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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.