Legislative Update Report No. 2012-07 - Apr 15, 2012

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Federal Government

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
S-1003 An Act to authorize Industrial Alliance Pacific Insurance and Financial Services Inc. to apply
to be continued as a body corporate under the laws of Quebec
Hon. Comeau

Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part II, April 11, 2012:

Sex Offender Information Registration Act

SOR/2012-52 Regulations Amending the Alberta Sex Offender Information Registration Regulations

Criminal Code

SOR/2012-61 Order Amending the Approved Screening Devices Order
SOR/2012-60 Order Amending the Order Approving Blood Sample Containers
SOR/2012-50 Regulations Amending the Pari-Mutuel Betting Supervision Regulations

Broadcasting Act

SOR/2012-57 Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made Under the Broadcasting Act

Canada Consumer Product Safety Act

SOR/2012-71 Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made Under the Canada Consumer Product
Safety Act (Miscellaneous Program)

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

SOR/2012-63 Order 2011-66-12-01 Amending the Domestic Substances List
SOR/2012-62 Order 2011-87-12-02 Amending the Domestic Substances List

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

SOR/2012-65 Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (Schedule to Part J — BZP and TFMPP)
SOR/2012-66 Order Amending Schedule III to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (BZP and TFMPP)

Pest Control Products Act

SOR/2012-72 Regulations Amending the Pest Control Products Sales Information Reporting Regulations (Miscellaneous Program)

Customs Tariff

SOR/2012-73 Order Amending the Renewable Fuel Used as Ships' Stores Remission Order (Miscellaneous Program)

Financial Administration Act

SI/2012-20 Right of Permanent Residence Fees Remission Order (2012)
SI/2012-21 Order Amending the Right of Permanent Residence Fees Remission Order
SOR/2012-58 Order Amending Schedule IV to the Financial Administration Act

Special Economic Measures Act

SOR/2012-74 Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Syria) Regulations

Proposed Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part I, April 7, 2012:

Meat Inspection Act

  • Regulations Amending the Meat Inspection Regulations, 1990

Orders in Council

Canada Gazette, Part I, April 7, 2012:

Canadian Securities Regulation Regime Transition Office Act

  • Order Setting July 12, 2013 as the Date of Dissolution of the Canadian Securities Regulation Regime Transition Office

Royal Assents

March 29, 2012

  • Bill C-34, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2012 (Appropriation Act, No. 4, 2011-12) — Chapter No. 3
  • Bill C-35, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2013 (Appropriation Act, No. 1, 2012-13) — Chapter No. 4
  • Bill S-5, An Act to amend the law governing financial institutions and to provide for related and consequential matters — Chapter No. 5

April 5, 2012

  • Bil C-19, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Firearms Act — Chapter No. 6

Releases, Speeches and Statements

Competition Bureau Canada

April 11, 2012
Merger Interpretation Guidelines for consultation

Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, March 31, 2012:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Notice amending the Notice with respect to certain high priority petroleum substances on the Domestic Substances List
  • Publication after screening assessment of a substance — Phenol, 5-chloro-2-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)-(triclosan), CAS No. 3380-34-5 — specified on the Domestic Substances List (subsection 77(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Insurance Companies Act

  • GCAN Insurance Company and Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada — Letters patent of continuance, letters patent of amalgamation and order to commence and carry on business
  • Partner Reinsurance Europe Public Limited Company — Order to insure in Canada risks

Trust and Loan Companies Act

  • GPC Financial Corporation — Letters patent of incorporation
  • Scotia Mortgage Corporation and Maple Trust Company — Letters patent of amalgamation and order to commence and carry on business

Canada Gazette, Part I, April 7, 2012:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Notice amending the Notice with respect to substances in the National Pollutant Release Inventory for 2011
  • Order 2011-87-12-03 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List

Miscellaneous Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, April 7, 2012:

  • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, change of address of a designated office for the service of enforcement notices
  • National Bank of Canada, relocation of designated office for the service of enforcement notices [New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia]
  • National Bank of Canada, relocation of designated office for the service of enforcement notices [Ontario]
  • Wilmington Trust Canada Ltd., application to establish a trust company

Alberta

Regulations

Alberta Gazette, Part II, March 31, 2012:

Fair Trading Act

Alta Reg 43/2012 Designation of Trades and Business Amendment Regulation
Alta Reg 45/2012 Employment Agency Business Licensing Regulation

Health Professions Act

Alta Reg 59/2012 Physicians, Surgeons and Osteopaths Profession Amendment Regulation
Alta Reg 60/2012 Podiatrists Profession Regulation

Oil and Gas Conservation Act

Alta Reg 50/2012 Oil and Gas Conservation Amendment Regulation

Pipeline Act

Alta Reg 48/2012 Pipeline Amendment Regulation

Proclamations

Alberta Gazette, Part I, March 31, 2012:

Engineering, Geological and Geophysical Professions Amendment Act, 2011, SA 2011, c 3

  • Act in force March 15, 2012

Health Professions Act, RSA 2000, c H-7

  • Sections 152(1) and (c) and 156(j) and Schedule 21.1 in force July 2, 2012

Health Professions Amendment Act, 2008, SA 2008, c 34

  • Section 31 in force July 2, 2012

Securities Amendment Act, 2010, SA 2010, c 10

  • Sections 2(a) and (c), 3, 7, 10(b), 12, 13, 15, 16, 18(a) and 21(b) in force April 20, 2012

Securities Amendment Act, 2011, SA 2011, c 7

  • Section 11 in force April 20, 2012

Witness Security Act, SA 2010, c W-12.5

  • Act in force April 1, 2012

Notices

Alberta Gazette, Part I, March 31, 2012:

Alberta Securities Commission

  • Multilateral Instrument 11-102 Passport System, amending instrument
  • National Instrument 25-101 Designated Rating Organizations
  • Form 25-101F1 Designated Rating Organization Application and Annual Filing
  • Form 25-101F2 Submission to Jurisdiction and Appointment of Agent for Service of Process
  • National Instrument 41-101 General Prospectus Requirements, amending instrument
  • National Instrument 41-101 General Prospectus Requirements, amending instrument
  • Amendments to National Instrument 44-101 Short Form Prospectus Distributions
  • National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations, amending instrument
  • National Instrument 81-101 Mutual Fund Prospectus Disclosure, amending instrument
  • National Instrument 81-102 Mutual Funds, amending instrument
  • National Instrument 81-106 Investment Fund Continuous Disclosure, amending instrument

British Columbia

Regulations

British Columbia Gazette, Part II, March 21, 2012:

Carbon Tax Act

BC Reg 24/2012 Carbon Tax Regulation, amending BC Reg 125/2008

Mineral Tenure Act

BC Reg 22/2012 Mineral Land Reserve (Conditional Mineral Claim Registrations) Regulation, amending BC Reg 153/2011

Securities Act

BC Reg 27/2012 National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations, amending BC Reg 226A/2009

Proclamations

British Columbia Gazette, Part II, March 21, 2012:

Family Law Act, SBC 2011, c 25

  • Sections 473, 475, and 478 in force March 1, 2012 (BC Reg 28/2012)

Manitoba

  • No entries for this issue

New Brunswick

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
21 Rothesay Netherwood School Act
Mr. Killen
23 An Act to Amend the Loan and Trust Companies Act
Hon. Blais
24 An Act to Amend the Motor Vehicle Act
Hon. Trevors
25 An Act to Amend the Tuition Tax Cash Back Credit
Hon. Higgs
26 An Act to Amend the Electricity Act
Hon. Blaney
27 An Act to Amend the Queen's Counsel and Precedence Act
Hon. Blais
28 Species at Risk Act
Hon. Northrup

Newfoundland

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
14 An Act to Amend the Registration of Deeds Act, 2009
Hon. Davis
15 An Act to Amend the Student Financial Assistance Act
Hon. Burke

Notices

Newfoundland and Labrador Gazette, Part I, March 23, 2012:

Canada-Newfoundland Atlantic Accord Implementation Act
Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Accord Implementation Newfoundland and Labrador Act

  • Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board — Call for Bids No. NL12-01 (Area "C" – Laurentian Subbasin) — Closing date November 1, 2012

Northwest Territories

Regulations

Northwest Territories Gazette, Part II, March 30, 2012:

Employment Standards Act

NWT Reg 007-2012 Employment Standards Reciprocating Jurisdictions Order, amendment

Medical Profession Act

NWT Reg 009-2012 Medical Profession Regulations, amendment

Motor Vehicles Act

NWT Reg 010-2012 Large Vehicle Control Regulations, amendment

Cost of Credit Disclosure Act

NWT Reg 014-2012 Cost of Credit Disclosure Regulations

Notices

Northwest Territories Gazette, Part I, March 30, 2012:

Securities Act, SNWT 2008, c 10

  • Notice is hereby given that the following rules have been made under section 169:
    a) Local Rule 25-501, Credit Rating Organizations;
    b) Implementing Rule 25-801, Designated Rating Organizations;
    c) Implementing Rule 31-804, Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations

Nova Scotia   

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
1 Status of the Artist Act
Hon. Wilson
2 Tax Review (2012-13) Act
Hon. McNeil
3 An Act to Amend the Sales Tax Act
Mr. Theriault
4 An Act to Amend the Maintenance and Custody Act
Mr. Bain
5 An Act to Amend the Municipal Government Act
Hon. MacDonell
6 Fair Treatment of Children Act
Mr. Porter
7 Concussion Awareness Act
Mr. Porter
9 An Act to Amend the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord
Implementation (Nova Scotia) Act
Hon. Parker
10 Blueprint for the Future of Public Education in Nova Scotia Act
Hon. McNeil
11 An Act to Amend the Nova Scoatia Tartan Act
Hon. Wilson
12 An Act to Repeal the Petroleum Products Pricing Act
Hon. McNeil
13 An Act to Amend the Education Act
Hon. Jennex
14 An Act to Amend the Trade Union Act
Hon. McNeil
15 An Act to Amend the House of Assembly Management Commission Act
Hon. Samson
16 Affordable Higher Education Act
Mr. Churchill

Regulations

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, April 6, 2012:

Non-essential Pesticides Control Act

NS Reg 71/2012 List of Allowable Pesticides Regulations, amendment

Petroleum Products Pricing Act

NS Reg 68/2012 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices
NS Reg 72/2012 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices

Proclamations

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, April 6, 2012:

Safer School Zones Act,SNS 2011, c 46

  • Act in force September 1, 2012 (NS Reg 70/2012)

Nunavut

  • No entries for this issue

Ontario

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
56 An Act to amend the Legislative Assembly Act to establish the Standing Committee on Public
Accounts for Health Care and Education
Mr. Ouellette
57 An Act to proclaim Constitution Day
Mr. Hillier
58 An Act to amend various Acts with respect to organ or tissue donation on death
Mr. Milligan
59 Regulated Health Professions Amendment Act (Optometry Professional Corporations), 2012
Mr. O'Toole
60 An Act to amend the Municipal Act, 2001 to provide that the head of council of the Regional
Municipality of York must be elected
Mr. Moridi
61 An Act to enact the Ontario's Wood First Act, 2012 and to amend the Building Code Act, 1992
with respect to wood frame buildings
Mr. Mauro
62 An Act to provide for the legislative oversight of regulations
Mr. Nicholls
63 An Act to amend the Taxpayer Protection Act, 1999
Mr. Hillier
64 An Act to require the costing of all public bills
Mr. Hillier

Notices

Ontario Gazette, March 31, 2012:

Ontario Energy Board

  • Amendments to the Unit Sub-Metering Code
  • Electricity Reporting & Record Keeping — Requirements ("RRR") Customer Service Amendments, March 19, 2012

Ontario Gazette, April 7, 2012:

Financial Services Commission of Ontario

  • Financial Services Commission of Ontario Priorities — Requests for Submissions by June 6, 2012

Prince Edward Island

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
2 Municipal Statutes Amendment Act, 2012
Hon. Sheridan
3 An Act to Amend the Legislative Assembly Act
Hon. Ghiz
4 An Act to Amend the Medical Act
Hon. Currie

Notices

Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part I, March 31, 2012:

Egg Producers of Prince Edward Island

  • Amendment to Board Order ECMB 88-2 (EPPEI 12-03)
  • Price Determination Order — Amendment (EPPEI 12-04)

Quebec

Projets de loi

  Référencés à la première lecture seulement
60 Loi visant principalement la modernisation du régime de santé et de sécurité du travail et so
application aux domestiques Hon. Thériault
61 Loi sur les comptables professionnels agréés
Hon. Fournier
64 Loi favorisant l'accès à la justice en matière familiale
Hon. Fournier

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
60 An Act mainly to modernize the occupational health and safety plan and extend its application
to domestics
Hon. Thériault
61 Chartered Professional Accountants Act
Hon. Fournier
64 An Act to promote access to justice in family matters
Hon. Fournier

Ordres Ministériels

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 21 mars 2012 :

Loi sur les entreprises de services monétaires

AM 2012-02 Règlement d'application de la Loi sur les entreprises de services monétaires — Arrêté
numéro E-12.000001-2012-02 du ministre délégué aux Finances

Code de la sécurité routière

AM 2012-02 Concernant le Projet-pilote relatif à la circulation d'autobus urbains sur des tronçons d'accotements d'autoroutes — Arrêté numéro 2012-02 du ministre des Transports
AM 2012-03 Concernant l'accès aux chemins publics des véhicules munis d'un poste de conduite à
droite — Arrêté numéro 2012-03 du ministre des Transports

Ministerial Orders

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, March 21, 2012:

Money-Services Businesses Act

MO 2012-02 Regulation under the Money-Services Businesses Act — Order number E-12.000001-
2012-02 of the Minister of Finance

Highway Safety Code

MO 2012-02 Pilot project concerning the driving of urban buses on autoroute shoulder sections — Order
number 2012-02 of the Minister of Transport
MO 2012-03 The use of right-hand drive road vehicles on public highways —Order number 2012.03 of the
Minister of Transport

Sanctions Royales

26 mars 2012

  • Loi nº 62, Loi no 1 sur les crédits, 2012-2013 — Chapitre nº 2

5 avril 2012

  • Loi nº 29, Loi instituant le Fonds Accès Justice — Chapitre nº 3
  • Loi nº 43, Loi modifiant la Loi sur les tribunaux judiciaires et d'autres dispositions législatives — Chapitre nº 4

Royal Assents

March 26, 2012

  • Bill 62, Appropriation Act, No. 1 2012-2013 — Chapter No. 2

April 5, 2012

  • Bill 29, An Act to establish the Access to Justice Fund — Chapter No. 3
  • Bill 43, An Act to amend the Courts of Justice Act and other legislative provisions — Chapter No. 4

Projets de Règlement

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 28 mars 2012 :

Loi sur les transports

  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur la formation des conducteurs d'autobus et de minibus affectés au transport des écoliers

Draft Regulations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, March 28, 2012:

Transport Act

  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the training of drivers of buses and minibuses used for the transportation of schoolchildren

Saskatchewan

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
37 The Tourism Saskatchewan Act
Hon. Hutchinson
38 The Active Families Benefit Amendment Act, 2012
Hon. Hutchinson
39 The Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan Act
Hon. Morgan
40 The Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan Consequential
Amendment Act, 2012
Hon. Morgan
41 The Miscellaneous Statutes (Municipal Affairs — Municipal Taxation) Amendment Act, 2012
Hon. Hickie

Notices

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part I, March 23, 2012:

The Medical Profession Act, 1981

  • Saskatchewan College of Physicians and Surgeons — Regulatory Bylaws Amendments

Yukon

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
102 Act to Amend the Ombudsman Act
Hon. Stick

 

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