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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