Regulation - Other

Proposed regulations to support proclamation of schedules, 6, 7 and 8 of the Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017 and the proclamation of the Not-For-Profit Corporations Act, 2010

Regulation Number(s):
Business Corporations Act – Amending Reg. 62 of R.R.O. 1990 (GENERAL)
Business Corporations Act – Names and Filing Requirements
Business Names Act – (GENERAL)
Business Names Act – Revoking O. Reg. 18/07
Corporations Act – Amending Reg. 181 of R.R.O. 1990 (GENERAL)
Corporations Act – Filings
Corporations Information Act – (GENERAL)
Extra-Provincial Corporations Act – (GENERAL)
Limited Partnerships Act – Form For Power of Attorney
Limited Partnerships Act – (GENERAL)
Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 – Names and Filings
Instrument Type:
Regulation - Other
Bill or Act:
Business Law Statutes
Summary of Proposal:
There are 11 regulations as part of consultation package under the following Acts:
• Business Corporations Act
• Business Names Act
• Corporations Act
• Corporations Information Act
• Extra-provincial Corporations Act
• Limited Partnerships Act
• Not-For-Profit Corporations Act, 2010

Generally, the proposed regulations will provide the following:
rules governing names, including prohibited, restricted and permitted words or expressions, and punctuation and other marks, as well as rules respecting the form and language of a name;

rules respecting the content, form, and filing (both paper and electronic) of articles, applications, and other documents;

a listing of supporting documents required to accompany articles and applications filed under the Acts;

removing references to requirements for manual signatures, and making consequential amendments, including revoking regulations where appropriate to align with legislative authorities; and

other technical amendments to accommodate electronic filing.

The ministry has also posted a related proposal, ''Proposed regulations to support proclamation of the Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010."
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
June 5, 2020
Comments Due Date:
June 22, 2020
Contact Address:
Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
Company and Personal Property Policy and Regulatory Services Unit
393 University Avenue, Suite 200
Toronto, ON M5G 2M2
Attn: Andrew Bonisteel