Automated Flagger Assistance Device
The Ministry of Transportation is proposing to implement regulations prescribing the minimum requirements for the use of Automated Flagger Assistance Devices (AFAD).
Enabling more choice and competition in electricity suite metering
The process for a multi-unit building to switch its suite meter provider from a Local Distribution Company (LDC) to a Unit Sub-Meter Provider (USMP) may be more complex than switching from a USMP to an LDC or from one USMP to another USMP. The Ministry of Energy is considering regulatory changes to make it easier for a building to switch its suite meter provider from an LDC to a USMP, which would provide greater choice and may enhance competition in the provision of electricity suite metering.
Proposal to amend the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 to improve premium payment process
The amendments to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 would enable the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) to enter into contracts or agreements with any person or entity, such as the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), for the purposes of administering Part VII (Employers and their Obligations) of the Act, including accepting Schedule 1 employer premium payments on the WSIB's behalf.
The legislative changes would remove the requirement for school boards to seek confirmation from the Minister of Education that a person is eligible to be appointed as a supervisory officer, and the requirement for a supervisory officer to seek approval from the Minister of Education to hold any additional office, have any other employment or follow any other profession or calling during their tenure.
Proposed Legislative Amendments to the Fair Access to Regulated Professions and Compulsory Trades Act, 2006
The proposed amendments to the Fair Access to Regulated Professions and Compulsory Trades Act, 2006 (FARPACTA) would, if passed, enable enhancements to programs that support internationally trained individuals' licensure and employment, and increase the Ontario Fairness Commissioner's and the Minister's authority to help reduce barriers in the licensure process for regulated professions, including Skilled Trades Ontario in respect of compulsory trades.
Amendments to the Toronto Atmospheric Fund Act, 2005
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing proposes to repeal subsections 11(8) and 11(9) of the Toronto Atmospheric Fund Act, 2005. If approved, the changes would:
-Section 11(8): align requirements related to the calculation of City of Toronto's debt limit with those in the City of Toronto Act;
-Section 11(9): remove a requirement for The Atmospheric Fund (TAF) to obtain Toronto council approval for liabilities where TAF is required to make payments after the expiry of the council term.
Proposed Amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act
The Schedule amends the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The Act is amended with respect to terminology related to engineers. Certain notification and reporting provisions are amended with respect to deaths, critical injuries and other occurrences at a workplace.
Ontario Energy Board (OEB) Modernization - facilitating implementation of OEB Modernization
The government seeks to facilitate the OEB's continued efforts to recruit and retain an adequate number of qualified commissioners. In doing so, the government is proposing legislative amendments affecting the number, compensation, and labour rights of OEB commissioners. These proposed amendments are intended to mitigate risks to operations and adjudicative independence, enhancing the OEB's ability to function more efficiently and effectively.
Amendment to Contingency Fees Regulation under the Solicitors Act
The proposed amendments would include an updated standard form agreement to provide further options with respect to the structure of the contingency fee.
Sophisticated clients would continue to be exempt from the requirement to use a standard form agreement and would further be exempt from the requirement to include prescribed information in their contingency fee agreements.
Clients that are not considered to be sophisticated and whose agreement does not involve a percentage or proportion o
Large Cycle 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 electric and non electric large cycles.
Urban Mobility Vehicle 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 urban mobility vehicles.
Proposed Order-in-Council and Regulatory Amendments Relating to the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 and the Safety and Consumer Statutes Administration Act, 1996
Proposed Order-in-Council that, if approved, would bring into force effective January 1, 2022 certain legislative amendments to support the designation of the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 and the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) under the Safety and Consumer Statutes Administration Act, 1996 (SCSAA). Also, proposed amendments to O. Reg. 187/09 made under SCSAA that, if made and filed, would designate CMRAO as an administrative authority under SCSAA.
Proposed Minimum Standards for School Board Trustee Codes of Conduct under the Education Act
The Ministry of Education is proposing to implement minimum standards for trustee codes of conduct across Ontario school boards. These minimum standards will aim to promote ethical governance of Ontario's publicly funded education system. This posting is accompanied by a link to an online survey through which the Ministry of Education is seeking public input on proposed changes to trustee codes of conduct.
Foreign Cultural Objects Immunity from Seizure Act, 2019: Minister's Regulation - General
The Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries (the "Ministry") is proposing to implement a Minister's regulation under the new Foreign Cultural Objects Immunity from Seizure Act, 2019 (the "Act") to help modernize the process to obtain immunity from seizure for foreign works of art and other cultural objects and reduce the administrative burden on Ontario's cultural institutions.
Proposed Burden Reduction Directive
The Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation, and Trade (MEDJCT) is proposing a Burden Reduction Directive. The Directive sets out the Government of Ontario's burden reduction expectations, requirements, and responsibilities for the effective development, management, and evaluation, as well as reform and removal of all provincial policy instruments issued by Ontario Ministries.
Regulatory proposal under the Building Code Act, 1992
Amendments are being proposed to the Building Code (O. Reg. 332/12) to clarify building officials' ability to use remote inspection methods and to update the Building Code requirements to facilitate the construction of "tiny homes".
Updated Tow Zone Pilot Project, Towing Services on designated Provincial Highways.
Under the Tow Zone Pilot initiative the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) plans to establish multiple restricted towing zones on provincial highways where only authorized towing services providers can provide towing and recovery services. The proposed regulation amendment would allow multiple towing services providers, instead of previous single towing services provider, to provide towing and recovery services within each restricted towing zone.
Enhancing Access to Customary Care - Proposals under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017
Customary care reflects First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples' unique practices as they relate to the care of children. However, the ministry has heard from Indigenous partners that the application of legislated licensed residential care requirements to customary care arrangements in circumstances where they also meet the definition of residential care under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA), has limited how customary care can be practiced, and created barriers to access.
Improving access to prevention services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, young persons and families - Proposals under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017
Changes to the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 are proposed to enhance prevention-focused wraparound supports for First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families as well as the role of prevention-focused Indigenous service providers. The proposed statutory and regulatory amendments focus on improving access to prevention and early intervention services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, young persons and their families, including through wraparound supports.
Proposed regulation under the Liquor Licence and Control Act, 2019
Proposal for a regulation under the Liquor Licence and Control Act, 2019 to enable authorized grocery stores and wine boutiques to sell wine and cider through their websites for curbside pickup. This change would be part of the modernized legal framework of beverage alcohol.
2021 Ontario Permanency Funding Policy Guidelines
The 2016 Ontario Permanency Funding Policy Guidelines (OPFPG) and CW003-16 policy directive are being updated to include enhancements to permanency financial supports including adoption and legal custody subsidies, kinship service and revisions to funding related to customary care.
Consultation on Improving Health and Safety Requirements relating to Tower Cranes
The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) is proposing to modernize and clarify existing requirements relating to the use of tower cranes set out in the Construction Projects Regulation (O. Reg. 213/91) and O. Reg. 420/21: Notices and Reports Under Sections 51 to 53/1 of the Act - Fatalities, Critical Injuries, Occupational Illnesses and Other Incidents under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).
Admissions of First Nations students Under Regulation 296
The Ministry of Education (EDU) is seeking community input on the proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 296 (Ontario Schools for the Blind and the Deaf) to expand the persons who may submit an application for admission to a provincial school, where the student is a First Nation person who ordinarily resides on reserve.
High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes Pilot Expansion
Under the HOT Lanes Pilot expansion, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) plans to expand on the current HOT lanes located on the QEW, by utilizing existing High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes on Highways 410 and 403 to HOT lanes. The HOT lanes permit price will remain unchanged.
Provincial and Demonstration Schools Residence Regulation
The Ministry of Education (EDU) is seeking community input on the proposed elements of a new regulation that would update standards for how residences at the English and French Provincial and Demonstration schools should operate. The new regulation would impact Provincial Schools for the Deaf, Blind and Deafblind as well as Demonstration Schools operated by EDU and the Centre Jules-Léger Consortium (CJLC) respectively.
Land Use Compatibility Guideline
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.
Guideline to address odour mixtures in Ontario
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.