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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

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 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

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) 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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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