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Animal Shelter Ownership Authority under the Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act, 2019

The Ministry of the Solicitor General (SolGen) is proposing to modify the list of prescribed organizations in O. Reg. 447/19 that can assume ownership of animals where the owner or custodian of the animal is not identified or has not claimed the animal. This is to provide these animal sheltering organizations and the public with clarity and consistency in who can take ownership of found, abandoned or unclaimed animals.
Comments Due Date:  July 23, 2021

Financial penalty for failing to submit a mandatory hunter report  (source: Environmental Registry)

The ministry is proposing an alternative tool to promote and improve hunter reporting compliance and improve reporting data.
Comments Due Date:  July 23, 2021

Proposed regulations under the Liquor Licence and Control Act, 2019

Proposal for regulations under the Liquor Licence and Control Act, 2019 to modernize the legislative framework of beverage alcohol to make it easier for businesses and consumers to understand the rules, clearly separate the LCBO's operational function from the AGCO's regulatory function, reduce red tape, and increase flexibility for businesses to reflect the changing landscape of beverage alcohol.
Comments Due Date:  July 19, 2021

Public Vehicles Act

Revoking the Public Vehicles Act regulation 982
Comments Due Date:  July 19, 2021

Proposed Fraud and Abuse Strategy for the Auto Insurance Sector.

Fraud and Abuse Strategy proposal, including possible supporting initiatives that require further public input.
Comments Due Date:  July 12, 2021

Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) for Intra-provincial Carriers

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is proposing the use of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) for intra-provincial carriers. We are looking for your input in the proposed amendments to Regulation 555/06 Hours of Service (HoS) under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA). MTO is proposing an implementation date no sooner than June 12, 2022.
Comments Due Date:  July 12, 2021

Proposed regulatory amendments to Regulation 761: Milk and Milk Products under the Milk Act to allow for vertical bulk tanks on farm (Milk Silos).

At the request of the Dairy Farmers of Ontario, the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission is proposing amendments to Regulation 761: Milk and Milk Products under the Milk Act to allow for the storage of milk in vertical bulk tanks on-farm. The proposed amendments would provide producers with greater flexibility in storing larger amounts of cow and goat milk on-farm without having to increase their building footprint, while maintaining food safety and quality requirements.
Comments Due Date:  July 12, 2021

Amendments to support transition and implementation of Ontario's Emissions Performance Standards program  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing additional amendments to further support industry's transition from the federal output-based pricing system (OBPS) to Ontario's emissions performance standards (EPS) program, as well as the administration and enforcement of the program, by clarifying certain compliance and reporting requirements.
Comments Due Date:  July 11, 2021

Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 406/00

The ministry is looking for input to make a change to the current wine standards rules by adding the Glera grape variety to the list of authorized grapes used for wine produced in Ontario and eligible for approval by Vintners Quality Alliance Ontario, Ontario's Wine Appellation Authority.
Comments Due Date:  July 9, 2021

Health Information Custodian Status for the Ministry of Health Funded First Nation and Urban Indigenous Home and Community Care Service Providers

The purpose of the amendment is to ensure that First Nations and urban Indigenous organizations that are funded directly by the ministry to provide home and community care to Indigenous communities across the province will continue to be Health Information Custodians (HICs) under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 after the Home Care and Community Services Act, 1994 (HCCSA) is repealed at a date to be determined.
Comments Due Date:  July 6, 2021

York Region Wastewater Act, 2021  (source: Environmental Registry)

An act to put on hold the Environmental Assessment application for the Upper York Sewage Solution.
Comments Due Date:  July 4, 2021

Land Use Compatibility Guideline  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing an updated Land Use Compatibility Guideline to help municipalities and planning authorities plan sensitive land uses and major facilities. This will help to avoid or minimize and mitigate potential adverse effects from odour, noise, dust and other contaminants.
Comments Due Date:  July 3, 2021

Empowering the Municipality of Shuniah to make decisions on certain applications under the Planning Act

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is proposing to amend regulations under the Planning Act to empower the Municipality of Shuniah in relation to three areas of land use planning authority
Comments Due Date:  July 3, 2021

Guideline to address odour mixtures in Ontario  (source: Environmental Registry)

Ontario is proposing guidance on how the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, and the regulated community can anticipate, prevent and address odour issues that could be of concern to local residences.
Comments Due Date:  July 3, 2021

Proposed amendments to drinking water operator and water quality analyst certification regulation to address impacts of emergencies  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing regulatory changes that would give the ministry and drinking water systems the tools they need to act quickly to help ensure the province's drinking water is protected during an emergency, such as providing systems with temporary staffing options, and operators with temporary relief from training and certification requirements.
Comments Due Date:  July 2, 2021

Occupational Health Consultation

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) is consulting on new or revised occupational exposure limits (OELs) based on the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) recommendations for 2018 and 2019, in addition to other proposals.
Comments Due Date:  July 2, 2021

Proposed amendments to wastewater operator licensing regulation to address impacts of emergencies  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing regulatory changes that would give the ministry and owners and operators of wastewater facilities the tools they need to act quickly to ensure waterways in Ontario are protected during an emergency, such as providing wastewater facility owners with temporary staffing options and extending operator licences.
Comments Due Date:  July 2, 2021

Phase 2 Regulations - Updated Code of Ethics Regulation - Trust in Real Estate Services Act, 2020

On March 4, 2020, the Trust in Real Estate Services Act, 2020 (TRESA, 2020) received Royal Assent. TRESA, 2020 amends the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 (REBBA). The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is continuing the process of consulting on the regulations required to bring these legislative changes into force. This posting is for purposes of consulting on a proposed updated Code of Ethics regulation under REBBA.
Comments Due Date:  July 2, 2021

Amendment to O. Reg 386/99 to Enable Delivery of Home Care by Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario

The government is proposing to amend O.Reg. 386/99 under the Home Care and Community Services Act, 1994 (HCCSA) to enable the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) to deliver home care services in the same manner as the Home and Community Care Support Services: Champlain to this client population in the Champlain region in the same framework that applies to Home and Community Care Support Services: Champlain.
Comments Due Date:  June 28, 2021

Regulatory Proposals (Phase 1) under the Conservation Authorities Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing new regulations to focus conservation authorities on their core mandate by prescribing mandatory programs and services they must provide, give municipalities greater control over what conservation authority programs and services they will fund, consolidate "Conservation Areas" regulations and to require community advisory boards.
Comments Due Date:  June 27, 2021

Regulatory Proposals (Phase 1) under the Conservation Authorities Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing new regulations to focus conservation authorities on their core mandate by prescribing mandatory programs and services they must provide, give municipalities greater control over what conservation authority programs and services they will fund, consolidate "Conservation Areas" regulations and to require community advisory boards.
Comments Due Date:  June 27, 2021

Enabling the Use of Electricity Infrastructure for Ontario's Broadband and Cellular Action Plan

We are soliciting public comment to inform the development of a regulatory framework to support the use of electricity infrastructure for broadband expansion in Ontario.
Comments Due Date:  June 17, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 718 under the Liquor Licence Act

Amendment to paragraph 6 of subsection 2.1(2) of Regulation 718 under the Liquor Licence Act
Comments Due Date:  June 15, 2021

Power-Assisted Bicycle (E-Bike) Redefinition Proposal

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is soliciting public comment on proposed updates to the regulatory framework for Power-Assisted Bicycles (E-Bikes).
Comments Due Date:  June 10, 2021

Chief's Referral to LECA under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

Chief's Referral to LECA under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Comments Due Date:  June 7, 2021

Suspension without Pay under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

Suspension without Pay under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Comments Due Date:  June 7, 2021

Community Safety and Well-Being Plans under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

Community Safety and Well-Being Plans under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Comments Due Date:  June 7, 2021

Oaths and Affirmations under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

Oaths and Affirmations under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Comments Due Date:  June 7, 2021

Regulating 13 invasive species and watercraft as a carrier of invasive species under the Ontario Invasive Species Act, 2015  (source: Environmental Registry)

Refer to the Environmental Registry notice for the proposal description.
Comments Due Date:  June 7, 2021

OPP Governance Advisory Council under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

OPP Governance Advisory Council under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Comments Due Date:  June 7, 2021

Proposed new legislation - Building Opportunities in the Skilled Trades Act

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (ministry) is proposing new legislation governing Ontario's skilled trades and apprenticeship system. The proposed legislation would, if passed, establish Skilled Trades Ontario, a provincial agency responsible for a simplified and streamlined delivery model. The ministry would be responsible for compliance and enforcement and regulatory decisions.
Comments Due Date:  June 5, 2021

Proposed Regulatory Amendments to Strengthen Ontario's Corrections System

This summary describes the Ministry of the Solicitor General's proposed amendments to Regulation 778 under the Ministry of Correctional Services Act, 1990, related to segregation, discipline and misconduct of persons in custody and mandatory training.
Comments Due Date:  June 4, 2021

Consultation related to the proposed Northern Ontario School of Medicine University Act, 2021

The schedule provides for a new Act, that, if passed, would continue the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) as the Northern Ontario School of Medicine University, a university with authority to grant degrees. If passed, the Act would provide that NOSM University may grant the degrees prescribed by regulation and other degrees that it may be authorized to grant under the Post-secondary Education Choice and Excellence Act, 2000.
Comments Due Date:  May 31, 2021

Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 909 of the Pension Benefits Act: Requiring Pension Plan Administrators to Provide Information Relating to Their Pension Plan's Pension Benefits Guarantee Fund (PBGF) Exposure to Potential Future Claims

The Ministry of Finance is seeking comments from stakeholders on draft amendments to Regulation 909 under the Pension Benefits Act.
Comments Due Date:  May 31, 2021

Consultation related to the proposed Université de Hearst Act, 2021

The schedule provides for a new Act, that, if passed, would continue the Collège de Hearst as the Université de Hearst (Hearst). The Act provides that the University may grant the degrees prescribed by regulation and other degrees that it may be authorized to grant under the Post-secondary Education Choice and Excellence Act, 2000. Various other provisions and regulation-making powers would also be enacted regarding the administration of the University.
Comments Due Date:  May 31, 2021

Red Tape Reduction - Revocation of Spent Regulations Regarding Temporary Solvency Funding Relief

The proposed regulations would revoke spent regulations, including requirements for progress reports, under the Pension Benefits Act that previously provided temporary funding relief for certain defined benefit pension plans.
Comments Due Date:  May 31, 2021

New Minister's Fee Regulation for the Proposed Modernization of Property Information Program

The proposed Modernization of Property Information (MPI) program is intended to allow the public to place an online request for property-related information held by the ministry to determine the availability of records for a particular property. The ministry is proposing to charge a fee of $65 per request to cover the costs of developing and operating this new service.
Comments Due Date:  May 31, 2021

Dissolution of the Citizens' Council and the Pharmacy Council under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act

The Ministry of Health (MOH/Ministry) is proposing amendments to the Ontario Drug Benefit Act (ODBA) and Ontario Regulation 201/96 under the ODBA to dissolve two advisory agencies namely the Citizens' Council and the Pharmacy Council. The proposed amendments to the ODBA are conditional on their introduction and passage in the Legislative Assembly. The proposed regulatory amendment is conditional on the passage of the legislative amendments.
Comments Due Date:  May 30, 2021

Dissolution of the Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991.

Amendments to the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, and various health profession Acts to remove references to the Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council.
Comments Due Date:  May 30, 2021

Moving Ontarians More Safely Act, 2021 & Towing and Storage Safety and Enforcement Act, 2021

The Ministry of Transportation is soliciting public comment on proposed legislative and regulatory changes that would, if passed, help protect people and families by targeting those who engage in stunt driving and unsafe, high-risk driving as well as to protect vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians and highway workers, improve truck safety, and strengthen provincial oversight of the towing sector.
Comments Due Date:  May 26, 2021

Amendments to Ontario Immigration Act, 2015

Amendments to Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 as part of the Spring 2021 Red Tape Reduction Bill
Comments Due Date:  May 25, 2021

Amendment to the French Language Services Act - Spring 2021 Red Tape Reduction Package

The Ministries of Francophone Affairs, Health and Long-Term Care, are proposing to amend the definition of government agency of the French Language Services Act (FLSA) to allow municipal and joint long-term care homes to seek a designation under the Act.
Comments Due Date:  May 25, 2021

Proposed legislative amendments to the Liquor Licence and Control Act, 2019

Proposal for technical amendments to the Liquor Licence and Control Act, 2019 to clarify certain provisions, better reflect existing practices and intended outcomes, align the legislation with other regulated areas such as cannabis and gaming, and make the legislation more flexible.
Comments Due Date:  May 25, 2021

Proposed amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) on payment of wages and employment standards officer's self-audit powers

MLTSD is proposing to 1. Amend the ESA by removing the condition for an employer to obtain employee consent to pay wages by direct deposit where an office or facility of the employee's financial institution is not within a reasonable distance of the location where the employee works; and 2. expand the powers of an employment standards officer conducting an inspection so that an officer can require an employer to conduct a self-audit where non-compliance has already been determined by an officer.
Comments Due Date:  May 25, 2021

Centre Jules-Léger Consortium - In-Person Meeting Requirements

Amendment to repeal sections 8 and 9 of Schedule 1 of the Education Act and add new LGIC regulation-making authority respecting in-person and electronic meeting rules for Centre Jules-Léger Consortium (CJLC) members.
Comments Due Date:  May 24, 2021

Regulatory Changes to Support Deregulation of the Intercommunity Passenger Transportation Vehicle Sector

The Ministry of Transportation is seeking feedback on proposed regulatory changes to support economic deregulation of the intercommunity passenger transportation vehicle (PTV) sector in Ontario, as provided for in Bill 213, the Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, which received Royal Assent on December 8, 2020.
Comments Due Date:  May 7, 2021

Ellsin Environmental Ltd. Sault Ste. Marie tire waste thermal treatment facility  (source: Environmental Registry)

Proposal for a new regulation that would allow Ellsin Environmental to increase the amount of tires they can thermally treat daily
Comments Due Date:  May 3, 2021

Proposed Amendments to the Electrical Safety Code Regulation (O. Reg. 164/99) under Part VIII of the Electricity Act, 1998

Proposal to amend the regulation to adopt the Ontario Electrical Safety Code 2021.
Comments Due Date:  April 29, 2021

WSIA Coverage for Personal Support Workers and Developmental Support Workers

The Ministry wants your input on extending mandatory coverage to employers who commonly employ PSWs and/or DSWs but are not subject to mandatory coverage. Feedback to the questions posed in the consultation paper will provide valuable insight as the government determines the best ways to protect PSWs and DSWs.
Comments Due Date:  April 28, 2021

Designation of Additional Areas: amendment to Ontario Regulation 407/94

Addition of one new area, the City of Sarnia, to the schedule to the French Language Services Act that lists designated areas
Comments Due Date:  April 26, 2021

Commercial Vision Waiver Program

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is soliciting public comment regarding implementation of a commercial vision waiver program. The program will evaluate how to individually assess the capacity of commercial drivers to adequately compensate for their reduced vision.
Comments Due Date:  April 25, 2021

Proposed Regulation Prescribing Hamilton Light Rail Transit (LRT) project as a Priority Transit Project under the Building Transit Faster Act, 2020

The Building Transit Faster Act, 2020 (BTFA) introduces measures that streamline project delivery and support the accelerated completion of the priority transit projects identified in the "New Subway Transit Plan for the GTA", and any other projects prescribed through regulation. MTO is proposing to establish a Lieutenant Governor in Council (LGIC) regulation that would prescribe Hamilton LRT Project as a priority transit project for the purpose of the BTFA.
Comments Due Date:  April 23, 2021

Amendment of O. Regulation 329/04 (General) under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA)

Ministry of Health proposing an amendment to name Ontario Health as a "Prescribed Person" (i.e. a Prescribed Registry) in respect of its planned operation of the Cardiac and Vascular Services Registry, replacing CorHealth Ontario (CorHealth currently identified in the regulation under its former name, "Cardiac Care Network".) Cardiac Care Network would be removed and Ontario Health would be designated as operator of the Cardiac and Vascular Services Registry.
Comments Due Date:  April 21, 2021

Proposed Amendments to O. Reg. 367/11 under the Housing Services Act, 2011 Related to Required Local Eligibility Rules, set out in Bill 184, Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community Housing Act, 2020

The ministry is proposing to amend O. Reg. 367/11 under the Housing Services Act, 2011 to require Service Managers to have local eligibility rules on household income limits and asset limits for RGI assistance.
Comments Due Date:  April 19, 2021

Authorized Requester Program Legislation and Regulations

The Ministry of Transportation has successfully introduced legislative changes to section 205 of the Highway Traffic Act that allows for the disclosure of a driver's personal information to Authorized Requesters under agreement, through the Authorized Requester Program. The Ministry is now proposing to move forward with introducing regulations that were prescribed under the amending legislation.
Comments Due Date:  April 17, 2021

A Model for Internet Gaming in Ontario

The government released a discussion paper to help inform the development of a new online market for internet gaming (iGaming) in Ontario that is both competitive and protects consumers.
Comments Due Date:  April 16, 2021

Regulatory amendment under the Provincial Offences Act ("POA"): adding alternatives to in-person service of POA summons on non-corporate defendants

In most cases, the POA currently requires summonses to be hand-delivered. The proposal would give additional service options: registered mail, courier, or email. It would also allow a defendant or witness to authorize their lawyer or paralegal to receive a summons on their behalf.
Comments Due Date:  April 12, 2021

Low-Speed Vehicle Pilot

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is soliciting public comment to proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 215/17: Pilot Project - Low-Speed Vehicles.
Comments Due Date:  April 7, 2021

Golf Cart Pilot

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is soliciting public comment to inform the development of a policy and regulatory framework regarding the on-road use of golf carts on Pelee Island and in Huron-Kinloss.
Comments Due Date:  April 7, 2021

College of Denturists of Ontario (CDO) and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) Registration Regulations

The CDO is proposing to revoke and replace Ontario Regulation 833/93 (Registration) made under the Denturism Act, 1991, and the RCDSO is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 205/94 (General) made under the Dentistry Act, 1991 related to the suspension, revocation and reinstatement of a certificate of registration and general housekeeping.
Comments Due Date:  April 5, 2021

Proposed new regulation under the Insurance Act with respect to Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) exemption orders under section 15.1 of the Act.

Proposed new regulation under the Insurance Act with respect to Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) exemption orders under section 15.1 of the Act.
Comments Due Date:  April 2, 2021

Alternative Financial Services: High-Cost Credit Consultation Paper

Consultation paper seeking feedback on establishing new protections for users of alternative financial services (AFS)
Comments Due Date:  March 30, 2021

Proposed amendments to Regulation 664 (Automobile Insurance) under the Insurance Act regarding an insured's election not to recover damages from their insurer under the Direct Compensation - Property Damage (DCPD) coverage.

Proposed amendments to Regulation 664 (Automobile Insurance) under the Insurance Act regarding an insured's election not to recover damages from their insurer under the Direct Compensation - Property Damage (DCPD) coverage.
Comments Due Date:  March 29, 2021

Amendments to regulations under the Insurance Act and the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act regarding the delivery of automobile insurance notices and other automobile insurance documents.

Amendments to regulations under the Insurance Act and the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act regarding the delivery of automobile insurance notices and other automobile insurance documents, including the delivery by an automobile insurer of a notice of termination of an automobile insurance contract to an insured by electronic means if the insured consents to delivery by electronic means.
Comments Due Date:  March 29, 2021

Working at Heights Training Standards Five-Year Review

This consultation is part of a commitment made by Ontario's Chief Prevention Officer (CPO) to review the Working at Heights training program and provider standards every five years. The intent of the review is to ensure the CPO's Working at Heights training standards remain effective, and will allow the continued delivery of high-quality working at heights training that saves lives.
Comments Due Date:  March 25, 2021

Regulatory Amendments to O. Reg. 367/07, Term of Licences and O. Reg: 368/07, Registration Requirements for Business Entities

Regulatory Amendments to O. Reg. 367/07, Term of Licences and O. Reg: 368/07, Registration Requirements for Business Entities
Comments Due Date:  March 18, 2021

Consultation regarding proposed amendment to O. Reg. 131/16 (Sexual Violence at Colleges and Universities)

O. Reg. 131/16 supports the requirements under the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Act, 1990 by setting out further requirements relating to the sexual violence policies of publicly-assisted colleges and universities. The proposed regulatory amendments are intended to enhance institutions' sexual violence policies and to ensure students receive information about sexual violence prevention and are informed about resources and supports.
Comments Due Date:  March 15, 2021

The Consumer Reporting Act - Proposals Under Consideration for Providing Access to Security Freezes, Credit Scores and Reports

Consultation paper with proposals under consideration that are intended to improve and clarify the Consumer Reporting Act.
Comments Due Date:  March 15, 2021

Consultation regarding proposed amendment to O. Reg. 415/06 (General) under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 related to sexual violence policies.

O. Reg. 415/06 supports the requirements under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 by setting out further requirements relating to the sexual violence policies of private career colleges. The proposed regulatory amendments are intended to enhance institution's sexual violence policies and to ensure students receive information about sexual violence prevention and are informed about resources and supports
Comments Due Date:  March 15, 2021

First Aid Modernization Consultation

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) is proposing to transfer the responsibility of workplace first aid from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) to MLTSD.
Comments Due Date:  March 11, 2021

Proposed regulation for the nickel smelting and refining industry  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing an industry sector-based regulation to address sulphur dioxide air emissions from the nickel smelting and refining industry in the Sudbury area that will replace certain requirements under the Local Air Quality Regulation.
Comments Due Date:  March 6, 2021

Proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 245/97 to regulate compressed air energy storage in porous rock reservoirs and enhance financial security for petroleum, salt and underground geological storage wells.  (source: Environmental Registry)

See the Environmental Registry of Ontario notice for the details of the proposal.
Comments Due Date:  March 5, 2021

Amendments to three Regulations under the Surveyors Act to achieve efficiencies for the regulator, survey businesses and protections for the public

The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors (the Association) was established in 1892. They are a self-governing association, responsible for the licensing and governance of professional land surveyors, under the Surveyors Act, in order that the public interest may be served. If approved, Regulations under the Surveyors Act will be amended to effect several changes to improve efficiency, achieve cost savings and enhance public protection.
Comments Due Date:  February 25, 2021

Proposed Code of Ethics and Discipline Committee and Appeals Committee Regulation to be made under the New Home Construction Licensing Act, 2017

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is proposing a regulation under the New Home Construction Licensing Act, 2017. The proposed regulation would establish a code of ethics, a discipline committee and an appeals committee - a framework that would address complaints to better protect consumers and hold licensees accountable for their action. The ministry is also proposing an amendment to the General Regulation to improve the information published on the Ontario Builder Directory.
Comments Due Date:  February 13, 2021

Improvements to Ontario's New Home Warranty and Protection Program (ONHWPA Phase 2)

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is proposing regulation changes under the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act. These changes would 1) address matters relating to a simplified warranty claims process; 2) establish a mediation process for warranty claim disputes; and 3) specify duties of the ombudsperson (the New Home Ombuds) that include a focus on helping consumers.
Comments Due Date:  February 12, 2021

Potential Permanent Changes to Enable Digital and Virtual Processes under the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services Business Law and Condominium Statutes

Consultation on potential permanent changes to enable digital and virtual processes under the following statutes: 1. Corporations Act and Not-for-profit Corporations Act, 2. Business Corporations Act, Limited Partnerships Act, Partnerships Act, and Personal Property Security Act. 3. Co-operative Corporations Act and 4. Condominium Act, 1998.
Comments Due Date:  February 8, 2021

Tow Zone Pilot Project, Towing Services on designated Provincial Highways

Under the Tow Zone Pilot Project initiative the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) plans to establish multiple restricted tow zones on provincial highways where only authorized towing operators can provide towing and recovery services. The proposed Regulation will enable the police services to lay charges to enforce the restricted tow zones. The proposed Regulation will also authorize new regulatory signing which will designate the beginning and end points of each restricted tow zone.
Comments Due Date:  February 4, 2021

Consumer Protection Act, 2002 Review Consultation Paper

Consultation paper setting out proposals for reform to the Consumer Protection Act, 2002. These proposals would become law only if introduced and passed as a bill by the Legislature.
Comments Due Date:  February 1, 2021

Temporary Help Agency Consultations

The government is consulting on the potential creation of a temporary help agency registry to improve compliance with the Employment Standards Act, 2000 by temporary help agencies and their clients, and to address specific issues that have arisen with agencies that do not operate within the rules, including those that operate underground.
Comments Due Date:  January 29, 2021

Ontario Low-Carbon Hydrogen Strategy - discussion paper  (source: Environmental Registry)

We released a discussion paper for public consultation to help us develop Ontario's first ever hydrogen strategy so that we can create local jobs, attract investment and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Comments Due Date:  January 18, 2021

Amendments to Transition Ontario Industrial Facilities from the Federal Output-Based Pricing System to Ontario's Emissions Performance Standards Program  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing regulatory amendments and amendments to incorporated documents to support the transition of Ontario industrial facilities from compliance obligations under the federal output-based pricing system (OBPS) to the Ontario emissions performance standards (EPS) program.
Comments Due Date:  January 15, 2021

Class A Manual Transmission Restriction

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is proposing to amend regulation under the Highway Traffic Act to introduce a licence restriction for all drivers that pass their Class A road test using an automatic transmission vehicle.
Comments Due Date:  January 1, 2021