Regulation - LGIC

Proposals to reduce wildlife management regulatory burden

Regulation Number(s):
Ontario Regulation 667/98 (Trapping)
Ontario Regulation 666/98 (Possession, buying and selling of wildlife)
Ontario Regulation 665/98 (Hunting)
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act
Summary of Decision:
Amendments have been made to Ontario Regulation 665/98 (Hunting), Ontario Regulation 666/98 (Possession, Buying and Selling of Wildlife) and Ontario Regulation 667/98 (Trapping) under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act to implement the changes in this proposal to reduce wildlife management regulatory burden.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
The anticipated economic consequences of the proposal are neutral or positive as the proposed changes are intended to reduce regulatory burden to lower business operating costs and increase competitiveness. The proposed changes combined offer potential administrative cost savings for business of up to approximately $30,000 annually.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
June 9, 2020
Summary of Proposal:
Our province is home to an incredible abundance of natural beauty and resources, and the Ontario government is committed to protecting this important heritage for future generations, while making sure our trapping sector can continue to thrive, prosper and create jobs.

The province is proposing changes to reduce regulatory and administrative burden related to trapping in Ontario, which will streamline requirements for trappers so they can continue to make a living, while ensuring the necessary protections are in place so that trapping can be pursued humanely.
Contact Address:
Public Input Coordinator
Fish and Wildlife Policy Branch - Wildlife Section
300 Water Street
5th Floor, North Tower
Peterborough, ON
K9J 3C7

Effective Date:
January 1, 2021