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Administration of Justice Act, Ontario Regulation 94/14 (O. Reg. 94/14), Fees for Court Transcripts

Changes to regulation for fees for court transcripts to introduce a new fee for electronic transcripts and to provide clarity and updates to improve the transcript process in Ontario.
Comments Due Date:  December 22, 2021

Modernization of the Issuance of Licences to Collect Fish for Scientific Purposes

We are proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 664/98 (Fish Licensing) to define rules in regulation for the automatic issuance of Licences to Collect Fish for Scientific Purposes for Stormwater Management Pond maintenance and standard salvage and rescue operations.
Comments Due Date:  December 20, 2021

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).
Comments Due Date:  December 7, 2021

Proposed Changes for the Next Edition of Ontario s Building Code (Fall Consultation)

As part of the development process for the next edition of Ontario s Building Code, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is engaging in consultation starting in Fall 2021 on some existing variations from National Construction Codes as well as a number of proposed changes that are unique to Ontario s Building Code.
Comments Due Date:  December 4, 2021

Consultation related to a regulation under the Northern Ontario School of Medicine University Act, 2021

Summary of proposed regulation under the Northern Ontario School of Medicine University Act, 2021
Comments Due Date:  December 2, 2021

Consultation related to a regulation under the Université de Hearst Act, 2021

Summary of proposed regulation under the Université de Hearst Act, 2021
Comments Due Date:  December 2, 2021

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.
Comments Due Date:  November 29, 2021

Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 909 of the Pension Benefits Act: Removing Certain Requirements for Administrators of Defined Contribution Pension Plans

The Ministry of Finance is seeking comments from stakeholders on draft amendments to Regulation 909 under the Pension Benefits Act.
Comments Due Date:  November 23, 2021

Fall 2021 Red Tape Reduction Package - proposed amendments to the Electricity Act, 1998

In response to the Auditor General's recommendation in the 2020 Value-for-Money Audit of the Electrical Safety Authority, this legislative proposal would establish an administrative monetary penalties framework in the Electricity Act, 1998, with regulations to be developed in the future to support the regime.
Comments Due Date:  November 22, 2021

Supervisory Officers

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.
Comments Due Date:  November 22, 2021

Proposed amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 for requirement for policies on Disconnecting from Work.

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) is consulting on proposed amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 that, if passed, would improve the work/life balance of Ontario employees by requiring employers with 25 or more employees to have a policy about disconnecting from work.
Comments Due Date:  November 22, 2021

Proposed amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) to prohibit employers from entering non-compete agreements with employees.

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development is consulting on proposed amendments to the ESA that, if passed, would prohibit employers from entering into an employment contract or other agreement with an employee that is, or that includes, a non-compete agreement. A narrow exception to the prohibition would apply in a sale of business context.
Comments Due Date:  November 22, 2021

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.
Comments Due Date:  November 22, 2021

Proposed amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) and Employment Protection for Foreign Nationals Act, 2009 (EPFNA) to create a temporary help agency and recruiter licensing framework

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development is consulting on: proposed amendments to the ESA that, if passed, would establish a licensing framework for temporary help agencies and recruiters; and proposed amendments to the EPFNA relating to joint and several liability for recruiters.
Comments Due Date:  November 22, 2021

Proposal to amend the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 to enable the distribution of surplus funds from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Fund's (WSIB) Insurance Fund

The amendments to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 would enable the WSIB to distribute surplus amounts to employers, including discretionary distribution at 115% sufficiency and mandatory distribution at 125% sufficiency. The legislative requirement to maintain full funding would be maintained.
Comments Due Date:  November 22, 2021

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.
Comments Due Date:  November 22, 2021

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) is proposing amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) to require the owner of a workplace to provide access to a washroom to delivery workers, i.e., persons making deliveries to or from the workplace.

The proposed amendments will require the owner of a workplace to provide access to a washroom to delivery workers, while providing exemptions for health and safety reasons, reasons related to the circumstances of the workplace, and private residences.
Comments Due Date:  November 22, 2021

New Regulation Making Authority under the Liquor Licence and Control Act, 2019

The Ministry of the Attorney General is proposing amendments to section 78 of the Liquor Licence and Control Act, 2019 (LLCA) to establish Lieutenant Governor in Council regulation-making authority related to outdoor physical extensions of a liquor sales licence.
Comments Due Date:  November 21, 2021

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.
Comments Due Date:  November 21, 2021

Proposed legislative amendments to the Cannabis Licence Act, 2018 (CLA), Cannabis Control Act, 2017 (CCA) and the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation Act, 2017 (OCRCA).

Proposal for amendments to the Cannabis Licence Act, 2018, the Cannabis Control Act, 2017 and the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation Act, 2017 to enable authorized cannabis retailers to provide curbside pick-up and delivery services on a permanent basis.
Comments Due Date:  November 21, 2021

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.
Comments Due Date:  November 21, 2021

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.
Comments Due Date:  November 21, 2021

2-year Limitation Period for Certain Statutory and Regulatory Entitlements via Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) settlements

The Ministry of Energy is proposing to amend the Electricity Act, 1998, and to make consequential amendments to the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998, the Limitations Act, 2002 and the Ontario Fair Hydro Plan Act, 2017, to establish a two-year limitation period beyond which market participants and other persons could not seek adjustments to payments, amounts or entitlements that are derived from statute or regulation, when such amounts are paid by the IESO through market settlements.
Comments Due Date:  November 21, 2021

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
Comments Due Date:  November 17, 2021

Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 306/15: Pilot Project - Automated Vehicles and Revised Regulations of Ontario 1990, Regulation 628: Vehicle Permits

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is soliciting public comment on proposed amendments to the Ontario Regulation 306/15: Pilot Project - Automated Vehicles and related amendments to Revised Regulations of Ontario 1990, Regulation 628: Vehicle Permits.
Comments Due Date:  November 15, 2021

Ministry of Transportation (MTO) Modernizing Ontario's Vehicle Inspection Program and Integrating Safety and Emissions Testing for Commercial Vehicles

MTO is proposing to proclaim legislative items and introduce regulatory requirements for garages and technicians to participate in a Vehicle Inspection Program. The new program will replace current requirements of the Motor Vehicle Inspection Station (MVIS) program and introduce emission standards. The regulation of on-road vehicle emission standards will move from the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) to the Highway Traffic Act (HTA). Additional regulations will also be amended.
Comments Due Date:  November 9, 2021

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.
Comments Due Date:  November 8, 2021

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.
Comments Due Date:  November 8, 2021

Proposed Regulatory Amendments to Support the Contraband Strategy and Action Plan

This posting seeks feedback on the Ministry of the Solicitor General's proposal to amend Regulation 778 under the Ministry of Correctional Services Act, 1990. The amendments would enable enhanced searches of everyone entering the secure area of an institution where individuals in custody are located.
Comments Due Date:  November 4, 2021

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.
Comments Due Date:  November 1, 2021

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.
Comments Due Date:  November 1, 2021

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.
Comments Due Date:  November 1, 2021

Administrative Penalties Regulation made under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing a regulation that would allow the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority to issue administrative penalties for not abiding by the provisions in the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 and its regulations.
Comments Due Date:  November 1, 2021

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.
Comments Due Date:  October 31, 2021

Regulatory Amendments to the Modernizing Ontario for People and Businesses Act, 2020

The regulatory amendment is designed to support the burden reduction and regulatory modernization work currently being undertaken across Ontario and to align with the ongoing work to modernize the Environmental Assessment program, including in relation to electronic submissions.
Comments Due Date:  October 29, 2021

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".
Comments Due Date:  October 23, 2021

Administrative Monetary Penalties for High Risk Driving Suspensions

The Ministry of Transportation is asking for public comment on a proposal to require drivers suspended for certain high-risk driving behaviours to pay administrative monetary penalties before renewing their licence.
Comments Due Date:  October 16, 2021

Mortgage Brokerages, Lenders and Administrators Act, 2006 (MBLAA) - Licensing Exemption for Mortgage Transactions for Commercial Purposes

The Ministry of Finance is proposing an exemption from licensing requirements under the Mortgage Brokerages, Lenders and Administrators Act, 2006 (MBLAA) that could be made available to sophisticated borrowers and lenders with respect to mortgage transactions for commercial purposes.
Comments Due Date:  October 4, 2021

Proposed Regulatory Enhancements to Support Implementation of Ontario's Quality Standards Framework - Lieutenant Governor in Council Regulation

The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) is proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 155/18 under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) to support implementation of Ontario's Quality Standards Framework (QSF) and improve the everyday experiences of children and young persons both in licensed residential settings and non-residential settings, including mental health, special needs and Indigenous service providers.
Comments Due Date:  October 4, 2021

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.
Comments Due Date:  October 4, 2021

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.
Comments Due Date:  October 4, 2021

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.
Comments Due Date:  October 4, 2021

Proposed Regulatory Enhancements to Support Implementation of Ontario's Quality Standards Framework - Minister's Regulation

The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) is proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 156/18 under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) to support implementation of Ontario's Quality Standards Framework (QSF) and improve the everyday experiences of children and young persons in licensed residential settings.
Comments Due Date:  October 4, 2021

Changing Ontario Energy Board's Regulated Price Plan (RPP) Rate Setting Frequency

The Ministry of Energy (ENERGY) is proposing regulatory amendments to change the frequency of the Ontario Energy Board's (OEB) Regulated Price Plan (RPP) rate setting from bi-annually to annually.
Comments Due Date:  October 2, 2021

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.
Comments Due Date:  September 27, 2021

Proposed amendments to Ontario's Highway Traffic Act to develop a regulatory amendment to exempt bus drivers from ensuring that passengers under the age of 16 must wear a seat belt.

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is soliciting public comment on a proposed amendment that will exempt bus drivers from Ontario's current seat belt law that requires bus drivers to ensure child passengers under the age of 16 are wearing a seat belt (Highway Traffic Act s. 106(4)).
Comments Due Date:  September 21, 2021

Proposed policy directive to require children's aid societies to register children and prospective parents who are approved for adoption on the AdoptOntario website in accordance with the criteria and requirements set out in the directive.

As part of the Child Welfare Redesign Strategy, the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) committed to creating more consistent and responsive adoption experiences for children, youth and adoptive families. MCCSS is proposing to issue a policy directive to children's aid societies that will support more children to achieve permanency through adoption by expanding opportunities for children to be matched with prospective parents who are approved for adoption in Ontario.
Comments Due Date:  September 20, 2021

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.
Comments Due Date:  September 20, 2021

Potential Changes under the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act, 2002: Consultation Paper

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is exploring potential changes under the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act, 2002.
Comments Due Date:  September 17, 2021

Mining Health and Safety Regulatory Amendment Proposal

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) is proposing to amend various requirements that apply to mines and mining plants under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).
Comments Due Date:  September 15, 2021

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).
Comments Due Date:  September 13, 2021

Revocation of Ontario Regulation 40/11 WATER TECHNOLOGY ACCELERATION PROJECT

A proposal to revoke Ontario Regulation 40/11 pertaining to the now-dissolved Water Technology Acceleration Project organization
Comments Due Date:  September 13, 2021

Proposal to Amend Ontario Regulation 213/91 - Construction Projects to Modernize the Notice of Project Requirements

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development is proposing to modernize the Notice of Project (NOP) requirement under O. Reg. 213/91- Construction Projects by potentially replacing the $50,000 monetary threshold with an expanded list of hazard-based triggers in order to continue to identify high-risk construction projects and protect the heath and safety of construction workers.
Comments Due Date:  September 10, 2021

Harmonization of Head Protection Requirements under the Occupational Health and Safety Act

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) is proposing to harmonize head protection requirements for Ontario workplaces that fall under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, while continuing to protect worker health and safety.
Comments Due Date:  September 10, 2021

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.
Comments Due Date:  September 10, 2021

Regulation - Time to Grant Permission and Enter into a Compensation Agreement on Lands Subject to Zoning Order O.Reg. 568/21  (source: Environmental Registry)

The ministry is proposing a regulation that would set a timeframe for a permission to be issued and for an ecological compensation agreement to be signed under s.28.0.1 of the Conservation Authorities Act for development on lands described in Ontario Regulation ###/21 (Zoning Order - Town of Innisfil, County of Simcoe).
Comments Due Date:  September 6, 2021

Public Consultation - Modernizing Privacy in Ontario

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is consulting on proposals to improve privacy protection in Ontario.
Comments Due Date:  September 3, 2021

Proposed Change to Ontario Regulation 328/03 - Leave to Construct Cost Threshold for Hydrocarbon Pipelines  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to increase the cost threshold for hydrocarbon pipelines that require Ontario Energy Board (OEB) approval through its Leave to Construct process from $2 million to $10 million. This proposal would support Ontario's commitment to regulatory burden reduction and providing a reliable and cost-effective energy supply.
Comments Due Date:  August 30, 2021

Proposed changes to combine the Grains Act, the Livestock and Livestock Products Act and the Farm Products Payments Act, which govern Ontario's Financial Protection Programs. The new Act will be updated to make it more flexible, modern and reflective of current industry and board governance best practices.

OMAFRA is proposing changes to the programs which govern the buying and selling of beef cattle and grains and oilseeds in Ontario. The changes, if approved, would strengthen producer protection; improve and clarify rules and requirements for licensing; expand the suite of enforcement tools; update Board governance and powers, make it easier to expand the programs to other sectors; update appeals provisions and provide for greater flexibility in program delivery.
Comments Due Date:  August 30, 2021

Draft amendments to Ontario Regulation 161/99 (Definitions and Exemptions) under the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 to exempt certain electricity transmission projects from Section 92 (Leave to Construct) approval  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing draft amendments to Ontario Regulation 161/99 that are intended to exempt electricity transmission projects that are not expected to have a ratepayer impact from the requirement to obtain Section 92 (electricity Leave to Construct) approval from the Ontario Energy Board (OEB).
Comments Due Date:  August 27, 2021

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) Insurance Fund Surplus Distribution Model Consultation

The Government is seeking input on a surplus distribution model for the WSIB's Insurance Fund.
Comments Due Date:  August 10, 2021

Consultation: Potential Changes to the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002 and/or its Regulations

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is seeking input on a number of proposals for potential changes to the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002 and/or its regulations to address concerns raised by bereavement sector stakeholders and recommendations made by the Auditor General as part of her 2020 Annual Report, which included a value-for-money audit of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario.
Comments Due Date:  August 9, 2021

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Investigation Services

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is soliciting public comment regarding its commitment to explore options on how to improve the integrity of Ontario's Assigned VIN Program.
Comments Due Date:  August 8, 2021

Code of Conduct for Police Service Board Members under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

Code of Conduct for Police Service Board Members under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Comments Due Date:  July 26, 2021

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.
Comments Due Date:  July 26, 2021

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.
Comments Due Date:  July 26, 2021

Regulatory and Policy Changes to Private, Non-Commercial Occupation and Use of Land in Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing regulatory and policy changes that would enable continued use of existing private recreation camps in provincial parks and conservation reserves, while maintaining ecological integrity
Comments Due Date:  July 26, 2021

The Ontario Police Arbitration and Adjudication Commission under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

The Ontario Police Arbitration and Adjudication Commission under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Comments Due Date:  July 26, 2021

Responses to Active Attacker Incidents Regulation under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

Responses to Active Attacker Incidents Regulation under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Comments Due Date:  July 26, 2021

Investigations Regulation under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

Investigations Regulation under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Comments Due Date:  July 26, 2021

Code of Conduct for Police Officers under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

Code of Conduct for Police Officers under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Comments Due Date:  July 26, 2021

Code of Conduct for OPP Governance Advisory Council under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

Code of Conduct for OPP Governance Advisory Council under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Comments Due Date:  July 26, 2021

Alternative Provision of Policing Functions Regulation under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

Alternative Provision of Policing Functions Regulation under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Comments Due Date:  July 26, 2021

Adjust the Eligibility for the Ontario Electricity Rebate (OER)

Consultation regarding the definition of an eligible account under the OER.
Comments Due Date:  July 26, 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Proposed Revision to Ontario Energy Board (OEB) Leave to Construct Cost Threshold for Hydrocarbon Pipelines  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to increase the cost threshold for hydrocarbon pipelines that require Ontario Energy Board (OEB) approval through its Leave to Construct process from $2 million to $10 million. This proposal would support Ontario's commitment to regulatory burden reduction and providing a reliable and cost-effective energy supply.
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

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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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