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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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Updates to Standards of Care for Outdoor Dogs under the Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act, 2019

Proposed updates to Ontario Regulation 444/19 - Standards of Care and Administrative Requirements under the Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act, 2019
Comments Due Date:  March 7, 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