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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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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