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Monthly Highlights September and October 2011

Highlights for September and October 2011

(Legislative Assembly information updated to October 31, 2011)

  1. Legislation: Legislative Assembly; Regulations.

  1. Governance and Administration: New Regulations; Regulations.

  1. Finance and Taxation: New Regulations; Regulations.

  1. Planning and Development: New Official Plan Notices; New Regulations.

  1. Services to People: Government of Canada – funding for railway crossing improvements; Governments of Canada and Ontario sign agreement, deliver investment for affordable housing; Municipal Tools for Affordable Housing Handbook; Notices; New Regulations.

  1. Environment – Water: Government of Canada Invests in Clean Water Technology; Regulations.

  1. Environment – Other: Regulations.

  1. Energy: Ontario is launching its scheduled review of the Feed-In Tariff (FIT) Program; Consultation is key in green energy projects; Renewable Energy Development: A Guide for Municipalities; New Notices; New Regulations; Regulations.

  1. Other Notes: Upcoming Events.

  1. Legislation

  • Legislative Assembly. A general election was held on October 6, 2011. The 40th Parliament of Ontario will commence in November 2011. The Premier will ask the Lieutenant Governor to convene the Legislature on November 21 for the election of a new Speaker, followed by the Speech from the Throne on November 22 (see Parliamentary Calendars on the Debates & Proceedings page of the website).

  • Regulations filed. A number of regulations which may be of interest to the municipal sector were filed in September/October; see Selected Regulations – September/October 2011. Many of these regulations are also listed under the various headings below.

For a listing of regulations filed throughout 2011 which may be of interest to the municipal sector, see Selected Regulations 2011 to October 31

  1. Governance and Administration

  • Regulations. See:
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 425/11 filed August 31, 2011 under the Fire Protection And Prevention Act, 1997, (Forms)
    • O.Reg. 396/11 filed August 23, 2011 under the Pension Benefits Act, amending Reg. 909 of R.R.O. 1990 (General)

  1. Finance and Taxation

  • Regulations. See:
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 422/11 filed August 31, 2011 under the City of Toronto Act, 2006, amending O. Reg. 121/07 (Traditional Municipal Taxes, Limits And Collection)
    • O.Reg. 395/11 filed August 22, 2011 under the Financial Administration Act (Accounting Policies And Practices)
    • O.Reg. 374/11 filed August 10, 2011 under the Municipal Act, 2001, amending O. Reg. 603/06 (Municipal And School Capital Facilities -- Agreements And Tax Exemptions)
    • O.Reg. 373/11 filed August 10, 2011 under the Municipal Act, 2001, amending O. Reg. 438/97 (Eligible Investments And Related Financial Agreements)
    • O.Reg. 372/11 filed August 10, 2011 under the City of Toronto Act, 2006, amending O. Reg. 610/06 (Financial Activities)
    • O.Reg. 371/11 filed August 10, 2011 under the City of Toronto Act, 2006, amending O. Reg. 598/06 (Municipal And School Capital Facilities -- Agreements And Tax Exemptions)

  1. Planning and Development

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

Instrument Decision Notices

  • NEW button small - English Proponent: Township of Pelee. Instrument Type: Approval of an Official Plan. Ministry: Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. See Instrument Decision Notice 011-4210 on the Environmental Registry.

  • Regulations. See:
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 443/11 filed September 1, 2011 under the Condominium Act, 1998, amending O. Reg. 49/01 (Description And Registration)
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 442/11 filed September 1, 2011 under the Condominium Act, 1998, amending O. Reg. 48/01 (General)
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 441/11 filed September 1, 2011 under the Land Registration Reform Act, amending Reg. 688 of R.R.O. 1990 (Form Of Documents)
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 440/11 Filed September 1, 2011 under the Land Titles Act, revoking O. Reg. 26/99 (General)
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 439/11 filed September 1, 2011 under the Land Titles Act, amending Reg. 690 of R.R.O. 1990 (Procedures and Records)
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 438/11 filed September 1, 2011 under the Registry Act, revoking Reg. 992 of R.R.O. 1990 (Canada Lands)
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 437/11 filed September 1, 2011 under the Registry Act, amending Reg. 995 of R.R.O. 1990 (Records)
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 436/11 filed September 1, 2011 under the Registry Act, revoking O. Reg. 21/99 (Registration of Instruments and Deposit of Documents in French)
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 435/11 filed September 1, 2011 under the Registry Act, amending O. Reg. 43/96 (Surveys, Plans and Descriptions of Land)
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 434/11 filed September 1, 2011 under the Registry Act, (Forms)
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 433/11 filed September 1, 2011 under the Registry Act, amending O. Reg. 43/96 (Surveys, Plans and Descriptions of Land)
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 432/11 filed September 1, 2011 under the Registry Act, amending Reg. 995 of R.R.O. 1990 (Records)
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 431/11 filed September 1, 2011 under the Land Titles Act, amending Reg. 690 of R.R.O. 1990 (Procedures and Records)
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 430/11 filed September 1, 2011 under the Land Titles Act (Forms)
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 429/11 filed September 1, 2011 under the Land Registration Reform Act, amending O. Reg. 18/99 (Documents – General)
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 428/11 filed September 1, 2011 under the Boundaries Act, amending Reg. 60 of R.R.O. 1990 (General)
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 427/11 filed September 1, 2011 under the Boundaries Act, amending Reg. 60 of R.R.O. 1990 (General)
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 426/11 filed September 1, 2011 under the Boundaries Act, (Forms)

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

  • Notices:
  • Act Decision Notice – Title: Proposed Strong Communities through Affordable Housing Act, 2010. Ministry: Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. See Act Decision Notice 011-1726 on the Environmental Registry.

  • Regulations. See:
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 420/11 filed August 30, 2011 under the Housing Services Act, 2011, amending O. Reg. 370/11 (High Needs Households and Household Income Limits - Subsection 40 (4) of the Act)
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 419/11 filed August 30, 2011 under the Housing Services Act, 2011, amending O. Reg. 369/11 (Subsidies for Part VII Housing Projects)

  1. Environment – Water

  • O.Reg. 267/11 filed June 14, 2011 under the Clean Water Act, 2006, amending O. Reg. 287/07 (General)
  • O.Reg. 265/11 filed on June 14, 2011 under the Lake Simcoe Protection Act, 2008, amending O. Reg. 219/09 (General)
  • O.Reg. 236/11 filed on June 14, 2011 under the Ontario Water Resources Act, amending O. Reg. 129/04 (Licensing of Sewage Works Operators)

  1. Environment – Other

  • Regulations. See:
    • O.Reg. 355/11 filed on July 22, 2011 under the Environmental Assessment Act, amending O. Reg. 231/08 (Transit Projects and Greater Toronto Transportation Authority Undertakings)

  1. Energy

  • Notices:
  • NEW button small - English Information Notice – Title: Moving Renewable Energy Forward: McGuinty Government Continues to Build Ontario's Clean Energy Economy. Ministry: Ministry of Energy. See Information Notice 011-4827 on the Environmental Registry.

  • Regulations. See:
    • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 423/11 filed August 31, 2011 under the Electricity Act, 1998, (Payments In Lieu (Section 92 of the Act) Re Generating and Transformer Stations)
    • O.Reg. 397/11 filed August 23, 2011 under the Green Energy Act, 2009, (Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plans)

  1. Other Notes

  • Upcoming Events: