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Proposed Improving Real Estate Management Act, 2023 - Centralization of Broader Real Estate Authority (CBREA) Phase 2

The proposed legislative amendments to ten (10) Acts would, if passed, establish a framework to remove and/or modify the realty authority of ten (10) existing entities and 1 proposed entity under CBREA Phase 2 in whole (through full centralization) or in part (through a tailored approach).
Comments Due Date:  December 31, 2023

Military Spousal and Veteran Employment Challenges in Ontario

The Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development is consulting on the employment challenges facing military spouses and veterans in Ontario.
Comments Due Date:  December 27, 2023

Proposed Legislative Amendments to the Ontario Underground Infrastructure Notification System Act, 2012 under the Building Infrastructure Safely Act, 2023

The Building Infrastructure Safely Act, 2023, if passed, would amend the Ontario Underground Infrastructure Notification System Act, 2012 (One Call Act). The proposed legislative amendments to the Act would, among other things, enhance Ontario's locate delivery system while maintaining safety and help to ensure the efficient and sustainable operation of Ontario One Call.
Comments Due Date:  December 22, 2023

Consultation on the 2025 National Construction Codes (Nov-Dec 2023)

Ontario's Building Code is a regulation under the Building Code Act, 1992 which sets out minimum administrative and technical requirements for new construction, renovation, and change of use of buildings. New editions or major amendments to Ontario's Building Code are generally released every five years to coincide with updates to the National Construction Codes.
Comments Due Date:  December 18, 2023

Ontario Regulation 429/04 Amendments Related to the Treatment of Corporate Power Purchase Agreements

Following the release of the Powering Ontario's Growth plan, we are proposing changes to accelerate the growth of new clean electricity generation in the province by allowing qualifying commercial and industrial customers to offset their facility's demand through power purchase agreements (PPAs) with renewable generation facilities.
Comments Due Date:  December 17, 2023

The Planning Statute Law Amendment Act, 2023.

The ministry is seeking feedback on proposed legislation that would ensure that official plan decisions are made in a manner that supports our goal of building at least 1.5 million homes and that maintains and reinforces public trust. The Planning Statute Law Amendment Act, 2023 was introduced on November 16, 2023, and if passed, would enact the Official Plan Adjustments Act, 2023 which would reverse decisions on official plans affecting 12 municipalities: Barrie, Belleville, Guelph, Hamilton, Ottawa, Peterborough, Halton, Niagara, Peel, Waterloo, York, Wellington. The Act would also amend the Planning Act to introduce immunity provisions relating to minister's zoning order powers.
Comments Due Date:  December 12, 2023

Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 436/22 Definitions and Prescribed Provisions under the Building Broadband Faster Act, 2021

The proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 436/22 (Definitions and Prescribed Provisions) would prescribe requirements under s. 9 (3) of the Building Broadband Faster Act, 2021 that project proponents must follow when they are authorized by the Minister of Infrastructure to conduct work for designated broadband projects.
Comments Due Date:  December 7, 2023

Proposed Regulatory changes to enable an Ontario Works cost sharing relationship between a Delivery Agent and Delivery Partner - Amendments to O.Reg. 135/98 - Administration and Cost Sharing

The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services is proposing regulation amendments to the current Administration and Cost Sharing regulation as a result of recent legislative changes. The proposed amendments are technical changes to reflect that the current cost-sharing relationship between the ministry and municipalities and District Social Services Administration Boards in specific geographic areas will continue where the ministry becomes the delivery agent. There will be no impact at this time to cost sharing or funding arrangements as a result of the proposed regulation. Cost sharing will be reviewed at a later date once the ministry has refined the new program structure.
Comments Due Date:  December 7, 2023

Proposed Regulatory changes to designate the Ministry as Delivery Agent in 3 Geographic Areas - Amendments to O. Reg. 136/98: Designation of Geographic Areas and Delivery Agents

The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services is moving forward with its plan to streamline and improve service delivery for Ontario Works by sharing administrative responsibility for the program. The ministry is proposing amendments to designate itself as the delivery agent in the following geographic areas, and to designate the following as the first delivery partners for those areas; The District Municipality of Muskoka; the County of Peterborough and City of Peterborough; and the Regional Municipality of York. Additional amendments are proposed to explain the powers and duties of the delivery agent and the delivery partner.
Comments Due Date:  December 7, 2023

Seeking Input on Opportunities to Improve Ontario's Mineral Exploration Assessment Work Regime  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of Mines is seeking input on opportunities to improve the mineral exploration assessment work regime in Ontario. The outcomes of this input are intended to support the Ministry's objectives to maximize Ontario's competitiveness and work conducted on mining claims, increase access to, and expand the availability of public geoscience data, and minimize unnecessary administrative and reporting processes for the submittal of assessment work reports.
Comments Due Date:  December 5, 2023

Seeking Feedback on Opportunities to Improve Ontario's Mineral Exploration Plans and Permits Regime.  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of Mines (the "Ministry") is seeking input on opportunities to improve the exploration plans and permits regime to ensure exploration activities occur in a timely manner, the Crown continues to meet its consultation obligations, and Ontario can meet the increasing global demand for responsibly sourced mineral resources, including critical minerals.
Comments Due Date:  December 4, 2023

Public consultation on proposed amendments to O. Reg. 105/22 under the Credit Unions and Caisses Populaires Act, 2020 (CUCPA) to remove the requirement for credit unions to include the last audited financial statements that were tabled before credit union members in any offering statement.

The Ministry of Finance is proposing to make a regulatory amendment to reduce burden on credit unions and investors by eliminating the requirement for credit unions to include the last audited financial statements that were tabled before members in any offering statement. The existing requirement that the audited financial statements be approved by the board and signed by the CEO would remain as that is important material information for investors. The proposed amendment would remove "that were placed before the members at the most recent annual general meeting" from section 13(5)(1) of Part IV of O. Reg. 105/22. This proposed amendment will be consulted on as part of the Fall Red Tape R
Comments Due Date:  December 4, 2023

Proposed changes to the Ontario Heritage Act and O.Reg. 385/21 General with respect to certain alteration requests  (source: Environmental Registry)

A proposal to make amendments to the Ontario Heritage Act (OHA) and O.Reg. 385/21 (General) which would allow religious organizations and Indigenous communities or organizations to move forward with their proposed alterations where the requirements of the provision are met.
Comments Due Date:  December 3, 2023

College Board Chair Term Extensions

Amendments are proposed to enable the term of the Chair of the Board of Governors of the 24 publicly assisted colleges of applied arts and technology to be extended for a period of two years beyond the current limit of six years. Following the extension, the member would not be eligible for reappointment or re-election to the Board.
Comments Due Date:  December 3, 2023

University Board Chair Term Extensions

Amendments are proposed to enable the term of the Chair of the Board of Governors of Ontario College of Art & Design University to be extended for a period of two years beyond the current limit of six years. Following the extension, the member would not be eligible for reappointment or re-election to the Board.
Comments Due Date:  December 3, 2023

University Board Chair Term Extensions

Amendments are proposed to enable the term of the Chair of the Board of Governors of Nipissing University to be extended for a period of two years beyond the current limit of six years. Following the extension, the member would not be eligible for reappointment or re-election to the Board.
Comments Due Date:  December 3, 2023

University Board Chair Term Extensions

Amendments are proposed to enable the term of the Chair of the Board of Governors of Université de l'Ontario français to be extended for a period of two years beyond the current limit of six years. Following the extension, the member would not be eligible for reappointment or re-election to the Board.
Comments Due Date:  December 3, 2023

University Board Chair Term Extensions

Amendments are proposed to enable the term of the Chair of the Board of Governors of Université de Hearst to be extended for a period of two years beyond the current limit of six years. Following the extension, the member would not be eligible for reappointment or re-election to the Board.
Comments Due Date:  December 3, 2023

University Board Chair Term Extensions

Amendments are proposed to enable the term of the Chair of the Board of Governors of Algoma University to be extended for a period of two years beyond the current limit of six years. Following the extension, the member would not be eligible for reappointment or re-election to the Board.
Comments Due Date:  December 3, 2023

University Board Chair Term Extensions

Amendments are proposed to enable the term of the Chair of the Board of Governors of Northern Ontario School of Medicine University to be extended for a period of two years beyond the current limit of six years. Following the extension, the member would not be eligible for reappointment or re-election to the Board.
Comments Due Date:  December 3, 2023

University Board Chair Term Extensions

Amendments are proposed to enable the term of the Chair of the Board of Governors of University of Ontario Institute of Technology to be extended for a period of two years beyond the current limit of six years. Following the extension, the member would not be eligible for reappointment or re-election to the Board.
Comments Due Date:  December 3, 2023

Proposed regulatory amendments under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act and the Drug Interchangeability and Dispensing Fee Act to modernize submission requirements for manufacturers of "well-established drugs"

The Ministry of Health is proposing regulatory amendments under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act and the Drug Interchangeability and Dispensing Fee Act to remove barriers that may prevent "well-established drugs" from being publicly funded under the Ontario Drug Benefit program or designated as interchangeable in Ontario. Well-established drugs are drug products containing substances that have been sold in Canada for sufficient time and in sufficient quantity to establish their safety and effectiveness. The proposed regulatory amendments would modernize submission requirements for manufacturers of well-established drugs and ultimately improve access to treatment options for Ontarians.
Comments Due Date:  December 3, 2023

Proposed Regulations under the Mining Act for Recovery of Minerals  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of Mines is seeking feedback on its proposed approach to regulating the recovery of minerals from tailings and other mine wastes in Ontario. This approach would be captured in a new regulation under the Mining Act, allowing Sections 152.1-152.7 of the Mining Act to come into force.
Comments Due Date:  December 1, 2023

Consultation on Issues Related to Notices of Security Interest (NOSIs)

The ministry is seeking feedback from stakeholders, including consumers, businesses, law enforcement, and legal experts, on the current challenges and opportunities related to Notices of Security Interest (NOSIs), and to identify potential solutions that could enhance consumer protection and promote a fair and competitive economy.
Comments Due Date:  December 1, 2023

Proposed regulatory amendments to encourage greater reuse of excess soil  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 406/19 (the excess soil regulation) and the Rules for Soil Management and Excess Soil Quality Standards to encourage greater reuse of low-risk excess soils as part of a circular economy and to prevent usable soil from being disposed of in landfill.
Comments Due Date:  December 1, 2023

Proposal to return lands to the Greenbelt - Greenbelt Statute Law Amendment Act, 2023  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is seeking feedback on a proposal to introduce legislation that would restore the 15 parcels of land that were redesignated or removed from the Greenbelt and the Oak Ridges Moraine areas in late 2022.
Comments Due Date:  November 30, 2023

Notice related to postings of regulations to be made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (LGIC) under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019 (CSPA)

Notice related to postings of regulations to be made by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (LGIC) under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019 (CSPA)
Comments Due Date:  November 30, 2023

Accelerated Apprenticeship Pathway Consultation

The Ministry of Education is launching consultations to receive feedback on possible models for an accelerated apprenticeship pathway, starting in Grade 11. This consultation is connected to, but separate from, the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development's consultation on exploring the potential of lowering Academic Entry Requirements (AERs) for apprenticeship registration for trades set at a Grade 12 level.
Comments Due Date:  November 24, 2023

Proposed housekeeping legislative amendments to the Modernizing Ontario for People and Businesses Act, 2020 (MOPBA)

Two MOPBA housekeeping amendments have been identified for inclusion in the Fall 2023 Red Tape package.
Comments Due Date:  November 24, 2023

Amending O. Reg. 556/20 "Exemptions" under the Modernizing Ontario for People and Businesses Act, 2020

The Ministry of Red Tape Reduction (MRTR) is updating O. Reg. 556/20 under the MOPBA to remove acts that no longer require an exemption from the option for electronic submission of required documents.
Comments Due Date:  November 24, 2023

Consultation on the Scope of the Resident Support Personnel Role in Long-Term Care

The Ministry of Long-Term Care ("the ministry") is continuing to fix the long-term care system so every resident experiences an optimal quality of life, supported by safe, quality care. This work is built on four pillars: staffing and care, quality and enforcement, building modern, safe and comfortable homes, and supporting the broader continuum of services for seniors. Building on these strategic priorities, and focused on the staffing and care pillar, the ministry is seeking to better understand the scope of the resident support personnel role in long-term care homes, to inform future work and provide sector guidance.
Comments Due Date:  November 20, 2023

New regulation - Exception to the Time Limit for Standard Locate Requests

The Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery (MPBSD) has made a new regulation under the Ontario Underground Infrastructure Notification System Act, 2012 (the Act) that would extend the time limit for certain standard locate requests. A longer time limit is intended to address stakeholder concerns with meeting the standard locate time limit of five business days for large projects.
Comments Due Date:  November 17, 2023

Proposed Regulatory Amendments to O. Reg. 884/93 (Designated Drugs) made under the Midwifery Act, 1991.

The College of Midwives of Ontario is proposing regulatory amendments to update and expand the list of drugs and substances that midwives may prescribe and administer.
Comments Due Date:  November 13, 2023

Convenient Care at Home Act, 2023

The Ministry of Health (MOH) is proposing amendments to the Connecting Care Act, 2019 (CCA) to consolidate the fourteen Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) - known to the public as Home and Community Care Support Services organizations - into a single new service organization named Ontario Health atHome in English and Santé à domicile Ontario in French. The new organization would provide home and community care services, long-term care home and other placement management services, and information and referrals, and in time it would provide home care-related operational supports to health service providers (HSPs) and Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) across Ontario.
Comments Due Date:  November 11, 2023

Proposed regulatory amendments under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005

The Ministry of Colleges and Universities is proposing a number of amendments to the General Regulation (O. Reg. 415/06) under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 to clarify and update operating requirements. The proposed amendments would clarify the refund provisions to provide more transparency to career colleges and students. The ministry is also proposing several other clarifications and wording updates to modernize the language concerning some requirements and improve understanding of O. Reg. 415/06.
Comments Due Date:  November 7, 2023

The Education Act New Regulation: Director of Education Performance Appraisal

Amendments were made to the Education Act by the Better Schools and Student Outcomes Act, 2023 (the Act), which received Royal Assent on June 8, 2023. A key element of the changes is to ensure effective governance and leadership across all school boards including clear accountabilities and responsibilities for monitoring the performance of the Director of Education. To support this intent, the Ministry of Education (EDU) is consulting on a proposed new regulation that would provide for a clear, consistent and transparent performance appraisal process for Directors of Education.
Comments Due Date:  November 2, 2023

Waste Management System EASR Expansion: Streamlining Permissions for Waste Management Systems Under the Environmental Activity and Sector Registry.  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks ("ministry") is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 351/12 under the Environmental Protection Act to modernize and streamline permissions for certain waste management systems by moving additional waste types to the existing Environmental Activity and Sector Registry (EASR).
Comments Due Date:  October 30, 2023

Exploring changes to streamline the permit-by-rule framework  (source: Environmental Registry)

Ontario is exploring changes to streamline the permit-by-rule framework. This will help us propose improvements to the province's environmental permissions by moving more activities to permit-by-rule, while ensuring protection of the environment.
Comments Due Date:  October 30, 2023

Streamlining environmental permissions for Stormwater Management under the Environmental Activity and Sector Registry and exemptions for private residential stormwater management works  (source: Environmental Registry)

Ontario is proposing a new regulation under the Environmental Protection Act, to allow owners of certain stormwater management works to self-register on the Environmental Activity and Sector Registry (EASR). We propose to amend Ontario Regulation 525/98 under the Ontario Water Resources Act, to exempt some stormwater management works in residential areas from approval requirements. We are also proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 287/07, made under the Clean Water Act, 2006, by removing the need for, limiting, or restricting the types of policies to be included in source protection plans where a significant drinking water threat is being managed through registration on the EASR.
Comments Due Date:  October 30, 2023

Streamlining permissions for water takings for construction site dewatering activities and foundation drains  (source: Environmental Registry)

Ontario is proposing changes to O. Regs. 63/16 and 387/04 to further reduce burden related to water takings for construction site dewatering activities and foundation drains. The proposed amendments will ensure appropriate environmental protections are in place while reducing regulatory burden for construction and infrastructure projects.
Comments Due Date:  October 30, 2023

Enable Jade Perch (Scortum barcoo) culture/sale in Ontario under an Aquaculture Licence by updating Schedule B of Ontario Regulation 664/98 (Fish Licensing).  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is proposing an amendment to O. Reg. 664/98 (Fish Licensing) made under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997 (FWCA) to add Jade Perch (Scortum barcoo) to the list of species that are eligible for aquaculture in Ontario. Only species listed in Schedule B (Species Eligible for Culture in Ontario) of O. Reg. 664/98 may be legally cultured in Ontario with an aquaculture licence.
Comments Due Date:  October 23, 2023

Proposal to return lands to the Greenbelt (Amendment to Greenbelt Boundary Regulation O. Reg. 59/05)  (source: Environmental Registry)

The purpose of the proposed regulation is to: -Return land located in the Town of Ajax to the Greenbelt Area that was removed in 2022 to support the goal to build 1.5 million homes over the next 10 years, as significant progress on approvals to build homes on these lands has not been made within the stipulated timelines.
Comments Due Date:  October 20, 2023

The Better Schools and Student Outcomes Act, 2023 - Regulation Amendment: Disposition of Surplus Property

The regulation would provide a framework for property not required by school boards to meet current or future pupil accommodation needs, to better leverage surplus school board property for public education and other provincial priorities, such as long-term care homes and affordable housing. To support this intent, the Ministry of Education is consulting on regulatory amendments to Ontario Regulation 444/98.
Comments Due Date:  October 19, 2023

New Regulation under The Education Act: Schools on a Shared Site

The proposed regulation would set out any requirements that a school board must meet to acquire a school site for pupil accommodation where the site would be shared with an entity other than another school board, a municipality or child care centre. To support this proposed regulation, the Ministry of Education is consulting on a new regulation to be made under subsection 195(1.6) of the Education Act (Act).
Comments Due Date:  October 19, 2023

A Permanent Framework for Target Benefits

On March 15, 2023, the Ministry of Finance launched consultations on proposed regulations necessary for implementing a permanent target benefit framework in Ontario. The consultation closed on June 30, 2023. The government appreciates the comments and feedback it received. In response to stakeholder feedback, a second paper is now posted for consultation, which includes a set of revised proposals and additional details.
Comments Due Date:  October 17, 2023

Priorities for Training and Testing Regulation Amendment

The Ministry of Solicitor General invites feedback from security guards and private investigators, agencies, employers, training providers, and associations related to private security, on training for licensure and how it prepares individuals for the industry. The purpose of this consultation is to inform potential regulatory changes that would ensure consistent high-quality training that is relevant to industry needs.
Comments Due Date:  October 13, 2023

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

The Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development is considering potential regulatory amendments to O. Reg 261/22 under FARPACTA that would prescribe criteria for alternatives to Canadian experience and update language proficiency testing requirements. This regulatory proposal is contingent on a legislative amendment to FARPACTA contained in the Working for Workers Act, 2023 (Bill 79) being passed by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, receiving Royal Assent, and coming into force, as introduced.
Comments Due Date:  October 10, 2023

Minimum Weapons and Equipment requirements for Public Order Units and Emergency Response Teams/Units/Members under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

The Ministry of the Solicitor General (SOLGEN) is proposing to prescribe minimum weapons and equipment requirements for public order units and emergency response teams/units/members under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019.
Comments Due Date:  October 10, 2023

Procedural Rules for Adjudication Hearings under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

Description of proposed rules for discipline-related adjudication hearings that will be set out in regulation under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019.
Comments Due Date:  October 10, 2023

Proposed regulatory amendments required to implement legislative amendments made through Building More Mines Act, 2023  (source: Environmental Registry)

Through the Building More Mines Act, 2023, the Ministry of Mines ("Ministry") sought public comment during spring 2023 on proposals to make changes to the Mining Act and its associated regulations. The Ministry is now proposing regulatory amendments that support the goals of the legislative amendments.
Comments Due Date:  October 9, 2023

Ontario Police Arbitration Adjudication Commission (OPAAC) under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

Proposed regulation related to Ontario Police Arbitration Adjudication Commission (OPAAC) under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019.
Comments Due Date:  October 2, 2023

Ontario Police Arbitration Adjudication Commission (OPAAC) Cost Recovery of Hearing Costs under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

Proposed regulation regarding the recovery by the Ontario Police Arbitration Adjudication Commission (OPAAC) of costs related to police discipline-related hearings under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019.
Comments Due Date:  October 2, 2023

Use of Force Regulation under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

The current Equipment and Use of Force Regulation under the Police Services Act is being replicated with modifications to align with the statutory and regulatory framework under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019.
Comments Due Date:  September 29, 2023

Reviewing the regulatory framework for appointments to the Independent Electricity System Operator's board of directors

Proposed regulatory changes as part of the review and consolidation of the sections pertaining to the independent director rules in O. Reg. 160/99 and O. Reg. 610/98 under the Electricity Act, 1998.
Comments Due Date:  September 27, 2023

Proposed Regulatory Amendments to O. Reg. 202/94 (General) made under the Pharmacy Act, 1991

The Ontario College of Pharmacists is proposing regulatory amendments to maximize pharmacy scope of practice.
Comments Due Date:  September 26, 2023

Major Case Management under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

The Ministry of the Solicitor General (SOLGEN) is proposing the Major Case Management regulation under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019, that will ensure standardized information sharing inputs and mitigate against delays of crucial information to support the early detection of serial and predatory offenders, ultimately, supporting public safety.
Comments Due Date:  September 25, 2023

General Matters under the Authority of the Lieutenant Governor in Council under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

The Ministry of the Solicitor General (SOLGEN) is proposing to prescribe requirements and definitions with respect to general matters under the authority of the Lieutenant Governor in Council related to the provision of policing, administration of police services, political rights and activities, duties of members of a police service, and duties of Chiefs of Police.
Comments Due Date:  September 25, 2023

Training under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

The Ministry of the Solicitor General (SOLGEN) is seeking to: modernize the regulatory requirements related to police officer training; introduce regulatory requirements related to special constables training; and prescribe a timeline for members of a police service board, OPP detachment board, First Nation OPP board, or of a committee of any of the aforementioned boards to complete required training per section 35 (4).
Comments Due Date:  September 25, 2023

The Local Services Board of Pellatt, Pelican, Umbach, Gidley - Request for the Power of Recreation

The LSB of Pellat, Pelican, Umbach, Gidley (LSB) currently provides fire protection services and emergency telecommunications services to its inhabitants and collects an annual fee to cover these operational costs. The LSB is requesting an amendment to Section 42(4) of Regulation 737 to include the power of recreation, which would allow it to contract for the use of recreation facilities or participation in programs of recreation; carry out programs of recreation; or acquire, establish, construct, operate and maintain recreation facilities, and may charge fees in respect of these programs and facilities.
Comments Due Date:  September 23, 2023

Poor Outdoor Air Quality and Workplace Health and Safety Consultation

MLITSD is seeking your feedback on whether poor outdoor air quality is an issue for Ontario workplaces, and whether the OHSA and/or its regulations may need to be changed.
Comments Due Date:  September 18, 2023

New Heat Stress Regulation Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act

MLITSD is proposing to introduce a stand-alone heat stress regulation under the OHSA with specific requirements that would apply to all workplaces to which the OHSA applies.
Comments Due Date:  September 18, 2023

Proposed new Regulation made under sections 19(2)(b)(iii) and 36(0.1) of the Securities Commission Act, 2021 that prescribes additional purposes for which the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) can use enforcement money

The Ministry of Finance (MOF) is proposing to create a new regulation, to be approved by the Lieutenant Governor in Council, made in accordance with sections 19(2)(b)(iii) and 36(0.1) of the Securities Commission Act, 2021 (SCA), that will allow the OSC to use funds collected pursuant to enforcement orders and settlements for two new purposes in addition to the purposes that are prescribed in the SCA.
Comments Due Date:  September 18, 2023

Proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 664/98 Fish Licensing (O. Reg. 664/98) to enable the transport of preserved bait and the temporary movement of bait into and out of Bait Management Zones  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing regulatory amendments to enable the transport of preserved baitfish and leeches into and out of Bait Management Zones (BMZ). In addition, we are also proposing amendments to allow the temporary transport of baitfish and leeches out of and into a BMZ so that they can be used in the BMZ they were acquired in.
Comments Due Date:  September 11, 2023

Legislative review of the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015 (PRCRA)

The Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015 (PRCRA) came into force in 2018 and established the province's first-ever clear, consistent, and comprehensive set of standards to govern how police record checks are conducted and disclosed in Ontario. Section 21 of the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015 requires the Minister to review the legislation within five years of the act coming into force. The Ministry of the Solicitor General (SOLGEN) is now seeking input from the public as part of the five-year legislative review.
Comments Due Date:  September 11, 2023

Amount Payable By Municipalities For Policing From Ontario Provincial Police under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

Proposed regulation related to amount payable by municipalities for policing and court security provided by the Ontario Provincial Police under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019.
Comments Due Date:  September 11, 2023

Proposed Amendment to Ontario Regulation 909 under the Pension Benefits Act - Extend for One Year the Temporary Rules for Specified Ontario Multi-Employer Pension Plans

The Ministry of Finance is proposing an amendment to Regulation 909 under the Pension Benefits Act to extend for one year certain provisions applicable to specified Ontario multi-employer pension plans (SOMEPPs).
Comments Due Date:  September 4, 2023

Summary of Proposed Regulatory Changes to Strengthen Oversight of Children's Licensed Out of Home Care - Amendments to Ontario Regulation 155/18 - General Matters Under the Authority of the Lieutenant Governor in Council and Ontario Regulation 156/18 - General Matters Under the Authority of the Minister

The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) is proposing to amend Ontario Regulations 155/18 and 156/18 under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) to improve the everyday experiences of children and young persons in licensed residential settings by strengthening monitoring and oversight of licensed settings, by enhancing timely access to health and safety risk information, and by increasing the suite of meaningful enforcement tools available to MCCSS when a licensed provider caring for vulnerable children and youth does not comply with licensing requirements.
Comments Due Date:  September 2, 2023

Summary of Proposed Legislative Changes to Strengthen Oversight of Children's Licensed Out of Home Care - Amendments to the CYFSA

The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) is proposing to amend the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) to improve the everyday experiences of children and young persons in licensed residential settings by strengthening monitoring and oversight of licensed settings, by enhancing timely access to health and safety risk information, and by increasing the suite of meaningful enforcement tools available to MCCSS when a licensed provider caring for vulnerable children and youth does not comply with licensing requirements.
Comments Due Date:  September 2, 2023

Adequate and Effective Policing (General) Regulation under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

SolGen is seeking to modernize the regulatory framework for adequate and effective policing to provide greater quality and consistency in the delivery of police services across Ontario. The proposed general regulation sets out standards and procedures for the policing functions that are a part of adequate and effective policing under Crime Prevention; Law Enforcement; Maintaining the Public Peace; Emergency Response; Assistance to Victims of Crime; and any other prescribed policing functions. Other regulations deal with other specific requirements of adequate and effective policing.
Comments Due Date:  September 1, 2023

Response to Active Attacker Incidents (Adequacy Standard) under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

The Ministry of the Solicitor General (SolGen) is proposing to regulate police response to active attacker incidents to standardize practices across the province and facilitate coordination in multi-jurisdictional events.
Comments Due Date:  September 1, 2023

Major Incident Response Plan

SolGen is seeking to replace the current Provincial Counter Terrorism Plan (PCTP) with a Major Incident Response Plan, which is intended to be broader in scope in that it would not solely be limited to acts of terrorism.
Comments Due Date:  September 1, 2023

Proposal to amend Ontario Regulation 53/05 and/or create regulations under the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 to rate regulate certain pumped storage facilities.  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of Energy (ENERGY) is proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 53/05 (Payments under Section 78.1 of the Act) and/or create regulations under the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 (OEBA) to allow certain private entities to receive payments determined by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) in respect of certain long-duration electricity pumped storage facilities to be developed by these entities.
Comments Due Date:  August 24, 2023

Proposed Regulations Related to Methods of Service, Appeal and Animal Forfeiture Time Periods and Contact Information under the Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act, 2019

On June 8, 2023, Bill 102, the Strengthening Safety and Modernizing Justice Act, 2023 received Royal Assent. The Ministry of the Solicitor General is seeking input on proposed regulations necessary to implement and operationalize some of the amendments to the Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act, 2019 (PAWS Act) that were included in Bill 102. It is anticipated that these regulations will lead to improvements in enforcement, compliance, and animal welfare.
Comments Due Date:  August 21, 2023

Consumer Protections Related to New Home Purchase Agreements and Price Escalations

The Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery is seeking input on: potential consumer protections related to purchase agreements, including a cooling-off period for new freehold home purchases, and a requirement that buyers receive legal advice on their purchase agreements for new homes; and ways to address issues consumers are experiencing with escalations in the price of new homes after they have already been purchased, including proposals to address price escalations.
Comments Due Date:  August 13, 2023

Revisions to the Forest Manuals regulated under the Crown Forest Sustainability Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 167/95 to revise the Forest Management Planning Manual (FMPM), Forest Information Manual (FIM), and Scaling Manual (SM) under the Crown Forest Sustainability Act. The proposed revisions to these manuals provide an opportunity to further modernize and streamline our business processes while continuing to provide for sustainability.
Comments Due Date:  August 11, 2023

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario is proposing amendments to regulations made under the Medicine Act, 1991, to regulate Physician Assistants.

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) is proposing regulatory amendments made under the Medicine Act, 1991, to regulate Physician Assistants (PAs). The affected regulations include Ontario Regulation 865/93 (Registration), Ontario Regulation 114/94 (General), and Ontario Regulation 856/93 (Professional Misconduct).
Comments Due Date:  August 11, 2023

Proposed Changes to the Corporations Act to Simplify Voting Requirements for Share Capital Social Clubs to Continue Under Another Specified Act

The ministry is proposing amendments to the Corporations Act that, if passed, would make it easier for share capital social clubs to continue under another specified Act by simplifying the voting requirements for the continuance process.
Comments Due Date:  August 9, 2023

Proposed Regulatory Change to O. Reg. 138/15 (Funding, Cost Sharing and Financial Assistance) under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014

The Ministry of Education is seeking feedback on a proposed draft amendment to a regulation under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014. The proposed change would require service system managers to process applications for financial assistance with the cost of a child care service based on the date the application was received, and to work cross-jurisdictionally to facilitate access to care, if necessary and in accordance with any policies regarding the prioritization of applications.
Comments Due Date:  July 29, 2023

Review of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017

The Ministry of Community and Social Services has officially launched the five-year legislative review of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017.
Comments Due Date:  July 14, 2023

Proposed changes to the Aggregate Resources Act Ontario Regulation 244/97 and new policy regarding amendments to existing approvals  (source: Environmental Registry)

The ministry is proposing regulatory changes to Ontario Regulation 244/97 under the Aggregate Resources Act to expand the list of changes that can be made to site plans without ministry approval (subject to conditions) and proposing a policy that would provide direction for changes to licences, permits and site plans where ministry approval is required.
Comments Due Date:  July 13, 2023

2023 Ontario Fire Code

The Ministry of the Solicitor General is seeking input on proposed changes to the Ontario Fire Code (OFC) for 2023. The approach for the 2023 OFC focuses on changes that: • Improve harmonization with the 2020 National Fire Code; • Align with recent changes to the Ontario Building Code; • Strengthen fire safety by addressing known fire safety risks; and • Address administrative, consequential, and minor technical amendments. The government has committed to bringing into force an updated version of the Ontario Fire Code by March 2024, as part of efforts to reduce red tape and barriers through more coordinated development of construction codes at the federal and provincial/territorial levels.
Comments Due Date:  July 13, 2023

Adding the Town of Innisfil to Ontario Regulation 277/99, Red Light Camera System Evidence

Amendment to Ontario Regulation 277/99 to designate the Town of Innisfil as a municipality authorized to establish a Red Light Camera Enforcement program
Comments Due Date:  July 4, 2023

A Permanent Framework for Target Benefits

The Ministry of Finance has launched its consultations on proposed regulations necessary for implementing a permanent target benefit framework in Ontario. This permanent framework would replace the temporary funding regulations currently in place for Specified Ontario Multi-Employer Pension Plans (SOMEPPs), which expire beginning in 2024. The objective of the proposed permanent framework for target benefit pension plans is to strengthen governance, improve transparency and support long-term plan sustainability for plan members and employers through written policies, disclosures and funding requirements. Regulations for consultation will be posted to this website in stages.
Comments Due Date:  June 30, 2023

Proposed Amendments to O. Reg. 530/22 to expand strong mayor powers and duties to additional municipalities and set out additional details related to two-tier municipalities.

Proposed Amendments to O. Reg. 530/22 to expand strong mayor powers and duties to additional municipalities and set out additional details related to two-tier municipalities.
Comments Due Date:  June 23, 2023

Regulatory Registry Posting Respecting Changes to Customary Care Arrangements subsidized under the Ontario Permanency Funding Policy Guidelines

The ministry is proposing to maintain requirements in effect as of June 30, 2023 for customary care arrangements subsidized pursuant to the Ontario Permanency Funding Policy Guidelines while the ministry continues ongoing policy work regarding quality enhancements for the regulation of customary care under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA).
Comments Due Date:  June 23, 2023

Temporary Fish Sanctuaries - Opinicon Lake and Charleston Lake  (source: Environmental Registry)

In co-operation with academia (Fisheries Conservation Foundation, Universities of Carleton, Illinois, Manitoba, and Queen's), the ministry is proposing to create temporary fish sanctuaries on Opinicon Lake and Charleston Lake for the 2024 and 2025 fishing season to support long-term bass nesting and population recruitment research.
Comments Due Date:  June 19, 2023

Proposed amendment to wine standards rules contained in regulation (Ontario Regulation 406/00) under the Vintners Quality Alliance Act, 1999.

The ministry is seeking input on adding "Rotburger" as an authorized synonym for the grape variety Zweigelt.
Comments Due Date:  June 19, 2023

2-year Limitation Period for Certain Statutory and Regulatory Entitlements (aligns with Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) Replacement of Settlement System (RSS) project).

The Ministry of Energy is proposing to amend various regulations as listed below to establish a two-year limitation period beyond which IESO, market participants and other persons could no longer seek adjustments to payments, amounts or entitlements that are derived from statute or regulation.
Comments Due Date:  June 5, 2023

A Proposal to Modernize the Veterinarians Act

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is consulting on a proposal for legislative changes to modernize the Veterinarians Act, to allow for legislation and regulations that are flexible, modern, and reflective of the current practice of veterinary medicine, including more current approaches to professional regulation and governance.
Comments Due Date:  May 30, 2023

Strengthening Safety and Modernizing Justice Act - Amendments to Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

Amendments to Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Comments Due Date:  May 25, 2023

Proposed amendments to freeze all Building Code fees

This notice provides an update on proposed regulatory changes to the Building Code, in respect of building code fees.
Comments Due Date:  May 21, 2023

Proposed legislative amendments to the Building Broadband Faster Act, 2021 under the Less Red Tape, Stronger Economy Act, 2023

The Less Red Tape, Stronger Economy Act, 2023, if passed, would amend the Building Broadband Faster Act, 2021 (BBFA). The proposed legislative amendments to the BBFA would create regulation-making authority for the Minister of Infrastructure (Minister) to clarify existing BBFA requirements. The Ministry of Infrastructure (MOI) is also proposing a technical housekeeping amendment to the definition of "proponent" in the BBFA. A third update to the Building Broadband Faster in Ontario Guideline (Guideline) is proposed to provide greater clarity and improved guidance to broadband stakeholders. MOI welcomes additional comments on the above proposals.
Comments Due Date:  May 21, 2023

Modernizing Board Size Requirements for Mutual Insurance Companies

The Ministry of Finance, in consultation with the Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery, is amending Subsections 165 (1) and (2) of Part V of the Corporations Act to remove requirements to constitute mutual insurance companies' boards in multiples of three, and to rather implement a requirement that mutual insurers have a Board ranging from a minimum of 6 directors to a maximum of 15 directors and make other complementary amendments as necessary. The Ministry is seeking input on the assessed impact of this change.
Comments Due Date:  May 19, 2023

Towing and Storage Safety and Enforcement Act Regulations

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is proposing additional regulations to support the implementation of the Towing and Storage Safety and Enforcement Act (TSSEA). We are looking for your input on the proposed regulations before the TSSEA comes into effect. If approved, the proposed additional requirements would be rolled out in in July 2023 (certificate fees) and January 2024 (other regulations)
Comments Due Date:  May 19, 2023

Modernizing Private Career College Regulatory Requirements

The Ministry of Colleges and Universities is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 415/06 (General) under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 to: 1. reflect recent developments in online education; and 2. lay the groundwork for a strategic and streamlined approach to renewals of program approval.
Comments Due Date:  May 18, 2023

Overtaking a Working Snow Plow

The Ministry of Transportation is proposing to amend the Highway Traffic Act to create an offence to prohibit the overtaking of snow plows in echelon formation on higher-speed, multi-lane highways unless a full lane is available to complete the manoeuver safely.
Comments Due Date:  May 18, 2023

Proposed Legislative Amendments to the Trustee Act

The Ministry of the Attorney General is proposing to amend section 27.2 of the Trustee Act to clarify that investment managers, who have delegated authority to invest trust assets, may invest in investment funds such as mutual funds.
Comments Due Date:  May 18, 2023

Proposed Amendments to the Services and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act, 2008

Proposed Amendments to the Services and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act, 2008
Comments Due Date:  May 18, 2023

Proposal to allow the issuance of licences for new dog train and trial areas and the transfer of licences  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to amend the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997, and supporting regulations, to allow for the issuance of licences for new dog train and trial areas, and to allow the transfer of licences.
Comments Due Date:  May 18, 2023

Proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 311/15 - Conversions and Transfers of Assets Under Section 80.4 and Conversions Under Section 81.0.1 of the Pension Benefits Act

Amendments under Ontario Regulation 311/15 of the Pension Benefits Act to extend the deadline for actuarial cost certificates and allow plan administrators to provide certification of how the plan members' consent threshold for the conversion has been met. The amendment would give the CEO of FSRA the authority to request the consent and objection forms received by administrators.
Comments Due Date:  May 18, 2023

Proposed legislative amendments to the Cannabis Licence Act, 2018 regarding licence and inventory transfers

Proposal for amendments to the Cannabis Licence Act, 2018 to establish regulation-making authority to permit the transfer of cannabis retail store licences as well as the transfer and sale of cannabis inventory between licensees, in circumstances specified by regulation.
Comments Due Date:  May 18, 2023

Recognizing Ontario's Career Colleges

The Ministry of Colleges and Universities is proposing amendments to the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 to: 1. change the name of the Act to the Ontario Career Colleges Act, 2005; 2. provide for formal legislated reviews of the Act every five years; and 3. establish the necessary authority for the ministry to refer outstanding administrative monetary penalties levied against illegal (unregistered) and non-compliant private career colleges to the Ministry of Finance for collection.
Comments Due Date:  May 18, 2023

Ontario Regulation 429/04 Amendments

The Ministry of Energy (ENERGY) is proposing amendments to O. Reg. 429/04, Adjustments Under Section 25.33 of the Act, made under the Electricity Act, 1998 (the Regulation), the regulation that allocates Global Adjustment (GA) costs to electricity customers and sets out the rules for the Industrial Conservation Initiative (ICI). The proposed amendments are aimed at ensuring the Regulation fully reflects the policy intent and addresses the concerns of stakeholders identified by ENERGY.
Comments Due Date:  May 17, 2023

A Proposal for the Better Schools and Student Outcomes Act, 2023

The Ministry of Education is consulting on the Better Schools and Student Outcomes Act, that if passed, will amend the Education Act, Ontario College of Teachers Act, 1996, College of Early Childhood Educators Act, 2007, and Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001. The Act, if passed, will help to re-focus Ontario's education system on student achievement, prioritizing hands-on learning and skills development in reading, writing and math, as well as continuing efforts to modernize our education system by unifying its focus on student achievement, putting highly qualified educators in the classroom and strengthening the voice of parents to enable students to succeed in life and work.
Comments Due Date:  May 16, 2023

Prescribing Invasive Species Act, 2015 Instruments under the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are seeking comments on the proposal to prescribe Section 13: Prevention and Response Plans under the Invasive Species Act, 2015 as instruments under the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993. In doing so, all future prevention and response plans will be required to be posted on the Environmental Registry of Ontario for public review.
Comments Due Date:  May 15, 2023

Transforming the way MTO pilots new micromobility vehicles on-road

It is the ministry's intent to continue to pilot new micromobility vehicles and to expand existing pilots when deemed appropriate and consistent with the ministry's road safety mandate. Furthermore, it is the ministry's desire to reduce regulatory burden where possible and streamline its existing micromobility regulatory approach. The ministry is now proposing, as part of this regulatory registry, to regulate these multiple micromobility vehicles under one pilot regulation.
Comments Due Date:  May 9, 2023

Public consultation on proposed amendments to O. Reg. 105/22 under the Credit Unions and Caisses Populaires Act, 2020 (CUCPA) related to the new First Home Savings Accounts (FHSA).

The Ministry of Finance is proposing to make regulatory amendments to align financial insurance treatment for FHSA held at Ontario credit unions with that of other registered accounts (e.g. Registered Retirement Savings Plans, etc.). The FHSA is a new registered savings plan launching in 2023 providing tax benefits for eligible individuals saving for their first home. Amendments would also allow credit unions and caisses populaires to act as trustees for FHSAs, similar to other registered accounts.
Comments Due Date:  May 6, 2023

Pending the Minister of Finance's approval of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA)'s proposed amendment to the Unfair and Deceptive Acts or Practices Rule (UDAP) to ban deferred sales charges in segregated funds, public consultation on amendments to s.10 of O.Reg 408/12 and s.12(1) of O.Reg 347/04 under the Insurance Act.

The Ministry of Finance is proposing regulatory amendments that would enable FSRA's proposed amendments to the UDAP rule to ban deferred sales charges in segregated funds. This ban would protect consumers from high fees that they may not anticipate and is aligned with the direction announced by insurance regulators across Canada.
Comments Due Date:  May 3, 2023

Proposed Permanent Changes to Enable Digital and Virtual Processes under the Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery's Condominium Act

Reducing barriers by giving condo corporations more flexibility
Comments Due Date:  May 3, 2023

Proposed Permanent Changes to Enable Digital and Virtual Processes under the Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery's Business Law Statutes

Reducing Barriers by Giving Corporations and Businesses More Flexibility
Comments Due Date:  May 3, 2023

Amending the Pension Benefits Act (PBA) to remove the reminder notice upon retirement.

The proposed amendments would remove the requirement for administrators of pension plans to provide reminder notices about communication formats to members who are already receiving electronic communications when they retire.
Comments Due Date:  May 3, 2023

Self-serve lottery ticket terminals (SSTs) in retail locations

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) plans to introduce self-serve lottery ticket terminals (SSTs) in retail locations across the province as a means to increase lottery sales and modernize practices as retailers and consumers move towards self-check out models of service.
Comments Due Date:  April 29, 2023

National and Ontario Code Consultations on the 2025 National Construction Codes

Ontario's Building Code is a regulation under the Building Code Act, 1992 which sets out minimum administrative and technical requirements for new construction, renovation, and change of use of buildings. New editions or major amendments to Ontario's Building Code are generally released every five years to coincide with updates to the National Construction Codes.
Comments Due Date:  April 27, 2023

Digital Platform Workers' Rights Act, 2022 - Regulations

The Digital Platform Workers' Rights Act, 2022 (DPWRA) was enacted in April 2022. It provides certain rights and protections to digital platform workers who provide ride share, delivery, or courier services for payment through the use of digital platforms. The legislation is not yet in effect. Regulations are required to address certain matters under the Act before it can be proclaimed into force. The government is consulting on these proposed regulations.
Comments Due Date:  April 27, 2023

Proposal to make consequential administrative amendments to several regulations under the Mining Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

If enacted, Bill 71, Building More Mines Act, 2023 will create new statutory authorities for conditional filing and phased financial assurance, and the decision-maker for some decisions under the Mining Act will change. As a result, administrative amendments to several Ontario regulations will be required. This posting describes the proposed regulatory changes.
Comments Due Date:  April 23, 2023

Proposed regulatory changes to closure plan rehabilitation requirements for advanced exploration and mine production and adding an additional class of facilities to the list of such classes that are excluded from the definition of "mine".  (source: Environmental Registry)

If enacted, Bill 71, will add clarity and flexibility to mine rehabilitation requirements. Proposed regulatory amendments to closure planning and the Mine Rehabilitation Code would make the rehabilitation framework more adaptable to new technology and expert-driven, while ensuring protection for the environment, public health and safety.
Comments Due Date:  April 23, 2023

Proposed modernization of the Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario (ARIO) Act

The Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario Act dates to 1962 with few changes since that time. The ARIO Act has served ARIO, government and industry well, but does not expressly reflect current and future research and innovation needs. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is proposing to modernize the ARIO Act which would help to ensure that the ARIO continues to be relevant today and serve the future needs of Ontario's agriculture sector. In addition to the proposed amendment to the Act, OMAFRA is proposed to amend O. Reg. 127/95 to update the definition of agricultural lands.
Comments Due Date:  April 14, 2023

Proposed Amendments to the General Regulation (O. Reg. 37/09) of the Taxation Act, 2007 regarding the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit and the Ontario Production Services Tax Credit

Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 37/09 would expand eligibility of Ontario's film and television tax credits to include film and television productions distributed online and would introduce a requirement that eligible productions provide on-screen acknowledgement of Ontario tax credit support.
Comments Due Date:  April 11, 2023

New Hobby Mineral Collecting Guide  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of Mines (MINES) wants to provide further clarity for those requesting guidance on hobby mineral collecting.
Comments Due Date:  April 8, 2023

Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 413/05 (Vehicle Weights and Dimensions - For Safe, Productive, Infrastructure-Friendly (SPIF) Vehicles)

The Ministry of Transportation is proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 413/05 under the Highway Traffic Act which outlines requirements related to optional emergency lift axle override control on trucks and tractors. The proposed change would provide flexibility to manufacturers in how they ensure road safety without prescribing a narrowly defined technical approach and provide a clarification edit to regulatory wording recently identified.
Comments Due Date:  March 23, 2023

New Regulation Related to Corporate Provisions Under the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Corporation Act, 2022

New Regulation Related to Corporate Provisions Under the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Corporation Act, 2022
Comments Due Date:  March 20, 2023

Consultation Paper on Modernizing the Consumer Protection Act, 2002

The ministry is re-engaging with stakeholders through a consultation paper that sets out proposals for reform to the Consumer Protection Act, 2002 grouped in two categories broad consumer protection and empowerment, and sector-specific protections. This paper builds on the consultation that occurred in 2020-21 and includes many of the proposals that were in the 2020 consultation paper. Some of the proposals from 2020 have been updated to reflect feedback from respondents to the previous consultation and new proposals are also included. The ministry is seeking feedback on whether these proposals are supported by consumers and businesses.
Comments Due Date:  March 17, 2023

Changes to Panel Composition Requirements of the Law Society Tribunal

1. In certain proceedings before the Law Society Tribunal, an elected bencher lawyer is required to sit on the panel. It is proposed that this requirement be amended such that either an elected lawyer bencher or the Chair of the Tribunal are required to sit on those panels. 2. A motion in a Hearing Division proceeding may be heard by a one-person panel, unless a three-person panel is required. It is proposed that the requirement for a three-person motion panel in certain circumstances be replaced by the authority of the Tribunal Chair to decide whether a one-person or three-person panel should be assigned in each matter.
Comments Due Date:  March 17, 2023

Air Brake Renewal Knowledge Test and Learning Modules

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is proposing to introduce a digital learning module for air brake holders that may be completed as an alternative to the knowledge test currently required at time of renewal. The module can be accessed by drivers at any time, from any location, and will take about 30 minutes to complete. The learning module will be designed specifically for drivers and will focus on operational and practical knowledge a driver should have to operate a vehicle with air brakes. Drivers will have the option to complete either the air brake learning module or the current air brake knowledge test; both will satisfy the knowledge renewal requirement.
Comments Due Date:  March 16, 2023

Proposed Regulatory Amendments and Policy Directive to Strengthen Supports for Youth Leaving the Care of Children's Aid Societies

As part of the Child Welfare Redesign Strategy, the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) has developed a new policy and program for youth transitioning from the care of children's aid societies. MCCSS is proposing to introduce regulatory amendments and issue a policy directive to hold children's aid societies clearly accountable for preparing youth to successfully exit their care and to introduce a new program for youth leaving care, to improve their long-term economic independence through life skills development, post-secondary education and pathways to employment.
Comments Due Date:  March 1, 2023

Extending the Motor Vehicle Inspection Station Program and DriveON Phased Transition

This proposal addresses the need to extend the Motor Vehicle Inspection Program (MVIS) program by six months to ensure business continuity for garage operators during a now extended transition period.
Comments Due Date:  February 27, 2023

Disclosure of Personal Information under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

Disclosure of Personal Information under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Comments Due Date:  February 4, 2023

The Collection of Identifying Information in Certain Circumstances - Prohibition and Duties under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

The Collection of Identifying Information in Certain Circumstances - Prohibition and Duties under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Comments Due Date:  February 4, 2023

Code of Conduct for Special Constables under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

Code of Conduct for Special Constables under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Comments Due Date:  February 4, 2023

Matters Respecting the Appointment and Functions of Special Constables and the Authorization of Special Constable Employers under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

Matters Respecting the Appointment and Functions of Special Constables and the Authorization of Special Constable Employers under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Comments Due Date:  February 4, 2023

Special Constable Uniforms under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

Special Constable Uniforms under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Comments Due Date:  February 4, 2023

Complaints about Special Constables under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

Complaints about Special Constables under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Comments Due Date:  February 4, 2023

Investigations Standard (to include ViCLAS) under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

Investigations Standard (to include ViCLAS) under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Comments Due Date:  February 4, 2023

Lake of the Woods Draft Recreational Walleye Plan  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing changes to the recreational catch limits and size limits for walleye in Lake of the Woods in order to address risks to the quality of the fisheries.
Comments Due Date:  January 9, 2023

Vehicle Pursuits under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

Vehicle Pursuits under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Comments Due Date:  January 2, 2023

Conflicts of Interest under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

Conflicts of Interest under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Comments Due Date:  January 2, 2023

Code of Conduct for O.P.P. Detachment Board Members under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

Code of Conduct for O.P.P. Detachment Board Members under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Comments Due Date:  January 2, 2023