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Proposed amendments to certain regulations under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 if Bill 47, Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018, passes
The government has introduced Bill 47, Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018. If passed, Bill 47 would amend the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA), among other statutes. The government is proposing to make consequential and related amendments to certain ESA regulations if Bill 47 passes.
Comments Due Date:  December 16, 2018
 
New regulation to help reduce sulphur dioxide emissions from Ontario petroleum facilities  (source: Environmental Registry)
We are proposing a new regulation to ensure technological changes to reduce sulphur dioxide emissions from Ontario petroleum facilities are made in a timely manner. This will improve how flaring events are managed and strengthen accountability through reporting, monitoring and environmental penalties.
Comments Due Date:  December 15, 2018
 
New regulation under the Environmental Protection Act to close the White Pines Wind Project  (source: Environmental Registry)
We are proposing a regulation to ensure that the White Pines Wind Project is closed down in a manner that is protective human health, safety and the environment.
Comments Due Date:  December 1, 2018
 
Proposed Natural Gas Expansion Support Program  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Access to Natural Gas Act, 2018 (Bill 32) has been introduced and would, if passed, authorize the creation of a rate-payer funded cross-subsidization Natural Gas Expansion Support Program. The Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines (ENDM) is proposing to create regulations to support Bill 32, if passed, that would outline program criteria and details.
Comments Due Date:  November 30, 2018
 
Reducing Regulatory Burden for Private Label Products
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 201/96 under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act and Regulation 935 under the Drug Interchangeability and Dispensing Fee Act to allow private label products to be designated as listed drug products under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act, or interchangeable products under the Drug Interchangeability and Dispensing Fee Act, if other existing conditions in the regulations are met.
Comments Due Date:  November 27, 2018
 
Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services: Public Consultation on Proposed Changes to the Fire Code Relating to Hazardous Extraction Operations in All Buildings and to Hazardous Cannabis Extraction Operations in Farm Buildings
In anticipation of cannabis legalization, the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services undertook a review of Ontario's Fire Code to ascertain if there was a need for new requirements relating to the cannabis industry. The review identified a few opportunities to strengthen requirements relating to certain hazardous operations that may be present in some cannabis and other processing industries.
Comments Due Date:  November 21, 2018
 
Refund Administration Fees under the Highway Traffic Act
The Ministry of Transportation is proposing to amend Regulation 628 (Vehicle Permits), under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) to only apply the administrative fee to refunds issued by cheque. The administrative fee will not be applied to credit and debit card refunds at point of sale. This proposal is being made to support the introduction of point of sale refunds to payment cards for unused licence plate validation fees when a licence plate is returned.
Comments Due Date:  November 6, 2018
 
Proposed Amendments to Ontario Highway Traffic Act Regulation 630 s.1 (1) (c) to remove Electric Motorcycles restriction on Controlled- Access Highways.
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is soliciting public comment on proposed amendments to Ontario Highway Traffic Act Regulation 630 s.1 (1) (c) to remove Electric Motorcycles restriction on Controlled- Access Highways.
Comments Due Date:  October 29, 2018
 
Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 Regulation
The following summary outlines proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 268/18 under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017. The ministry is soliciting feedback on the proposed amendments. Some of the proposed regulatory amendments are conditional on the passage of certain proposed amendments to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 set out in Bill 36, Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018, introduced in the Legislature on September 27, 2018.
Comments Due Date:  October 8, 2018
 
Expanding Interprovincial Health Care Coverage to Include Home Care Services
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (the "ministry") is proposing to expand interprovincial coverage to include home care services for Ontarians in another province or territory (PT) of Canada as well as for individuals moving to Ontario from another PT where they were insured under a publicly funded health insurance plan.
Comments Due Date:  June 18, 2018
 
Excess soil management regulatory proposal  (source: Environmental Registry)
The proposal would clarify responsibility for managing excess soil and conditions for reuse of excess soil. This would help to ensure that excess soil is properly characterized and relocated to an appropriate reuse site. All comments received on the previous proposal were considered as part of the decision making process on this revised proposal.
Comments Due Date:  June 15, 2018
 
Prescribed Therapies Regulation under the Psychotherapy Act, 2007
The College of Registered Psychotherapists and Registered Mental Health Therapists of Ontario (CRPO) is proposing a new regulation prescribing therapies involving the practice of psychotherapy for its members.
Comments Due Date:  June 15, 2018
 
Consultation - Potential Regulations for Rowan's Law (Concussion Safety), 2018
On March 6, 2018, Ontario passed Rowan's Law (Concussion Safety), 2018, and amendments to the Education Act. This legislation will establish mandatory requirements for the prevention, detection and management of concussions in amateur competitive sports. Many of the detailed specifications to implement the provisions in Rowan's Law, 2018 will be provided in regulations. The government is seeking public input to help inform the development of those regulations, policies and guidelines.
Comments Due Date:  May 7, 2018
 
Ontario's Proposed Funding Rules for Multi-Employer Pension Plans that Offer Target Benefits: Description of Proposed Regulations
Ontario's Proposed Funding Rules for Multi-Employer Pension Plans that Offer Target Benefits: Description of Proposed Regulations
Comments Due Date:  May 4, 2018
 
Permitting the Payment of Variable Benefits from Defined Contribution (DC) Pension Plans
Description of Proposed Regulations for Variable Benefits
Comments Due Date:  May 4, 2018
 
Proposed Changes Affecting the Protection of Workers from Exposures to Hazardous Biological or Chemical Agents
The Ministry of Labour is consulting on a number of proposals affecting the protection of workers from exposures to hazardous substances.
Comments Due Date:  May 4, 2018
 
Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002: Proposed Discipline and Appeal Committees Regulation
The proposed Discipline and Appeal Committees Regulation would support addressing alleged violations of a code of ethics by licensees who are subject to it. In particular, the proposed Regulation would establish a discipline committee and an appeal committee for the purpose of enforcing a code of ethics; set out the composition and manner of appointment of members of each committee; and provide for procedures in relation to matters brought before each committee.
Comments Due Date:  April 16, 2018
 
Housekeeping amendments to update references to the GST and RST with references to the HST in various regulations
Housekeeping amendments to replace references to the Goods and Services Tax and Retail Sales Tax with references to the Harmonized Sales Tax.
Comments Due Date:  April 14, 2018
 
Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015 Exemptions and Operational Requirements
This proposal describes the specific types of screening that are being considered for exemption from the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015. If approved, police record checks conducted for these types of screening would not have to follow certain requirements set out in the legislation. It also includes operational procedures and protocols that providers would be required to follow when conducting police record checks under the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015.
Comments Due Date:  April 9, 2018
 
Health Sector Payment Transparency Act, 2017 - New Regulation
The purpose of this proposal is to seek feedback from the public and stakeholders on a proposed regulation under the Health Sector Payment Transparency Act, 2017 (the Act).
Comments Due Date:  April 6, 2018
 
Proposed Amendment to O. Reg. 210/11 under the Ontario Infrastructure and Lands Corporation Act, 2011
The Ministry is proposing to amend O. Reg. 210/11 in order to specify that Ontario Infrastructure and Lands Corporation may provide realty advice and services to entities in the broader public sector.
Comments Due Date:  April 2, 2018
 
Changes to the Retirement Homes Act, 2010 Regulation 166/11 Disclosure Rules
The Ministry of Seniors Affairs is proposing two minor technical amendments to the Retirement Homes Act, 2010 Regulation 166/11 in preparation for federal legalization of cannabis, which is expected to come into effect by July 2018.
Comments Due Date:  March 30, 2018
 
Proposed regulations under the proposed Ontario Special Investigations Unit Act, 2017
If the proposed Ontario Special Investigations Unit Act, 2017 is passed, the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) would propose to bring forward a number of regulations to support implementation of the proposed changes affecting the OSIU which may come into effect after the OSIU begins operating under its new mandate.
Comments Due Date:  March 30, 2018
 
Proposed Amendments To General Regulation under the Co-operative Corporations Act
Proposed Amendments to General Regulation under the Co-operative Corporations Act to enable the transfer of responsibility for the incorporation of co-operative corporations from the Financial Services Commission of Ontario to the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
Comments Due Date:  March 25, 2018
 
New Regulations made under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991
The government is proposing three new regulations made under the RHPA that would: 1- Identify criteria for the purposes of determining whether an individual is a patient, in the context of sexual abuse 2- Establish additional information relating to the conduct of regulated health professionals that health regulatory colleges must maintain on the public register 3- Prescribe offences for the purposes of clause 51 (5.2) (a) of the Health Professions Procedural Code
Comments Due Date:  March 22, 2018
 
Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services: Public consultation on a proposed regulation for public reporting on fire department response times.
The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services is seeking public input on a proposed regulation under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 related to new requirements to publicly report on fire department response times.
Comments Due Date:  March 18, 2018
 
Health Shared Services Ontario
On January 1, 2017, a new board-governed provincial crown agency, Health Shared Services Ontario (HSSOntario), was established by Ontario Regulation 456/16 under the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006 (LHSIA) to provide corporate services to the Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) and formerly Community Care Access Corporations (CCACs) in support of their expanded mandate. In addition to establishing the agency, the regulation sets out HSSOntatrio's objects to provide shared service
Comments Due Date:  March 12, 2018
 
Proposed places of use regulations under the Cannabis Act, 2017
MAG is considering new regulations that would: restrict where medical cannabis can be used; clarify the places of use rules for recreational cannabis; and permit the consumption of cannabis in hotel rooms, vehicles and boats that are used as residences and private residences that are also workplaces. MAG is also consulting on post-legalization considerations respecting consumption lounges and designated smoking areas in multi-unit dwellings.
Comments Due Date:  March 5, 2018
 
Proposed Regulations under the proposed Ontario Special Investigations Unit Act, 2017
If the proposed Ontario Special Investigations Unit Act, 2017 is passed, the Ministry of the Attorney General would propose to bring forward a number of regulations to support implementation of the proposed changes affecting the OSIU, which may come into effect as early as Spring 2018.
Comments Due Date:  March 2, 2018
 
Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services: Public Consultation on proposed amendments to the Fire Code for combustible furniture and firefighters' elevators.
The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services is seeking public input on proposed changes to the Ontario Fire Code related to combustible furniture and firefighters' elevators.
Comments Due Date:  February 20, 2018
 
Consultation Paper and Industry Survey to Support Regulations and Implementation for the Home Inspection Act, 2017
A consultation paper and industry survey on proposed approaches to regulating and licensing home inspectors under the Home Inspection Act, 2017.
Comments Due Date:  February 16, 2018
 
Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 306/15: Pilot Project - Automated Vehicles
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is soliciting public comment on proposed amendments to the Ontario Regulation 306/15: Pilot Project - Automated Vehicles.
Comments Due Date:  February 4, 2018
 
Proposal to amend O.Reg. 404/12 (Energy and Water Efficiency - Appliances and Products) under the Green Energy Act, 2009 ("Efficiency Regulation")  (source: Environmental Registry)
The regulatory changes would set or update test methods, scope and/or efficiency requirements for 15 products
Comments Due Date:  January 30, 2018
 
Regulations Regarding the Provision of Discharge for Purchase of Annuities
This posting is a description of proposed regulations that will determine when an administrator of a single-employer defined-benefit (DB) pension plan who has purchased an annuity is eligible for a discharge of pension liabilities.
Comments Due Date:  January 29, 2018
 
Rowan's Law (Concussion Safety), 2017
Proposed legislation, including amendments to the Education Act to enable the implementation of the government's concussion action plan aimed at concussion prevention, detection, management and awareness in amateur competitive sport and in schools across Ontario
Comments Due Date:  January 29, 2018
 
Adoption and Adoption Licensing (Minister's)
Adoption and Adoption Licensing: The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is proposing a regulation be made under Part VIII of Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) to prescribe procedures and processes relating to adoption to be followed by children's aid societies and adoption licensees, and to prescribe requirements regarding licensees placing children for adoption.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Adoption Information Disclosure Regulation Proposal under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017
Adoption Information Disclosure (O. Reg. 464/07), is a regulation under the Child and Family Services Act, 1990 (CFSA) and sets out the rules in which certain information relating to adoptions may be disclosed to specified individuals. With the passage of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) it is necessary that the regulation be updated so that it works with the CYFSA. Proclamation of CYFSA is expected in spring 2018.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Determining which bands, First Nations, Inuit and Métis Communities a First Nations, Inuk or Métis child identifies with
Regulations are proposed that would address the determination of a child's bands and First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities for the purposes of the CYFSA.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Listing First Nations, Inuit or Métis communities
The proposed regulation under 342(2) would provide additional clarity concerning requirements that a First Nations, Inuit or Métis community would need to meet prior to being listed in a regulation made under subsection 68(1).
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Notice and Consultation with bands, First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities
Regulations are proposed that would import existing obligations under CFSA regulations and would create new obligations for societies to consult with a First Nations, Inuk or Métis child's bands or communities when proposing to exercise a prescribed power or provide a prescribed service in relation to that child. Regulations are proposed that would govern these consultations and the regular consultations required by section 72 of the CYFSA.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Proposed Minister's Regulations under Part III (Funding and Accountability) of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA)
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services (the ministry) is proposing a regulation under Part III, Funding and Accountability of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA).
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Regulations relating to requirements for qualifications of Children's Aid Society staff
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is proposing a regulation under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) which would include requirements for qualifications of Children's Aid Society staff. Once proclaimed, the CYFSA will replace the current Child and Family Services Act (CFSA), and the regulations made under the CYFSA will replace those made under the CFSA.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Regulations relating to requirements for societies when receiving referrals, conducting child protection investigations and providing ongoing services, as well as relating to children in care
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is proposing a regulation under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) which will include requirements for societies when receiving referrals, conducting child protection investigations and providing ongoing services, as well as relating to children in care. Once proclaimed, the CYFSA will replace the current Child and Family Services Act, and the regulations made under the CYFSA will replace those made under the CFSA.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Regulations relating to temporary care agreements and continuing care and supports under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017.
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is proposing a regulation under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) to prescribe requirements concerning temporary care and custody agreements and continuing care supports. Once proclaimed, the CYFSA will replace the current Child and Family Services Act (CFSA), and the regulations made under the CYFSA will replace those made under the CFSA.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Use of a Standardized Form by Physicians to Prevent the Disclosure of Records of Mental Health under Part X (Personal Information) of the Child, Youth & Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA)
Under Part X of the CYFSA, a service provider must disclose a record of mental disorder to a court pursuant to a summons, order, direction or notice unless a physician states in writing that the disclosure is likely to result in harm to the person to whom the record relates or to another person. The proposed regulation requires that a physician use a standardized form to make this statement which is available on the Government of Ontario's website.
Comments Due Date:  January 26, 2018
 
Regulatory Proposal for Province-Wide Implementation of Green Button  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ontario Ministry of Energy (ENERGY) is considering proposing a regulation to require electricity and natural gas utilities to implement Green Button Download My Data (DMD) and Connect My Data (CMD) by July 1, 2020. To implement Green Button, these utilities would be required to procure or develop a software platform and obtain Green Button DMD and CMD certification.
Comments Due Date:  January 22, 2018
 
Consultation Paper on Proposed Changes to the Building Code
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs is now seeking stakeholder and public input on proposed changes to Ontario's Building Code. Public consultation is an important part of developing legislation and regulation in Ontario.
Comments Due Date:  January 19, 2018
 
Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 282/98 to permit the delivery of the Farm Property Class Tax Rate Program by AgriCorp.
OMAFRA, with the support of MOF, is proposing to amend O. Reg. 282/98 to permit the delivery of the Farm Property Class Tax Rate Program (Farm Tax program) by AgriCorp, along with other updates to the regulation relating to the program. The Farm Tax Program is currently delivered by OMAFRA. The MOF has overall responsibility for provincial property tax policy matters, including the Farm Tax Program and O. Reg. 282/98, the program's governing regulation.
Comments Due Date:  January 15, 2018
 
Planning Ontario's Energy Future: A Discussion Guide to Start the Conversation.  (source: Environmental Registry)
Following extensive consultation, including through comments provided through the Environmental Registry, on October 26, 2017, the Ontario government issued the 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP), Delivering Fairness and Choice.
Comments Due Date:  January 5, 2018
 
Review of Special Rules and Exemptions under the Employment Standards Act, 2000: Information Technology Professionals
On May 30, 2017, the Government of Ontario announced that there would be a review of the regulatory exemptions and special rules under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA). The Ministry of Labour is seeking input on the current exemptions that apply to information technology professionals (IT professionals). The Ministry invites feedback from all interested stakeholders on the impact of the exemptions.
Comments Due Date:  January 1, 2018
 
Review of Special Rules and Exemptions under the Employment Standards Act, 2000: Residential Building Superintendents, Janitors and Caretakers
On May 30, 2017, the Government of Ontario announced that there would be a review of the regulatory exemptions and special rules under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA). The Ministry of Labour is seeking input on the current exemptions that apply to residential building superintendents, janitors and caretakers. The Ministry invites feedback from all interested stakeholders on the impact of the exemptions.
Comments Due Date:  January 1, 2018
 
Review of Special Rules and Exemptions under the Employment Standards Act, 2000: Homemakers, Domestic Workers and Residential Care Workers
On May 30, 2017, the Government of Ontario announced that there would be a review of the regulatory exemptions and special rules under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA). The Ministry of Labour is seeking input on the current exemptions that apply to homemakers, domestic workers and residential care workers. The Ministry invites feedback from all interested stakeholders on the impact of the special rules and exemptions.
Comments Due Date:  January 1, 2018
 
Review of Special Rules and Exemptions under the Employment Standards Act, 2000: Managers and Supervisors
On May 30, 2017, the Government of Ontario announced that there would be a review of the regulatory exemptions and special rules under the Employment Standards Act, 2000. The Ministry of Labour is seeking input on the current exemptions that apply to managers and supervisors. The Ministry invites feedback from all interested stakeholders on the impact of the exemptions.
Comments Due Date:  January 1, 2018
 
Review of the Exclusion of Domestic Workers from the Labour Relations Act, 1995
On May 30, 2017, the Government of Ontario announced that it would review the recommendation in the Changing Workplaces Review Final Report to remove certain exclusions from the Labour Relations Act, 1995. The Ministry of Labour is seeking input on the current exclusion that applies to domestic workers employed in a private home. The Ministry invites feedback from all interested stakeholders on the impact of this exclusion.
Comments Due Date:  January 1, 2018