Amendments to Highway Traffic Act (HTA) Regulations to remove paper-based barriers for the commercial vehicle industry.
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is proposing to amend several HTA regulations to make government work better for the people and businesses of Ontario in the digital era. In order to enable digital products and services for the commercial vehicle safety and oversight, legislative changes were made to the HTA. These regulatory amendments are required to support the legislative amendments which will allow the ministry to communicate with the clients via electronic and digital methods.
Golf Carts on Pelee Island
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is soliciting public comment to inform the development of a regulatory and policy framework regarding the on-road use of golf carts on Pelee Island.
Global Adjustment Deferral initiative
The Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines (ENDM) is proposing regulatory amendments that would provide for the recovery throughout 2021 of approximately $333 million of certain electricity generation costs that were not charged to non-Regulated Price Plan (RPP) consumers as a consequence of the government's Global Adjustment (GA) Deferral initiative, to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on commercial and industrial consumers in Ontario.
Exempting dams from requiring a permit to take water
We are proposing to remove the need for certain types of dams to obtain a permit to take water. The construction and alteration of dams will continue to be regulated under existing provincial regulatory requirements and approval processes so that we can continue to protect lakes, rivers and waterways in Ontario.
New Regulation under the Special Investigations Unit Act regarding communication about a SIU Investigation
The SIU Act generally prohibits the sharing of information respecting an ongoing SIU investigation or inquiry by police.
The new SIU Act will allow a police service to disclose that the SIU Director has been notified of an incident involving a police officer and is conducting an investigation/inquiry.
The proposed regulation would allow the Niagara Parks Police and the Legislative Protective Service to also disclose such information.
Proposed Regulation under the Ontario Heritage Act
A proposal to make a new regulation under the Ontario Heritage Act (OHA) associated with amendments made through the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 (Bill 108). The proposed regulation would provide improved provincial direction on how to use the Act, clearer rules and tools for decision making, and support consistency in the appeals process.
Public Consultation - Reforming Privacy in Ontario's Private Sector
To continue the mandate of digital innovation, the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS) is seeking to address the gaps in the Ontario's legislative privacy framework, and to establish comprehensive, up-to-date rules that will protect privacy rights and increase confidence in digital services.
Proposal to expand the live capture of wild raptors (birds of prey) by licensed falconers
Falconry is regulated under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997 (FWCA) and regulations made under the Act. Ontario falconers are required to successfully complete an apprentice program and obtain a licence to be able to hunt with native Ontario raptors. There are approximately 200 licensed falconers in Ontario.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is proposing to expand the live capture of wild raptors by licensed falconers.
Consultation on topics from the Auditor General Report on Tarion
Tarion is seeking input on eight areas to address recommendations from the Auditor General of Ontario. In addition, Tarion is also seeking input on the warranty compensation caps on claims related to environmentally harmful substances or hazards, septic systems and condominium common elements and providing compensation to homeowners where they have to relocate while repairs are underway which arose from a warranted item.
Proposal to implement administrative penalties under the Consumer Protection Act, 2002
Draft regulations setting out which provisions of the Consumer Protection Act, 2002 and its regulations could result in an administrative penalty, the amounts of the administrative penalties that could be imposed, and other aspects of proposed administrative penalties. These regulations could be made only if Bill 159, the Rebuilding Consumer Confidence Act, 2020, is passed.
Proposal to make various regulatory changes under the Ticket Sales Act, 2017
Draft regulations to create an exemption from certain disclosure requirements on ticket batches, set rules for ticket transferability and the provision of paper tickets upon request, and update the Act's administrative penalty regime. These proposed changes, if approved, would come into force with the proclamation of amendments made under the Protecting What Matters Most Act (Budget Measures), 2019 and proposed amendments under Bill 159, the Rebuilding Consumer Confidence Act, 2020, if passed.
Proposed Regulatory Amendments to Ontario Regulation 884/93 (Designated Drugs) made under the Midwifery Act, 1991
The College of Midwives of Ontario (College) is proposing regulatory amendments to enable a flexible approach to prescribing drugs by replacing its current list of drugs with categories of drugs from which midwives can prescribe. The College is also proposing to specify categories of controlled drugs and substances that midwives may prescribe, categories of drugs that midwives may administer by suppository, and categories of substances that midwives may administer by injection or inhalation.
Highway Traffic Act - HOV Lanes Regulatory Amendment
The Ministry of Transportation approved an amendment to the Highway Traffic Act, Ontario Regulation 620/05 - High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes (HOV) for the purpose of allowing single-occupant licensed taxicabs and airport limousines in provincial HOV lanes, on a permanent basis.
The amendment to O. Reg. 620/05 - High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes came into force on June 22, 2020.
Potential for Cannabis Consumption Establishments and/or Cannabis Special Occasion Permits
As part of Ontario's transition to an open market, the government would like your feedback on the potential implementation of additional cannabis business opportunities in the future, including:
1. facilitating the sale of cannabis for consumption in establishments like lounges and cafés (cannabis consumption establishments); and,
2. cannabis special occasion permits.
Consultation on topics under the Condominium Act, 1998
In December 2019 the government announced changes under the Condominium Act, 1998 (Condo Act) in conjunction with the introduction of the Rebuilding Consumer Confidence Act, 2020, and committed to consulting with stakeholders and the public on further topics under the Condo Act.
Proposals under the Condominium Act, 1998
Proposal to proclaim into force a new section 117 of the Condominium Act, 1998 (Condo Act) and to amend two regulations under the Condo Act to:
1.Expand the scope of disputes that can be heard by the Condominium Authority Tribunal.
2. Prescribe nuisances, annoyances and disruptions that are to be prohibited on condominium properties or any assets of a condominium corporation.
Greener Gasoline and Greener Diesel - Director's Directions
We are seeking feedback on draft guidance to help fuel suppliers comply with O. Reg. 535/05 (Greener Gasoline) and O. Reg. 97/14 (Greener Diesel - Renewable Fuel Content Requirements for Petroleum Diesel Fuel), including instructions and directions on how to carry out compliance calculations for bio-based content in regular gasoline and diesel fuel.
Solutions to enable small-volume vehicle manufacturing in Ontario
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is soliciting public comment on a new voluntary regulatory framework to allow manufacturers seeking to produce and sell vehicles in Ontario in low volumes to substitute engineering analysis, including virtual destructive testing, for some physical destructive tests set out in the Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.