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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

Phase 2 of the Natural Gas Expansion Program  (source: Environmental Registry)

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.
Comments Due Date:  April 8, 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

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

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

Updating of the Income Eligibility Thresholds for the Seniors Co-payment Program

The Ministry of Health is proposing amendments to O. Reg. 201/96 under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act (ODBA) that, if approved, would update the income eligibility thresholds for the Seniors Co-payment Program in order to reflect increases in cost-of-living and seniors' income supports in Ontario.
Comments Due Date:  March 31, 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

Amending the Distribution Rate Protection Regulation

This proposed regulatory amendment would amend Ontario Regulation 198/17 (Distribution Rate-Protected Residential Consumers) to reduce pressures on program costs.
Comments Due Date:  March 30, 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

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

Proposed producer responsibility regulation for Hazardous and Special Products (HSP)  (source: Environmental Registry)

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.
Comments Due Date:  March 28, 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

Proposed Amendments to O.Reg. 79/10, Long-Term Care Homes Act, for Enhancing Cooling Requirements in Long-Term Care Homes

Ministry of Long-Term Care considering regulatory amendments to enhance cooling requirements in long-term care homes to improve safety & comfort of residents. Proposal includes requirement for air conditioning or equivalent mechanical cooling systems in designated cooling areas & refined regulatory approach to clarify requirements for licensees to better protect residents from hot weather-related concerns. Residents would be protected from unacceptably high temperatures.
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

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. 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

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
Comments Due Date:  March 12, 2021

Consultation on Proposed Amendments to Pre-Start Health and Review Requirements for Factories

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) is proposing amendments to pre-start health and safety review requirements, also known as pre-start review (PSR) requirements, in section 7 of the Industrial Establishments regulation (Regulation 851) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).
Comments Due Date:  March 11, 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

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) proposal to amend R.R.O 1990, Reg. 18 - General under the Agricultural Tile Drainage Installation Act (ATDIA).

As part of government's plan to create a more competitive business environment, OMAFRA is proposing to eliminate fees of $50 or less in Reg. 18. The proposal will save businesses the cost of the fees and the administrative cost associated with the issuing of cheques. Public protection oversight will not be reduced as a result of these changes. Businesses that were required to be licensed before would still need to be licensed. OMAFRA will also retain the legal authority to conduct inspections.
Comments Due Date:  March 8, 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

Proposal to Modernize Regulatory Requirements for Part VII - Notices under the Occupational Health and Safety Act

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) is proposing to streamline the prescribed written reporting requirements into a single regulation that would apply to all workplaces covered under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).
Comments Due Date:  February 12, 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

Drainage Act Regulatory Proposal Consultation  (source: Environmental Registry)

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.
Comments Due Date:  February 7, 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

Proposed Revocation of O. Reg. 326/09: Mandatory Information Re Connections under the Electricity Act, 1998  (source: Environmental Registry)

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.
Comments Due Date:  February 4, 2021

Proposed Revocation of O. Reg. 274/18, Siting Restrictions for Renewable Energy Generation Facilities  (source: Environmental Registry)

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.
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

Cemetery Care and Maintenance Funds and Accounts Framework under the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002: Consultation Paper

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is seeking input on proposals to address concerns with the cemetery care and maintenance funds and accounts framework under the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002 (FBCSA). The ministry is proposing changes to regulations under the FBCSA, in addition to proposing non-regulatory actions, to address those concerns. The ministry is also seeking input on a proposal regarding licence display requirements for bereavement service operators.
Comments Due Date:  January 19, 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