Past Proposals

  2020   2019   2018   2017   2016   2015   2014   2013   2012   2011   2010   2009   2008   2007   2006   2005

  All   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec

 
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 Amendments to the General Regulation (O. Reg. 237/09) under the Credit Unions and Caisses Populaires Act, 1994 Regarding Deposit Insurance Premiums
The Ministry of Finance is proposing to amend the General Regulation to change how a credit union's annual deposit insurance premium payable is calculated.
Comments Due Date:  April 15, 2019
 
Proposed Amendments to Oil and Gas - Offshore Regulation
The Ministry of Labour is proposing two amendments to Regulation 855 (Oil and Gas - Offshore) made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. These amendments, if approved, would modernize provisions for life jackets and electrical equipment.
Comments Due Date:  April 5, 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
 
Proposed Amendments to Regulation 664 (Automobile Insurance)
The Ministry of Finance is proposing amendments to Regulation 664 under the Insurance Act. These amendments would support the transfer of the remaining open Dispute Resolution Services (DRS) cases from the Financial Services Commission of Ontario to the Licence Appeal Tribunal, which is one of the nineteen constituent tribunals of Tribunals Ontario.
Comments Due Date:  April 1, 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
 
Making Polluters Accountable: Industrial Emission Performance Standards  (source: Environmental Registry)
We are consulting on Ontario's proposed Emissions Performance Standard (EPS) to ensure polluters pay their fair share for their greenhouse gas emissions, while also ensuring industry continues to make advances to help Ontario achieve its share of Canada's 2030 target. These standards will apply to industry while maintaining competitiveness of Ontario businesses and minimizing carbon leakage-the risk of production leaving the province for other jurisdictions with less stringent climate policies.
Comments Due Date:  March 29, 2019
 
Mines and Mining Plants Regulatory Amendment Proposal
The Ministry of Labour is proposing various amendments to the Regulation 854 (Mines and Mining Plants) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. These amendments, if approved, would modernize workplace health and safety requirements for Ontario mines and mining plants.
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
 
Construction Act: Proposed Amendments to Regulations
Amending the regulations under the Construction Act
Comments Due Date:  March 18, 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
 
Streamlining and Updating of Greenhouse Gas Reporting Requirements  (source: Environmental Registry)
We are consulting on proposed amendments to Ontario's greenhouse gas emissions reporting program to refine or remove the collection of unnecessary data. The proposed amendments for the Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Quantification, Reporting and Verification regulation will reduce unnecessary reporting costs while ensuring data needed to support the Emissions Performance Standards program proposed in Ontario's Environment Plan is collected.
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 Amendment to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017  (source: Environmental Registry)
We are seeking feedback on a Proposed Amendment to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017 to address policies seen as potential barriers to the development of housing, job creation and business attraction. This proposal is linked to three others.
Comments Due Date:  February 28, 2019
 
Proposed regulatory amendments to Ontario Regulation 267/03 under the Nutrient Management Act  (source: Environmental Registry)
We are proposing changes to the General Regulation under the Nutrient Management Act to reduce administrative burden and provide more business opportunities for agricultural producers while protecting the environment and public interest. We are proposing to remove the automatic cessation of a nutrient management strategy after five years. We are also proposing to include low risk manures from non-farm grazing animals as Category 1 Non-Agricultural Source Material.
Comments Due Date:  February 22, 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
 
New Regulation under the Planning Act for Open-for-Business Planning Tool  (source: Environmental Registry)
The government is proposing to make changes to the Planning Act to create a new economic development tool, the open-for-business planning by-law. The tool would be available to all local municipalities, if certain prescribed criteria are met, to ensure they can act quickly to attract businesses seeking development sites.
Comments Due Date:  January 20, 2019
 
Amending the Renewable Energy Approvals Regulation to help restore municipal authority  (source: Environmental Registry)
We are proposing regulation amendments to ensure that renewable energy approvals are only issued if confirmation of zoning approval is received from local municipal authorities. This will help restore municipal planning authority over the siting of renewable energy projects.
Comments Due Date:  January 18, 2019
 
Amendments to the Renewable Energy Approvals Regulation (Ontario Regulation 359/09)  (source: Environmental Registry)
We are proposing to amend the Renewable Energy Approvals Regulation to change who is eligible for a renewable energy approval. The amendment would require a project developer to show there is demand for the electricity they will generate to get a renewable energy approval.
Comments Due Date:  January 18, 2019
 
New regulation under the Planning Act to prescribe transitional provisions for the proposed Green Energy Repeal Act, 2018 (Bill 34)  (source: Environmental Registry)
We are proposing a regulation to address transition rules related to the restoration of municipal planning authority resulting from the Planning Act amendments under the proposed Green Energy Repeal Act, 2018.
Comments Due Date:  January 18, 2019
 
Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 274/18, Siting Restrictions for Renewable Energy Generation Facilities  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines is proposing to amend O. Reg. 274/18 ("Siting Regulation"), which imposes siting restrictions on renewable energy generation facilities ("Projects"), as part of the transition to municipal planning authority resulting from the Planning Act amendments under the Green Energy Repeal Act, 2018.
Comments Due Date:  January 18, 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
 
Intent to Remove 24 Trades that are Prescribed for the Purposes of the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009.
The Ministry is notifying the public of its intent to remove 24 trades prescribed under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009.
Comments Due Date:  January 10, 2019
 
Proposed amendments to Regulation 761 under the Milk Act
The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission is proposing amendments to Regulation 761: Milk and Milk Products, under the Milk Act. The proposed amendments are intended to help reduce burden for existing dairy processors, new and expanding dairy processors, and small foodservice and retail operations.
Comments Due Date:  January 10, 2019
 
Proposed Amendments to the Meat Regulation under the Food Safety and Quality Act, 2001
The Ministry is proposing regulatory changes that would reduce administrative burden, clarify requirements to provide more business opportunities and move to more outcome-based requirements.
Comments Due Date:  January 10, 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