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Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 909 of the Pension Benefits Act: Requiring Pension Plan Administrators to Provide Information Relating to Their Pension Plan's Pension Benefits Guarantee Fund (PBGF) Exposure to Potential Future Claims

The Ministry of Finance is seeking comments from stakeholders on draft amendments to Regulation 909 under the Pension Benefits Act.
Comments Due Date:  May 31, 2021

Consultation related to the proposed Northern Ontario School of Medicine University Act, 2021

The schedule provides for a new Act, that, if passed, would continue the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) as the Northern Ontario School of Medicine University, a university with authority to grant degrees. If passed, the Act would provide that NOSM University may grant the degrees prescribed by regulation and other degrees that it may be authorized to grant under the Post-secondary Education Choice and Excellence Act, 2000.
Comments Due Date:  May 31, 2021

Consultation related to the proposed Université de Hearst Act, 2021

The schedule provides for a new Act, that, if passed, would continue the Collège de Hearst as the Université de Hearst (Hearst). The Act provides that the University may grant the degrees prescribed by regulation and other degrees that it may be authorized to grant under the Post-secondary Education Choice and Excellence Act, 2000. Various other provisions and regulation-making powers would also be enacted regarding the administration of the University.
Comments Due Date:  May 31, 2021

Red Tape Reduction - Revocation of Spent Regulations Regarding Temporary Solvency Funding Relief

The proposed regulations would revoke spent regulations, including requirements for progress reports, under the Pension Benefits Act that previously provided temporary funding relief for certain defined benefit pension plans.
Comments Due Date:  May 31, 2021

New Minister's Fee Regulation for the Proposed Modernization of Property Information Program

The proposed Modernization of Property Information (MPI) program is intended to allow the public to place an online request for property-related information held by the ministry to determine the availability of records for a particular property. The ministry is proposing to charge a fee of $65 per request to cover the costs of developing and operating this new service.
Comments Due Date:  May 31, 2021

Dissolution of the Citizens' Council and the Pharmacy Council under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act

The Ministry of Health (MOH/Ministry) is proposing amendments to the Ontario Drug Benefit Act (ODBA) and Ontario Regulation 201/96 under the ODBA to dissolve two advisory agencies namely the Citizens' Council and the Pharmacy Council. The proposed amendments to the ODBA are conditional on their introduction and passage in the Legislative Assembly. The proposed regulatory amendment is conditional on the passage of the legislative amendments.
Comments Due Date:  May 30, 2021

Proposed Regulatory Amendments to the Modernizing Ontario for People and Businesses Act, 2020

The Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, is proposing several regulatory amendments to O. Reg. 555/20 under the Modernizing Ontario for People and Businesses Act, 2020 (MOPBA). The proposed amendments are intended to reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens across the Ontario government.
Comments Due Date:  May 30, 2021

Dissolution of the Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991.

Amendments to the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, and various health profession Acts to remove references to the Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council.
Comments Due Date:  May 30, 2021

Moving Ontarians More Safely Act, 2021 & Towing and Storage Safety and Enforcement Act, 2021

The Ministry of Transportation is soliciting public comment on proposed legislative and regulatory changes that would, if passed, help protect people and families by targeting those who engage in stunt driving and unsafe, high-risk driving as well as to protect vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians and highway workers, improve truck safety, and strengthen provincial oversight of the towing sector.
Comments Due Date:  May 26, 2021

Amendment to the French Language Services Act - Spring 2021 Red Tape Reduction Package

The Ministries of Francophone Affairs, Health and Long-Term Care, are proposing to amend the definition of government agency of the French Language Services Act (FLSA) to allow municipal and joint long-term care homes to seek a designation under the Act.
Comments Due Date:  May 25, 2021

Updating the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation's (NOHFC) Forms Repository

The Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines (ENDM) has created a single, dynamic NOHFC application form in the Forms Repository related to funding opportunities for Northern Ontario businesses and communities. ENDM updated the single dynamic application form with the launch of renewed programs in February 2021.
Comments Due Date:  May 25, 2021

Amendments to Ontario Immigration Act, 2015

Amendments to Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 as part of the Spring 2021 Red Tape Reduction Bill
Comments Due Date:  May 25, 2021

Amendment of the Mining Act to enable a more streamlined approach to authorizing the sale of end product from bulk samples  (source: Environmental Registry)

We want to amend the Mining Act to enable regulations to establish a "permit by rule" model, allowing claim holders to sell the end product of a bulk sample, and retain proceeds, provided that certain conditions are met. This will provide proponents with clarity and certainty regarding the retention of proceeds from bulk samples and will facilitate early exploration and advanced exploration projects.
Comments Due Date:  May 25, 2021

Proposal to Establish a Public Registry for licences of occupation.  (source: Environmental Registry)

We want to amend the Mining Act to establish a public registry for licences of occupation, so the public can more easily access the Ministry's information. The registry would be accessible through the Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS).
Comments Due Date:  May 25, 2021

Proposed amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) on payment of wages and employment standards officer's self-audit powers

MLTSD is proposing to 1. Amend the ESA by removing the condition for an employer to obtain employee consent to pay wages by direct deposit where an office or facility of the employee's financial institution is not within a reasonable distance of the location where the employee works; and 2. expand the powers of an employment standards officer conducting an inspection so that an officer can require an employer to conduct a self-audit where non-compliance has already been determined by an officer.
Comments Due Date:  May 25, 2021

Improving hunter reporting compliance through financial penalties

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is proposing an amendment to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997, to provide the regulation making authority to set a financial penalty for hunters who do not submit mandatory reports required by the regulations. This would provide an alternative tool to promote hunter reporting compliance. Subsequent regulatory amendments would be required to implement the penalty, including setting the amount and the circumstances where it would apply.
Comments Due Date:  May 25, 2021

Proposed legislative amendments to the Liquor Licence and Control Act, 2019

Proposal for technical amendments to the Liquor Licence and Control Act, 2019 to clarify certain provisions, better reflect existing practices and intended outcomes, align the legislation with other regulated areas such as cannabis and gaming, and make the legislation more flexible.
Comments Due Date:  May 25, 2021

Proposed Legislative Amendments to the Modernizing Ontario for People and Businesses Act, 2020

The Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, is proposing several legislative amendments to the Modernizing Ontario for People and Businesses Act, 2020. The proposed amendments are intended to reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens across the Ontario government.
Comments Due Date:  May 25, 2021

Centre Jules-Léger Consortium - In-Person Meeting Requirements

Amendment to repeal sections 8 and 9 of Schedule 1 of the Education Act and add new LGIC regulation-making authority respecting in-person and electronic meeting rules for Centre Jules-Léger Consortium (CJLC) members.
Comments Due Date:  May 24, 2021

Regulatory Changes to Support Deregulation of the Intercommunity Passenger Transportation Vehicle Sector

The Ministry of Transportation is seeking feedback on proposed regulatory changes to support economic deregulation of the intercommunity passenger transportation vehicle (PTV) sector in Ontario, as provided for in Bill 213, the Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, which received Royal Assent on December 8, 2020.
Comments Due Date:  May 7, 2021

Ellsin Environmental Ltd. Sault Ste. Marie tire waste thermal treatment facility  (source: Environmental Registry)

Proposal for a new regulation that would allow Ellsin Environmental to increase the amount of tires they can thermally treat daily
Comments Due Date:  May 3, 2021