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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 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: 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: 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