Legislative Update Report No. 2012-08 April 30, 2012

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Federal Government

 

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
C-37 An Act to amend the Criminal Code
Hon. Nicholson
C-38 An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012
and other measures
Hon. Flaherty

 

Senate

  Referenced only on first reading
S-10 An Act to implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions
Hon. LeBreton

 

Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part II, April 25, 2012:

Criminal Code

SI/2012-30 Criminal Rules of the Ontario Court of Justice

Financial Administration Act

SOR/2012-76 Regulations Amending the Regulations Exempting a Department and Parent Crown Corporations from the Requirements of Subsections 65.1(1) and 131.1(1) of the Financial Administration Act

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Agreement Act

SOR/2012-81 Order Amending the Schedule to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Agreement Act

 

Proposed Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part I, April 14, 2012:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Heavy-duty Vehicle and Engine Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part I, April 21, 2012:

Species at Risk Act

  • Order Amending Schedule 1 to the Species at Risk Act

 

Proclamations

Canada Gazette, Part II, April 25, 2012:

Ending the Long-gun Registry Act, SC 2012, c 6

  • Act in force April 5, 2012 (SI/2012-28)

Competition Bureau

April 12, 2012
Bureau published Merger Review Performance Report

 

Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, April 21, 2012:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Publication after screening assessment of five heavy fuel oil substances specified on the Domestic Substances List (subsection 77(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)
  • Publication after screening assessment of three low boiling point naphtha substances specified on the Domestic Substances List (subsection 77(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

 

Miscellaneous Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, April 14, 2012:

  • Arch Insurance Company, assumption reinsurance agreement

Canada Gazette, Part I, April 21, 2012:

  • Icarom Public Limited Company, assumption reinsurance agreement

 

Commissions

Canada Gazette, Part I, April 21, 2012:

Canada-Newfoundland Atlantic Accord Implementation Act

  • Call for Bids No. NL12-02 (Area "C" — Flemish Pass), closing date November 1, 2012

Canadian Environmental Assessment Act

  • Replacement class screening report — Annual Minor Re-dredging Program Western Newfoundland and Southern Labrador — Public notice

Canada Agricultural Products Act

  • Notice of intent with respect to a proposal to establish an importer licensing regime

 

Supplements

Canada Gazette, Part I, April 14, 2012:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Notice requiring the preparation and implementation of pollution prevention plans with respect to bisphenol A in industrial effluents

Canada Gazette, Part I, April 21, 2012:

Copyright Board

  • Statement of Proposed Royalties to Be Collected by CMRRA-SODRAC Inc. for the Reproduction of Musical Works, in Canada, by Multi-Channel Subscription Radio Services in 2013

 

 

Alberta

 

Regulations

Alberta Gazette, Part II, April 14, 2012:

Traffic Safety Act

Alta Reg 73/2012 Operator Licensing and Vehicle Control Amendment Regulation
Alta Reg 64/2012 Vehicle Inspection Amendment Regulation

 

 

British Columbia

 

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
33 Justice Statutes Amendment Act, 2012
Hon. Bond
34 Limitation Act
Hon. Bond
35 Pharmaceutical Services Act
Hon. de Jong

 

Regulations

British Columbia Gazette, Part II, April 13, 2012:

Environmental Management Act

BC Reg 34/2012 Conservation Officer Service Authority, amending BC Reg 318/2004

Health Care Costs Recovery Act

BC Reg 32/2012 Health Care Costs Recovery Regulation, amending BC Reg 397/2008


Manitoba

 

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
3 The Highway Traffic Amendment Act (Speed Limits in School Zones)
Hon. Ashton
4 The Missing Persons Act
Hon. Swan
5 The Highway Traffic Amendment Act (Inter-City Bus Service)
Hon. Ashton
6 The Regional Health Authorities Act (Improved Fiscal Responsibility and Community Involvement)
Hon. Oswald
7 The Community Renewal Act
Hon. Ross
9 The Public Schools Amendment Act (Community Use of Schools)
Hon. Allan
10 The Act Securities Amendment Act
Hon. Struthers
11 The Criminal Property Forfeiture Amendment Act (Administrative Forfeiture and Miscellaneous
Amendments)
Hon. Swan
201 The Personal Information Protection and Identity Theft Prevention Act
Mrs. Taillieu
203 The Regulatory Accountability and Transparency Act
Mrs. Taillieu
204 The Criminal Property Forfeiture Amendment Act
Mr. Goertzen
211 The Increased Transparency and Accountability Act (Various Acts Amended)
Mrs. Stefanson

 

Regulations

Manitoba Gazette, Part II, April 7, 2012:

The Franchises Act

Man Reg 29/2012 Franchises Regulation

The Pension Benefits Act

Man Reg 35/2012 Pension Benefits Regulation, amendment

 

Proclamations

Manitoba Gazette, Part I, April 7, 2012:

The Franchises Act, SM 2010, c 13

  • Act in force October 1, 2012

The Lobbyists Registration Act, SM 2008, c 43, Schedule A

  • Act in force April 30, 2012

The Manitoba Hydro Amendment and Public Utilities Board Amendment Act (Electricity Reliability), SM 2009, c 17

  • Act in force April 1, 2012

 

Notices

Manitoba Gazette, Part I, April 4, 2012:

The Manitoba Securities Commission

  • MSC Rule 2012-1 — National Instrument 25-101 Designated Rating Organizations
  • MSC Rule 2012-2 — Amendments to National Instrument 41-101 General Prospectus Requirements
  • MSC Rule 2012-3 — Amendments to National Instrument 44-101 Short Form Prospectus Distributions
  • MSC Rule 2012-4 — Amendments to National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations
  • MSC Rule 2012-5 — Amendments to Multilateral Instrument 11-102 Passport System
  • MSC Rule 2012-6 — Amendments to National Instrument 81-102 Mutual Funds
  • MSC Rule 2012-7 — Amendments to National Instrument 81-101 Mutual Fund Prospectus Disclosure
  • MSC Rule 2012-8 — Amendments to National Instrument 41-101 General Prospectus Requirements

 

 

New Brunswick

 

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
29 Energy Drink Sales Act
Hon. Fraser

 

Regulations

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part II, April 25, 2012:

Gas Distribution Act, 1999

NB Reg 2012-49 Rates and Tariffs Regulation

 

Newfoundland

 

Regulations

Newfoundland and Labrador Gazette, Part II, April 5, 2012:

Pharmaceutical Services Act

NLR 23/12 Interchangeable Drug Products Formulary Regulations, 2012

Highway Traffic Act

NLR 24/12 Carrier Safety Regulations Amendment
NLR 27/12 Trip Inspection Report Regulations

Environmental Protection Act

NLR 26/12 Pesticides Control Regulations, 2012

 

Proclamations

Newfoundland and Labrador Gazette, Part II, April 5, 2012:

Fire Protection Services Act, SNL 2008, c F-11.01

  • Act in force June 1, 2012 (NLR 25/12)

 

Notices

Newfoundland and Labrador Gazette, Part I, April 20, 2012:

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

  • Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board — Call for Bids No. NL12-02 (Area "C" – Flemish Pass), closing date November 1, 2012

 

Northwest Territories

  • No entries for this issue

 

Nova Scotia   

 

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
17 Financial Measures (2012) Act
Hon. Steele
18 An Act to Amend the Agriculture and Marketing Act
Mr. Glavine
19 Early Development Instrument Assessment Program Act
Ms. Casey
20 An Act to Amend the Public Trustee Act
Hon. Landry
21 An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act, to Provide a Nova Scotia Sound Recording Tax Credit
Mr. Theriault
22 Mortgage Regulation Act
Hon. MacDonnel
23 An Act to Amend the Day Care Act
Mr. Regan
24 An Act to Amend the Purchasing Management Association of Canada Act
Hon. Landry
25 An Act to Amend the Victims' Rights and Services Act
Ms. Whalen
26 Stand Up Against Bullying Day Act
Mr. Baillie
27 Cyberbullying Intervention Act
Mr. MacMaster
28 Safer Schools Act
Mr. Orrell
29 Child Protection Intervention Act
Mr. Baillie
30 Promotion of Respectful and Responsible Relationships Act
Hon. Jennex
31 An Act to Amend the Residential Tenancies Act
Mr. Regan
32 An Act to Amend the Securities Act
Hon. Steele
33 Diabetic Persons Support Act
Mr. Glavine
34 Matrimonial Statutes Repeal Act
Hon. Landry
35 An Act to Amend the Motor Vehicle Act
Mr. Younger
36 An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act, Respecting Donations by Farmers to Food Banks
Mr. Glavine
37 An Act to Amend the Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act
Hon. Landry
38 An Act to Amend the Finance Act, Respecting District Health Authorities
Ms. Whalen
39 An Act to Amend the Maintenance and Custody Act, Respecting Dependent Children and
Their Best Interests
Hon. Landry
40 An Act to Amend the Labour Standards Code
Mr. Younger
41 Grandparents' Rights Affirmation Act
Hon. Landry
42 Rural Nova Scotia Physicians Act
Hon. McNeil
43 Newly Trained Nova Scotia Doctors Act
Mr. McNeil
44 An Act to Amend the Health Act
Mr. McNeil
45 Ratepayer Protection Act
Mr. Younger
46 An Act to Amend the Electricity Act, Respecting Renewable Energy Providers
Mr. Younger
47 Modernizing Government Act
Mr. Baillie
48 Balanced Budget Act
Mr. Baillie
49 An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act
Mr. Theriault
50 Next Generation Act
Mr. Baillie
51 Red Tape Reduction Act
Hon. d'Entremont

 

Regulations

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, April 20, 2012:

Petroleum Products Pricing Act

NS Reg 77/2012 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices
NS Reg 80/2012 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices

 

Proclamations

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, April 20, 2012:

Fair Automobile Insurance (2011) Act, SNS 2011, c 35

  • Sections 4, 5 and 9 in force April 1, 2012 (NS Reg 75/2012)

Securities Act, SNS 2010, c 10

  • Subsection (2) of section 15 in force April 20, 2012 (NS Reg 74/2012)

 

Nunavut

  • No entries for this issue

 

Ontario

 

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
65 An Act to amend the Co-operative Corporations Act and the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 in
respect of non-profit housing co-operatives and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
Hon. Wynne
66 An Act to amend the Smoke-Free Ontario Act to prohibit certain tobacco products
Ms Gélinas
67 An Act to amend the Children's Law Reform Act with respect to the relationship between a child
and the child's grandparents
Mr. Craitor
68 An Act to amend the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991
Mr. Clark
69 An Act to amend the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act to
protect elephants
Mr. Berardinetti
70 An Act to provide for a trustworthy resolution of disputes during collective bargaining in certain
sectors
Mr. Hillier
71 An Act to amend the Insurance Act to provide for lower insurance rates for new drivers
Mr. Sergio
72 An Act to amend the Condominium Act, 1998 and other Acts to increase protection for property
owners
Mr. Marchese
73 An Act to amend the Endangered Species Act, 2007
Ms. Scott

 

Regulations

Ontario Gazette, April 14, 2012:

Courts of Justice Act

O Reg 45/12 Interim Salaries and Benefits of Case Management Masters

Dental Hygiene Act, 1991

O Reg 36/12 General, amending O Reg 218/94

 

Royal Assents

April 24, 2012

  • Bill 17, An Act to proclaim the month of May Jewish Heritage Month — Chapter No. 1
  • Bill 35, An Act to proclaim October 13 in each year as Major-General Sir Isaac Brock Day in Ontario
    — Chapter No. 2
  • Bill 46, An Act to authorize the expenditure of certain amounts for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012 — Chapter No. 3

 

Proclamations

Ontario Gazette, April 21, 2012:

Retirement Homes Act, 2010, SO 2010, c 11

  • (a) Sections 34 to 49, 52, 106, 107 and 110, subsection 124(2) and section 125 in force April 15, 2012
  • (b) 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 in force July 1, 2012;
  • (c) Section 57, subsections 60(1) and (2), section 62, subsections 63(2) and (3) and section 128 in force January 1, 2013;
  • (d) Subsections 65(4) and (5) and sections 66 and 72 in force July 1, 2013; and
  • (e) Sections 64 and 81 to 88 in force January 1, 2014

 

Notices

Ontario Gazette, April 14, 2012:

Ontario Securities Commission

  • National Instrument 25-101 Designated Rating Organizations and Consequential Amendments to Related Instruments
  • National Instrument 41-101 General Prospectus Requirements
  • National Instrument 44-101 Short Form Prospectus Distributions
  • National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations
  • National Instrument 81-102 Mutual Funds and Companion Policy 81-102CP
  • National Instrument 81-106 Investment Fund Continuous Disclosure
  • National Instrument 81-101 Mutual Fund Prospectus Disclosure
  • National Instrument 41-101 General Prospectus Requirements

 

 

Prince Edward Island

 

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
5 An Act to Amend the Off-Highway Vehicle Act
Hon. Vessey
6 An Act to Amend the Highway Traffic Act
Hon. Vessey
7 Finance PEI Act
Hon. Roach
8 Apprenticeship and Trades Qualification Act
Hon. Roach
9 An Act to Amend the Summary Proceedings Act
Hon. Sherry
10 An Act to Amend the Power Engineering Act
Hon. Sherry
11 An Act to Amend the Environmental Protection Act
Hon. Sherry
12 An Act to Amend the Crown Proceedings Act
Hon. Sherry
13 An Act to Amend the Correctional Services Act
Hon. Sherry
14 Appropriation Act (Current Expenditures), 2012
Hon. Sheridan
15 An Act to Amend the Registry Act
Hon. Sheridan
16 An Act to Amend the Gasoline Tax Act
Hon. Sheridan
17 Loan Act, 2012
Hon. Sheridan
18 An Act to Amend the Court Fees Act
Hon. Sherry
19 An Act to Amend the School Act
Hon. McIsaac
20 An Act to Amend the the Income Tax Act
Hon. Sheridan
21 An Act to Amend the Civil Service Act
Hon. Sheridan
22 An Act to Amend the Companies Act
Hon. Sherry
23 An Act to Amend the Human Rights Act
Hon. Sherry
24 An Act to Amend the Financial Administration Act
Hon. Sheridan
25 An Act to Amend the Environment Tax Act
Hon. Sheridan

 

 

Notices

Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part I, April 7, 2012:

Securities Act

  • Prince Edward Island Rule 81-801 Amending National Instrument 81-101 - Mutual Fund Prospectus Disclosure
  • Prince Edward Island Rule 81-802 Amending National Instrument 81-102 - Mutual Funds
  • Prince Edward Island Rule 81-806 Amending National Instrument 81-106 - Investment Fund Continuous Disclosure
  • Prince Edward Island Rule 41-801 Amending National Instrument 41-101 - General Prospectus Requirements

 

 

Quebec

 

Projets de loi

  Référencés à la première lecture seulement
63 Loi modifiant la Loi sur les impôts, la Loi sur la taxe de vente du Québec et diverses
dispositions législatives
Hon. Bachand
65 Loi sur la conservation du patrimoine naturel et sur le développement durable du territoire
du Plan Nord
Hon. Arcand
67 Loi modifiant la Loi sur l'aménagement durable du territoire forestier et la Loi sur le ministère
des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune
Hon. Gignac
68 Loi modifiant la Loi sur les permis d'alcool et d'autres dispositions législatives
Hon. Dutil
70 Loi facilitant les actions civiles des victimes d'actes criminels et l'exercice de certains autres droits
Hon. Fournier
71 Loi concernant des mesures de compensation pour la réalisation de projets affectant un milieu
humide ou hydrique
Hon. Arcand

 

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
63 An Act to amend the Taxation Act, the Act respecting the Québec sales tax and various
legislative provisions
Hon. Bachand
65 An Act respecting natural heritage conservation and the sustainable development of the area
covered by the Northern Plan
Hon. Arcand
67 An Act to amend the Sustainable Forest Development Act and the Act respecting the Ministère
des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune
Hon. Gignac
68 An Act to amend the Act respecting liquor permits and other legislative provisions
Hon. Dutil
70 An Act to facilitate civil proceedings by victims of crime and the exercise of certain other rights
Hon. Fournier
71 An Act respecting compensation measures for the carrying out of projects affecting wetlands
or bodies of water
Hon. Arcand

 

Réglements

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 4 avril 2012 :

Loi sur les régimes complémentaires de retraite

Décret 200-2012 Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur la soustraction de certains régimes de retraite à l'application de dispositions de la Loi sur les régimes complémentaires de retraite

Loi sur les relations du travail, la formation professionnelle et la gestion de la main-d'oeuvre dans l'industrie de la construction

Décret 244-2012 Règlement sur le choix d'une association représentative par les salariés de l'industrie de la construction

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 11 avril 2012 :

Loi sur la qualité de l'environnement

Décret 269-2012 Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur les exploitations agricoles
Décret 271-2012 Tarif pour les catégories "contenants et emballages" et "imprimés" pour les années 2010, 2011 et 2012

 

Regulations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, April 4, 2012:

Supplemental Pension Plans Act

OC 200-2012 Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the exemption of certain pension plans from the application of provisions of the Supplemental Pension Plans Ac

An Act respecting labour relations, vocational training and workforce management in the construction industry

OC 244-2012 Regulation respecting the election of a representative association by employees of the construction industry

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, April 11, 2012:

Environment Quality Act

OC 269-2012 Regulation to amend the Agricultural Operations Regulation
OC 271-2012 2010, 2011 and 2012 Schedule of Contributions for "Containers and Packaging" and "Printed Matter" Classes

 

Projets de Règlement

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 4 avril 2012 :

Code des professions

  • Règlement modifiant le Code de déontologie des inhalothérapeutes du Québec
  • Règlement sur l'exercice de la profession d'inhalothérapeute en société

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 11 avril 2012:

Loi sur le bâtiment

  • Règlement modifiant le Code de sécurité

Code de la sécurité routière

  • Règlement sur des normes de sécurité et des règles de circulation relatives aux machines agricoles d'une largeur de plus de 2,6 mètres

Loi sur les relations du travail, la formation professionnelle et la gestion de la main-d'oeuvre dans l'industrie de la construction

  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur la formation professionnelle de la main d'oeuvre de l'industrie de la construction
  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur la délivrance des certificats de compétence

 

Draft Regulations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, April 4, 2012:

Professional Code

  • Regulation amending the Code of ethics of respiratory therapists of Québec
  • Regulation respecting the practice of the profession of respiratory therapist in a partnership or joint-stock company

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, April 11, 2012:

Building Act

  • Regulation to amend the Safety Code

Highway Safety Code

  • Regulation respecting safety standards and traffic rules relating to farm machines wider than 2.6 metres

An Act respecting labour relations, vocational training and workforce management in the construction industry

  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the vocational training of workforce in the construction industry
  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the issuance of competency certificates

 

Saskatchewan

 

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
42 The Graduate Retention Program Amendment Act, 2012
Hon. Norris
43 The Income Tax Amendment Act, 2012
Hon. Krawetz

 

Regulations

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, April 5, 2012:

The Crown Minerals Act

Sask Reg 28/2012 The Crown Oil and Gas Royalty Regulations, 2012
Sask Reg 12/2012 The Helium and Associated Gases Amendment Regulations, 2012

The Freehold Oil and Gas Production Tax Act, 2010

Sask Reg 1/2012 The Freehold Oil and Gas Production Tax Regulations, 2012
Sask Reg 2/2012 The Recovered Crude Oil Tax Regulations, 2012

The Oil and Gas Conservation Act

Sask Reg 5/2012 The Petroleum Registry and Electronic Documents Regulations
Sask Reg 6/2012 The Oil and Gas Conservation Regulations, 2012

 

Proclamations

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part I, April 5, 2012:

The Freehold Oil and Gas Production Tax Act, 2010, SS 2010, c F-22.11

  • Except for subsections 35(3) and (4), Act in force April 1, 2012

The Oil and Gas Conservation Amendment Act, 2011, SS 2011, c 11

  • Act in force April 1, 2012

 

Notices

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part I, April 5, 2012:

The Pharmacy Act, 1996

  • Saskatchewan College of Pharmacists — Regulatory Bylaw Amendments

 

 

Yukon

  • No entries for this issue