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Modernizing the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act: Proposals to Reduce Burden, Improve Regulatory Efficiency, and Enhance Consumer Protection

The Motor Vehicle Dealers Act, 2002 (MVDA) regulates motor vehicle dealers and salespersons in Ontario and provides protections for consumers. The MVDA and its regulations are administered and enforced by the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC). The Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery (ministry) is consulting on potential changes to the MVDA and its regulations that, if implemented, would reduce regulatory burden, improve OMVIC's regulatory efficiency, enhance consumer protection, and update or remove outdated provisions. The ministry is seeking feedback on the proposals and the questions posed in the attached consultation paper. Your comments are important.
Comments Due Date:  May 21, 2024

Proposed Regulations Under the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 to Support Building Homes and Transit Faster by Prescribing Conditions for Fast-Tracking Approval of Certain Small Energy Infrastructure Projects  (source: Environmental Registry)

In 2023, the Ministry of Energy posted a proposal for amendments to the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 to allow government to prescribe conditions in regulation to fast-track Ontario Energy Board approval of small natural gas pipeline projects. This posting seeks feedback on proposed regulations that would set out conditions if duty to consult is met.
Comments Due Date:  May 17, 2024

Proposed changes to the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 and the Social Work and Social Service Work Act, 1998 to improve information sharing practices for professional colleges and agencies

The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services is proposing changes to the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) and the Social Work and Social Service Work Act, 1998 (SWSSWA) to increase consistency of rules that govern information sharing for professional colleges and agencies to improve the safety of children, youth and other vulnerable persons.
Comments Due Date:  May 17, 2024

Proposed changes to the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 to allow adults with a history of child protection involvement to publicly identify themselves

The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services is proposing changes to the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) to clarify circumstances where individuals with lived experience in child protection would be free to speak of their own lived experiences and can publish or allow the publishing of information about their own experiences in certain circumstances. This proposal is intended to help clarify the rules on publishing this information and provide individuals with more control and ownership over their own stories and experiences.
Comments Due Date:  May 17, 2024

Proposed changes to the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 to enhance Privacy Protection for Children and Youth with former child welfare involvement

Proposed changes to create restrictions on a society or service provider's access to and disclosure of records of children and youth that are held by the service provider.
Comments Due Date:  May 17, 2024

Proposed changes to the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 to improve the access for children and youth in care to information about the Office of the Ombudsman

The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services is proposing changes to the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 to clarify circumstances when children and youth in care must be informed of the Office of the Ombudsman. The changes aim to strengthen the ability of children and youth in care to exercise their rights, improve the quality of services they receive, as well as enhance children's aid societies and out-of-home care licensees' awareness of their obligations.
Comments Due Date:  May 17, 2024

Automated Vehicle Permit (Licence Plate) Renewal - Regulation

Proposed amendments to the vehicle permit (licence plate) regulation that would, if approved, enable implementation of an automated vehicle permit renewal process.
Comments Due Date:  May 15, 2024

Proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 123/04: Apples - Plan and Ontario Regulation 125/04: Apples Marketing under the Farm Products Marketing Act.

The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission is proposing amendments to O. Reg. 123/04 and O. Reg. 125/04. The proposed amendments are intended to make targeted improvements to the framework governing: • Participation in the Ontario Apple Growers (OAG) including eligibility for board member elections and board leadership. • The structure of the Industry Advisory Committees for Apples.
Comments Due Date:  May 13, 2024

Proposed New Regulations and Amendments to Regulations under the Connecting Care Act, 2019 and other Acts.

The Ontario government is proposing to make and amend regulations to facilitate the amalgamation of Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs; operating as Home and Community Care Support Services) into Ontario Health atHome (OHaH), and to facilitate transitions over time of accountability for home care to health service providers (HSPs) within Ontario Health Teams (OHTs). Proposed regulations would define certain OHaH governance details, clarify that OHT members will be accountable for the provision of home and community care services when funded through the OHT, make consequential amendments to regulations that now refer to LHINs, and exempt OHaH from certain provisions applicable to HSPs.
Comments Due Date:  May 12, 2024

Proposed Amendments to the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 and associated regulations to modernize leave-to-construct approvals for pipeline relocation or reconstruction projects to build transit and housing faster.  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of Energy is proposing to amend the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 to authorize regulations to streamline and modernize leave-to-construct approvals for certain pipeline relocation or reconstruction projects to help facilitate key government commitments to build transit and housing faster.
Comments Due Date:  May 11, 2024

Consultation on proposed amendments to the Université de Hearst Act, 2021

The Ministry of Colleges and Universities is proposing to amend the Université de Hearst Act, 2021, to alter the requirements for the size and composition of the Université de Hearst Board of Governors by reducing the board size from 24 to 15 members and outlining the individuals and constituent groups who would fulfill those positions.
Comments Due Date:  May 10, 2024

Proposed Legislative Amendments to the Line Fences Act

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is proposing amendments to the Line Fences Act (LFA) to reduce some burdens under the LFA, provide clarity by aligning the legislation with the Municipal Act, 2001, and modernize the LFA by aligning it with the government's mandate of Building a Digital Ontario.
Comments Due Date:  May 10, 2024

Proposed designation under the Environmental Assessment Act of the landfill site and waste transfer and processing expansion, located in the former Town of Dresden, Municipality of Chatham Kent  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to designate York1 Environmental Waste Solutions Ltd.'s proposal to re-establish landfill operations and re-establish and expand on-site waste transfer and processing operations in Chatham Kent as a Part II.3 project under the Environmental Assessment Act to require a comprehensive environmental assessment of the project.
Comments Due Date:  May 10, 2024

Proposed Changes to Regulations under the Planning Act and Development Charges Act, 1997 Relating to the Bill 185, Cutting Red Tape to Build More Homes Act, 2024 (Bill 185): Newspaper Notice Requirements and Consequential Housekeeping Changes

Regulatory changes are proposed that would modernize public notice requirements under the Planning Act and Development Charges Act, 1997 regarding newspaper notice and make other amendments to support implementation of legislative changes.
Comments Due Date:  May 10, 2024

Proposed Amendments to the Hazel McCallion Act (Peel Dissolution), 2023 to end the dissolution of the Region of Peel and revise the mandate of the Peel Region Transition Board

Proposed Amendments to the Hazel McCallion Act (Peel Dissolution), 2023 to end the dissolution of the Region of Peel and revise the mandate of the Peel Region Transition Board
Comments Due Date:  May 10, 2024

Proposal to amend the Niagara Parks Act to reduce red tape and regulatory burden by removing the requirement for municipal representatives on the Niagara Parks Commission Board to be appointed annually.

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS) proposes to revise the requirement in the Niagara Parks Act for municipal representatives on the Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) Board to be appointed annually. Instead, appointments would be active for a period determined by the municipal council but for a period that does not exceed the duration of the municipal government term. This would streamline the board appointments process, reduce red tape and support business continuity.
Comments Due Date:  May 10, 2024

Changes to the Development Charges Act, 1997 to Enhance Municipalities' Ability to Invest in Housing-Enabling Infrastructure

The province is proposing to amend the Development Charges Act, 1997 to: repeal the five-year phase-in of development charges (DCs); reinstate studies as an eligible cost for DCs; reduce the timeframe for the DC freeze from two years to 18 months; and streamline the process for municipalities to extend existing DC by-laws.
Comments Due Date:  May 10, 2024

Proposed Regulatory Changes under the Planning Act Relating to the Cutting Red Tape to Build More Homes Act, 2024 (Bill 185): Removing Barriers for Additional Residential Units

Seeking feedback on zoning by-law barriers to the creation of additional residential units
Comments Due Date:  May 10, 2024

Proposed Planning Act, City of Toronto Act, 2006, and Municipal Act, 2001 Changes (Schedules 4, 9, and 12 of Bill 185 - the proposed Bill 185, Cutting Red Tape to Build More Homes Act, 2024)

Proposed changes to the Planning Act, City of Toronto Act, 2006, and Municipal Act, 2001 through Bill185, the proposed Bill 185, Cutting Red Tape to Build More Homes Act, 2024
Comments Due Date:  May 10, 2024

Consultation related to proposed amendments to the Redeemer Reformed Christian College Act, 1998

Redeemer University (Redeemer) is a private, religious post-secondary institution in Ontario that was established by a private Act of the legislature. Redeemer has requested amendments to its constituting Act to change the size and composition of its board and certain other related amendments. These amendments are being considered as part of the Less Red Tape, Saving You Time Bill, 2024
Comments Due Date:  May 10, 2024

Red Tape Reduction - Supporting Municipal Incentives for Economic Growth

Red Tape Reduction - Supporting Municipal Incentives for Economic Growth
Comments Due Date:  May 10, 2024

Amendments to An Act to incorporate the Trinity College School, S.O. 1872, c. 111

The Ministry of Education, on behalf of Trinity College School, is proposing to introduce amendments to An Act to incorporate the Trinity College School, S.O. 1872, c. 111 (the Act) that would, if passed, remove ex officio board members from the governing body of the school to address the current operational realities. The amendments would also clarify that the corporation has the powers of a natural person and eliminate any ambiguity related to the corporation's power to appoint successors.
Comments Due Date:  May 10, 2024

Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 73/23: Municipal Planning Data Reporting

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is considering amendments to Ontario Regulation 73/23 to: 1. Expand the list of municipalities to which the regulation applies; and 2. Improve the quality, completeness, and utility of the information required to be reported. 3. Require municipalities to make public a summary of the data reported.
Comments Due Date:  May 10, 2024

Proposed regulatory amendments to O. Reg. 468/18 under the Cannabis Licence Act, 2018

The Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) is proposing regulatory amendments to O. Reg. 468/18 under the Cannabis Licence Act, 2018 to enable the transfer of retail store authorizations and the sale of cannabis inventory between cannabis retail stores in certain circumstances. In addition, the amendments would make changes to tax compliance and store layout rules and make technical changes to the regulation. There would also be consequential amendments to O. Reg. 33/18 under the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation Act, 2017.
Comments Due Date:  May 9, 2024

Consultation on Personal Long-Term Illness Leave under the Employment Standards Act, 2000

The Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development is seeking input on a potential new unpaid long-term job protected leave for employees experiencing serious or critical illness.
Comments Due Date:  May 6, 2024

Regulation detailing new Minister's Permit and Review powers under the Conservation Authorities Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing a regulation specifying the circumstances under which the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry (Minister) may issue an order to prevent a conservation authority from making a permitting decision and make the permitting decision in the place of a conservation authority or may undertake a review of a conservation authority permitting decision.
Comments Due Date:  May 6, 2024

Amendment to Ontario Regulation 316/07 under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006 to expand the boundary of Bigwind Lake Provincial Park  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to expand the boundary of Bigwind Lake Provincial Park, located approximately 20 kilometres east of Bracebridge. Expanding this park would provide long-term protection and enhanced opportunities for recreational activities, such as hiking and backcountry camping.
Comments Due Date:  May 4, 2024

Developing a management plan for Bigwind Lake Provincial Park  (source: Environmental Registry)

Ontario is providing more opportunities to get outside and enjoy more time in nature, including improved access to greenspaces throughout the province. To achieve this, we have proposed the creation of the first new full-service operating provincial park in over 40 years at Bigwind Lake Provincial Park. We are excited to present our preliminary management plan for the proposed operating park.
Comments Due Date:  May 4, 2024

Proposed Amendments to the Electrical Safety Code regulation (O. Reg. 164/99) under Part VIII of the Electricity Act, 1998

Proposal to amend the regulation to adopt the Ontario Electrical Safety Code 2024.
Comments Due Date:  May 3, 2024

Proposed regulations under the new Protecting Farmers from Non-Payment Act to support Ontario's Financial Protection Programs.

OMAFRA is proposing to consolidate, update, and replace the existing regulations that govern the ministry's Financial Protection Programs with new sector specific Minister's regulations which will lead to a more modern and effective regulatory system that delivers greater producer protection. These proposed two new regulations are needed to operationalize the new Protecting Farmers from Non-Payment Act, and to align the regulations with existing policies and industry practices.
Comments Due Date:  April 29, 2024

Consultation on the 2025 National Construction Codes

The Canadian Board for Harmonized Construction Codes is consulting on proposed changes for the 2025 National Construction Codes, some of which may affect the environment. Please use the link to the National Public Review found below to submit your comments:  https://cbhcc-cchcc.ca/en/public-review-of-proposed-changes-to-the-2020-national-model-codes
Comments Due Date:  April 29, 2024

Exempting five Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act orders from certain requirements of Part II of the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993 through proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 73/94  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are seeking comments on a proposal to amend Ontario Regulation 73/94 to exempt five Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act (LRIA) orders that are prescribed proposals for instruments, from the requirements of Part II of the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR Act) except the requirement to post a decision notice. If approved, proposal notices for these orders would no longer be required to be posted for consultation on the Environmental Registry
Comments Due Date:  April 19, 2024

Proposed amendment to Ontario Regulation 390/19 (Prescribed Organization) under the Connecting Care Act, 2019.

The Ontario government is proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 390/19 (Prescribed Organization) to have Critical Care Services Ontario ("CCSO"), a program of the University Health Network ("UHN"), prescribed as an organization in accordance to subsections 40(2) and 40(3.1) of the Connecting Care Act, 2019 (the "Act") for the purposes of subsection 40(1) of that Act that allows for the potential transfer of CCSO to Ontario Health. This will further support Ontario Health's role in critical care.
Comments Due Date:  April 18, 2024

Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 555/06 (Hours of Service)

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 555/06 (Hours of Service) under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA), which requires drivers of commercial motor vehicles to use Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) as the method for maintaining a Record of Duty Status in Ontario.
Comments Due Date:  April 12, 2024

College Master's Degrees in Applied Areas of Study

The Ministry of Colleges and Universities is proposing a Lieutenant Governor in Council (LGIC) regulation amending O. Reg. 279/02 (under the Post-secondary Education Choice and Excellence Act, 2000) to allow the Minister authority to grant consent to publicly-assisted colleges meeting certain conditions to provide degree programs otherwise precluded by the Act.
Comments Due Date:  April 11, 2024

Proposed New Regulation under the Connecting Care Act, 2019

The Ontario government is proposing to make a new regulation under the Connecting Care Act, 2019 (CCA) that would outline requirements that must be met before the Minister of Health (Minister) may issue an Ontario Health Team (OHT) designation, as well as to address exemptions from the integration-related provisions of the CCA with respect to OHT formation activities.
Comments Due Date:  April 8, 2024

Proposed Amendments to the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 to provide the government with the authority to ensure fair and informed decision-making at the OEB to foster affordable communities.  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to amend the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 (OEBA) to provide government with authority to ensure fair and informed decision-making at the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) to foster affordable communities.
Comments Due Date:  April 7, 2024

Proposed Changes to In-person Attendance Requirements for Board and Committee Meetings (Ontario Regulation 463/97)

The Ministry of Education is proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 463/97 - "Electronic Meetings and Meeting Attendance".
Comments Due Date:  April 2, 2024

The Education Act Regulation: Trustee Code of Conduct Sanctions - Maximum Reduction of Honoraria

In June 2023, the Better Schools and Student Outcomes Act, 2023 was passed (the Act). To support effective governance, provisions of the Act, once proclaimed, will expand sanctions for breaches of trustee codes of conduct. One of those possible sanctions is a reduction of the trustee's honorarium up to a maximum amount set out in regulation. The Ministry of Education (the Ministry) has proposed to set out, in a Minister's regulation, the maximum amount of the reduction in a trustee's honorarium as a sanction for breaching a school board's trustee code of conduct.
Comments Due Date:  April 2, 2024

The Education Act New Regulation: Integrity Commissioner Qualifications & Code of Conduct Complaint Process

In June 2023, the Better Schools and Student Outcomes Act, 2023 was passed (the Act). The provisions in the Act, once proclaimed, are intended to ensure effective governance and leadership across all school boards to support the successful delivery of provincial education priorities. To support this intent, the Ministry of Education (the Ministry) has proposed a new regulation to establish the minimum qualifications for Integrity Commissioners hired by school boards to investigate code of conduct complaints and to establish the processes and procedural requirements to address code of conduct complaints.
Comments Due Date:  April 2, 2024

Empowering the Municipality of Magnetawan to make decisions on certain matters under the Planning Act

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) is proposing to amend regulations under the Planning Act to empower the Municipality of Magnetawan in relation to two areas of land-use planning authority
Comments Due Date:  April 1, 2024

Proposal to create regulation to support implementation of the GO Transit Station Funding Act, 2023

The GO Transit Station Funding Act, 2023 received Royal Assent on December 4, 2023. This legislation enacted a new optional funding tool known as the Station Contribution Fee, which allows municipalities to fund the design and construction of new GO stations and recover the costs through a charge on new development within specified areas surrounding those new stations.
Comments Due Date:  March 29, 2024

Get It Done Act, 2024 - Proposed Amendments to the Highway Traffic Act Enabling a New Vehicle Permit (Licence Plate) Renewal Process

Proposed amendments to the Highway Traffic Act that would, if passed, enable an automated vehicle permit (licence plate) renewal process.
Comments Due Date:  March 28, 2024

Get It Done Act, 2024 - Prohibit Tolling of Provincial Public Highways

MTO is seeking approval to amend the Public Transportation and Highway Improvement Act, 1990 to prohibit new tolling of provincial public highways. If passed, this legislative amendment is expected to provide increased certainty to Ontario drivers that any future government would need to undertake legislative changes and potential public consultation before considering new tolls.
Comments Due Date:  March 28, 2024

Get It Done Act, 2024 - Moving Driver Licence and Photo Card Fees into Legislation

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is proposing a change to move driver's licence (DL) and Ontario photo card (OPC) fees into legislation. Currently licence fees are stipulated under Regulation 340/94 of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) and photo card fees are set out in a Minister's Order under the Photo Card Act (PCA). MTO is proposing to move these fees from regulation and Ministerial Order to legislation, ensuring that any future increases can only be made through legislation.
Comments Due Date:  March 28, 2024

Strengthening Accountability and Student Supports Act, 2024

The Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) is working closely with our partners to build a healthy, vibrant, student-centred postsecondary system. MCU is proposing legislation that, if passed, would help create the right conditions for student success and well-being at Ontario's publicly assisted colleges and universities.
Comments Due Date:  March 27, 2024

A regulation to prescribe entities under the Seniors Active Living Centres Act, 2017 (SALCA)

The Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility (MSAA) is proposing a Lieutenant Governor in Council (LGIC) regulation that, if approved, would prescribe entities (in addition to municipalities) that can provide the cost-sharing contribution under the SALCA for Seniors Active Living Centre (SALC) programs operating both within and outside of municipalities. The regulation would allow more types of organizations beyond municipalities (e.g., other non-profit organizations, registered charities, Indigenous communities and organizations) to cost-share with SALC program operators, in order to improve access to MSAA's SALC Program. This will provide more older Ontarians with opportunities to stay activ
Comments Due Date:  March 22, 2024

Proposed regulatory amendments under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 to outline additional provisions for searches of staff, visitors and young persons on the premises of youth justice custody/detention facilities

The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services is proposing regulatory amendments under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA), Ontario Regulation 155/18 to provide clear and consistent requirements that apply to conducting searches of staff, visitors and young persons in youth justice custody/detention facilities.
Comments Due Date:  March 22, 2024

Get It Done Act, 2024 - Amending the Official Plan Adjustments Act, 2023

The government is seeking feedback on proposed amendments to the Official Plan Adjustments Act, 2023 to retroactively reinstate municipally requested modifications to official plans for the cities of Barrie, Belleville, Guelph, Hamilton, Ottawa and Peterborough, Wellington County and the regions of Niagara, Peel, Halton, York and Waterloo.
Comments Due Date:  March 21, 2024

Centralization of Broader Real Estate Authority (CBREA) Proposed New Minister's Regulation

In anticipation of the Reducing Inefficiencies Act (Infrastructure Statute Law Amendments, 2023 (formerly Bill 69) being proclaimed into force, the Ministry of Infrastructure (MOI) is proposing to make new Minister's Regulation to prescribe: (a) 14 entities for the purposes of section 11.0.1 of the Ministry of Infrastructure Act, 2011 (MOI Act); and (b) certain exceptions, conditions, limitations, or restrictions in connection with section 11.0.1. MOI is proposing the Minister's regulation) come into force on April 1, 2024 as part of Phase 1 of the Centralization of Broader Real Estate Authority (CBREA).
Comments Due Date:  March 21, 2024

Proposed Regulatory Amendments related to Proficiency in Mathematics

On November 28, 2023, the Ontario Court of Appeal set aside the Divisional Court's finding that the Mathematics Proficiency Test (MPT) was unconstitutional. The MPT requirement was developed in 2019 to help ensure that new teachers have basic competence in math, with the ultimate goal of strengthening student achievement in math. The Ministry of Education is consulting on regulatory amendments to Ontario Regulation 271/19 (Proficiency in Mathematics) and Ontario Regulation 272/19 (Objects of the Office) that would update the requirements and timelines for the math proficiency test.
Comments Due Date:  March 19, 2024

Proposed Regulatory Amendments to Teacher Assignment

The Ministry of Education is exploring options to increase flexibility for one school year to be renewed based on need, respecting the teachers who can be assigned to teach the new Technology and the Skilled Trades courses Grade 9 (TAS1O) and Technology and the Skilled Trades Grade 10 (TAS2O).
Comments Due Date:  March 19, 2024

New regulation to focus municipal environmental assessment requirements

The ministry is proposing to revoke the Municipal Class EA (MCEA) and make a streamlined EA process that provides a time-limited process for higher-risk projects.
Comments Due Date:  March 18, 2024

Red Tape Reduction- Northern Services Boards Act Modernization

Under Ontario's Red Tape Reduction initiative, the Ministry of Northern Development is undertaking consultation on potential changes to amend the Northern Services Boards Act. The ministry is considering opportunities to modernize the NSBA, to reduce burden, and ensure the Act is responsive to the needs of Local Services Boards and Northern Ontarians.
Comments Due Date:  March 14, 2024

Amending Ontario Regulation 246/22 under the Fixing Long-Term Care Act, 2021 titled "General" to advance the plan to fix long-term care in the areas of: staffing, pandemic recovery and stabilization, and clarifying and technical amendments.

The Ministry of Long-Term Care ("the ministry") continues to implement strategic priorities to the long-term care system so that every resident experiences the best possible 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 connecting seniors with faster, more convenient access to the services they need. Building on these strategic priorities, the ministry proposes to amend Ontario Regulation 246/22 in three key areas: 1) staffing, 2) pandemic recovery and stabilization, and 3) clarifying and technical amendments.
Comments Due Date:  March 10, 2024

Changing Mark-ups Paid to Dispensers under the Ontario Drug Benefit Program

To modify the tiered mark-up framework in Ontario Regulation 201/96 made under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act. This change is necessary for fiscal sustainability of the Ontario Drug Benefit program.
Comments Due Date:  March 10, 2024

Increasing the Reporting Threshold for Property Damage Only (PDO) Collisions in Ontario

In Ontario, a Property Damage Only (PDO) collision involves damage to public or private property, including vehicles and their loads, but no bodily injury to any person. Currently, PDO collisions must be reported to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles if they exceed a dollar threshold of $2,000 or if any door of a motor vehicle that is open or opening comes into contact with a cyclist, a bicycle, or a moving vehicle. The dollar threshold refers to the total value of property damage to vehicles and property in a collision.
Comments Due Date:  March 5, 2024

Proposed New Surety Bonding Requirements for Large Non-P3 Infrastructure Projects

The Ministry of Infrastructure (MOI) and the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) are considering potential regulatory amendments under the Construction Act to prescribe surety bonding requirements for large public infrastructure projects that are not Public-Private Partnerships (P3s).
Comments Due Date:  March 1, 2024

General Matters Under the Authority of the Minister under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

The Ministry of the Solicitor General (SOLGEN) is proposing to prescribe requirements, definitions, and clarification on general matters under the authority of the Minister related to municipal board remuneration, uniform specifications, and reporting requirements.
Comments Due Date:  March 1, 2024

Consultation on Employer Requirements and Experience with the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

The Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLITSD) is seeking feedback on the employer requirements in the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) and the experience of employers using the program.
Comments Due Date:  February 23, 2024

College of Psychologists of Ontario: Expansion of the Emergency Class Certificate of Registration

The College of Psychologists of Ontario is proposing amendments to: 1. Move the emergency class provisions for psychologists and psychological associates from O. Reg. 74/15 made under the Psychology Act, 1991 to O. Reg. 193/23 made under the Psychology and Applied Behaviour Analysis Act, 2021; and 2. Amend O.Reg. 193/23 made under the Psychology and Applied Behaviour Analysis Act, 2021, to expand the emergency class certificate of registration to include behaviour analysts.
Comments Due Date:  February 22, 2024

Regulatory changes under the Endangered Species Act to improve implementation of the species at risk program  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to make regulatory changes to improve implementation of the Endangered Species Act, 2007. These changes will help us continue to deliver a species at risk program that is effective and focuses protections where they are needed most.
Comments Due Date:  February 20, 2024

Proposed changes to how verification certificates are issued for incinerators regulated under the Nutrient Management Act, 2002 (NMA).  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing changes to the Disposal of Dead Farm Animals regulation made under the Nutrient Management Act, 2002. These changes will allow verification certificates to be issued to demonstrate incinerators meet the requirements of the regulation. We are also seeking input on opportunities to make the verification certificate more efficient.
Comments Due Date:  February 20, 2024

Additional proposed regulatory changes related to the Integrated Community Health Services Centres Act, 2023

A regulatory amendment to prescribe a new inspecting (quality assurance) body under the Integrated Community Health Services Centres Act, 2023, a related consequential regulatory amendment under the Medicine Act, 1991, and a housekeeping regulatory amendment to the Health Insurance Act, 1990.
Comments Due Date:  February 16, 2024

Consultation on proposed Building Code amendments to expand provisions of Encapsulated Mass Timber Construction

The Ministry is proposing changes to the Ontario Building Code related to the use, maximum height and application of Encapsulated Mass Timber Construction (EMTC). If approved, these changes would allow for an expanded use of mass timber construction, would facilitate faster construction, reduce on site disruption and have environmental benefits.
Comments Due Date:  February 16, 2024

Regulations for Ontario Provincial Police (O.P.P.) detachment boards under Part V of the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019 (CSPA)

Regulations for Ontario Provincial Police (O.P.P.) detachment boards under Part V of the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019 (CSPA)
Comments Due Date:  February 13, 2024

Consultation on a proposed Regulation under the At Your Service Act, 2022

We want to give businesses more predictability around permit and license service timelines. Please share your thoughts on the Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery's proposed new regulation.
Comments Due Date:  February 12, 2024

Proposed amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA), if Bill 149, the Working for Workers Four Act, 2023, passes

The Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development is proposing to amend the ESA to: clarify employee wage protections where a customer has stolen goods or services; require that employees are paid for trial periods; require that employers disclose certain tipping policies; set out methods for the payment of tips and provide that employees would select the account if they are paid wages or tips by direct deposit; require employers to include pay information and disclose the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in job postings, and prohibit the requirement of Canadian experience in job postings; and clarify vacation pay provisions.
Comments Due Date:  February 7, 2024

Proposed Change to Support Building Homes and Transit Faster and Support Electrification by amending the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 Requirement for a Leave to Construct  (source: Environmental Registry)

Propose amending the Ontario Energy Board Act to allow government to prescribe conditions in regulation to fast-track projects through the Ontario Energy Board's Leave-to-Construct (LTC). If passed, government may propose regulations to exempt energy infrastructure costing between $2 and $10 million from LTC, if duty to consult is met.
Comments Due Date:  February 3, 2024

Centralization of Broader Real Estate Authority (CBREA) Proposed Regulatory Amendments

If the proposed amendments to four Lieutenant Governor in Council (LGIC) regulations are approved and come into force, it would make the authority of prescribed entities to deal with real property subject to any limits imposed by section 11.0.1 of the Ministry of Infrastructure Act, 2011 (MOI Act). Therefore, if a regulation is made prescribing the four entities for the purposes of section 11.0.1 of the MOI Act, this would remove and/or modify the realty authority of these four entities under Phase 1 of the CBREA initiative and provide the Minister of Infrastructure with control of real property previously under the control of the entities.
Comments Due Date:  February 2, 2024

Amendments to Ontario Regulation 246/22 under the Fixing Long-Term Care Act, 2021 to align with the Health and Supportive Care Providers Oversight Authority

The Ministry of Long-Term Care is continuing to improve 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. Based on these priorities, the Ministry is seeking to align the qualifications for personal support workers in Ontario Regulation 246/22 with the proposed registration pathways for the Health and Supportive Care Providers Oversight Authority to ensure consistency and clarity for residents, employers, families, and caregivers.
Comments Due Date:  January 15, 2024

Regulations Pertaining to the Health and Supportive Care Providers Oversight Authority (the Authority)

Regulations under the Health and Supportive Care Providers Oversight Authority Act, 2021 (HSCPOA Act). These objects include (but not limited) to: 1. administer the HSCPOA Act and the regulations, including overseeing their enforcement; 2. establish educational and skills-based qualifications for each class of registrants; 3. establish visual marks or identifiers for use by registrants that can identify registrants to members of the public; 4. promote the provision of safe, competent, ethical and high-quality health and supportive care services by registrants; 5. establish codes of ethics in relation to services they provide to members of the public.
Comments Due Date:  January 15, 2024

Ontario College of Pharmacists: General Regulation 202/94 made under the Pharmacy Act, 1991, and consequential amendments to other regulations and statutes.

The Ontario College of Pharmacists (College) is proposing amendments to O. Reg. 202/94 made under the Pharmacy Act, 1991, to update the requirements for registration with the College. The College is also updating provisions pertaining to its quality assurance program. The Ministry of Health is also proposing consequential amendments to regulations made under various statutes to ensure consistency with the newly created registration classes proposed by the College. These include O. Reg. 107/96 (Controlled Acts) made under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, and O. Reg. 45/22: General made under the Laboratory and Specimen Collection Centre Licensing Act, 1990.
Comments Due Date:  January 12, 2024

Proposed Amendments to O.Reg. 212/17 under the Investment Management Corporation of Ontario Act, 2015 ("IMCO Act")

The proposed regulatory amendment would prescribe Tarion Warranty Corporation as an eligible member of IMCO. This would allow Tarion Warranty Corporation to hire IMCO to manage the Tarion Guarantee Fund, if it so desires.
Comments Due Date:  January 6, 2024

Preventing Unethical Puppy Sales Act, 2023 to Amend the Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act, 2019

Preventing Unethical Puppy Sales Act, 2023 to Amend the Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act, 2019
Comments Due Date:  January 4, 2024

Proposing Administrative Monetary Penalties under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997

The Ministry of the Solicitor General is seeking input on proposed amendments to the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 (FPPA) that would enable an administrative monetary penalty (AMP) framework for contraventions of the FPPA and its regulations. This would allow the ministry to develop a new mechanism to improve and augment enforcement and compliance with the FPPA and its regulations, such as the Ontario Fire Code. AMPs provide an enforcement option imposed through an administrative process and do not result in a criminal record or imprisonment. AMPs can be imposed instead of, or in addition to, other enforcement measures.
Comments Due Date:  January 2, 2024