Supporting Critical Transmission Infrastructure in Northeast and Eastern Ontario
We are proposing actions that, subject to approvals, would facilitate the development of critical electricity transmission projects to support economic growth and electrification is in Northeast and Eastern Ontario, while advancing a shared goal of reconciliation by providing economic and partnership opportunities for Indigenous communities.
Proposal to amend O. Reg. 509/18 under the Electricity Act, 1998 ("Efficiency Regulation")
The Ontario government is proposing to introduce rolling incorporation of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) efficiency standards for 24 space and water heating products regulated under the Efficiency Regulation. Through the rolling incorporation approach, the proposed amendments would allow for automated updates to the Efficiency Regulation whenever NRCan revises or updates their standards for these products. These changes are administrative in nature and would only result in updates to existing efficiency levels when NRCan changes/updates their standards.
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.
Revisions to the Forest Manuals regulated under the Crown Forest Sustainability Act
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.