Legislative Update Report No. 2012-09 - May 15, 2012

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Federal Government

Senate

  Referenced only on first reading
S-210

An Act to amend the Fisheries Act (commercial seal fishing)
Hon. Harb

Proposed Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part I, May 5, 2012:

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

  • New Classes of Practitioners Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part I, May 12, 2012:

Access to Information Act

  • Regulations Amending the Access to Information Regulations

Privacy Act

  • Regulations Amending the Privacy Regulations

Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, April 28, 2012:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Publication after screening assessment of four petroleum and refinery gases specified on the Domestic Substances List (subsection 77(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Canada Gazette, Part I, May 5, 2012:

Radiocommunication Act

  • DGSO-002-12 — Consultation on a Licensing Framework for Mobile Broadband Services (MBS) — 700 MHz Band

Canada Gazette, Part I, May 12, 2012:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Publication after screening assessment of two gas oil substances specified on the Domestic Substances List (subsection 77(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)
  • Publication of results of investigations and recommendations for substances — long-chain chlorinated alkanes that have the molecular formula CnHxCl(2n+2-x) in which 18 ≤ n ≤ 38 — specified on the Domestic Substances List (paragraphs 68(b) and (c) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999) — chlorinated alkanes (previously identified as chlorinated paraffins)

Radiocommunication Act

  • SMSE-004-12 — New issue of SRSP-308.2, SRSP-310.5 and SRSP-301.7
  • SMSE-010-12 — Consultation on Changes to the Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations and to RBR-4 to Allow for Amateur Radio Service Use in the 5 MHz Band

Miscellaneous Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, April 28, 2012:

  • Icarom Public Limited Company, release of assets

Canada Gazette, Part I, May 5, 2012:

  • Pool Insurance Company, certificate of continuance

Canada Gazette, Part I, May 12, 2012:

  • Canadian Choice Bank, application to establish a bank

Commissions

Canada Gazette, Part I, May 5, 2012:

Special Import Measure Act

  • Certain liquid dielectric transformers — Decision
  • Certain potassium silicate solids — Decisions
  • Certain stainless steel sinks — Decisions

Supplements

Canada Gazette, Part I, April 28, 2012:

Copyright Board

  • Statement of Proposed Royalties to Be Collected by SODRAC for the Reproduction of Musical Works, in Canada, for the Year 2013

Canada Gazette, Part I, May 12, 2012:

Copyright Board

  • Statement of Proposed Royalties to Be Collected by CMRRA-SODRAC Inc. for the Reproduction of Musical Works in Canada

Alberta

Notices

Alberta Gazette, Part I, April 30, 2012:

Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, RSA 2000, cE-12

  • Code of Practice for a Waterworks System Consisting Solely of a Water Distribution System
  • Code of Practice for Waterworks Systems Using High Quality Groundwater

British Columbia

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
36 School Amendment Act, 2012
Hon. Abbott
37 Animal Health Act
Hon. McRae
38 Pension Benefits Standards Act
Hon. Falcon
39 Emergency Intervention Disclosure Act
Hon. MacDiarmid
40 Legal Profession Amendment Act, 2012
Hon. Bond
41 Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act (No. 2), 2012
Hon. Bond
43 FNCIDA Implementation Act
Hon. Polak
44 Civil Resolution Tribunal Act
Hon. Bond
45 Income Tax Amendment Act, 2012
Hon. Falcon
46 Motor Vehicle Amendment Act, 2012
Hon. Bond
47 Coastal Ferry Amendment Act, 2012
Hon. Lekstrom
48 Emergency Health Services Amendment Act, 2012
Hon. de Jong
49 Protected Areas of British Columbia Amendment Act, 2012
Hon. Lake
50 Athletic Commissioner Act
Hon. Chong
51 South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Amendment Act, 2012
Hon. Lekstrom
52 Motor Vehicle Amendment Act (No. 2), 2012
Hon. Bond
53

Family Day Act
Hon. MacDiarmid

Manitoba

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
2 The Protecting Affordability for University Students Act (Council on Post-Secondary
Education Act Amended)
Hon. Chomiak
8 The Highway Traffic Amendment Act (Use of Child Safety Seats)
Hon. Rondeau
12 The Consumer Protection Amendment Act (Motor Vehicle Works and Repairs)
Hon. Rondeau
13 The Renewable Energy Jobs Act
Hon. Chomiak
14 The Protection for Persons in Care Amendment Act
Hon. Oswald
15 The Fortified Buildings Amendment Act
Hon. Swan
16 The Consumer Protection Amendment Act (Improved Enforcement and Administration)
Hon. Rondeau
17 The Non-Smokers Health Protection Amendment Act
Hon. Rondeau
18 The Affordable Utility Rate Accountability Act
Hon. Struthers
19 The Use of Animals to Shield Unlawful Activities Act
Hon. Swan
20 The Planning Amendment Act (Inland Port Area)
Hon. Chomiak
21 The Public Schools Amendment Act (Code of Conduct for School Trustees)
Hon. Allan
22 The Highway Traffic Amendment Act (Extension of Ignition-Interlock Program)
Hon. Swan
24 The Energy Savings Act
Hon. Chomiak
26 The International Interests in Mobile Equipment Act (Aircraft Equipment)
Hon. Rondeau
27

The Insurance Amendment Act
Hon. Struthers

Proclamations

Manitoba Gazette, Part I, April 21, 2012:

The Public Schools Amendment Act (Reporting Bullying and Other Harm), SM 2011, c 18

  • Act in force April 15, 2012

New Brunswick

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
30 An Act to Amend the Interpretation Act
Hon. Blais
31 Law Reform (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act, 2012
Hon. Blais
32 An Act to Amend the Gasoline and Motive Fuel Tax Act
Hon. Higgs
33 An Act to Amend the Education Act
Hon. Carr
34 An Act to Amend the Human Rights Act
Hon. Coulombe
35 Cellular Phone Contracts Act
Hon. Collins
36 Statute Repeal Act
Hon. Blais
37 An Act to Amend the Public Trustee Act
Hon. Blais
38 Lobbyists' Registration Act
Hon. Fraser
39 Small Claims Act
Hon. Blais
40 An Act to Amend the New Brunswick Highway Corporation Act
Hon. Williams
41 An Act to Amend the Revenue Administration Act
Hon. Higgs
42

An Act to Amend the Financial Corporation Capital Tax Act
Hon. Higgs

Regulations

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part II, May 2, 2012:

Judicature Act

NB Reg 2012-51

Rules of Court of New Brunswick

Notices

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part I, May 2, 2012:

New Brunswick Securities Commission

  • The making of National Instrument 25-101 Designated Rating Organizations (NI 25-101), National Policy 11-205 Process for Designation of Credit Rating Organizations in Multiple Jurisdictions (NP 11-205) and consequential amendments to National Instrument 41-101 General Prospectus Requirements, National Instrument 44-101 Short Form Prospectus Distributions, National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations and Multilateral Instrument 11-102 Passport System (together, the regulatory instruments)

The making of amendments to:

  • National Instrument 81-102 Mutual Funds (NI 81-102) and Companion Policy 81-102CP
  • National Instrument 81-106 Investment Fund Continuous Disclosure (NI 81-106)
  • National Instrument 81-101 Mutual Fund Prospectus Disclosure (NI 81-101); and
  • National Instrument 41-101 General Prospectus Requirements (NI 41-101), (together, the Amendments)

Newfoundland

Regulations

Newfoundland and Labrador Gazette, Part II, May 4, 2012:

Environmental Protection Act

NLR 26/12

Pesticides Control Regulation, 2012 (Erratum)

Proclamations

Newfoundland and Labrador Gazette, Part II, May 4, 2012:

An Act Respecting the Health and Protection of Animals, SNL 2010, c A-9.1

  • Act in force May 4, 2012 (NLR 32/12)

Northwest Territories

  • No entries for this issue

Nova Scotia   

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
52 An Act to Amend the Conservation Easements Act
Hon. Parker
53 Debt Settlement Protection Act
Hon. Regan
54 Power Rate Reduction Review Act
Hon. Baillie
55 Community Easements Act
Hon. Parker
56 Elimination of Bonuses in Power Rates Act
Hon. Porter
58 Transparency in Power Rates Act
Hon. Porter
59 Fish Harvesters Registration and Certification Board Act
Hon. Belliveau
60 Ratepayer Fairness Act
Hon. Porter
61 An Act to Amend the Fisheries and Coastal Resources Act
Hon. Belliveau
62 An Act to Amend the Pension Benefits Act
Hon. MacMaster
63 Transparency for Homeowners Act
Hon. MacMaster
64 An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act, Respecting Donations by Farmers to Food Banks
Hon. MacMaster
65 An Act to Amend the Consumer Protection Act, to Ensure Fairness in Cellular Telephone Contracts
Hon. MacDonell
66 Multiple Sclerosis Patient Support Act
Hon. Glavine
67 Buy Nova Scotia First Act
Hon. Porter
68 Value for Money Act
Hon. MacMaster
69 Appropriations Act, 2012
Hon. Steele
70 Multiple Sclerosis Liberation Therapy Act
Hon. MacLeod
71 An Act to Amend the Assessment Act
Hon. MacDonell
72 Capital Projects Review Act
Hon. Baillie
73 An Act to Amend the Municipal Government Act
Hon. MacDonell
74 Patient Safety Act
Hon. MacDonald
75 An Act to Provide Greater Flexibility for Nova Scotians' Retirement Savings in Locked-in-Accounts
Hon. MacMaster
76 An Act to Amend the Personal Health Information Act
Hon. MacDonald
77 An Act to Amend the Medical Society Act
Hon. MacDonald
78 Justice Administration (2012) Act
Hon. Landry
79 An Act to Amend the Education Act
Hon. Jennex
80 Child and Youth Advocate Act
Hon. MacDonald
81 An Act to Amend the Gaming Control Act
Hon. Wilson
82 An Act to Amend An Act to Incorporate Nova Scotia Association of Health Organizations
Hon. MacDonald
84 Dalhousie University-Nova Scotia Agricultural College Merger Act
Hon. MacDonell
85 An Act to Amend the Workers' Compensation Act
Hon. Samson
86 New Page Port Hawkesbury Pension Plans Act
Hon. More
87 An Act to Amend the Crown Lands Act, to Enable Good Forestry Management on Crown Land
Hon. Parker
88 Maritime Link Act
Hon. Parker
89 An Act to Protect Patients and Provide for the Fair Resolution of Contract Negotiations in Health Care and Community Services
Hon. Baillie
91 An Act to Amend the Condominium Act
Hon. Whalen
92

An Act to Amend the Safe Collection of Scrap Metal Act
Hon. MacMaster

Regulations

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, May 4, 2012:

Petroleum Products Pricing Act

NS Reg 83/2012 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices
NS Reg 93/2012 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices

Consumer Protection Act

NS Reg 87/2012

Payday Lenders Regulations, amendment

Proclamations

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, May 4, 2012:

Consumer Protection Act,SNS 2011, c 55

  • Act in force May 1, 2012 (NS Reg 86/2012)

Police Act,SNS 2010, c 68

  • Chapter 68 of the Acts of 2010, An Act to Amend Chapter 31 of the Acts of 2004, The Police Act, and Chapter 69 of the Acts of 2011, An Act to Amend Chapter 31 of the Acts of 2004, The Police Act, in force April 20, 2012 (NS Reg 88/2012)

Nunavut

  • No entries for this issue

Ontario

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
74 An Act to help prevent skin cancer
Ms. Gelinas
75 An Act to amend the Electricity Act, 1998 to amalgamate the Independent Electricity System
Operator and the Ontario Power Authority, to amend the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998
and to make complementary amendments to other Acts
Hon. Bentley
76 An Act to amend the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation Act, 1999
Mr. McNaughton
77 An Act to amend the Labour Relations Act, 1995 with respect to enhancing fairness for employees
Mr. Natyshak
78 An Act to amend the Labour Relations Act, 1995 to protect the rights of employees in collective
bargaining and the financial interests of members of trade unions
Mr. Hillier
79 An Act to amend the Labour Relations Act, 1995 to provide an equal right for trade unions to
have access to certification processes and to enact other measures with respect to
employees rights
Mr. Natyshak
80 An Act to designate Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week in Schools and to provide for
bullying prevention curricula, policies and administrative accountability in schools
Ms. MacLeod
81 An Act to raise awareness about inherited heart rhythm disorders
Ms. McKenna
82 An Act to strengthen consumer protection with respect to consumer agreements relating
to wireless services accessed from a cellular phone, smart phone or any other similar mobile device
Hon. Best
83 An Act to amend the Metrolinx Act, 2006
Mr. Schein
84 An Act to amend the Labour Relations At, 1995 with respect to the Ontario Labour Relations
Board and other matters
Mr. Hillier
85 An Act to amend the Labour Relations Acts, 1995 to increase the rights of members of trade
unions with respect to the certification of trade unions
Mr. Hillier
86 An Act to amend the Health Protection and Promotion Act to require a food service premise
to provide nutritional infomation
Hon. Gélinas
87 An Act to amend the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 to provide employers with
the right to participate in alternate insurance plans
Mr. Hillier
88

An Act to amend the Pesticides Act to provide for the use of pesticides for cosmetic purposes
with a licence
Mr. Chudleigh

Regulations

Ontario Gazette, May 5, 2012:

Courts of Justice Act

O Reg 55/12 Rules of Civil Procedure, amending Reg 194 of RRO 1990
O Reg 56/12

Rules of the Small Claims Court, amending O Reg 258/98

Proclamations

Ontario Gazette, May 12, 2012:

Good Government Act, 2009, SO 2009, c 33

  • Subsection 1(47) of Schedule 4 to the Good Government Act, 2009, which amends the Provincial Offences Act, in force May 15, 2012

Notices

Ontario Gazette, May 12, 2012:

Deposit Insurance Corporation of Ontario

  • Capital Adequacy Guideline for Ontario's Credit Unions and Caisses Populaires

Prince Edward Island

Regulations

Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part II, April 28, 2012:

Environmental Protection Act

EC2012-197

Environmental Records Review Regulations Amendment

Notices

Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part I, April 28, 2012:

Egg Producers of Prince Edward Island

  • Price Determination Order — Amendment (EPPEI 12-05)

Quebec

Projets de loi

  Référencés à la première lecture seulement
66 Loi no 2 sur les crédits, 2012-2013
Hon. Courchesne
69 Loi modifiant diverses dispositions législatives concernant le domaine municipal
Hon. Lessard

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
66 Appropriation Act No. 2, 2012-2013
Hon. Courchesne
69

An Act to amend the various legislative provisions concerning municipal affairs
Hon. Lessard

Réglements

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 18 avril 2012 :

Loi médicale

Décret 344 -2012 Règlement sur certaines activités de première assistance chirurgicale pouvant être exercées par une infirmière

Code des professions

Décret 345-2012 Règlement sur certaines activités professionnelles pouvant être exercées par un thérapeute du sport

Loi sur le bâtiment

Décret 363-2012 Règlement modifiant le Code de sécurité
Décret 364-2012 Règlement modifiant le Code de construction

Regulations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, April 18, 2012:

Medical Act
Professional Code

OC 344-2012 Regulation respecting certain surgical first assistance activities that may be engaged in by a nurse

Professional Code

OC 345-2012 Regulation respecting certain professional activities that may be engaged in by an athletic therapist

Building Act

OC 363-2012 Regulation to amend the Safety Code
OC 364-2012 Regulation to amend the Construction Code

Ordres Ministériels

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 18 avril 2012 :

Loi sur les valeurs mobilières

AM 2012-04 Règlement 25-101 sur les agences de notation désignées — Arrêté numéro V-1.1-2012-04 du ministre délégué aux Finances
AM 2012-05 Règlement modifiant le Règlement 11-102 sur le régime de passeport — Arrêté numéro V-1.1-2012-05 du ministre délégué aux Finances
AM 2012-05 Règlement modifiant le Règlement 41-101 sur les obligations générales relatives au prospectus
AM 2012-05 Règlement modifiant le Règlement 44-101 sur le placement de titres au moyen d'un prospectus simplifié
AM 2012-05 Règlement modifiant le Règlement 51-102 sur les obligations d'information continue

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 23 avril 2012 :

Code de la sécurité routière

AM 2012-04 Concernant la fin de la période de dégel pour les zones 1 et 3 — Arrêté numéro 2012-04 du ministre des Transports

Ministerial Orders

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, April 18, 2012:

Securities Act

MO 2012-04 Regulation 25-101 respecting designated rating organizations — Order number V-1.1-2012-04 of the Minister for Finance
MO 2012-05 Regulation to amend Regulation 11-102 respecting passport system — Order number V-1.1-2012-05 of the Minister for Finance
MO 2012-05 Regulation to amend Regulation 41-101 respecting general prospectus requirements
MO 2012-05 Regulation to amend Regulation 44-101 respecting short form prospectus distributions
MO 2012-05 Regulation to amend Regulation 51-102 respecting continuous disclosure obligations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, April 23, 2012:

Highway Safety Code

MO 2012-04 Concerning the end of the thaw period for zones 1 and 3 — Order 2012-04 of the Minister of Transport

Proclamations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 18 avril 2012 :

Loi modifiant diverses dispositions législatives afin principalement de resserrer l'encadrement du secteur financier, SQ 2009, c 58

  • Article 91, modifié par l'article 79 de la Loi concernant principalement la mise en oeuvre de certaines dispositions du discours sur le budget du 17 mars 2011 et l'édiction de la Loi instituant le Fonds du Plan Nord (2011, c. 18), des articles 100, 111 et du paragraphe 2° de l'article 138 de la Loi modifiant diverses dispositions législatives afin principalement de resserrer l'encadrement du secteur financier (2009, c. 58), modifié par le paragraphe 1° de l'article 83 de la Loi concernant principalement la mise en oeuvre de certaines dispositions du discours sur le budget du 17 mars 2011 et l'édiction de la Loi instituant le Fonds du Plan Nord (2011, c. 18), en vigueur 20 avril 2012 (Décret 338-2012)

Loi visant à interdire la revente de billets de spectacle à un prix supérieur au prix autorisé par le producteur, SQ 2011, c 22

  • Loi en vigueur le 7 juin 2012 (Décret 343-2012)

Loi sur le bâtiment, SQ 1991, c 74
Loi modifiant la Loi sur le bâtiment et d'autres dispositions législatives, SQ 1985, c 34

  • Article 215 de la Loi sur le bâtiment en ce qui concerne les jeux et manèges en vigueur le 3 mai 2012 (Décret 362-2012)
  • Articles 282 de la Loi sur le bâtiment et 116 de la Loi modifiant la Loi sur le bâtiment et d'autres dispositions législatives en ce qui concerne les jeux et manèges en vigueur le 3 mai 2012 (Décret 362-2012)

Proclamations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, April 18, 2012:

An Act to amend various legislative provisions principally to tighten the regulation of the financial sector (2009), SQ 2009, c 58

  • Section 91, amended by section 79 of the Act respecting mainly the implementation of certain provisions of the Budget Speech of 17 March 2011 and the enactment of the Act to establish the Northern Plan Fund (2011, c. 18), sections 100, 111, and paragraph 2 of section 138 of the Act to amend various legislative provisions principally to tighten the regulation of the financial sector (2009, c. 58), amended by paragraph 1 of section 83 of the Act respecting mainly the implementation of certain provisions of the Budget Speech of 17 March 2011 and the enactment of the Act to establish the Northern Plan Fund (2011, c. 18), in force April 20, 2012 (OC 338-2012)

An Act to prohibit the resale of tickets at a price above that authorized by the producer of the event, SQ 2011, c 22

  • Act in force June 7, 2012 (OC 343-2012)

An Act to amend the Building Act and other legislative provisions, SQ 1991, c 74
Building Act, SQ 1985, c 34

  • Section 215 of the Building Act with respect to amusement rides and devices in force May 3, 2012 (OC 362-2012)
  • Section 282 of the Building Act and section 116 of the Act to amend the Building Act and other legislative provisions with respect to amusement rides and devices in force May 3, 2012 (OC 362-2012)

Sanctions Royales

3 mai 2012

  • Loi nº 34, Loi pour assurer l'occupation et la vitalité des territoires — Chapitre nº 5
  • Loi nº 58, Loi modifiant la Loi sur le régime de retraite du personnel d'encadrement et d'autres dispositions législatives — Chapitre nº 6
  • Loi nº 66, Loi no 2 sur les crédits, 2012-2013 — Chapitre nº 7

9 mai 2012

  • Loi nº 63, Loi modifiant la Loi sur les impôts, la Loi sur la taxe de vente du Québec et diverses dispositions législatives — Chapitre nº 8

Royal Assents

May 3, 2012

  • Bill 34, An Act to ensure the occupancy and vitality of territories — Chapter No. 5
  • Bill 58, An Act to Amend the Act respecting the Pension Plan of Management Personnel and other legislative provisions — Chapter No. 6
  • Bill 66, Appropriation Act No. 2, 2012-2013 — Chapter No. 7

May 9, 2012

  • Bill 63, An Act to amend the Taxation Act, the Act respecting the Québec sales tax and various legislative provisions — Chapter No. 8

Projets de Règlement

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 2 mai 2012 :

Loi sur le bâtiment

  • Règlement modifiant le Code de construction
  • Règlement modifiant le Code de sécurité

Draft Regulations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, May 2, 2012:

Building Act

  • Regulation to amend the Construction Code
  • Regulation to amend the Safety Code

Avis

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 25 avril 2012 :

Loi sur les valeurs mobilières

  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement 81-102 sur les organismes de placement collectif — Arrêté numéro V-1.1-2012-06 du ministre délégué aux Finances
  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement 41-101 sur les obligations générales relatives au prospectus — Arrêté numéro V-1.1-2012-07 du ministre délégué aux Finances
  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement 81-101 sur le régime de prospectus des organismes de placement collectif
  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement 81-106 sur l'information continue des fonds d'investissement

Loi sur la distribution de produits et services financiers

  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement relatif à la délivrance et au renouvellement du certificat de représentant — Arrêté numéro D-9.2-2012-08 du ministre délégué aux Finances

Notices

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, April 25, 2012:

Securities Act

  • Regulation to amend Regulation 81-102 respecting mutual funds — Order number V-1.1-2012-06 of the Minister for Finance
  • Regulation to amend Regulation 41-101 respecting general prospectus requirements — Order number V-1.1-2012-07 of the Minister for Finance
  • Regulation to amend Regulation 81-101 respecting mutual fund prospectus disclosure
  • Regulation to amend Regulation 81-106 respecting investment fund continuous disclosure

An Act respecting the distribution of financial products and services

  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the issuance and renewal of representatives' certificates — Order number D-9.2-2012-08 of the Minister for Finance

Saskatchewan

  • No entries for this issue

Yukon

  • No entries for this issue