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New Act regarding the Duffins Rouge Agricultural Preserve easements and covenants.  (source: Environmental Registry)

To align with the broader proposed amendments to return lands to the Greenbelt proposal is and to continue the protections of the easements and covenants applicable to the Duffins Rouge Agricultural Preserve and repeal the Duffins Rouge Agricultural Preserve Repeal Act, 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

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

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

Proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 783/20 (General) made under the Farm Registration and Farm Organizations Funding Act, (FRFOFA) aimed at reducing administrative burden and supporting program delivery.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is proposing to make amendments to the O. Reg. 783/20, which guides the delivery of the Farm Business Registration (FBR) program, as well as sets out the process by which Accredited Farm Organizations (AFO) are accredited and a francophone organization is determined to be eligible to receive special funding under the FRFOFA.
Comments Due Date:  November 24, 2023

Proposed Legislative Amendments to the Agricultural and Horticultural Organizations Act

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is proposing amendments to the Agricultural and Horticultural Organizations Act (AHOA) regarding: • payments to directors, officers and members for services performed in capacities other than their official duties, and • the requirement to submit annual audited financial statements.
Comments Due Date:  November 21, 2023

Revocation of Un-proclaimed Sections of the Farm Registration and Farm Organizations Funding Act, 1993 (FRFOFA)

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is proposing to revoke sections 5 and 7 of the Restoring Ontario's Competitiveness Act, 2019 (ROCA). The effect of these revocations will be to remove the un-proclaimed and obsolete sections 2, 3 and 21 of the FRFOFA given that these sections have already been replaced with newer provisions.
Comments Due Date:  November 21, 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

Consultation on a draft regulation proposal to specify large project locate requests under the Ontario Underground Infrastructure Notification System Act, 2012

The Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery (MPBSD) is developing a proposed 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. A second regulatory phase would establish process obligations for excavators when submitting large project locate requests. The first phase is proposed to be in effect for the next dig season in May 2024 and the second phase to come into effect in early 2025.
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

Protecting Black Ash and its habitat under the Endangered Species Act, 2007  (source: Environmental Registry)

Ontario is proposing regulations that will set out how Black Ash and its habitat will be protected under the Endangered Species Act, 2007.
Comments Due Date:  November 2, 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