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Regulatory Fee Increase to Pay for Coroner Related Body Transport Services

The Ministry of the Solicitor General intends to make a minister's regulation amendment to temporarily increase provincial rates paid to service providers for the transportation of deceased persons as part of a coroner's investigation. This temporary increase in rates is to offset increased body transportation costs incurred by licensed funeral establishments and transfer service operators.
Comments Due Date:  August 16, 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

Regulations under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) - Registration Barriers for Regulated Health Professionals

Regulations to implement amendments to the RHPA contained in Schedule 6 of Bill 106, Pandemic and Emergency Preparedness Act, 2022, should that Act be passed, by: 1. Defining Canadian work experience for the purpose of the legislation. 2. Prescribing acceptable language proficiency tests 3. Prescribe time limits for registration decisions. 4. Prescribing requirements for emergency class of certificates of registration.
Comments Due Date:  June 10, 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

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

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

Proposed Amendment to the Greenbelt Area boundary regulation - Growing the size of the Greenbelt  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is seeking feedback on changes to the boundary of the Greenbelt Area through a proposed amendment to O. Reg. 59/05.
Comments Due Date:  April 23, 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 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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Geologic Carbon Storage in Ontario  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry is seeking feedback on a discussion paper exploring possible legislative changes to remove barriers to the storage of carbon dioxide, which would enable the creation of a regulatory framework to govern this and other new technologies.
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

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 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

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

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

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

Proposed Regulatory Amendments under the Mandatory Blood Testing Act (MBTA) and the Laboratory and Specimen Collection Centre Licensing Act (LSCCLA)

Legislative amendments to the MBTA were introduced in 2019 as part of Bill 68, Comprehensive Ontario Police Services Act, 2019 but are not yet in force. The Ministry of Health intends to proclaim these changes into force effective July 1, 2022. To support these legislative amendments, the Ministry is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 449 07 (General) under MBTA and complementary regulatory amendments under the Laboratory and Specimen Collection Centre Licensing Act.
Comments Due Date:  March 3, 2022

Environmental assessment requirements for advanced recycling facilities under the Environmental Assessment Act (EAA)  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) is seeking input on proposed amendments to environmental assessment requirements for advanced recycling facilities under the Environmental Assessment Act (EAA).
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

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 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

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

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

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

Amendments to Ontario Regulation 271/91 (Gasoline Volatility) to simplify reporting requirements  (source: Environmental Registry)

Ontario is reducing unnecessary administrative requirements on the petroleum industry by proposing changes that would simplify the Gasoline Volatility regulation while aligning our gasoline volatility reporting requirements with national timelines for switching from winter-grade gasoline to summer-grade gasoline.
Comments Due Date:  February 7, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Proposed amendments to the producer responsibility regulations for tires, batteries and electrical and electronic equipment made under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to amend three producer responsibility regulations made under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016. These changes would reduce and/or remove burden, correct market issues, increase transparency, align administrative and technical provisions between the regulations and remove outdated provisions.
Comments Due Date:  January 10, 2022