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

The CASLPO is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 21/12 (General) made under the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Act, 1991.
Comments Due Date:  December 30, 2019

Amendments to Ontario Regulation 386/99 under the Home Care and Community Services Act, 1994 and Ontario Regulation 201/96 under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act to Enable Access to End-of-Life Care for Out-of-Province Patients Moving to Ontario

A proposed amendment to Ontario Regulation 386/99 would extend eligibility for professional services, personal support services, and homemaking services to out-of-province patients, who move to Ontario seeking end-of-life care in the community. A proposed amendment to Ontario Regulation 201/96 would grant these patients access to the Ontario Drug Benefit Program, if they are receiving specified professional services under the Home Care and Community Services Act.
Comments Due Date:  December 20, 2019

Regulation under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009

Proposal to make a regulation that would: (a) modify the objects of the Ontario College of Trades (the "College"); and (b) modify the size, composition and quorum of the College's Board of Governors.
Comments Due Date:  December 20, 2019

Regulations under the Planning Act Regarding Municipal Empowerment - Northern

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is proposing to amend regulations under the Planning Act to empower certain municipalities in relation to two areas of land use planning authority
Comments Due Date:  December 16, 2019

Amendments to the Pesticide Regulation (63/09 General)  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing amendments to O. Reg. 63/09: General made under the Pesticides Act to reduce complexity and modernize pesticide management in Ontario while ensuring protection of human health and the environment. This proposal is related to proposed amendments to the Pesticides Act.
Comments Due Date:  December 12, 2019

Proposed amendment to O.Reg 506/18 (Reporting of Energy Consumption and Water Use) to stop further rollout to buildings under 100,000 square feet.

The Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines proposes to amend O. Reg. 506/18 to stop further rollout of the Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking program to buildings under 100,000 square feet.
Comments Due Date:  December 12, 2019

Proposal to transfer requirements from Ontario's industrial effluent monitoring and limits regulations into Environmental Compliance Approvals and revoke the regulations  (source: Environmental Registry)

Proposal to transfer requirements from Ontario's industrial effluent monitoring and limits regulations into Environmental Compliance Approvals and revoke the regulations.
Comments Due Date:  December 6, 2019

Improving Value of Pharmacy Payments

The Ministry of Health is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 201/96 under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act (ODBA) that, if approved, would implement a temporary reduction in payments made to pharmacies for dispensing drug benefits for Ontario Drug Benefit recipients through a reconciliation adjustment. The proposed regulatory amendments are conditional on the introduction and passage of legislative amendments.
Comments Due Date:  November 30, 2019

Proposed Extension of Hours of Alcohol Sale and Service in Licensed Establishments in Certain Airports in Ontario.

As part of the government's efforts to put Ontario consumers first and modernize the rules for the sale and consumption of alcohol, the Ministry of the Attorney General is proposing an amendment to Regulation 719 (Licences to Sell Liquor) under the Liquor Licence Act to allow licensed establishments in the post-security area of certain airports in Ontario to sell and serve alcohol 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Comments Due Date:  November 29, 2019

Amendments to Regulation 50/16 under the Healthy Menu Choices Act, 2015

Proposed amendments to the regulation related to the requirement of food service premises with 20 or more locations in Ontario to post calories on menus.
Comments Due Date:  November 27, 2019

Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 136/18 (Personal Service Settings) made under the Health Protection and Promotion Act

The following summary outlines proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 136/18 under the Health Protection and Promotion Act. The ministry is soliciting feedback on the proposed amendments.
Comments Due Date:  November 27, 2019

Proposed amendments to the Food Premises Regulation 493/17 under the Health Protection and Promotion Act

The following summary outlines two (2) proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 493/17 (Food Premises) under the Health Protection and Promotion Act. The ministry is proposing an exemption to permit dogs in outdoor eating areas of food premises and under certain conditions, to allow dogs in areas of food premises where only pre-packaged and/or low risk food is displayed, served or sold to give Ontarians a choice to enjoy food as a social activity with their pet dogs.
Comments Due Date:  November 27, 2019

Proposed amendments to the Food Premises Regulation 493/17 under the Health Protection and Promotion Act

The following summary outlines a proposed amendment to Ontario Regulation 493/17 (Food Premises) under the Health Protection and Promotion Act. The ministry is proposing to exempt food premises that serve low risk foods, which may include community feeding organizations and other entities serving those in need, from certain structural and equipment requirements, and from having a trained food handler on site.
Comments Due Date:  November 27, 2019

Proposed Minister's regulation, if enabling amendments to the Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act are passed as part of the proposed Better for People, Smarter for Business Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

If the proposed Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act legislative amendment is passed, the ministry proposes to develop a subsequent Minister's regulation that if made, would require some dam owners of electricity-producing dams to, where necessary, assess, monitor and report on mercury levels in surface water and/or fish tissue.
Comments Due Date:  November 27, 2019

Reducing Administrative Burden to Drug Manufacturers and Pharmacies

The Ministry of Health (MOH) is proposing amendments to the regulations under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act (ODBA) and Drug Interchangeability and Dispensing Fee Act (DIDFA), which if approved, reduce technical requirements, address discrepancies and misalignments with industry standards and polices in other provinces and territories (P/Ts) and modernize existing processes for Ontario pharmacies.
Comments Due Date:  November 27, 2019

Regulatory Amendment to O. Reg. 26/10 - Training and Testing

The Ministry of the Solicitor General is proposing an amendment to Ontario Regulation 26/10 - Training and Testing under the Private Security and Investigative Services Act, 2005.
Comments Due Date:  November 27, 2019

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 related to the exemption requirements for existing tobacconists, and prescribed signs under the SFOA, 2017.
Comments Due Date:  November 27, 2019

Transfer of motor vehicle provisions from the Environmental Protection Act to the Highway Traffic Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing legislative amendments to improve and protect Ontario's air quality while saving taxpayers money and modernizing government services by transferring the responsibility for vehicle emissions inspections and enforcement from the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks to the Ministry of Transportation.
Comments Due Date:  November 27, 2019

Business Law Modernization and Burden Reduction Council Recommendations to Amend Ontario's Business Law Statutes

The Business Law Modernization and Burden Reduction Council (the Council), a short-term advisory body established by the Ontario government, has put forward several recommendations to modernize Ontario's business law statutes. The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is seeking public feedback on the recommendations put forward by the Council.
Comments Due Date:  November 26, 2019

The performance of the controlled act of psychotherapy by occupational therapists

The College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario is proposing a new regulation to outline the requirements that must be met for occupational therapists to perform the controlled act of psychotherapy.
Comments Due Date:  November 26, 2019

Transforming and modernizing the delivery of Ontario's Building Code services  (source: Environmental Registry)

The government is proposing an administrative authority to transform the delivery of a suite of new and enhanced services to support the Building sector. Transformation will help streamline customer service and approval processes, promote a consistent approach to using the Building Code, and promote public safety for all people across Ontario.
Comments Due Date:  November 25, 2019

New regulation for vehicle emissions  (source: Environmental Registry)

A new regulation is being proposed that will clarify and strengthen on-road vehicle emissions requirements and will set out rules around the testing of emissions from heavy diesel commercial motor vehicles.
Comments Due Date:  November 23, 2019

Proposed amendment to Regulation 552 (General) under the Health Insurance Act and the Schedule of Benefits for Laboratory Services under Reg. 552.

The Ministry of Health (Ministry) is proposing to: a) Amend Reg. 552 (General) under the Health Insurance Act; and b) Amend the Schedule of Benefits for Laboratory Services (SOB-LS) effective January 1, 2020. In the updated SOB-LS, the Ministry is proposing housekeeping and technical amendments.
Comments Due Date:  November 18, 2019

Initiation of Psychotherapy by Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses

The College of Nurses of Ontario is proposing regulatory amendments to enable Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses to initiate the controlled act of psychotherapy.
Comments Due Date:  November 17, 2019

Registered Nurse (RN) Prescribing: Proposed regulatory amendments to Ontario Regulation 275/94 (General), Part III (Controlled Acts) and Part V (Delegation) under the Nursing Act, 1991

The College of Nurses of Ontario is proposing regulatory amendments to allow RNs to prescribe individual drugs and drug categories for certain non-complex conditions and to communicate a diagnosis for the purposes of prescribing in non-hospital settings.
Comments Due Date:  November 17, 2019

Law Society Act: Proposed Regulation

Amendment to Regulation 167/07, Hearings Before the Hearing and Appeal Divisions, made under the Law Society Act
Comments Due Date:  November 15, 2019

Solicitors Act: Proposed Regulation

Amendment to Regulation 195/04, Contingency Fee Agreements, made under the Solicitors Act
Comments Due Date:  November 15, 2019

Ontario's Sustainable Bait Management Strategy  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry is proposing to modernize Ontario's bait management approach to protect Ontario's vibrant fisheries and the industries that rely on them while maintaining flexibility for industry and anglers.
Comments Due Date:  November 14, 2019

1) Proposed amendment to Ontario Regulation 301/96 (Insurance) under the Shortline Railways Act, 1995. 2) Repeal of Ontario Regulation 300/96 (Designation) under the Shortline Railways Act, 1995.

1) The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) is proposing to have the primary limit of not less than $10 million dollars per occurrence increased to $25 million dollars per occurrence. 2) The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) is proposing repealing an outdated regulation that designates the names of corporations licenced as shortlines.
Comments Due Date:  November 12, 2019

Amendments to regulations made under the Insurance Act and the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act regarding the delivery and electronic format of certain records and other documents.

Amendments to regulations made under the Insurance Act and the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act are proposed to reflect the amendments included in the Protecting What Matters Most Act (Budget Measures), 2019 relating to the delivery and electronic format of certain records and other documents. Amendments are also proposed to regulations under the Insurance Act to remove references to "fax" or "facsimile".
Comments Due Date:  November 12, 2019

Proposed Extension of Municipal Contributions Allocation Formula

Extend the expiry date of the apportionment formula in this Regulation for another three years, until December 31, 2022.
Comments Due Date:  November 12, 2019

Proposed Extension of Municipal GO Transit Development Charge By-Laws

Extend the expiry date of that enables the municipalities of Toronto, Hamilton and the Regions of Durham, Halton, Peel and York to impose municipal development charge by-laws for GO Transit's growth capital costs enabled by this Regulation for another three years, until December 31, 2022.
Comments Due Date:  November 12, 2019

Display Screens and Hand-Held Devices - Exemption Review

The Ministry of Transportation is proposing to make permanent the 3-year time limited exemption for two-way radios, and grant Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) officers a permanent hand-held communications device and display screen exemption under Ontario's Distracted Driving Law.
Comments Due Date:  November 4, 2019

Modernization of the Film Classification Act, 2005.

Proposed Amendments to the Film Classification Act, 2005 and its regulation.
Comments Due Date:  October 28, 2019

Education Development Charges and Notice by School Boards Prior to Acquiring Land: Proposed Regulations

Proposed changes to Ontario Regulation 20/98 (Education Development Charges - General) and a proposed new regulation related to notices by school boards prior to acquiring or expropriating land.
Comments Due Date:  October 7, 2019

Enabling New Models of Care for Select 9-1-1 Patients

MOHLTC is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 257/00 under the Ambulance Act and Regulation 552 under the Health Insurance Act to enable new models of care for select 9-1-1 patients other than transport to the emergency department. Amendments will include LGIC regulations that will allow ambulance services to provide patients with alternatives to care other than transport to the emergency department, and Minister regulations that set out fees for different types of ambulance services.
Comments Due Date:  October 6, 2019

Regulatory proposals under the Condominium Act, 1998

Proposed amendments to regulations under the Condominium Act, 1998 to delegate the administration of certain forms under the Condominium Act, 1998 to the Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO), subject to approval of the Minister of Government and Consumer Services. These proposed regulatory amendments under the Condominium Act, 1998, if approved, are proposed to come into force on January 1, 2020 with respect to 17 forms and July 1, 2020 with respect to 2 forms.
Comments Due Date:  September 30, 2019

Proposed Regulations under the Early Childhood Educators Act, 2007

Proposed Regulations to be made under the Early Childhood Educators Act, 2007
Comments Due Date:  September 28, 2019

Proposed changes to wolf and coyote hunting regulations in Northern Ontario  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing changes to wolf and coyote hunting regulations in Northern Ontario to address recommendations from the Big Game Management Advisory Committee and hunter concerns about the impacts of wolf predation on moose
Comments Due Date:  September 26, 2019

Amendments to R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 778 (General) under the Ministry of Correctional Services Act, 1990

This proposal describes the Ministry of the Solicitor General's proposal for amendments to regulation under the Ministry of Correctional Services Act, 1990, related to: 1. Independent reviews of segregation placements; 2. Duration of disciplinary segregation; and 3. Parole consideration when inmates have waived their right to a parole hearing.
Comments Due Date:  September 24, 2019

Consultation on the Driver Care Plan reforms of the: 1. Catastrophic Impairment Default Benefit Limit; and 2. Care, Not Cash Default.

The Ministry of Finance is seeking public input on proposed reforms that would implement key aspects of the Driver Care Plan that are included in the Putting Drivers First blueprint announced in the 2019 Ontario Budget. These reforms would ensure that consumers have enough auto insurance coverage to protect themselves and their families in the event of an auto accident and that injured claimants receive faster access to treatment and care.
Comments Due Date:  September 17, 2019

Kick Style Electric Scooter (e-scooters)

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is soliciting public comment to inform the development of a regulatory and policy framework regarding the use of e-scooters.
Comments Due Date:  September 12, 2019

Proposed changes to O. Reg. 82/98 under the Development Charges Act related to Schedule 3 of Bill 108 - More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019  (source: Environmental Registry)

A proposal to make changes to O. Reg. 82/98, under the Development Charge Act, 1997 related to Schedule 3 of the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019.
Comments Due Date:  August 21, 2019

Proposed new regulation pertaining to the community benefits authority under the Planning Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

A proposal to make a new regulation under the Planning Act to prescribe matters related to the community benefits authority and make a consequential amendment to an existing regulation under the Act.
Comments Due Date:  August 21, 2019

Driver's Licence Check Service Fee

The Ministry of Transportation is proposing to waive the current $2 legislated fee required to conduct a driver's licence check through its online Driver's Licence Check service and launch a free and improved service in fall 2019.
Comments Due Date:  August 19, 2019

Transitioning from Global Adjustment Refinancing to a More Transparent On-Bill Rebate

The Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines (ENDM) is proposing amendments to O. Reg. 363/16 (General), O. Reg. 364/16 (Invoicing Requirements) and O. Reg. 275/04 (Information on Invoices to Low-Volume Consumers of Electricity) as part of the transition to a new, transparent on-bill rebate to replace Global Adjustment Refinancing.
Comments Due Date:  August 16, 2019

Consultation on the proposed Combative Sports Act, 2019

The Combative Sports Act, 2019, if proclaimed, would establish a new legislative framework for amateur and professional combative sport in Ontario. It would improve health and safety conditions for athletes participating in professional and amateur combative sports, and ensure they have a safe environment to achieve excellence in their chosen sport.
Comments Due Date:  August 10, 2019

Employment Standards Act, 2000 - Overtime Averaging in Unionized Workplaces

The government is considering giving unionized parties the ability to negotiate an overtime averaging agreement in which the averaging period exceeds the existing limit of four weeks.
Comments Due Date:  August 5, 2019

Employment Standards Act, 2000 - Regulation 291/01 - Terms and Conditions of Employment in Defined Industries - Women's Coat and Suit Industry and Women's Dress and Sportswear Industry

The government is considering eliminating (revoking) Ontario Regulation 291/01 under the Employment Standards Act, 2000.
Comments Due Date:  August 5, 2019

Proposed Regulations under the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act, 2017

Proposed Regulations under the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act, 2017
Comments Due Date:  August 5, 2019

Proposed amendments to Direct Selling Rules and Enforcement Rules under the Consumer Protection Act, 2002

This consultation proposal is seeking input on amendments that would reduce burden and barriers for businesses that provide products and services when the consumer has initiated contact; level the playing field by increasing consumer protection to deter non-compliant businesses in the sector; and strengthen enforcement powers to target businesses that cause the most harm to consumers.
Comments Due Date:  July 29, 2019

A proposal to amend various regulations under the Mining Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines (the ministry) is proposing to amend regulations to ensure compliance with the most recent safety guidelines for dams, reduce possible burdens to clients when managing mining claims on the Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS), and to provide more flexibility in managing mining lands. The ministry is also proposing to revoke a regulation which is longer relevant.
Comments Due Date:  July 25, 2019

O. Reg. 525/97 (Exemption from Approval (Official Plan Amendments))

The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) is proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 525/97 (Exemption from Approval (Official Plan Amendments)) under the Planning Act in order to exempt certain municipalities from the requirement to obtain the Minister's approval of official plan amendments.
Comments Due Date:  July 21, 2019

Proposed Regulation to be made under the Federal Carbon Tax Transparency Act, 2019

The purpose of the proposed regulation is to prescribe the notice (i.e., Federal Carbon Tax Transparency Sticker) to be obtained by gasoline retailers in Ontario and affixed to each retail gasoline pump. The stickers would be provided free of charge and sent by mail to retail outlets. Additional stickers would also be obtainable through a government website.
Comments Due Date:  July 9, 2019

Amendments to Simplify the Rent-Geared-to-Income Calculation in Social Housing

The Housing Services Act, 2011 establishes the legislative framework for social housing in Ontario. Rent-geared-to-income assistance is administered locally by 47 Service Managers (municipalities and district social services administration boards) designated under the Housing Services Act, 2011 to manage social housing programs across the province.
Comments Due Date:  July 1, 2019

Proposed Amendment to the Housing Services Act, 2011 to Support Community Safety

The Housing Services Act, 2011 establishes the legislative framework for social housing in Ontario. Rent-geared-to-income assistance is administered locally by 47 Service Managers (municipalities and district social services administration boards) designated under the Housing Services Act, 2011 to manage social housing programs across the province.
Comments Due Date:  July 1, 2019

Proposed Amendments to the Housing Services Act, 2011 Related to Social Housing Waiting Lists

The Housing Services Act, 2011 establishes the legislative framework for social housing in Ontario. Under this Act, 47 Service Managers (municipalities and district social services administration boards) are required to administer waiting lists for access to rent-geared-to-income assistance in social housing in their service area, in compliance with detailed rules.
Comments Due Date:  July 1, 2019

Proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 429/04 (Adjustments under Section 25.33 of the Act) under the Electricity Act, 1998 to ensure accurate and appropriate cost recovery of Global Adjustment.

Proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 429/04 (Adjustments under Section 25.33 of the Act) under the Electricity Act, 1998 to ensure accurate and appropriate cost recovery of Global Adjustment.
Comments Due Date:  June 30, 2019

The Enhanced Driver's Licence

The Enhanced Driver's Licence (EDL) was established under Ontario's Photo Card Act combining the physical plastic Ontario driver's licence card with proof of citizenship to allow Ontarians to cross between the Canadian and United States borders by land and/or water. The expected uptake for Ontario's EDL program has not come to realization due to more dynamic and cost-effective federal programs such as NEXUS, FAST and ePassport. As a result, Ontario is considering eliminating the program.
Comments Due Date:  June 23, 2019

Driver and Vehicle Fees

The Ministry of Transportation is proposing a minimal two per cent fee increases, beginning July 1, 2019 and continuing for five years, that will allow for the move towards greater cost recovery of government services. The proposed fee increases will support the government's fiscal objectives, particularly in the reduction of the deficit while encouraging the recovery of increasing costs and inflationary pressures.
Comments Due Date:  June 17, 2019

Proposed amendments to Regulation 552 (General) under the Health Insurance Act, the Schedule of Benefits for Laboratory Services (SOB-LS) under Regulation 552 and Regulation 682 (Laboratories) under the Laboratory and Specimen Collection Centre Licensing Act.

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (ministry) is proposing amendments to Regulation 682 (Laboratories), Regulation 552 (General) and the SOB-LS under Regulation 552 to support implementation of Permanent Hearing Loss Risk as a new screening test under the Newborn Screening Ontario (NSO) program.
Comments Due Date:  June 17, 2019

Refund Administrative Fees under the Highway Traffic Act

The Ministry of Transportation is proposing to amend Regulation 628 (Vehicle Permits), under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) by repealing the administrative fee applied to refunds. This proposal ensures that customers receive the full refund amount they are entitled to and will also 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:  June 15, 2019

Charter Bus Registration Alignment-International Registration Plan (IRP)

The current International Registration Plan (IRP) Agreement was updated in January 2016 making it mandatory for charter buses to register under IRP. A regulatory amendment is required to align the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) with the IRP to remove the existing exemption for Charter Bus registration in the current regulation.
Comments Due Date:  June 1, 2019

Enforcement of Small US Commercial Vehicles with No Permits for travel in Ontario

A regulatory amendment is required to amend the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) to allow small US commercial trucks that do not meet requirements for registration under the International Registration Plan (IRP) to be exempt from requiring permanent or temporary Ontario registration. A small truck that does not meet IRP requirements may be required to purchase trip permits. Registration for these vehicles would be consistent with those being reciprocally applied to Ontario vehicles in the US.
Comments Due Date:  June 1, 2019

Proposed Amendment to Ontario Highway Traffic Act Regulation 596 s.10(1) to change the current motorcycle handlebar requirements to permit handlebars that are at the top of the operator's shoulders or lower while seated.

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is soliciting public comment on proposed amendments to Ontario Highway Traffic Act Regulation 596 s.10 (1) to remove Ontario's motorcycle handlebar height restriction.
Comments Due Date:  June 1, 2019

Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 413/05, Vehicle Weights and Dimensions - For Safe, Productive, Infrastructure-Friendly (SPIF) Vehicles.

The Ministry of Transportation is proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 413/05 under the Highway Traffic Act.
Comments Due Date:  June 1, 2019

Environmental Compliance Approval in Respect of Sewage Works Regulation

We are proposing a new regulation to streamline approval requirements for constructing sewage works that the municipality may eventually own. Prescribed persons, such as developers, would be able to construct works under the municipality's Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA), if specific conditions are met, instead of obtaining a separate ECA.
Comments Due Date:  May 31, 2019

Holding polluters accountable by enhancing Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks' enforcement tools  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to address excess soil management in Ontario. This includes proposed amendments to the Environmental Protection Act to strengthen enforcement tools available to front-line provincial officers to ensure clean air, water and land for Ontarians. The proposed amendments to the Environmental Protection Act would enable administrative penalties for a broad range of environmental violations and modernize the process to seize vehicle plates when serious environmental violations occur.
Comments Due Date:  May 31, 2019

Enhancing Ontario's Stunt Driving Law in Support of Raised Speed Limits

On May 10th, 2019, the Ontario Government announced that it would be exploring new ways to improve traffic flow and safety on provincial highways by introducing three speed limit pilots on select highways. Under this initiative, three sections of highways are planned as pilot locations in Southern Ontario where the highway speed will be posted at 110 km/h starting in mid-September. As a result, MTO is proposing to amend the current definition of "stunt" under Ontario Regulation 455/07.
Comments Due Date:  May 26, 2019

Establishing Efficient Pharmacy Reimbursement Policies

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is proposing amendments to the regulation under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act that, if approved, would change pharmacy reimbursement rules related to drug markup and professional services provided to residents of Long-Term Care Homes to establish a smarter, more efficient and fiscally responsible system to deliver publicly-funded health benefits.
Comments Due Date:  May 24, 2019

Implementing a Health Network System Processing Fee

MOHLTC is proposing amendments to the regulation under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act that, if approved, would change pharmacy reimbursement rules to introduce an administration fee for the processing and payment of drug claims and establish a smarter, more efficient and fiscally responsible approach to deliver publicly-funded health benefits. The proposed regulatory amendments are conditional on the introduction and passage of certain legislative amendments relating to ODBA.
Comments Due Date:  May 24, 2019

Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 79/10 under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 related to High Acuity Priority Access Beds.

MOHLTC is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 79/10 (the Regulation) under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 (the Act) with regards to High Acuity Priority Access Beds. The proposed amendments to the Regulation would aim to facilitate more timely placement to long-term care for applicants with complex care needs by allowing the designation of High Acuity Priority Access Beds. If approved, the proposed amendments would come into force on July 1, 2019.
Comments Due Date:  May 22, 2019

Focusing conservation authority development permits on the protection of people and property

We are proposing a regulation that outlines how conservation authorities permit development and other activities for impacts to natural hazards and public safety. The proposed regulation will make rules for development in hazardous areas more consistent to support faster, more predictable and less costly approvals.
Comments Due Date:  May 21, 2019

O. Reg 285/01: When Work Deemed to be Performed, Exemptions and Special Rules made under the Employment Standards Act, 2000.

The government is proposing to amend O. Reg 285/01 to define "wilderness guide", exempt these employees from certain employment standards and provide special minimum wage rates for these employees.
Comments Due Date:  May 21, 2019

Proposal in support of the province's review of the Far North Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

In support of the province's review of the Far North Act announced in the Fall Economic Statement, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has been reviewing the Far North Act with a view to reducing red tape and restrictions on important economic development projects in the Far North including the Ring of Fire, all-season roads and electrical transmission projects for communities. As a result of the review, the Ministry is proposing to repeal the Far North Act.
Comments Due Date:  May 10, 2019

Permitting the Payment of Variable Benefits from Defined Contribution (DC) Pension Plans

Currently, plan members who belong to a pension plan that provides defined contribution (DC) benefits must transfer their money to a financial institution to start receiving retirement income. The variable benefit provisions in the Pension Benefits Act (PBA) would permit, but would not require, an administrator to offer Life Income Fund (LIF)-like payments directly from the plan through the establishment of a variable benefit account.
Comments Due Date:  May 3, 2019

Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 193/18 Concerning the Purchase of Pension Benefits from an Insurance Company

Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 193/18 Concerning the Purchase of Pension Benefits from an Insurance Company
Comments Due Date:  May 3, 2019

Proposed Amendments to General Regulation 334 under the Environmental Assessment Act to Support the Efficient Disposal of Government Property.

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is proposing to amend Regulation 334 to exempt the disposition or severance of property from the Environmental Assessment Act requirements and to reflect these proposed changes in the Public Work Class Environmental Assessment.
Comments Due Date:  May 2, 2019

Proposed Amendment to Ontario Regulation 552 under the Health Insurance Act

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is proposing an amendment to Regulation 552 of the Health Insurance Act to end the Out-of-Country Travellers Program. In addition, amendments are being proposed to remove all references to osteopathy that are found under the regulation because osteopathy has not been recognized as a regulated health profession since 2004.
Comments Due Date:  April 30, 2019

Temporary Stairs Regulatory Amendment Proposal

The Ministry of Labour (the ministry) is proposing to clarify existing requirements for temporary stairs (s. 75-77) as set out in the Construction Projects regulation (O. Reg. 213/91) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). O. Reg. 213/91 sets out requirements that protect the health and safety of Ontarians who work in the construction sector.
Comments Due Date:  April 25, 2019

Discussion Paper on Reducing Litter and Waste in Our Communities  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are seeking public feedback on the Reducing Litter and Waste in Our Communities: Discussion Paper, which expands upon commitments in Preserving and Protecting our Environment for Future Generations: A Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan. The paper poses questions that will help guide future decision-making to divert more waste from landfill.
Comments Due Date:  April 20, 2019

Consultation on Proposed Regulation under Rowan's Law (Concussion Safety), 2018

On March 7 2018, Ontario enacted Rowan's Law (Concussion Safety), 2018, as well as amendments to the Education Act. This legislation establishes mandatory requirements for the prevention, detection and management of concussions in amateur competitive sports. Many of the detailed requirements to implement the provisions in the Act will be provided in regulation. The government is seeking public input on the proposed regulation under Rowan's Law.
Comments Due Date:  April 18, 2019

Notice of Project Threshold Increase - Automobile Manufacturing Plants

Clause 6(1)(a) of Construction Projects regulation (O. Reg. 213/91) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), requires constructors to provide a notice of project (NOP) to the ministry where the total cost of labour and materials of a project is expected to exceed $50,000. The ministry is proposing to increase the NOP threshold to $250,000 for construction projects taking place at automobile manufacturing plants.
Comments Due Date:  April 16, 2019

Working At Heights Training Exemption for Automobile Manufacturing Plant Employers

The Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training Regulation (O. Reg. 297/13) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act requires employers to ensure that workers on construction projects successfully complete an approved working at heights training (WAH) program (s. 6-10). This proposal would create an exemption from WAH training requirements for workers employed by automobile manufacturers on construction projects at an automobile manufacturing plant.
Comments Due Date:  April 16, 2019

Proposed Pay Transparency Reporting Requirements

The purpose of this paper is to seek feedback on proposed pay transparency reporting requirements, which would require certain employers to report on differences in compensation between men and women and on workforce composition with respect to gender.
Comments Due Date:  April 5, 2019

Increasing Renewable Content in Fuels  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to increase the renewable content (e.g. ethanol) in gasoline to 15% as early as 2025 through amendments to Ontario fuel regulations, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions without increasing the price at the pump.
Comments Due Date:  March 29, 2019

Hydro One Annual Compensation Disclosure

The government is proposing to pass a regulation under the Hydro One Accountability Act, 2018 (the Act), which would, if approved, prescribe certain requirements with respect to the Hydro One Limited annual compensation disclosure provisions under the Act.
Comments Due Date:  March 23, 2019

Consultation on the review of the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002

The Ontario government is considering making changes to the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002. This legislation governs real estate brokerages, brokers and salespersons, setting the rules for how they conduct business and interact with consumers. The real estate sector and business practices have changed significantly since the act was passed. The ministry has heard from both consumers and real estate registrants that it is time to update the act and its regulations.
Comments Due Date:  March 15, 2019

Amending Evidence of Validation Exemption in Regulation 628

This regulatory change will improve online licence plate renewals by extending the time that receipts can be used as evidence that licence plates were renewed until the sticker is provided to the plate owner in the mail.
Comments Due Date:  March 8, 2019

Amendments to O.Reg 473/07 ("Licences for Driving Instructors and Driving Schools")

Amendments to O.Reg 473/07 are being proposed to enable Beginner Driver Education (BDE) approved driving schools the option to provide digital delivery of all or some of the classroom portion of the BDE program, provided that other ministry requirements are met (e.g., approved curriculum).
Comments Due Date:  March 8, 2019

Driver Licence Electronic Validation

The ministry of transportation is seeking to amend O.Reg 340/94("Drivers' Licences"), made under the Highway Traffic Act, to online driver's licence renewal.
Comments Due Date:  March 8, 2019

Proposed Repeal of the Livestock Medicines Act and Replacement with Streamlined Regulation under the Animal Health Act, 2009 to continue the sale of designated livestock medicines in licensed Livestock Medicines Outlets

To protect animal health and ensure livestock farmers have ongoing access to designated livestock medicines, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is proposing to replace the existing Livestock Medicines Act and Regulation 730 with a new streamlined regulation under the Animal Health Act, 2009. If approved, proclamations and the new regulation would be effective July 1, 2019.
Comments Due Date:  March 8, 2019

10th Year Review of Ontario's Endangered Species Act: Discussion Paper  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ontario government is currently undertaking a review of the Endangered Species Act to improve protections for species at risk, consider modern and innovative approaches to achieve positive outcomes for species at risk, as well as to look for ways to streamline approvals and provide clarity to support economic development.
Comments Due Date:  March 4, 2019

Proposed changes to fee waiver and court fee regulations (O. Reg. 332/16; O. Reg. 417/95; O. Reg. 293/92; O. Reg. 2/05) under the Administration of Justice Act

The Ministry of the Attorney General is proposing amendments to court fee and fee waiver provisions set out in regulations under the Administration of Justice Act.
Comments Due Date:  February 13, 2019

Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 Regulation

The following summary outlines proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 268/18 under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 (SFOA, 2017). The ministry is soliciting feedback on the proposed amendments.
Comments Due Date:  February 11, 2019

Service Plates and Trailers

The Ministry of Transportation is proposing to amend Regulation 628 (Vehicle Permits), under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) to permit the use of a trailer loaded with goods to display a Service Plate in specified scenarios.
Comments Due Date:  February 1, 2019

Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 201/96 made under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act

Proposed amendments to redesign OHIP+ to focus benefits on children and youth aged 24 years and under who do not have private insurance
Comments Due Date:  January 31, 2019

Potential Amendments to the Ontario Regulation 79/10 made under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 if Bill 66, Restoring Ontario's Competitiveness Act, 2018, passes

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is considering amendments to Ontario Regulation 79/10 (General) under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, and changes to associated ministry practices, as they pertain to public consultations, temporary emergency licences and short-term authorizations.
Comments Due Date:  January 28, 2019

Consultation on the 2018 legislative review of the Mortgage Brokerages, Lenders and Administrators Act, 2006

Mr. Doug Downey, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance, has been appointed to conduct the legislative review of the Mortgage Brokerages, Lenders and Administrators Act, 2006 (MBLAA). As part of the review, the government will consult with the public and stakeholders on finding efficiencies and reducing unnecessary regulatory burden, so that mortgage brokers can focus on helping their clients.
Comments Due Date:  January 11, 2019

Proposal to establish a hunting season for double-crested cormorants in Ontario  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to list the double-crested cormorant as a game bird, create a hunting season in Ontario for population management and make related changes. This proposal would be implemented through a series of regulatory and legislative amendments.
Comments Due Date:  January 3, 2019