Review
Posting Date:  September 22, 2022
Open for Comments:  September 22, 2022 –  December 7, 2022