Phase 2 of the Natural Gas Expansion Program
We want to extend the Natural Gas Expansion Program, a program that provides financial support to help natural gas companies expand natural gas distribution in communities that are not currently connected to the natural gas system. We are doing this to help make energy more affordable for rural, northern, and Indigenous communities in Ontario.
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.
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.
Proposed producer responsibility regulation for Hazardous and Special Products (HSP)
We are seeking input on our proposed draft regulation for hazardous and special products (HSP), under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016, that would require producers of hazardous and special products, such as paints, pesticides, solvents, oil filters, antifreeze and pressurized containers, to collect, manage or promote the recycling or proper disposal of these products at end-of-life.
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.
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.
Police Record Checks Reform Act, Exemptions Proposal
This proposal describes the specific types of screening that are being considered for exemption from the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015. If approved, police record checks conducted for these types of screening would not have to follow certain requirements, which are set out in the regulation
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.
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.
Drainage Act Regulatory Proposal Consultation
The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is proposing a new Minister's Regulation that would implement recent amendments to the Drainage Act. The proposed new Minister's Regulation would reduce burden, streamline approvals and address stakeholder concerns while maintaining environmental standards.
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.
Proposed Revocation of O. Reg. 274/18, Siting Restrictions for Renewable Energy Generation Facilities
We are proposing to revoke O. Reg. 274/18 - Siting Restrictions for Renewable Energy Generation Facilities, which placed provincial siting restrictions on renewable energy generation facilities (Projects) in relation to residential areas and agricultural land.
As a result of the Green Energy Repeal Act, 2019 (GERA), municipal authority over the siting of new Projects has been fully restored.
The regulation is effectively spent and no longer applies to any Projects.
Proposed Revocation of O. Reg. 326/09: Mandatory Information Re Connections under the Electricity Act, 1998
We are proposing to revoke O. Reg. 326/09: Mandatory Information Re Connections. This regulation prescribes preferential timelines for renewable energy projects seeking complex grid connection assessments and related reporting requirements for Local Distribution Companies and the Independent Electricity System Operator.
Ontario has built a clean energy supply. A competitive energy future will ensure value for ratepayers. Placing priority on renewable generation is no longer appropriate.
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.