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Conserving Ontario's Natural Heritage  (source: Environmental Registry)

In support of Ontario's Housing Supply Action Plan 3.0 and the government's commitment to support the construction of 1.5 million new housing units over the next ten years, the province is seeking feedback on the discussion paper entitled Conserving Ontario's Natural Heritage.
Comments Due Date:  December 30, 2022

Proposed Revocation of the Parkway Belt West Plan  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is seeking feedback on a proposal to revoke the Parkway Belt West Plan, 1978, under the Ontario Planning and Development Act, 1994.
Comments Due Date:  December 30, 2022

Proposed updates to the regulation of development for the protection of people and property from natural hazards in Ontario  (source: Environmental Registry)

The ministry is proposing a regulation that outlines how conservation authorities permit development and other activities for impacts to natural hazards and public safety.
Comments Due Date:  December 30, 2022

Review of A Place to Grow and Provincial Policy Statement  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) is undertaking a housing-focused policy review of A Place to Grow and the Provincial Policy Statement. MMAH is seeking input on how to create a streamlined province-wide land use planning policy framework that enables municipalities to approve housing faster and increase housing supply.
Comments Due Date:  December 30, 2022

Proposed regulatory amendments to O. Reg. 403/10: Hogs - Plan

The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission (Commission) is proposing to amend O. Reg. 403/10: Hogs - Plan under the Farm Products Marketing Act.
Comments Due Date:  December 19, 2022

College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) Professional Misconduct Regulation

The CASLPO is proposing to amend its professional misconduct regulation made under the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Act, 1991, to ensure that it is more relevant to current expectations of members and that it reflect changes in practice environment.
Comments Due Date:  December 18, 2022

Regulatory proposals under the Building Broadband Faster Act, 2021 (BBFA)

The proposed Minister's regulation would fulfill the following purposes: 1. Amend Ontario Regulation (O. Reg. 436/22) under the BBFA to outline circumstances in which the Minister of Infrastructure may modify orders issued by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) with respect to Ontario Regulation (O. Reg. 410/22) under the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 (OEBA). 2. Amend O. Reg 436/22 to clarify that any compensation that may be ordered by the OEB, under O. Reg. 410/22, is not prohibited by the BBFA. 3. Repeal O. Reg 782/21 under the BBFA. This regulation no longer serves any purpose due to amendments that were made to the BBFA, in respect of infrastructure locates, in April 2022.
Comments Due Date:  December 15, 2022

Draft Fisheries Management Zone 10 management plan  (source: Environmental Registry)

In co-operation with the Fisheries Management Zone (FMZ) 10 Advisory Council, we have developed a Draft Fisheries Management Plan for FMZ 10. The draft plan outlines the status of fisheries, sets fish population objectives, and provides direction for the management of recreational fisheries and aquatic resources within FMZ 10.
Comments Due Date:  December 12, 2022

Proposed Amendments to O. Reg. 529/22 and O. Reg. 530/22 to set out additional details on the proposed strong mayor power introduced in the Better Municipal Governance Act, 2022.

If passed, the Better Municipal Governance Act, 2022 would introduce a new power for the heads of council (HOC) of Toronto and Ottawa to further shared provincial-municipal priorities.
Comments Due Date:  December 11, 2022

Proposed regulations to prescribe provincial priorities related to the Strong Mayors, Building Homes Act, 2022 and the proposed Better Municipal Governance Act, 2022

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is proposing LGIC regulations under the Municipal Act, 2001 and City of Toronto Act, 2006 to support implementation of strong mayor powers related to provincial priorities set out in the Strong Mayors, Building Homes Act and proposed in the Better Municipal Governance Act.
Comments Due Date:  December 11, 2022

Proposed Amendment to O. Reg 232/18: Inclusionary Zoning  (source: Environmental Registry)

Proposing amendments to O. Reg. 232/18 (Inclusionary Zoning) to provide more certainty/clarity and make inclusionary zoning rules more consistent across the province by setting maximum affordability period at 25-years, limiting the number of affordable units to 5%, and standardizing the approach to determining the price/rent of the affordable units
Comments Due Date:  December 9, 2022

Supporting Growth and Housing in York and Durham Regions Act, 2022  (source: Environmental Registry)

The province is proposing new legislation that, if passed, would require the expansion of crucial wastewater treatment services for York Region and the construction of a phosphorus reduction facility to remove phosphorus from drainage water that flows into Lake Simcoe.
Comments Due Date:  December 9, 2022

General Proposed Changes for the Next Edition of Ontario's Building Code (Phase 3 - Fall 2022 Consultation)

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is entering its third and final phase of consultation on the 2024 edition of Ontario's Building Code.
Comments Due Date:  December 9, 2022

Amendments to the New Home Construction Licensing Act, 2017 to protect purchasers of new homes

The Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery is proposing amendments to the New Home Construction Licensing Act, 2017 (Licensing Act) to strengthen consumer protection for purchasers of new homes in Ontario who may be adversely impacted by price escalations and terminations of agreements. The proposed amendments would also enhance the Home Construction Regulatory Authority's (HCRA's) enforcement powers and enable the HCRA to provide funds to adversely impacted consumers, among other things.
Comments Due Date:  December 9, 2022

Proposed Changes to Sewage Systems and Energy for the Next Edition of Ontario's Building Code  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is entering its third and final phase of consultation on the next edition of Ontario's Building Code. As part of this phase, changes to an energy requirement and sewage system provisions (Part 8 of the Building Code) are proposed.
Comments Due Date:  December 9, 2022

Accelerating Broadband Deployment with Electricity System Assets

The Government is committed to expediting the delivery of broadband projects to ensure every household and business in Ontario has access to high-speed internet. The Ministry of Energy is proposing to further strengthen its regulatory framework to help ensure that electricity system assets can be used to achieve this goal.
Comments Due Date:  December 9, 2022

Proposed Building Code Changes to Support More Homes Built Faster: Ontario's Housing Supply Action Plan: 2022-2023 (Phase 3 - Fall 2022 Consultation for the Next Edition of Ontario's Building Code)

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has been actively working on the development of the next edition of the Building Code since 2021, and is launching the third and final phase of consultation to inform this next edition, which is anticipated for filing in Spring 2023 and coming into effect in Spring 2024.
Comments Due Date:  December 9, 2022

Proposed Amendments to the Ontario Land Tribunal Act, 2021

The Ministry of the Attorney General proposes to amend the Ontario Land Tribunal Act, 2021, as part of Ontario's Housing Supply Action Plan 3.0
Comments Due Date:  December 9, 2022

JOINT HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE CERTIFICATION TRAINING STANDARDS AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FIVE-YEAR REVIEW

Joint Health and Safety Committee Standards Review
Comments Due Date:  December 7, 2022

Temporary Help Agencies and Recruiters Licensing Framework Consultations

The Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) was recently amended to create a temporary help agency (THA) and recruiter licensing framework that will support and protect workers, while levelling the playing field for businesses in this sector. The government is consulting on the supporting regulations that would prescribe details related to various aspects of the licensing and recruitment framework.
Comments Due Date:  December 6, 2022

Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Corporation Act

A proposed Act clarifying the continuation of corporate status of the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA)
Comments Due Date:  December 5, 2022

Proposed amendments to O.Reg 507/18 ("Broader Public Sector: Energy Reporting and Conservation and Demand Management Plans") under the Electricity Act, 1998  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of Energy is proposing changes to O.Reg 507/18, Ontario's energy reporting regulation for broader public sector organizations. These changes would streamline reporting and tracking of energy use by moving required energy reporting from the current SharePoint 2013 platform (that has reached the end of its life) to the widely used ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager electronic reporting system. Further changes would: phase in reporting of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions data to the previous calendar year (rather than two calendar years in the past) and update prescriptive elements of the regulation.
Comments Due Date:  December 1, 2022

Faculty and Staff Sexual Misconduct Towards Students and Ryerson University Name Change

The Ministry of Colleges and Universities is proposing legislative amendments that would, if passed: • enable publicly assisted colleges and universities, and private career colleges to strengthen their response to sexual violence on campus and support student survivors of sexual violence, particularly in cases of faculty and staff sexual misconduct towards students • change the name of Ryerson University to "Toronto Metropolitan University" • change the size and composition of Ryerson University/Toronto Metropolitan University's senate to add the Deputy Provost and Vice-Provosts and to expand the number of elected members from 51 to 62 members.
Comments Due Date:  November 30, 2022

Draft Fisheries Management Zone 15 Management Plan  (source: Environmental Registry)

In co-operation with the Fisheries Management Zone (FMZ) 15 Advisory Council, the ministry has developed a Draft Fisheries Management Plan for FMZ 15. The draft plan outlines the status of fisheries, sets objectives, and provides direction for the management of recreational fisheries and aquatic resources.
Comments Due Date:  November 28, 2022

Legislative and regulatory proposals affecting conservation authorities to support the Housing Supply Action Plan 3.0  (source: Environmental Registry)

Legislative and regulation changes under the Conservation Authorities Act to streamline processes, provide clarity and certainty for development, and focus on conservation authorities' natural hazards mandate.
Comments Due Date:  November 24, 2022

Proposed date changes by which certain health records in the provincial Electronic Health Record become available for individual access by digital means through Ontario Health

The Ministry of Health is posting a notice of a proposed regulation under PHIPA. The public is invited to provide comments between September 24, 2022 and November 22, 2022. The proposed regulation would change the dates when Ontario Health would be required to act as if it were a health information custodian under s. 51(5) of PHIPA, once in force, and enable individual access through digital means to certain health records in the provincial Electronic Health Record (EHR): the Ontario Laboratories Information System, Digital Health Drug Repository, the Diagnostic Imaging-Common Service; and the Acute and Community Clinical Data Repository.
Comments Due Date:  November 22, 2022

Establishing a flexible approach to setting the prescribed electronic format to enable electronic access to personal health information

The Ministry of Health is posting a notice of a proposed regulation under PHIPA. The public is invited to provide comments between September 24, 2022 and November 22, 2022. Under the proposed regulation, if patients make an access request for their personal health information in electronic format, Health Information Custodians would be required to provide such access in either (i) an electronic format specified by Ontario Health (OH), subject to prior Minister approval, and posted on OH's website, or (ii) another electronic format that is agreed to by the health information custodian (HIC) and the individual.
Comments Due Date:  November 22, 2022

Administrative Penalties Regime for Ontario One Call

The Getting Ontario Connected Act, 2022 received Royal Assent on April 14, 2022. Among other things, the Act amends the Ontario Underground Infrastructure Notification System Act, 2012 to improve Ontario One Call's compliance tools by providing Ontario One Call with the authority to issue administrative penalties against non-compliant members and excavators in the industry for specified contraventions.
Comments Due Date:  November 21, 2022

Proposed Amendment to O. Reg. 53/05 (Payments under Section 78.1 of the Act), made under the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998

The Ministry of Energy is proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 53/05 to establish a variance account to track the additional revenues and costs associated with operating Pickering Nuclear Generating Station for the additional period, subject to the approval of CNSC. The OEB would conduct a prudency review of the account balance and determine its disposition in a future rate-setting period.
Comments Due Date:  November 14, 2022

Tarion Seeks Input On Proposed Regulation Changes

Tarion is seeking public input on several potential regulatory changes to build a more transparent, fair, and accountable new home warranty and protection program. Together, the changes Tarion is seeking input on is part of an effort to support homeowners, increase consumer confidence, and create a stronger new home warranty and protection program for all Ontarians.
Comments Due Date:  November 14, 2022

Amendments to the New Home Construction Licensing Act, 2017 to support the proclamation of administrative monetary penalties

The Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery is proposing new Minister's regulations to support the proclamation of provisions governing administrative monetary penalties (AMPs) under the New Home Construction and Licensing Act, 2017 (Licensing Act). The proposed regulations aim to enhance the Home Construction Regulatory Authority's (HCRA's) enforcement powers and ensure adherence to the requirements and rules currently set out under the Licensing Act and its regulations, among other things.
Comments Due Date:  November 14, 2022

Amendment to Ontario Regulation 316/07 under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006 to create Alfred Bog Provincial Park  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to create a new non-operating provincial park east of Ottawa, regulated under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006. Creating this park will provide greater protection to an ecologically important and sensitive area.
Comments Due Date:  November 6, 2022

New Assessment Work Policies - Work Types, Costs and Allocations  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of Mines (MINES) wants to provide information on assessment work requirements. The three Assessment Work policies will provide claim holders and decision makers direction on: (i) eligible costs; (ii) work types; and (iii) how to allocate and distribute credits and make payment in place of credits.
Comments Due Date:  November 6, 2022

Proposal to create a regulation on the active offer for French language services

The Government of Ontario is proposing to proceed with a new regulation to prescribe measures for the purpose of paragraph 1 of subsection 5(1.1) of the French Language Services Act
Comments Due Date:  November 4, 2022

Modernizing the Regulatory Framework for Searches of People in Custody in Ontario's Adult Correctional Institutions

This posting seeks feedback on the Ministry of the Solicitor General's proposal to update the regulatory framework under the Ministry of Correctional Services Act (MCSA) related to strip searches of people in custody in Ontario's adult correctional institutions.
Comments Due Date:  October 31, 2022

Equipment and Use of Force Regulatory Amendments and Implementation of a Modernized Use of Force Report

O. Reg. 926/90 Equipment and Use of Force under the Police Services Act will be amended to require use of a modernized use of force report by police services in Ontario, and to clarify and enhance reporting requirements in relation to use of force incidents.
Comments Due Date:  October 30, 2022

Regulatory amendment to O. Reg 261/22 under the Fair Access to Regulated Professions and Skilled Trades Act, 2006 (FARPACTA).

Under FARPACTA, the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development is considering proposing a process whereby regulated professions may request an exemption to the time limits for domestic labour mobility applicants and internationally trained individuals, including time limits for registration decisions.
Comments Due Date:  October 21, 2022

Proposed amendment to Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General), a Minister's regulation made under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 relating to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).

Amendments to Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General) to align with National Occupation Classification (NOC) 2021 and to update stream criteria for the Employer Job Offer Category's Foreign Worker and International Student streams.
Comments Due Date:  October 21, 2022

Proposed regulations to prescribe provincial priorities related to the Strong Mayors, Building Homes Act, 2022

If proclaimed, the Strong Mayors, Building Homes Act, 2022 would provide a LGIC regulation making authority to prescribe provincial priorities. The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is proposing LGIC regulations under the Municipal Act, 2001 and City of Toronto Act, 2006 to support implementation. If proclaimed, the Act and the proposed regulations would give the mayors of Toronto and Ottawa more authority to move forward on shared provincial-municipal priorities.
Comments Due Date:  October 13, 2022

Proposed Minister's Regulations to help bring the Strong Mayors, Building Homes Act, 2022 into effect.

If proclaimed, the Strong Mayors, Building Homes Act, 2022 would provide new Minister's regulation making authorities. The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is proposing regulations under the Municipal Act (MA) and City of Toronto Act (COTA). The Act and proposed regulations would give the head of council (HOC) of Toronto and Ottawa more authority to move forward on shared provincial-municipal priorities.
Comments Due Date:  October 13, 2022

Hours of Service Out of Service Declarations

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is proposing to introduce out of service declarations for some hours of service violations. An out of service declaration prohibits a driver from operating a commercial motor vehicle for a designated period. When implemented, the driver will have a legal obligation to comply with the declaration. A commercial motor vehicle operator (i.e., a carrier) will have a legal obligation to ensure that a driver, operating under the operator's authority, complies with the out of service declaration.
Comments Due Date:  October 3, 2022

Proposed Implementation of an Ultra-Low Overnight Electricity Price Plan for Regulated Price Plan Consumers  (source: Environmental Registry)

Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 95/05 under the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 would, if approved, require the Ontario Energy Board to set rates for a new price plan to encourage consumers to shift electricity use to overnight periods. Distributors would be required to permit consumers to choose between all available price plans.
Comments Due Date:  September 24, 2022

Proposal to amend O.Reg. 509/18 under the Electricity Act, 1998 ("Efficiency Regulation")  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing changes to 18 products in Ontario's product energy efficiency regulation to increase harmonization with other jurisdictions. These changes would update efficiency requirements for 5 products, make editorial changes to scope and/or test methods for 13 products and make other administrative updates.
Comments Due Date:  September 24, 2022

Proposal for Amendments to R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 565: Public Pools

The Ministry of Health is proposing amendments to R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 565: Public Pools ("Regulation") under the Health Protection and Promotion Act to exempt public spas that are operated in conjunction with an individual dwelling unit or suite of a hotel for the exclusive use of its occupants, if caution signage is posted indicating to use at your own risk and that the spa is not subject to the Regulation.
Comments Due Date:  September 23, 2022

Development of a Clean Energy Credit Registry

The Ministry of Energy is seeking public input on a proposal to introduce a clean energy credit (CEC) registry and associated processes to support the creation, recognition, tracking and retirement of voluntarily purchased CECs within the province.
Comments Due Date:  September 16, 2022

Cross-Boundary Service Integration: Amendments to the City of Toronto Act, 2006

The Ministry of Transportation is proposing to amend the City of Toronto Act, 2006, which would enable more seamless transit services across the Toronto municipal boundaries by enabling agreements between the TTC and other municipal transit systems. This is an important step towards a fully integrated and optimized regional transit system, and the goal of transit cost and time savings for riders. Fragmented transit fare structures and transfers at municipal borders can make transit trips less convenient and more expensive. The Province is working with municipalities and transit agencies to improve rider experience and build back ridership as Ontario recovers from COVID-19.
Comments Due Date:  September 12, 2022

Proposed amendments to wine standards rules contained in regulation under the Vintners Quality Alliance Act, 1999.

The ministry is looking for input to make the following changes to the current wine standards rules by: • Adding the Pecorino grape variety to the list of authorized grapes used for wine produced in Ontario and eligible for approval by Vintners Quality Alliance Ontario, Ontario's Wine Appellation Authority. • Listing the Sémillon grape variety in the table of requirements in Appendix A under Ontario Regulation 406/00 and lower the minimum brix required from 18.0 º Brix to 17.0 º Brix.
Comments Due Date:  September 1, 2022

Accelerating Growth in Hydrogen Energy Through Electricity Rate Options  (source: Environmental Registry)

As part of Ontario's Low-Carbon Hydrogen Strategy, the Ministry of Energy is considering several options that would provide reduced electricity rates for hydrogen producers to promote sustained growth in Ontario's low-carbon hydrogen economy. Three options are currently under consideration: 1) amending the rules for the Industrial Conservation Initiative (ICI) applicable to hydrogen producers, 2) enabling onsite hydrogen production using electricity that would otherwise be curtailed, and 3) providing an interruptible electricity rate for hydrogen producers. Note: These options are not intended to be mutually exclusive and could be pursued in any combination.
Comments Due Date:  June 13, 2022

Proposed requirements respecting police record checks for individuals involved in the provision of services governed by the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 and the Intercountry Adoption Act, 1998.

The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) is proposing to add new regulatory provisions to Ontario Regulation 155/18 under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) and Ontario Regulation 200/99 under the Intercountry Adoption Act, 1998 (IAA) to streamline and clarify when and from whom police record checks are required in the child and youth services sector, and what practices and procedures are to be followed when a check is required.
Comments Due Date:  May 4, 2022

Consultation on Illegal Building and Related Improvements to Protect Buyers of New Homes

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is seeking public input about illegal building and related improvements to protect buyers of new homes.
Comments Due Date:  May 2, 2022

Minor amendment to the Red Lake General Use Area (Policy ID G2514) to allow for the disposition of Crown land for cottaging, rural residential and urban development in municipal boundaries  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to amend area-specific Crown land use policies for the Red Lake General Use Area (G2514) to allow potential disposition of Crown land for the purposes of cottaging, rural residential and urban development in municipal boundaries.
Comments Due Date:  May 1, 2022

Seeking Feedback on Access to Provincial Financing for Not-for-Profit Housing Providers

Seeking Feedback on Access to Provincial Financing for Not-for-Profit Housing Providers
Comments Due Date:  April 29, 2022

Proposal to align white-tailed deer hunting seasons in Wildlife Management Units 91A-B and 92A-D  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing amendments to regulations under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act to permit the use of bows during the gun seasons in Wildlife Management Units 91A-B and 92A-D.
Comments Due Date:  April 29, 2022

Consultation on a Continuing Education Framework for Licensed Master Electricians

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is seeking input on the development of a continuing education framework for licensed master electricians that, if approved by the government, would become a mandatory regulatory requirement for master electrician licensure in Ontario.
Comments Due Date:  April 28, 2022

Industrial Conservation Initiative Cryptocurrency Mining Exclusion

The Ministry of Energy (ENERGY) is proposing regulatory amendments to O. Reg. 429/04, the regulation that sets out rules for allocating Global Adjustment (GA) costs to electricity customers and participating in the Industrial Conservation Initiative (ICI). The proposed amendments are intended to prohibit facilities that mine cryprotocurrency from participating in ICI.
Comments Due Date:  April 25, 2022

Amendments to the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is proposing amendments to the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act (Warranties Act).
Comments Due Date:  April 25, 2022

Amendments to the New Home Construction Licensing Act, 2017 to protect purchasers of new homes

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is proposing amendments to the New Home Construction Licensing Act, 2017 (Licensing Act) to help address the issue of inappropriate or unethical behaviour by vendors. The proposed amendments would also enhance the Home Construction Regulatory Authority's (HCRA's) enforcement powers, among other things.
Comments Due Date:  April 25, 2022

Proposed regulations to better inform and protect purchasers of condominium homes

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is consulting on proposed regulations to address condo cancellations.
Comments Due Date:  April 22, 2022

Proposal for an Administrative Penalties Regulation under the Building Broadband Faster Act, 2021

As part of our ongoing commitment to the deployment of designated broadband projects under the Building Broadband Faster Act, 2021, we are strengthening enforcement tools to hold regulated parties who contravene the legislation accountable for non-compliance. The government is proposing a regulation to further define the application of administrative penalties under the BBFA. These penalties are intended to encourage compliance with requirements under the BBFA to expedite the delivery of broadband projects of provincial significance.
Comments Due Date:  April 22, 2022

Proposed Personal Protective Equipment Supply and Production Act, 2022 included in the Proposed Pandemic and Emergency Preparedness Act, 2022

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is proposing new legislation titled the Personal Protective Equipment Supply and Production Act, 2022 that seeks to ensure that Ontario's public services, and especially its critical frontline workers providing essential services, have supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) and critical supplies and equipment (CSE) maintained through a centralized resilient supply chain. The Personal Protective Equipment Supply and Production Act, 2022, is included in the proposed Pandemic and Emergency Preparedness Act, 2022. https://www.ola.org/en/legislative-business/bills/parliament-42/session-2/bill-106
Comments Due Date:  April 12, 2022

Proposed Minister's regulation under the Building Opportunities in the Skilled Trades Act, 2021

The Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development (minister) is proposing to make a regulation which would require additional information to be held on the Skilled Trades Ontario public register.
Comments Due Date:  April 11, 2022

Speed Limit Initiative

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is proposing to modernize the highway network and plans to increase the posted speed limit to 110 km/h on appropriate provincial highways with current posted speed limit of 100 km/h, subject to public safety considerations. MTO is planning to commence implementation in Spring 2022, beginning with sections that have been carefully selected for their ability to safely accommodate an increased posted speed limit of 110 km/h. This initial phase is planned to be followed by broader speed limit increase at appropriate sections of provincial highways in summer 2023 and beyond, after careful review and subject to public safety considerations.
Comments Due Date:  April 7, 2022

Proposal to amend the Fair Access to Regulated Professions and Skilled Trades Act, 2006 (FARPACTA) to introduce time limits for making and communicating registration decisions in respect of domestic labour mobility applicants.

Proposed amendments to FARPACTA would introduce a 30-business day time limit for the 14 regulated professions (including 23 compulsory trades) under the Act to make and communicate registration decisions with respect to domestic labour mobility applicants. Other time limits would apply to other parts of the registration process. Proposed amendments would also include regulation-making authority regarding exemptions from the time limits, among other things.
Comments Due Date:  April 1, 2022

Expanding Reservist leave under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA)

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development is proposing to amend the ESA to broaden the reason for taking Reservist Leave to include military skills training and reduce the length of service requirement for Reservist Leave from six to three months.
Comments Due Date:  March 30, 2022

Proposed amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 for requirement for policies on Electronic Monitoring.

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) is consulting on proposed amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) that, if passed, would provide greater transparency for Ontario employees regarding electronic monitoring practices by requiring employers with 25 or more employees to have a policy about the electronic monitoring of their employees.
Comments Due Date:  March 30, 2022

Proposed new legislation, Digital Platform Workers' Rights Act, 2022

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) is consulting on proposed new legislation, called the Digital Platform Workers' Rights Act, 2022. If passed, the new legislation would provide certain rights and protections for digital platform workers who provide ride-share, delivery, or courier services.
Comments Due Date:  March 30, 2022

Proposed amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 for an exemption for certain highly skilled workers.

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) is consulting on proposed amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 that, if passed, would provide greater certainty for business and greater flexibility for affected workers by exempting certain "business consultants" and "information technology consultants" from the ESA.
Comments Due Date:  March 30, 2022

Proposed Amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act - Part IX Offences and Penalties

Various amendments are proposed to the penalties provisions under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) to address this. These include: - Increasing the maximum fine from $100,000 to $1,500,000 for directors or officers of corporations and to $500,000 for all other individuals. - Adding a list of aggravating factors that the court must consider for the purposes of determining a penalty under the Act. - Adding a new authority under the Act permitting the courts to impose an order as set in regulation, on convicting a defendant, in addition to any fine or imprisonment imposed. - Extending the limitation period for instituting a prosecution from one year to two years.
Comments Due Date:  March 29, 2022

Proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act to require naloxone kits in workplaces

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) is consulting on proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act that, if passed, would require an employer who becomes aware, or ought reasonably to be aware, that there may be a risk of a worker having an opioid overdose at a workplace to provide a naloxone kit in that workplace.
Comments Due Date:  March 29, 2022

Proposal to Enable a New Voluntary Enhanced Time-of-Use Rate Including Consideration of a New Ultra-Low Overnight Price  (source: Environmental Registry)

The government is seeking input on creating an optional enhanced time-of-use electricity rate to encourage consumers to shift electricity use to low-demand periods, modelled after the OEB pricing pilot which included an ultra-low overnight price. We are also seeking input on ways to address barriers to further enable electric vehicle (EV) adoption.
Comments Due Date:  March 28, 2022

Expanding administrative penalties for environmental contraventions  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing regulations that would allow the use of administrative penalties ("penalties") for environmental contraventions. The proposed new framework, informed by recent stakeholder engagements, would provide a single consistent approach for applying penalties across the ministry's compliance and enforcement activities.
Comments Due Date:  March 28, 2022

Amendment to 612/20 Centralized Supply Chain Ontario

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is seeking approval to amend Ontario Regulation 612/20 "Centralized Supply Chain Ontario" under the Supply Chain Management Act (Government, Broader Public Sector and Health Sector Entities), 2019 (SCMA) to allow Supply Ontario to engage in vendors for the purpose of carrying out its objects and duties, which would include procurement information.
Comments Due Date:  March 25, 2022

Inclusion of Aboriginal consultation costs as an eligible expense for the retention of proceeds from the sale of samples taken for the purpose of testing on unpatented mining claims

We are proposing to amend O. Reg 45/11 to include consultation-related costs in the list of eligible expenses for the retention of proceeds from the testing of mineral content on unpatented mining claims.
Comments Due Date:  March 24, 2022

Amendments to O. Reg. 168/15 made under the Naturopathy Act, 2007.

The College of Naturopaths of Ontario is proposing to amend O. Reg.168/15 made under the Naturopathy Act, 2007.
Comments Due Date:  March 17, 2022

College of Denturists (CDO), College of Massage Therapists (CMTO) and College of Opticians (COO) Professional Misconduct Regulations

The CDO, CMTO and COO are proposing to amend their professional misconduct regulations to clarify and add activities, actions, and behaviours that are considered by the Colleges to be acts of professional misconduct as a result of changes in the practice environment (e.g., new scopes of practice, technology, models of care), to ensure the Colleges are able to hold members accountable for their behaviour and conduct.
Comments Due Date:  March 17, 2022

Administrative Monetary Penalties for Vehicle-Based Infractions Captured by Automated Cameras

Regulatory framework to create Administrative Monetary Penalties for vehicle-based infractions captured by automated cameras
Comments Due Date:  March 15, 2022

Proposed Interim Changes to the 2012 Building Code under the Building Code Act, 1992

Amendments are being proposed to the 2012 Building Code to support More Homes, More Choice: Ontario's Housing Supply Action Plan.
Comments Due Date:  March 14, 2022

Mortgage Brokerages, Lenders and Administrators Act, 2006 (MBLAA) - Proposed New Classes of Licensing

The Ministry of Finance (MOF) is proposing changes to the classes of licensing under the Mortgage Brokerages, Lenders and Administrators Act, 2006 (MBLAA). This posting lays out a proposal to split the existing scope of practice for the present agent licence into two tiered licences, Mortgage Agent Level 1 (MAL 1) and Mortgage Agent Level 2 (MAL 2).
Comments Due Date:  March 14, 2022

Proposed Changes for the Next Edition of Ontario s Building Code (Winter Consultation)  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry is entering its second phase of consultation as part of the development process for the next edition of Ontario s Building Code. This consultation focuses on changes related to the new 2020 National Construction Codes.
Comments Due Date:  March 13, 2022

Subwatershed Planning Guide  (source: Environmental Registry)

Provincial guidance for integrating watershed and subwatershed planning into land use planning is out of date, current guidance is from 1993. We want to rectify this to support implementation of provincial land use policy and address a barrier to housing development, in partnership with the Conservation Authorities Working Group and developers.
Comments Due Date:  March 13, 2022

Proposed Interim Changes to the 2012 Building Code to exempt sheds from Building Code requirements

An amendment is proposed to provide more flexibility for property owners who want to store their equipment and other belongings in sheds that are slightly larger than 10 m2, a key Building Code minimum threshold to determine when a structure is considered a building.
Comments Due Date:  March 12, 2022

Amendment to Ontario Regulation 315/07 under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006 to create a conservation reserve along the south shore of Prince Edward County  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to regulate a conservation reserve along the south shore of Prince Edward County under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006. Creating this reserve will provide greater protection and ecologically sustainable land uses, including traditional outdoor heritage activities, can continue.
Comments Due Date:  March 12, 2022

Regulatory Proposals under the Fair Access to Regulated Professions and Compulsory Trades Act, 2006 (FARPACTA)

The purpose of FARPACTA is to help ensure regulated professions and individuals applying for registration by regulated professions are governed by practices that are transparent, objective, impartial and fair. On December 2, 2021 amendments were made that provide authority to make regulations concerning registration practices. Under this authority, the MLTSD is considering four proposals.
Comments Due Date:  March 9, 2022

Protecting Seniors in Retirement Homes: Proposed Regulatory Amendments to O. Reg. 166/11 (General) under the Retirement Homes Act, 2010

The Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility (MSAA) is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 166/11 (General) under the Retirement Homes Act, 2010 (RHA). The proposed changes would directly impact the approximately 60,000 Ontarians currenting living in retirement homes as well as those potentially considering a retirement home in the future. A summary of these changes was previously posted for comment (see link to posting 21-MSAA002). At this time, we are posting the draft proposed regulations (full text) for comment.
Comments Due Date:  March 4, 2022

Adding the City of Brantford to Ontario Regulation 277 99, Red Light Camera System Evidence

Amendment to Ontario Regulation 277 99 to designate the City of Brantford as a municipality authorized to establish a Red Light Camera Enforcement program
Comments Due Date:  February 28, 2022

Spring 2022 Red Tape Reduction Package - proposed Building Ontario Businesses Initiative Act (Fewer Fees, Better Services Act, 2022)

The proposed Building Ontario Businesses Initiative Act (BOBIA), as part of the Spring 2022 Red Tape Reduction Act, requires public sector buyers to give preference to Ontario businesses when conducting procurement processes for goods and services under specified threshold amounts.
Comments Due Date:  February 28, 2022

Spring 2022 Red Tape Reduction Package - proposed amendments to the Ministry of Infrastructure Act, 2011 (Fewer Fees, Better Services Act, 2022)

The proposed legislative amendments would require the Minister of Government and Consumer Services to establish a "Centre of Realty Excellence" (CORE) within the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS).
Comments Due Date:  February 28, 2022

Inclusion of Aboriginal consultation costs as an eligible expense for the retention of proceeds from the sale of samples taken for the purpose of testing on leases, licences, and other mining lands.

We are proposing to amend the Mining Act to include consultation-related costs in the list of eligible expenses for the retention of proceeds from the testing of mineral content on leases, licences, and other mining lands.
Comments Due Date:  February 28, 2022

Validation Fee Reduction: Mobile Crane Support Vehicles

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is proposing to provide relief to operators of mobile crane support vehicles with a validation fee reduction.
Comments Due Date:  February 24, 2022

Consultation on an Administrative Monetary Penalties Regime for the Electrical Safety Authority

Consultation Paper on an Administrative Monetary Penalties Regime for the Electrical Safety Authority
Comments Due Date:  February 24, 2022

Retention of proceeds from the sale of samples taken for the purpose of testing on leases, licences, and other mining lands  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to amend O. Reg 45/11 to set out the details of the process by which lessees, licencees and owners of mining lands could request that they be permitted to sell and retain the proceeds from materials extracted for the purposes of testing without the requirement for a mine production closure plan being filed, similar to the ability claimholders currently have when undertaking a bulk sample. This would allow previous amendments to the Mining Act to come into force.
Comments Due Date:  February 21, 2022

Capital Markets Act - Consultation Draft

The Ministry of Finance is consulting on a new draft Capital Markets Act (CMA) to modernize Ontario's capital markets regulatory framework. If developed into a bill at a future date, the CMA would replace the existing Securities Act and the Commodity Futures Act. At this stage, the CMA is to be considered for consultation purposes only.
Comments Due Date:  February 18, 2022

Proposed Regulatory Amendments under the Housing Services Act, 2011

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) is proposing changes to O. Reg. 367-11
Comments Due Date:  February 18, 2022

Proposed regulatory amendments under the Insurance Act with respect to O. Reg. 7/00 (Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices).

Proposed regulatory amendments under the Insurance Act with respect to O. Reg 7/00 (Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices).
Comments Due Date:  February 10, 2022

Condominium Insurance Consultation

The purpose of this consultation is to develop a better understanding of the issues that the condominium community is facing with respect to insurance in Ontario, including the definition of 'standard unit' under the Condominium Act, 1998 (Condo Act), obtaining and maintaining reasonable insurance coverage for condominium corporations, condominium insurance affordability and availability and any related building code issues.
Comments Due Date:  January 31, 2022

Streamlining environmental permissions for microbreweries and nanobreweries through self-registration and exemptions  (source: Environmental Registry)

This proposal is to streamline environmental permissions for microbreweries and nanobreweries where environmental risks are low. This aligns with ministry oversight that is proportional with potential risks to the environment and human health and reduces burden and cost for these small-scale breweries.
Comments Due Date:  January 29, 2022

Moving to a Project List Approach under the Environmental Assessment Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks is proposing regulations and related actions to move toward a project-list approach for projects that will require a comprehensive environmental assessment under the Environmental Assessment Act.
Comments Due Date:  January 25, 2022

Phase 2 Regulations - Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 / Trust in Real Estate Services Act, 2020

On March 4, 2020, the Trust in Real Estate Services Act, 2020 (TRESA, 2020) received Royal Assent. TRESA, 2020 amends the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 (REBBA). The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is consulting on the second phase of draft regulations required to bring the related legislative changes made by TRESA, 2020 into force. This posting is for the purposes of seeking feedback on proposed updates to four regulations under REBBA.
Comments Due Date:  January 24, 2022

Draft Proposed Permanent Changes to Enable Digital and Virtual Processes under the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services' Business Law and Condominium Statutes

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is seeking public and stakeholder feedback on draft proposed legislative and regulatory amendments to various business law statutes and the Condominium Act, 1998. The draft proposed amendments are intended to facilitate virtual processes for businesses and condominiums.
Comments Due Date:  January 21, 2022

Proposed changes to the Vintners Quality Alliance Act, 1999 - O. Reg. 406/00

Proposed amendments to the wine standards rules (O. Reg. 406/00) under the Vintners Quality Alliance Act, 1999 to add the term "Appassimento" to the list of regulated terms and to make related technical changes to the requirements for the "Vin de Curé" category of wine.
Comments Due Date:  January 15, 2022

Proposed Process Improvements to Survey Plan Corrections and Distribution

The proposed regulations will further enable the ongoing digital transformation of the Land Registration System by improving the processes of correcting and distributing survey plans.
Comments Due Date:  January 14, 2022

Naloxone in the Workplace Consultation

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) is interested in receiving feedback and information on the issue of opioid use in the workplace, with a particular focus on facilitating access to naloxone in the workplace in order to reduce the risk of workplace-related deaths caused by opioid overdoses.
Comments Due Date:  January 14, 2022

Categories of testing, Standards, Accreditation Bodies and Standardized Laboratory Reports under the Forensic Laboratories Act, 2018.

This is a proposed new regulation that would specify the categories of tests that will be covered by the Act, the standards to which laboratories must be accredited, accreditation bodies and information laboratories must include in test results.
Comments Due Date:  January 13, 2022

Eight Lamp Amber-Red Warning System for School Buses

On May 12, 2021 Private Members Bill 246 Safer School Buses Act, 2021 (PMB 246) received Royal Assent. PMB 246 amends the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) requiring all school buses manufactured on or after January 1, 2005 be equipped with the Eight Lamp Amber-Red Warning System. The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is proposing to amend Regulation 612 School Buses to align with the amendments made the HTA.
Comments Due Date:  January 13, 2022

Proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 468-18 under the Cannabis Licence Act, 2018

Proposal for amendments to Ontario Regulation 468-18 under the Cannabis Licence Act, 2018 to establish rules to govern a permanent framework for delivery and curbside pick-up services offered by provincially authorized cannabis retailers in Ontario.
Comments Due Date:  January 13, 2022

Accreditation status of the laboratory under the Forensic Laboratories Act, 2018

This is a new regulation that would require forensic laboratory operators who conduct prescribed categories of tests to provide the Solicitor General with information about the accreditation status of the laboratory, if requested.
Comments Due Date:  January 13, 2022

Public consultation on new regulations to support the new Credit Unions and Caisses Populaires Act, 2020 (CUCPA 2020), a principles-based, modernized framework aiming to reduce burden and encourage innovation, while also improving consumer protection.

The Ministry of Finance is proposing new regulations under the Credit Unions and Caisses Populaire Act, 2020 (CUCPA 2020) that will modernize the regulatory framework, reduce burden, encourage innovation, and improve consumer protection. Following a legislative review from 2018-2020, the CUCPA 2020 was passed as part of the Protect, Support and Recover from COVID-19 Act (Budget Measures), 2020. This posting includes proposed regulations that would support the implementation of the CUCPA 2020.
Comments Due Date:  January 10, 2022