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Recent events on the Registry, including new and updated proposals and approved regulations

Amendments to Ontario Regulation 667/98 (Trapping) made under Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997 to update technical specifications of relaxing cable restraints used for trapping.

We are proposing regulatory amendments Ontario Regulation 667/98 (Trapping) under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act,1997 (FWCA), to change design specifications of relaxing cable restraints used for trapping in Ontario. Changes are being proposed to the maximum rating of breakaway components and minimum cable loop requirements.


Proposed amendments to Regulation O. Reg. 329/04 (General) under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA) to support contribution to the provincial Electronic Health Record

The Ministry of Health is posting a notice of a proposed regulation to amend O. Reg. 329/04 (General) made under PHIPA ("the PHIPA General Regulation") that would support enhancing data completeness in the provincial Electronic Health Record (EHR). In addition to the existing requirement for operators of public hospitals, the proposed amendments would, if approved, require operators of accredited community pharmacies and integrated community health services centres to contribute certain personal health information to the EHR as requested by Ontario Health and in accordance with OH's interoperability specifications.


2020-2025 Review of Ontario's Anti-Human Trafficking Strategy

We are working to combat human trafficking through Ontario's five-year Anti-Human Trafficking Strategy that began in 2020. Our strategy has focused on four key pillars: 1. Raise Awareness of the Issue 2. Protect Victims and Intervene Early 3. Support Survivors 4. Hold Offenders Accountable. As the five-year strategy is coming to a conclusion, we are looking for feedback that will help shape Ontario's next steps in combatting human trafficking - including how we can better support survivors and protect people who experience greater risk of being targeted and trafficked.


Proposed change to the AgriInsurance Program - Designation of Agricultural Products.

OMAFRA is proposing an amendment to O. Reg. 267/15 under the Agricultural Products Insurance Act, 1996 to add rye to the list of designated agricultural product for which Agricorp must offer a contract of insurance under the AgriInsurance Program. This change is needed to allow Agricorp to offer an AgriInsurance plan for fall rye grown for grain.


Public consultation on proposed amendments to the Succession Law Reform Act (SLRA) to offer greater clarity to substitute decision makers and financial institutions regarding beneficiary designations for a plan.

The Ministry of Attorney General (MAG) is considering possible amendments to the Succession Law Reform Act (SLRA) to clarify that, where a beneficiary designation for a plan (as defined in s. 50 of the SLRA) has been made by instrument, substitute decision-makers may, by instrument, designate a beneficiary if the plan is being renewed, replaced with, converted or transferred to a similar instrument and the beneficiary remains the same.


Proposed changes to the Ontario Heritage Act and O.Reg. 385/21 General with respect to certain alteration requests

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.


Proposed Regulatory Amendments to the O.Reg. 570/05 (Licensing of Electrical Contractors and Master Electricians Regulation)

The Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery (MPBSD) is proposing regulatory amendments to O.Reg. 570/05 (Licensing of Electrical Contractors and Master Electricians) to support the Electrical Safety Authority's (ESA) initiative to modernize its licence renewal process for master electricians and licensed electrical contractors.


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

The ministry is seeking input on a series of amendments to Ontario Regulation 406/00 under the Vintners Quality Alliance Act, 1999


Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 701/20 - General, made under the Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2020

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is proposing amendments to O. Reg 701/20 in response to a decision of the Superior Court of Justice in Animal Justice et al. v. The Attorney General of Ontario.


Lake of the Woods Draft Recreational Walleye Plan

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.


Eligibility for Commissions under the Great Seal ("King's Commissions") under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

The Ministry of the Solicitor General (SOLGEN) is proposing to prescribe the rank at which police officers and First Nation Officers are eligible to receive a Commission under the Great Seal ("King's Commissions").


Requirements for Menstrual Products at Construction Projects

Amendments to O. Reg. 213/91 (Construction Projects) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) have been approved to require that menstrual products be provided at projects expected to last three months or more and at which twenty or more workers are regularly employed.


Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 347/18 (Exemptions) made under the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015 pertaining to the child and youth services sector.

Proposed amendments to O. Reg 347/18 (Exemptions) made under the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015 (PRCRA) to enable a standard approach to police record searches for individuals involved in the provision of services governed by the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) and the Intercountry Adoption Act, 1998 (IAA).


Amending Ontario Regulation 682/21 to Prescribe Hazel McCallion Light Rail Transit Line Extensions under the Building Transit Faster Act, 2020

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is proposing to add the Hazel McCallion Light Rail Transit Line extensions connecting to the downtown area of the City of Mississauga in the area known as Square One and connecting to the downtown area of the City of Brampton along Hurontario Street and Main Street commencing at the intersection of Steeles Avenue and Hurontario Street, as a priority transit project, under Ontario Regulation (O. Reg.) 682/21: Priority Transit Projects, under the Building Transit Faster Act, 2020.


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

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.