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Selected Bills - June 2012

Selected Bills That May be of Interest to the Municipal Sector

1st Session, 40th Parliament

(Updated to July 3, 2012)

The following list is a selection of bills introduced during the 1st Session of the 40th Parliament. It includes bills which may be of interest to the municipal sector. For complete information, see Bills from the Current Session on the Legislative Assembly of Ontario website.

The 1st Session of the 40th Parliament began on November 21, 2011. (see Parliamentary Calendars on the Debates & Proceedings page of the website).

Government Bills and Private Member’s Public Bills are listed separately below. For more information on each of these types of Bills, see “How Bills become Law” on the Bills & Lawmaking page of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario website.

If Bills have received royal assent and been enacted, or if they have been defeated or otherwise disposed of, that information is bolded.

Government Bills

Private Members' Public Bills

Monthly Highlights May 2012

Highlights for May 2012

(Legislative Assembly information updated to May 31, 2012)

  1. Legislation: Legislative Assembly; Regulations.
  1. Governance and Administration: New Regulations.
  1. Finance and Taxation: New Regulatory Registry Notices; Regulations.
  1. Planning and Development: New Official Plan Notices; New Regulations.
  1. Services to People: Regulatory Registry Notices; New Regulations.
  1. Environment – Water: Ontario and Municipalities Help Protect the Great Lakes; Restoring Great Lakes to Protect Ontario's Future; New Notices.
  1. Environment – Other: New Notices; New Regulations.

  1. Energy: Improving Property Tax System for Green Energy; New Regulations.

  1. Other Notes: Ontario Demographic Quarterly First Quarter 2012; Ontario Population Projections Update; Ontario Economic Update; Census Highlights; 2012 Upcoming Events.

 

  1. Legislation

 

  • Legislative Assembly. The 1st Session of the 40th Parliament began on November 21, 2011 (see Parliamentary Calendars on the Debates & Proceedings page of the website).

 

For a list of current bills which may be of interest to the municipal sector, see Selected Bills.

 

  • Regulations filed. A number of regulations which may be of interest to the municipal sector were filed in May 2012; see Selected Regulations – May 2012. Many of these regulations are also listed under the various headings below.

  1. Governance and Administration

 

  • Regulations. See:
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 149/12 filed June 12, 2012 under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, amending Reg. 833 of R.R.O. 1990 (Control of Exposure to Biological or Chemical Agents)
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 148/12 filed June 12, 2012 under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, amending O. Reg. 490/09 (Designated Substances)
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 145/12 filed June 11, 2012 under the Pay Equity Act, amending O. Reg. 491/93 (Limitations on Maintaining Pay Equity)
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 144/12 filed June 11, 2012 under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997, amending O. Reg. 562/99 (Benefit for Loss of Retirement Income)
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 141/12 filed June 5, 2012 under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997, (Insurance Fund)
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 140/12 filed June 5, 2012 under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997, amending O. Reg. 454/09 (Prescribed Temporary Indexing Factor)
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 67/12 filed May 3, 2012 under the Provincial Offences Act, (Electronic Documents and Remote Meetings)
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 66/12 filed May 3, 2012 under the Provincial Offences Act, amending Reg. 949 of R.R.O. 1990 (Parking Infractions)

 

  1. Finance and Taxation

 

 

  • Regulations. See:
    • O.Reg. 63/12 filed April 26, 2012 under the City of Toronto Act, 2006, amending O. Reg. 121/07 (Traditional Municipal Taxes, Limits and Collection)
    • O.Reg. 62/12 filed April 26, 2012 under the Municipal Act, 2001, amending O. Reg. 385/98 (Tax Matters - Transition Ratios and Average Transition Ratios)
    • O.Reg. 61/12 filed April 26, 2012 under the Municipal Act, 2001, amending O. Reg. 73/03 (Tax Matters - Special Tax Rates and Limits, 2003 and Later Years)
    • O.Reg. 60/12 filed April 26, 2012 under the Education Act, amending O. Reg. 400/98 (Tax Matters - Tax Rates For School Purposes)
    • O.Reg. 51/12 filed April 11, 2012 under the Financial Administration Act, amending O. Reg. 395/11 (Accounting Policies and Practices)

 

  1. Planning and Development

 

  • Official Plan Notices. The following notices have been posted on the Environmental Registry:

Instrument Proposal Notices 

  • NEW button small - English Proponent: Central Timiskaming Planning Board. Instrument Type: Approval of an Official Plan. Ministry: Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. See Instrument Proposal Notice 011-6483 on the Environmental Registry.

Instrument Decision Notices

  • NEW button small - English Proponent: Township of Amaranth. Instrument Type: Approval of an Official Plan. Ministry: Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. See Instrument Decision Notice 011-1692 on the Environmental Registry.
  • NEW button small - English Proponent: Town of Carleton Place. Instrument Type: Approval of an Official Plan. Ministry: Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. See Instrument Decision Notice 011-6085 on the Environmental Registry.

 

  • Regulations. See:
  • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 150/12 Filed June 12, 2012 under the Public Lands Act, (Restricted Areas)

 

  1. Services to People (Social Services, Housing, Health and Safety)
  • Regulatory Registry Notices:
  • Public Consultation on Changes to the Fire Code. Ministry: Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services. Posted on the Regulatory Registry May 11, 2012.
  • The four regulations to be amended are: Ontario Regulation 293/92 Superior Court of Justice and Court of Appeal - Fees; Ontario Regulation 432/93 Small Claims Court - Fees and Allowances; Ontario Regulation 417/95 Superior Court of Justice - Family Court - Fees; and Ontario Regulation 210/07 Ontario Court of Justice - Fees. Ministry: Ministry of the Attorney General. Posted on the Regulatory Registry May 9, 2012.

     

    • Regulations. See:
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 138/12 filed June 4, 2012 under the Education Act, amending O. Reg. 465/97 (Regulation Under Section 46.1 of the Act (Prescribed Municipalities, Defence Property)
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 126/12 filed June 1, 2012 under the Liquor Licence Act, amending O. Reg. 389/91 (Special Occasion Permits)
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 123/12 filed June 1, 2012 under the Ontario Works Act, 1997, amending O. Reg. 135/98 (Administration and Cost Sharing)
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 108/12 filed May 25, 2012 under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, amending O. Reg. 79/10 (General)
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 106/12 filed May 25, 2012 under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, amending O. Reg. 79/10 (General)
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 83/12 filed May 14, 2012 under the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation Act, 1999, revoking O. Reg. 200/00 (Charity Casino)
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 81/12 filed May 14, 2012 under the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation Act, 1999, (Requirements for Establishing a Gaming Site)
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 78/12 filed May 14, 2012 under the Gaming Control Act, 1992, (General)

     

    1. Environment – Water

     

    • Notices:
    • NEW button small - English Policy Decision Notice – Discussion Paper: Healthy Great Lakes, Strong Ontario. Talking with Ontarians about Protecting, Restoring, Using and Enjoying the Great Lakes. Ministry: Ministry of the Environment. See Policy Decision Notice 010-6105 on the Environmental Registry.
    • NEW button small - English Act Proposal Notice – Great Lakes Protection Act. Ministry: Ministry of the Environment. See Act Proposal Notice 011-6461 on the Environmental Registry.
    • NEW button small - English Policy Proposal Notice – Ontario’s Great Lakes Strategy. Ministry: Ministry of the Environment. See Policy Proposal Notice 011-6418 on the Environmental Registry.

     

    1. Environment – Other

     

    • Notices:
    • NEW button small - English Policy Proposal Notice – Development of government response statements in relation to six final recovery strategies published on June 15, 2012 in accordance with the Endangered Species Act, 2007. Ministry: Ministry of Natural Resources. See Policy Proposal Notice 011-6528 on the Environmental Registry.

     

    • Regulations. See:
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 99/12 filed May 18, 2012 under the Environmental Protection Act, amending O. Reg. 524/98 (Environmental Compliance Approvals - Exemptions From Section 9 of the Act)
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 98/12 filed May 18, 2012 under the Environmental Protection Act, (Ground Source Heat Pumps) 

     

    1. Energy

     

     

    • Regulations. See:
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 91/12 filed May 17, 2012 under the Electricity Act, 1998, amending O. Reg. 215/07 (Exemption: Compliance With Section 144 of the Act)

     

    1. Other Notes

     

     

     

     

     

    • 2012 Upcoming Events:
  • Selected Regulations - May 2012

    Selected Regulations That May be of Interest to the Municipal Sector

    (May 2012)

     

    The following are a selection of new (N), amending (A) and revoking (R) regulations filed and posted on the Ontario Statutes and Regulations (e-Laws) website in May 2012. It includes regulations which may be of interest to the municipal sector. For the complete list of regulations filed this year, see the Annual Lists of Regulations Filed under Legislative Tables on the e-Laws website.

    For information about when regulations come into force see: When do Ontario Acts and Regulations Come into Force? on the Legislative Assembly of Ontario website.

    Regulations with a bilingual title have an official French version in addition to the official English version.

    O. Reg.
    #

    Date filed
    (d/m/y)

    Act under which regulation made

    Reg.
    type

    Regulation amended or revoked, or name of new regulation

    150/12

    12/06/2012

    Public Lands Act / terres publiques (Loi sur les)

    N

    Restricted Areas

    149/12

    12/06/2012

    Occupational Health and Safety Act / Loi sur la santé et la sécurité au travail

    A

    Control of Exposure to Biological or Chemical Agents / Contrôle De L’exposition À Des Agents Biologiques Ou Chimiques 833

    148/12

    12/06/2012

    Occupational Health and Safety Act / Loi sur la santé et la sécurité au travail

    A

    Designated Substances / Substances Désignées 490/09

    145/12

    11/06/2012

    Pay Equity Act / équité salariale (Loi sur l')

    A

    Limitations on Maintaining Pay Equity / Restrictions Relatives Au Maintien De L'équité Salariale 491/93

    144/12

    11/06/2012

    Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 / sécurité professionnelle et l'assurance contre les accidents du travail (Loi de 1997 sur la)

    A

    Benefit for Loss of Retirement Income / Prestation Pour Perte De Revenu De Retraite 562/99

    141/12

    05/06/2012

    Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 / sécurité professionnelle et l'assurance contre les accidents du travail (Loi de 1997 sur la)

    N

    Insurance Fund / Caisse D'assurance

    140/12

    05/06/2012

    Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 / sécurité professionnelle et l'assurance contre les accidents du travail (Loi de 1997 sur la)

    A

    Prescribed Temporary Indexing Factor / Facteur D’indexation Temporaire Prescrit 454/09

    138/12

    04/06/2012

    Education Act / éducation (Loi sur l')

    A

    Regulation Under Section 46.1 of the Act (Prescribed Municipalities, Defence Property) / Règlement D'application De L'article 46.1 De La Loi (Municipalités Prescrites, Bien De La Défense) 465/97

    126/12

    01/06/2012

    Liquor Licence Act / permis d’alcool (Loi sur les)

    A

    Special Occasion Permits 389/91

    123/12

    01/06/2012

    Ontario Works Act, 1997 / programme Ontario au travail (Loi de 1997 sur le)

    A

    Administration and Cost Sharing / Administration Et Partage Des Coûts 135/98

    108/12

    25/05/2012

    Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 / foyers de soins de longue durée (Loi de 2007 sur les)

    A

    General / Dispositions Générales 79/10

    106/12

    25/05/2012

    Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 / foyers de soins de longue durée (Loi de 2007 sur les)

    A

    General / Dispositions Générales 79/10

    99/12

    18/05/2012

    Environmental Protection Act / Loi sur la protection de l’environnement

    A

    Environmental Compliance Approvals - Exemptions From Section 9 of the Act 524/98

    98/12

    18/05/2012

    Environmental Protection Act / Loi sur la protection de l’environnement

    N

    Ground Source Heat Pumps

    91/12

    17/05/2012

    Electricity Act, 1998 / électricité (Loi de 1998 sur l’)

    A

    Exemption: Compliance With Section 144 of the Act 215/07

    83/12

    14/05/2012

    Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation Act, 1999 / Société des loteries et des jeux de l’Ontario (Loi de 1999 sur la)

    R

    Charity Casinos 200/00

    81/12

    14/05/2012

    Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation Act, 1999 / Société des loteries et des jeux de l’Ontario (Loi de 1999 sur la)

    N

    Requirements for Establishing a Gaming Site / Exigences Relatives À La Création D'un Site De Jeu

    78/12

    14/05/2012

    Gaming Control Act, 1992 / Réglementation Des Jeux (Loi De 1992 Sur La)

    N

    General / Dispositions Générales

    67/12

    03/05/2012

    Provincial Offences Act / infractions provinciales (Loi sur les)

    N

    Electronic Documents and Remote Meetings / Documents Électroniques Et Rencontres À Distance

    66/12

    03/05/2012

    Provincial Offences Act / infractions provinciales (Loi sur les)

    A

    Parking Infractions 949

     

    Selected Bills - May 2012

    Selected Bills That May be of Interest to the Municipal Sector

    1st Session, 40th Parliament

    (Updated to June 6, 2012)

    The following list is a selection of bills introduced during the 1st Session of the 40th Parliament. It includes bills which may be of interest to the municipal sector. For complete information, see Bills from the Current Session on the Legislative Assembly of Ontario website.

    The 1st Session of the 40th Parliament began on November 21, 2011. (see Parliamentary Calendars on the Debates & Proceedings page of the website).

    Government Bills and Private Member’s Public Bills are listed separately below. For more information on each of these types of Bills, see “How Bills become Law” on the Bills & Lawmaking page of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario website.

    If Bills have received royal assent and been enacted, or if they have been defeated or otherwise disposed of, that information is bolded.

    Government Bills

    Private Members' Public Bills

    Monthly highlights - April 2012

    Highlights for April 2012

    (Legislative Assembly information updated to April 30, 2012)

    1. Legislation: Legislative Assembly; Regulations; New Proclamations.
    2. Governance and Administration: Consultation on Public Sector Plans Begin; New Regulatory Registry Notices; Regulations.
    3. Finance and Taxation: New Regulations.
    4. Planning and Development: New Official Plan Notices; Regulations.
    5. Services to People: Community Immigrant Retention in Rural Ontario; New Regulatory Registry Notices; New Regulations; Regulations.
    6. Environment – Water: Notices.
    7. Environment – Other: Notices; Regulations.
    8. Energy: Ontario Merging Energy Agencies; Ontario to Review Electricity Sector; Moving Clean Energy Forward, Creating Jobs; Improving Property Tax System for Green Energy; Regulatory Registry Notices; Notices.
    9. Other Notes: PPP Canada launches fourth Call For Applications; Exploring the FIR Forest: hidden treasure, analytical power; Grants Ontario; 2012 Upcoming Events.

    1. Legislation  
    • Legislative Assembly. The 1st Session of the 40th Parliament began on November 21, 2011 (see Parliamentary Calendars on the Debates & Proceedings page of the website).

    For a list of current bills which may be of interest to the municipal sector, see Selected Bills.

    (a) April 15, 2012 as the day on which sections 34 to 49, 52, 106, 107 and 110, subsection 124 (2) and section 125 of the Retirement Homes Act, 2010, c. 11, come into force;

    (b) July 1, 2012 as the day on which sections 33, 50, 51, 53 and 54, subsection 55 (1), sections 56, 58 and 59, subsections 60 (3), (4) and (5), section 61, subsections 63 (1) and 65 (1), (2) and (3), section 67,

    subsections 68 (1), (2) and (3) and sections 69, 71, 73, 74, 89 to 97, 100 to 105, 108 and 109 of the Act come into force;

    (c) January 1, 2013 as the day on which section 57, subsections 60 (1) and (2), section 62, subsections 63 (2) and (3) and section 128 of the Act come into force;

    (d) July 1, 2013 as the day on which subsections 65 (4) and (5) and sections 66 and 72 of the Act come into force; and

    (e) January 1, 2014 as the day on which sections 64 and 81 to 88 of the Act come into force.

    1. Governance and Administration
  • Regulatory Registry Notices:

     

    1. Finance and Taxation
    • Regulations. See:
      • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 63/12 filed April 26, 2012 under the City of Toronto Act, 2006, amending O. Reg. 121/07 (Traditional Municipal Taxes, Limits and Collection)
      • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 62/12 filed April 26, 2012 under the Municipal Act, 2001, amending O. Reg. 385/98 (Tax Matters - Transition Ratios and Average Transition Ratios)
      • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 61/12 filed April 26, 2012 under the Municipal Act, 2001, amending O. Reg. 73/03 (Tax Matters - Special Tax Rates and Limits, 2003 and Later Years)
      • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 60/12 filed April 26, 2012 under the Education Act, amending O. Reg. 400/98 (Tax Matters - Tax Rates For School Purposes)
      • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 51/12 filed April 11, 2012 under the Financial Administration Act, amending O. Reg. 395/11 (Accounting Policies and Practices)
    1. Planning and Development
    • Official Plan Notices. The following notices have been posted on the Environmental Registry:

    Instrument Proposal Notices

    • NEW button small - English Proponent: Lakehead Rural Planning Board. Instrument Type: Approval of an Official Plan. Ministry: Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. See Instrument Proposal Notice 011-6314 on the Environmental Registry.
    • NEW button small - English Proponent: The Town of Fort Frances. Instrument Type: Approval of an Official Plan. Ministry: Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. See Instrument Proposal Notice 011-6310 on the Environmental Registry.

    Instrument Decision Notices

    • NEW button small - English Proponent: Brant County. Instrument Type: Approval of an Official Plan. Ministry: Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. See Instrument Decision Notice 011-5436 on the Environmental Registry.
    • NEW button small - English Proponent: Brant County. Instrument Type: Approval of an Official Plan. Ministry: Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. See Instrument Decision Notice 011-5374 on the Environmental Registry.

    Regulations. See:

    • O.Reg. 8/12 filed January 19, 2012 under the Places to Grow Act, 2005, amending O. Reg. 311/06 (Transitional Matters — Growth Plans)
    • O.Reg. 7/12 filed January 19, 2012 under the Northern Services Boards Act, amending Reg. 737 of R.R.O. 1990 (Local Services Boards)
    • O.Reg. 1/12 filed January 4, 2012 under the Assessment Act, amending O. Reg. 282/98 (General)
    1. Services to People (Social Services, Housing, Health and Safety)      

       

      Community Immigrant Retention in Rural Ontario
    1. Environment – Water

    • Notices:
    • Information Notice - Information note concerning proposed Drainage Act and Conservation Authorities Protocol: Protocol for Municipalities and Conservation Authorities in Drain Maintenance and Repair Activities. Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. See Information Notice 011-5257 on the Environmental Registry.
    1. Environment – Other
    • Notices:
    • Regulation Decision Notice - Proposal for Changes to Waste Diversion Ontario’s Governance Structure. Ministry: Ministry of the Environment. See Regulation Decision Notice 011-3966 on the Environmental Registry.
    • Information Notice – Amendments to Ontario Regulation 542/06 – Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste. Ministry: Ministry of the Environment. See Information Notice 011-5676 on the Environmental Registry.
  • Regulations. See:

    • O.Reg. 11/12 filed February 9, 2012 under the Waste Diversion Act, 2002, amending O. Reg. 542/06 (Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste)
    1. Energy

     Regulatory Registry Notices:

    • Notices:
      • Regulation Proposal Notice - Amendments to O.Reg. 359/09 (Renewable Energy Approvals under Part V.0.1 of the Act), Reg. 334 (General) and the Technical Guide to Renewable Energy Approvals. Ministry: Ministry of Environment. See Regulation Proposal Notice 011-5932 on the Environmental Registry.
      • Policy Proposal Notice - MTCS REA Checklists for consideration of potential for heritage and archaeological resources. Ministry: Ministry of Culture. See Policy Proposal Notice 011-5981 on the Environmental Registry.
    1. Other Notes

    Selected Regulations - April 2012

    Selected Regulations That May be of Interest to the Municipal Sector

    (April 2012)

     

    The following are a selection of new (N), amending (A) and revoking (R) regulations filed and posted on the Ontario Statutes and Regulations (e-Laws) website in April 2012. It includes regulations which may be of interest to the municipal sector. For the complete list of regulations filed this year, see the Annual Lists of Regulations Filed under Legislative Tables on the e-Laws website.

    For information about when regulations come into force see: When do Ontario Acts and Regulations Come into Force? on the Legislative Assembly of Ontario website.

    Regulations with a bilingual title have an official French version in addition to the official English version.

    O. Reg.
    #

    Date filed
    (d/m/y)

    Act under which regulation made

    Reg.
    type

    Regulation amended or revoked, or name of new regulation

    63/12

    26/04/2012

    City of Toronto Act, 2006 / cité de Toronto (Loi de 2006 sur la)

    A

    Traditional Municipal Taxes, Limits and Collection

    121/07

    62/12

    26/04/2012

    Municipal Act, 2001 / municipalités (Loi de 2001 sur les)

    A

    Tax Matters - Transition Ratios and Average Transition Ratios 385/98

    61/12

    26/04/2012

    Municipal Act, 2001 / municipalités (Loi de 2001 sur les)

    A

    Tax Matters - Special Tax Rates and Limits, 2003 and Later Years 73/03

    60/12

    26/04/2012

    Education Act / éducation (Loi sur l’)

    A

    Tax Matters - Tax Rates For School Purposes 400/98

    56/12

    19/04/2012

    Courts of Justice Act / tribunaux judiciaires (Loi sur les)

    A

    Rules of the Small Claims Court / Règles de la cour des petites créances 258/98

    55/12

    19/04/2012

    Courts of Justice Act / tribunaux judiciaires (Loi sur les)

    A

    Rules of Civil Procedure / Règles de procédure civile 194

    53/12

    12/04/2012

    Retirement Homes Act, 2010 / Loi de 2010 sur les maisons de retraite

    A

    General / Dispositions générales 166/11

    51/12

    11/04/2012

    Financial Administration Act / administration financière (Loi sur l’)

    A

    Accounting Policies and Practices / Conventions et méthodes comptables 395/11

     

    Selected Bills April 2012

    Selected Bills That May be of Interest to the Municipal Sector

    1st Session, 40th Parliament

    (Updated to April 30, 2012)

    The following list is a selection of bills introduced during the 1st Session of the 40th Parliament. It includes bills which may be of interest to the municipal sector. For complete information, see Bills from the Current Session on the Legislative Assembly of Ontario website.

    The 1st Session of the 40th Parliament began on November 21, 2011. (see Parliamentary Calendars on the Debates & Proceedings page of the website).

    Government Bills and Private Member's Public Bills are listed separately below. For more information on each of these types of Bills, see “How Bills become Law” on the Bills & Lawmaking page of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario website.

    If Bills have received royal assent and been enacted, or if they have been defeated or otherwise disposed of, that information is bolded.

    Government Bills

    Private Members' Public Bills:

    Monthly Highlights March 2012

    Highlights for March 2012

    (Legislative Assembly information updated to April 10, 2012)

    1. Legislation: Legislative Assembly; Regulations; New Proclamations.

    1. Governance and Administration: New Regulations; Regulations.

    1. Planning and Development: 2012 Planning for Sustainability Calendar; New Notices; Notices; New Official Plan Notices; Regulations.

    1. Services to People: Ontario Strengthening Protections for Co-op Residents; Municipal Immigration Information Online Program 2012-13; Community Immigrant Retention In Rural Ontario; New Regulations; Regulations.

    1. Environment – Water: Notices.

    1. Environment – Other: New Notices; Notices; Regulations.

    1. Energy: Ontario to Review Electricity Sector; Moving Clean Energy Forward, Creating Jobs; Improving Property Tax System for Green Energy; Regulatory Registry Notices; New Notices.

    1. Other Notes: Strong Action for Ontario; FCM Awarded Funding For National Mentorship Program Targeting Young Women Interested In Municipal Politics; Grants Ontario; 2012 Upcoming Events.

    1. Legislation

    • Legislative Assembly. The 1st Session of the 40th Parliament began on November 21, 2011 (see Parliamentary Calendars on the Debates & Proceedings page of the website).

    For a list of current bills which may be of interest to the municipal sector, see Selected Bills.

    • Regulations filed. A number of regulations which may be of interest to the municipal sector were filed from March 10, 2012 to April 10, 2012; see Selected Regulations – March 10 to April 10, 2012. Many of these regulations are also listed under the various headings below.

    • Proclamations. The following are listed in the March 17 issue of the Ontario Gazette:
    • NEW button small - English OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY STATUTE LAW AMENDMENT ACT, 2011 – naming April 1, 2012 as the day on which sections 13, 14 and 16 and subsections 17 (1) and 18 (4) of the Occupational Health and Safety Statute Law Amendment Act, 2011, c. 11, which amend the Occupational Health and Safety Act, come into force.

    1. Governance and Administration

    • Regulations. See:
      • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 47/12 filed April 10, 2012 under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, amending Reg. 823 R.R.O. 1990 (General)
      • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 46/12 filed April 10, 2012 under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, amending Reg. 460 R.R.O. 1990 (General)
      • O.Reg. 33/12 filed March 9, 2012 under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, (Offices Of The Worker And Employer Advisers)

    1. Planning and Development

    • Notices:
      • NEW button small - English Policy Proposal Notice - Significant Wildlife Habitat Eco-regional Criteria Schedules. Ministry: Ministry of Natural Resources. See Policy Proposal Notice 011-5740 on the Environmental Registry.
      • Policy Proposal Notice – Simcoe Area Multi-Modal Transportation Strategy. Ministry: Ministry of Transportation. See Policy Proposal Notice 011-5843 on the Environmental Registry.
      • Policy Proposal Notice – Freight-Supportive Guidelines. Ministry: Ministry of Transportation. See Policy Proposal Notice 011-5673 on the Environmental Registry.
      • Policy Decision Notice – Proposed Amendment 1 (2010) to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2006: An amendment and implementation tools for the Simcoe Sub-Area. Ministry: Ministry of Energy. See Policy Decision Notice 011-1528 on the Environmental Registry.
      • Policy Decision Notice – Draft Update of Ontario’s Transit-Supportive Guidelines. Ministry: Ministry of Transportation. See Policy Decision Notice 011-1329 on the Environmental Registry.

    • Official Plan Notices. The following notices have been posted on the Environmental Registry:

    Instrument Proposal Notices

    • NEW button small - English Proponent: Municipality of Central Elgin. Instrument Type: Approval of an Official Plan. Ministry: Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. See Instrument Proposal Notice 011-6107 on the Environmental Registry.
    • NEW button small - English Proponent: County of Renfrew. Instrument Type: Approval of an Official Plan. Ministry: Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. See Instrument Proposal Notice 011-6086 on the Environmental Registry.
    • NEW button small - English Proponent: Town of Carleton Place. Instrument Type: Approval of an Official Plan. Ministry: Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. See Instrument Proposal Notice 011-6085 on the Environmental Registry.
    • NEW button small - English Proponent: Township of Chisholm. Instrument Type: Approval of an Official Plan. Ministry: Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. See Instrument Proposal Notice 011-6050 on the Environmental Registry.

    Instrument Decision Notices

    • NEW button small - English Proponent: Township of Mulmur. Instrument Type: Approval of an Official Plan. Ministry: Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. See Instrument Decision Notice 010-9637 on the Environmental Registry.

    • Regulations. See:
      • O.Reg. 8/12 filed January 19, 2012 under the Places to Grow Act, 2005, amending O. Reg. 311/06 (Transitional Matters — Growth Plans)
      • O.Reg. 7/12 filed January 19, 2012 under the Northern Services Boards Act, amending Reg. 737 of R.R.O. 1990 (Local Services Boards)
      • O.Reg. 1/12 filed January 4, 2012 under the Assessment Act, amending O. Reg. 282/98 (General)

    1. Services to People (Social Services, Housing, Health and Safety)

    • NEW button small - English Municipal Immigration Information Online Program 2012-13 - The Ontario government is releasing the 2012-2013 Application Guide for Ontario-based municipalities interested in establishing locally produced, web-based resources for newcomers. Please check the website for the Proposal Submission Deadline.

    • Regulations. See:
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 38/12 filed March 26, 2012 under the Housing Services Act, 2011, amending O. Reg. 367/11 (General)
    • O.Reg. 32/12 filed March 9, 2012 under the Housing Services Act, 2011, amending O. Reg. 368/11 (Designated Housing Projects - Section 68 of the Act)
    • O.Reg. 31/12 filed March 9, 2012 under the Housing Services Act, amending O. Reg. 367/11 (General)

    1. Environment – Water

    • Notices:
    • Information Notice - Information note concerning proposed Drainage Act and Conservation Authorities Protocol: Protocol for Municipalities and Conservation Authorities in Drain Maintenance and Repair Activities. Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. See Information Notice 011-5257 on the Environmental Registry.
    • Policy Proposal Notice - Drainage Act and Conservation Authorities Act Protocol. Ministry of Natural Resources. See Policy Proposal Notice 011-5657 on the Environmental Registry.
    • Policy Decision Notice – Amendments to Ontario Low Water Response policy. Ministry: Ministry of Natural Resources. See Policy Decision Notice 010-7477 on the Environmental Registry.

    1. Environment – Other

    • Notices:
    • NEW button small - English Regulation Proposal Notice - Amendments to Ontario Regulations 73/94 and 681/94 under the EBR. Ministry: Ministry of the Environment. See Regulation Proposal Notice 011-2697 on the Environmental Registry.
    • NEW button small - English Regulation Decision Notice - Proposal for Changes to Waste Diversion Ontario’s Governance Structure. Ministry: Ministry of the Environment. See Regulation Decision Notice 011-3966 on the Environmental Registry.
    • Information Notice - Amendments to the Guideline for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting (as set out under O.Reg. 452/09). Ministry: Ministry of the Environment. See Information Notice 011-4797 on the Environmental Registry.
    • Policy Decision Notice - Guidance to support the application of subsection 10(1) (the habitat protection provision) of Ontario’s Endangered Species Act, 2007. Ministry: Ministry of Natural Resources. See Policy Decision Notice 011-2841 on the Environmental Registry.
    • Information Notice – Amendments to Ontario Regulation 542/06 – Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste. Ministry: Ministry of the Environment. See Information Notice 011-5676 on the Environmental Registry.

    • Regulations. See:
    • O.Reg. 11/12 filed February 9, 2012 under the Waste Diversion Act, 2002, amending O. Reg. 542/06 (Municipal Hazardous Or Special Waste)
    • O.Reg. 4/12 filed January 13, 2012 under the Endangered Species Act, 2007, amending O. Reg. 230/08 (Species at Risk in Ontario List)

    1. Energy

    • Regulatory Registry Notices:

    • Notices:
    • NEW button small - English Regulation Proposal Notice - Amendments to O.Reg. 359/09 (Renewable Energy Approvals under Part V.0.1 of the Act), Reg. 334 (General) and the Technical Guide to Renewable Energy Approvals. Ministry: Ministry of Environment. See Regulation Proposal Notice 011-5932 on the Environmental Registry.
    • NEW button small - English Policy Proposal Notice - MTCS REA Checklists for consideration of potential for heritage and archaeological resources. Ministry: Ministry of Culture. See Policy Proposal Notice 011-5981 on the Environmental Registry.

    1. Other Notes

    • Grants Ontario - is your source for grants provided by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

    • Upcoming Events:
    Selected Regulations 2012 to April 10

    Selected Regulations That May be of Interest to the Municipal Sector

    (January 1 to April 10, 2012)

    The following are a selection of new (N), amending (A) and revoking (R) regulations filed and posted on the Ontario Statutes and Regulations (e-Laws) website in 2012. It includes regulations which may be of interest to the municipal sector. For the complete list of regulations filed this year, see the Annual Lists of Regulations Filed under Legislative Tables on the e-Laws website.

    For information about when regulations come into force see: When do Ontario Acts and Regulations Come into Force? on the Legislative Assembly of Ontario website.

    Regulations with a bilingual title have an official French version in addition to the official English version.

    O. Reg.
    #

    Date filed
    (d/m/y)

    Act under which regulation made

    Reg.
    type

    Regulation amended or revoked, or name of new regulation

    47/12

    10/04/2012

    Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act / accès à l’information municipale et la protection de la vie privée (Loi sur l’)

    A

    General / Dispositions générales 823

    46/12

    10/04/2012

    Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act / Loi sur l'accès à l'information et la protection de la vie privée

    A

    General / Dispositions générales 460

    38/12

    26/03/2012

    Housing Services Act, 2011 / Loi de 2011 sur les services de logement

    A

    General / Dispositions générales 367/11

    33/12

    09/03/2012

    Occupational Health and Safety Act / Loi sur la sante et la securite au travail

    N

    Offices Of The Worker And Employer Advisers / Bureau Des Conseillers Des Travailleurs Et Bureau Des Conseillers Des Employeurs

    32/12

    09/03/2012

    Housing Services Act, 2011 / Loi sur les services de logement

    A

    Designated Housing Projects - Section 68 of the Act 368/11

    31/12

    09/03/2012

    Housing Services Act, 2011 / Loi sur les services de logement

    A

    General 367/11

    11/12

    09/02/2012

    Waste Diversion Act, 2002 / réacheminement des déchets (Loi de 2002 sur le)

    A

    Municipal Hazardous Or Special Waste 542/06

    10/12

    30/01/2012

    Ontario Works Act, 1997 / programme Ontario au travail (Loi de 1997 sur le)

    A

    Prescribed Policy Statements / Déclarations De Principes Prescrites 564/05

    9/12

    30/01/2012

    Ontario Disability Support Program Act, 1997 / Programme ontarien de soutien aux personnes handicapées (Loi de 1997 sur le)

    A

    Prescribed Policy Statements / Déclarations De Principes Prescrites 562/05

    8/12

    19/01/2012

    Places to Grow Act, 2005 / zones de croissance (Loi de 2005 sur les)

    A

    Transitional Matters — Growth Plans / Questions Transitoires — Plans De Croissance 311/06

    7/12

    19/01/2012

    Northern Services Boards Act / régies des services publics du Nord (Loi sur les)

    A

    Local Services Boards 737

    4/12

    13/01/2012

    Endangered Species Act, 2007 / espèces en voie de disparition (Loi de 2007 sur les)

    A

    Species at Risk in Ontario List / Liste des espèces en péril En Ontario 230/08

    1/12

    04/01/2012

    Assessment Act / évaluation foncière (Loi sur l’)

    A

    General 282/98

    Selected Regulations - March 2012

    Selected Regulations That May be of Interest to the Municipal Sector

    (March 2012)

    The following are a selection of new (N), amending (A) and revoking (R) regulations filed and posted on the Ontario Statutes and Regulations (e-Laws) website from March 1 to April 10, 2012. It includes regulations which may be of interest to the municipal sector. For the complete list of regulations filed this year, see the Annual Lists of Regulations Filed under Legislative Tables on the e-Laws website.

    For information about when regulations come into force see: When do Ontario Acts and Regulations Come into Force? on the Legislative Assembly of Ontario website.

    Regulations with a bilingual title have an official French version in addition to the official English version.

    O. Reg.
    #

    Date filed
    (d/m/y)

    Act under which regulation made

    Reg.
    type

    Regulation amended or revoked, or name of new regulation

    47/12

    10/04/2012

    Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act / accès à l’information municipale et la protection de la vie privée (Loi sur l’)

    A

    General / Dispositions générales 823

    46/12

    10/04/2012

    Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act / Loi sur l'accès à l'information et la protection de la vie privée

    A

    General / Dispositions générales 460

    38/12

    26/03/2012

    Housing Services Act, 2011 / Loi de 2011 sur les services de logement

    A

    General / Dispositions générales 367/11

    Selected Bills March 2012

    Selected Bills That May be of Interest to the Municipal Sector

    1st Session, 40th Parliament

    (Updated to April 3, 2012)

    The following list is a selection of bills introduced during the 1st Session of the 40th Parliament. It includes bills which may be of interest to the municipal sector. For complete information, see Bills from the Current Session on the Legislative Assembly of Ontario website.

    The 1st Session of the 40th Parliament began on November 21, 2011. (see Parliamentary Calendars on the Debates & Proceedings page of the website).

    Government Bills and Private Member's Public Bills are listed separately below. For more information on each of these types of Bills, see “How Bills become Law” on the Bills & Lawmaking page of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario website.

    If Bills have received royal assent and been enacted, or if they have been defeated or otherwise disposed of, that information is bolded.

    Government Bills

    Private Members' Public Bills:

    Monthly Highlights February 2012

    Highlights for February 2012

    (Legislative Assembly information updated to February 29, 2012)

    1. Legislation: Legislative Assembly; Regulations.

    1. Governance and Administration: New Regulations; Regulations.

    1. Planning and Development: 2012 Planning for Sustainability Calendar; New Notices; Notices; New Official Plan Notices; New Regulations.

    1. Services to People: Community Immigrant Retention In Rural Ontario; Ontario Moves to Cap Rent Increases; New Regulatory Registry Notices; New Regulations.

    1. Environment – Water: New Notices; Notices.

    1. Environment – Other: Preserving Our Land, Our Water, Our Health; New Notices; Notices; New Regulations.

    1. Energy: Improving Property Tax System for Green Energy; 2012 Requirements for New Construction; Renewable Energy Development: A Guide for Municipalities; New Regulatory Registry Notices.

    1. Other Notes: FCM Awarded Funding For National Mentorship Program Targeting Young Women Interested In Municipal Politics; Ontario Demographic Quarterly: highlights of the fourth quarter 2011; Grants Ontario; 2012 Upcoming Events.

    1. Legislation

    • Legislative Assembly. The 1st Session of the 40th Parliament began on November 21, 2011 (see Parliamentary Calendars on the Debates & Proceedings page of the website).

    For a list of current bills which may be of interest to the municipal sector, see Selected Bills.

    • Regulations filed. A number of regulations which may be of interest to the municipal sector were filed from January 1, 2012 to March 9, 2012; see Selected Regulations – January 1 to March 9, 2012. Many of these regulations are also listed under the various headings below.

    1. Governance and Administration

    • Regulations. See:
      • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 33/12 filed March 9, 2012 under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, (Offices Of The Worker And Employer Advisers)
      • O.Reg. 466/11 filed December 16, 2011 under the Pension Benefits Act, amending Reg. 909 of R.R.O. 1990 (General)
      • O.Reg. 462/11 filed December 9, 2011 under the Provincial Offences Act, amending O. Reg. 108/11 (Forms)
      • O.Reg. 461/11 filed December 2, 2011 under the Liquor Licence Act, amending Reg. 718 of R.R.O. 1990 (General)

    1. Planning and Development

    • Notices:
    • NEW button small - English Policy Proposal Notice – Simcoe Area Multi-Modal Transportation Strategy. Ministry: Ministry of Transportation. See Policy Proposal Notice 011-5843 on the Environmental Registry.
    • NEW button small - English Policy Proposal Notice – Freight-Supportive Guidelines. Ministry: Ministry of Transportation. See Policy Proposal Notice 011-5673 on the Environmental Registry.
    • Policy Decision Notice – Proposed Amendment 1 (2010) to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2006: An amendment and implementation tools for the Simcoe Sub-Area. Ministry: Ministry of Energy. See Policy Decision Notice 011-1528 on the Environmental Registry.
    • Policy Decision Notice – Draft Update of Ontario’s Transit-Supportive Guidelines. Ministry: Ministry of Transportation. See Policy Decision Notice 011-1329 on the Environmental Registry.
    • Policy Proposal Notice – Updated Ontario Wetland Evaluation System (OWES) Manuals. Ministry: Ministry of Natural Resources. See Policy Proposal Notice 011-1687 on the Environmental Registry.

    • Official Plan Notices. The following notices have been posted on the Environmental Registry:

    Instrument Proposal Notices

    • NEW button small - English Proponent: Brant County. Instrument Type: Approval of an Official Plan. Ministry: Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. See Instrument Proposal Notice 011-5804 on the Environmental Registry.
    • NEW button small - English Proponent: Township of Hamilton. Instrument Type: Approval of an Official Plan. Ministry: Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. See Instrument Proposal Notice 011-5782 on the Environmental Registry.

    • Regulations. See:
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 8/12 filed January 19, 2012 under the Places to Grow Act, 2005, amending O. Reg. 311/06 (Transitional Matters — Growth Plans)
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 7/12 filed January 19, 2012 under the Northern Services Boards Act, amending Reg. 737 R.R.O. 1990 (Local Services Boards)
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 1/12 filed January 4, 2012 under the Assessment Act, amending O. Reg. 282/98 (General)

    1. Services to People (Social Services, Housing, Health and Safety)

    • Regulatory Registry Notices:

    • Regulations. See:
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 32/12 filed March 9, 2012 under the Housing Services Act, 2011, amending O. Reg. 368/11 (Designated Housing Projects - Section 68 of the Act)
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 31/12 filed March 9, 2012 under the Housing Services Act, amending O. Reg. 367/11 (General)
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 10/12 filed January 30, 2012 under the Ontario Works Act, 1997, amending O. Reg. 564/05 (Prescribed Policy Statements)
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 9/12 filed January 30, 2012 under the Ontario Disability Support Program Act, 1997, amending O. Reg. 562/05 (Prescribed Policy Statements)

    1. Environment – Water

    • Notices:
    • NEW button small - English Information Notice - Information note concerning proposed Drainage Act and Conservation Authorities Protocol: Protocol for Municipalities and Conservation Authorities in Drain Maintenance and Repair Activities. Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. See Information Notice 011-5257 on the Environmental Registry.
    • NEW button small - English Policy Proposal Notice - Drainage Act and Conservation Authorities Act Protocol. Ministry of Natural Resources. See Policy Proposal Notice 011-5657 on the Environmental Registry.
    • Policy Decision Notice – Amendments to Ontario Low Water Response policy. Ministry: Ministry of Natural Resources. See Policy Decision Notice 010-7477 on the Environmental Registry.
    • Regulation Decision Notice - Amendments to Ontario Regulation 97/04 of the Conservation Authorities Act (1990). Ministry: Ministry of Natural Resources. See Regulation Decision Notice 011-0884 on the Environmental Registry.

    1. Environment – Other

    • Notices:
    • NEW button small - English Information Notice - Amendments to the Guideline for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting (as set out under O.Reg. 452/09). Ministry: Ministry of the Environment. See Information Notice 011-4797 on the Environmental Registry.
    • NEW button small - English Policy Decision Notice - Guidance to support the application of subsection 10(1) (the habitat protection provision) of Ontario’s Endangered Species Act, 2007. Ministry: Ministry of Natural Resources. See Policy Decision Notice 011-2841 on the Environmental Registry.
    • Regulation Proposal Notice – Proposal for Changes to Waste Diversion Ontario’s Governance Structure. Ministry: Ministry of the Environment. See Regulation Proposal Notice 011-3966 on the Environmental Registry.
    • Information Notice – Amendments to Ontario Regulation 542/06 – Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste. Ministry: Ministry of the Environment. See Information Notice 011-5676 on the Environmental Registry.

    • Regulations. See:
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 11/12 filed February 9, 2012 under the Waste Diversion Act, 2002, amending O. Reg. 542/06 (Municipal Hazardous Or Special Waste)
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 4/12 filed January 13, 2012 under the Endangered Species Act, 2007, amending O. Reg. 230/08 (Species at Risk in Ontario List)

    1. Energy

    • Regulatory Registry Notices:

    1. Other Notes

    • Grants Ontario - is your source for grants provided by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

    • Upcoming Events: