Legislative Update Report No. 2012-11

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Federal Government

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
C-39 An Act to provide for the continuation and resumption of rail service operations
Hon. Raitt

Senate

  Referenced only on first reading
S-11 An Act respecting food commodities, including their inspection, their safety, their labelling
and advertising, their import, export and interprovincial trade, the establishment of
standards for them, the registration or licensing of persons who perform certain activities
related to them, the establishment of standards governing establishments where those
activities are performed and the registration of establishments where those activities
are performed
Hon. LeBreton

Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part II, June 6, 2012:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

SOR/2012-108 Order 2012-87-02-01 Amending the Domestic Substances List

Food and Drugs Act

SOR/2012-103 Regulations Amending Food and Drug Regulations (1599 — Food Additives)
SOR/2012-104 Regulations Amending Food and Drug Regulations (1635 — Food Additives)
SOR/2012-105 Regulations Amending Food and Drug Regulations (1638 — Lecithin)
SOR/2012-106 Regulations Amending Food and Drug Regulations (1640 — Food Additivies)

Proposed Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part I, June 2, 2012:

Investment Canada Act

  • Regulations Amending the Investment Canada Regulations

Proclamations

Canada Gazette, Part II, June 6, 2012:

Financial System Review Act, SC 2012, c 5

  • Other than sections 3, 9 to 11, 46, 54, 56 to 59, 77, 105, 123, 129, 154, 163, 191, 192 and 207, subsection 217(2) and sections 222 to 224, Act in force May 24, 2012 (SI/2012-36)

Royal Assents

May 31, 2012

  • Bill C-39, An Act to provide for the continuation and resumption of rail service operations — Chapter No. 8

Releases, Speeches and Statements

Finance

June 8, 2012
Government releases for consultation draft legislative proposals to improve the caseload management of the Tax Court of Canada

June 8, 2012
Legislative proposals related to improving the caseload management of the Tax Court of Canada

Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, June 2, 2012:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Notice with respect to certain cobalt-containing substances

Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act

  • Notice

Insurance Companies Act

  • CT Financial Assurance Company — Letters patent of continuance and order to commence and carry on business
  • Novex Insurance Company and AXA General Insurance — Letters patent of amalgamation and order to commence and carry on business

Trust and Loan Companies Act

  • B2B Trust and M.R.S. Trust Company — Letters patent of amalgamation and order to commence and carry on business

Canada Gazette, Part I, June 9, 2012:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Publication of final decision after screening assessment of living organisms — Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains ATCC 31480, ATCC 700370 and ATCC 700371 — specified on the Domestic Substances List (subsection 77(6) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

  • Notice to interested parties — Proposed amendment to Schedule I to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

Miscellaneous Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, June 9, 2012:

  • Equitable Trust Company (The), relocation of designated office for the service of enforcement notices

Commissions

Canada Gazette, Part I, June 9, 2012:

Hazardous Materials Information Review Act

  • Decisions, undertakings and orders on claims for exemption

Supplements

Canada Gazette, Part I, June 2, 2012:

Copyright Board

  • Statement of Proposed Royalties to Be Collected by SOCAN for the Public Performance or the Communication to the Public by Telecommunication, in Canada, of Musical or Dramatico-Musical Works

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Notice requiring the preparation and implementation of pollution prevention plans in respect of Cyclotetrasiloxane, octamethyl- (siloxane D4) in industrial effluents

Canada Gazette, Part I, June 9, 2012:

Copyright Board

  • Statement of Proposed Royalties to Be Collected by Re:Sound for the Performance in Public or the Communication to the Public by Telecommunication, in Canada, of Published Sound Recordings Embodying Musical Works and Performers' Performances of Such Works

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Notice requiring the preparation and implementation of pollution prevention plans in respect of specified substances on Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, related to the synthetic rubber manufacturing sector

Alberta

  • No entries for this issue

British Columbia

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
56 New Housing Transition Tax and Rebate Act
Hon. Falcon

Regulations

British Columbia Gazette, Part II, May 30, 2012:

Coal Act
Mineral Tenure Act

BC Reg 76/2012 Amending BC Regs 356/2006, 280/2007 and 171/2011

Environmental Assessment Act

BC Reg 59/2012 Reviewable Projects Regulation, amending BC Reg 370/2002

Environmental Management Act

BC Reg 60/2012 Finfish Aquaculture Waste Control Regulation, repealing BC Reg 256/2002; Permit Fees Regulation, amending BC Reg 299/92 and Waste Discharge Regulation, amending BC Reg 320/2004

Health Professions Act

BC Reg 74/2012 Amending BC Reg 94/2010, as amended by BC Reg 63/2011 and BC Reg 413/2008 Speech and Hearing Health Professionals Regulation
BC Reg 75/2012 Dental Hygienists Regulation, amending BC Reg 276/2008

Securities Act

BC Reg 78/2012 Enacting National Instrument 25-101 — Designated Rating Organizations, effective April 20, 2012 Amending B.C. Regs. 58/2008 — Multilateral Instrument 11-102 Passport System; 59/2008 — National Instrument 41-101 General Prospectus Requirements; 370/2005 — National Instrument 44-101 Short Form Prospectus Distributions; 110/2004 — National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations

Proclamations

British Columbia Gazette, Part II, May 30, 2012:

Finance Statutes Amendment Act, 2010, SBC 2010, c 4

  • Sections 54, 59, 60 and 62 to 64 in force April 20, 2012 (BC Reg 61/2012)

Forestry Service Providers Protection Act, SBC 2010, c 16

  • Sections 25, 26, 27(5) (a), 29(1) (b), 31, 32, 33, 34, 35(1) and (3) (e), (j) and (k) in force March 30, 2012 (BC Reg 64/2012)

Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act (No. 3), 2011, SBC 2011, c 27

  • Sections 25, 31, 32 and 36 in force April 1, 2012 (BC Reg 67/2012)

Notices

British Columbia Gazette, Part I, May 31, 2012:

Ministry of Energy and Mines

  • Calling for tenders: Competition for the right to explore and develop Crown petroleum and natural gas resources, closes June 20, 2012

Manitoba

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
38 The Statutes Correction and Minor Amendments Act, 2012
Hon. Swan
39 The Budget Implementation and Tax Statutes Amendment Act, 2012
Hon. Struchers

Regulations

Manitoba Gazette, Part II, May 12, 2012:

The Highway Traffic Act

Man Reg 46/2012 Image Capturing Enforcement Regulation, amendment
Man Reg 48/2012 Portable Scales Order, amendment
Man Reg 49/2012 Traffic Control Devices Order, amendment
Man Reg 50/2012 Traffic Control Devices Order, amendment

Manitoba Gazette, Part II, May 19, 2012:

The Prescription Drugs Cost Assistance Act

Man Reg 51/2012 Specified Drugs Regulation, amendment
Man Reg 53/2012 Prescription Drugs Payment of Benefits Regulation, amendment

The Highway Traffic Act

Man Reg 52/2012 Charges for Licences, Registrations, Permits and Other Services Regulation, amendment

Manitoba Gazette, Part II, May 26, 2012:

The Prescription Drugs Cost Assistance Act

Man Reg 56/2012 Prescription Drugs Payment of Benefits Regulation, amendment

Manitoba Gazette, Part II, June 2, 2012:

The Public Health Act

Man Reg 58/2012 Tanning Regulation

The Court of Queen's Bench Act

Man Reg 60/2012 Court of Queen's Bench Rules, amendment

Proclamations

Manitoba Gazette, Part I, May 19, 2012:

The Prescription Drugs Cost Assistance Amendment Act (Prescription Drug Monitoring and Miscellaneous Amendments), SM 2011, c 4

  • Except clause 2(b), section 3, and section 5 insofar as it enacts clause 9(1.1)(a.1), Act in force May 15, 2012

Manitoba Gazette, Part I, June 2, 2012:

The Police Services Act, SM 2009, c 32

  • Sections 1 to 5, 13 to 55, 78, 79 and 81 to 89, clauses 91(1)(a) to (d) and (g) to (j), subsection 91(2) and sections 92 to 103 and 105 to 110 in force June 1, 2012

The Public Health Amendment Act (Regulating Use of Tanning Equipment), SM 2010, c 37

  • Act in force June 15, 2012

New Brunswick

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
58 An Act to Amend the Oil and Natural Gas Act
Hon. Northrup
59 An Act to Amend the Fish and Wildlife Act
Hon. Northrup
60 An Act to Repeal the Social Services and Education Tax Act
Hon. Higgs
61 Regional Service Delivery Act
Hon. Fitch
62 An Act to Amend the Municipalities Act
Hon. LeBlanc
63 An Act to Amend the Pension Benefits Act
Hon. Blais
64 An Act Respecting the Selection of Senator Nominees
Hon. Alward
66 An Act to Amend the Executive Council Act
Hon. Robichaud
67 An Act to Amend the Gasoline and Motive Fuel Tax Act
Hon. Higgs
68 An Act to Repeal the City of Saint John Pension Act
Hon. Blais
69 An Act to Amend the Electoral Boundaries and Representation Act
Hon. Robichaud

Regulations

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part II, June 6, 2012:

Prescription Drug Payment Act

NB Reg 2012-61 Prescription Drug Regulations

Newfoundland

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
16 Supply Act, 2012
Hon. Collins
23 An Act to Amend the Laborador Inuit Land Claims Agreement Act
Hon. McGrath
24 Obsolete Actions Extinguishment Act
Hon. Collins
25 Optometry Act, 2012
Hon. Sullivan
26 An Act to Amend the Consumer Protection and Business Practices Act No. 2
Hon. Davis
27 Personal Services Act
Hon. Sullivan
28 An Act to Amend the Psychologists Act, 2005
Hon. Sullivan
29 An Act to Amend the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act
Hon. Collins
30 An Act to Amend the City of St. John's Act and the City of St. John's Municipal Taxation Act
Hon. O'Brien
31 An Act to Amend the Public Service Collective Bargaining Act
Hon. Marshall
32 An Act to Amend the Public Service Commission Act
Hon. Marshall
34 An Act to Amend the Assessment Act, 2006
Hon. O'Brien
35 An Act to Amend the Municipal Affairs Act
Hon. O'Brien
36 Regional Services Boards Act, 2012
Hon. O'Brien

Regulations

Newfoundland and Labrador Gazette, Part II, May 25, 2012:

Judicature Act

NLR 48/12 Rules of the Supreme Court, 1986 Amendment

Newfoundland and Labrador Gazette, Part II, June 1, 2012:

Dental Act, 2008

NLR 49/12 Dental Auxiliaries' Regulations, 2012

Northwest Territories

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
1 An Act to Amend the Student Financial Assistance Act
Hon. Lafferty
2 Miscellaneous Statute Law Amendment Act
Hon. Abernethy
3 An Act to Amend the Human Rights Act
Hon. Blake
4 Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures) 2012-2013
Hon. Miltenberger
5 Legal Aid Act
Hon. Abernethy

Nova Scotia   

Regulations

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, May 18, 2012:

Petroleum Products Pricing Act

NS Reg 94/2012 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices
NS Reg 99/2012 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, June 1, 2012:

Petroleum Products Pricing Act

NS Reg 102/2012 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices
NS Reg 107/2012 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices

Proclamations

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, May 18, 2012:

Lobbyists' Registration Act,SNS 2010, c 57

  • Act in force May 1, 2012 (NS Reg 96/2012)

Corrections Act,SNS 2011, c 56

  • Act in force May 6, 2012 (NS Reg 97/2012)

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, June 1, 2012:

Identification of Criminals Act,SNS 2011, c 37

  • Sections 3 and 6 in force May 22, 2012 (NS Reg 108/2012)

Nunavut

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
36 Supplementary Appropriation (Operations and Maintenance) Act No. 1, 2012-2013
Hon. Peterson
37 Supplementary Appropriation (Capital) Act No. 2, 2012-2013
Hon. Peterson
38 An Act to Amend the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act
Hon. Shewchuk
39 An Act to Amend the Judicature Act
Hon. Shewchuk
40 Representative for Children and Youth Act
Hon. Aariak

Ontario

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
97 An Act to amend the Justices of the Peace Act with respect to categories and
qualifications of justices of the peace
Mr. Orazietti
98 An Act to amend the Consumer Protection Act, 2002 with respect to money
transfers
Mr. Singh
100 An Act to protect and restore the Great Lakes-St Lawrence River Basin
Hon. Bradley
101 An Act to enact the Balanced Budget Act, 2012 and to amend the Financial
Administration Act
Mr. Leone
102 An Act to amend the Education Act to restrict the use of blocker pads
Mr. Jackson
103 An Act to create a right of passage along the shoreline of the Great Lakes
Mr. Craitor
104 An Act to amend the Taxation Act, 2007 to provide a tax credit to farmers for
donating to Ontario food banks
Mr. Bailey
106 An Act to amend the Election Act to prevent electoral fraud by requiring electors to
provide certain kinds of proof, by providing for independent reviews of the
permanent register of electors and by making other amendments
Mr. Balkissoon
107 An Act to amend the Employment Standards Act, 2000 with respect to tips and
other gratuities
Mr. Prue
108 An Act to amend the Insurance Act to ban the use of credit history and ratings in
respect of homeowners and other personal property insurance
Mr. Colle
109 An Act respecting government bills
Mr. Harris
110 An Act to amend the Ombudsman Act with respect to children's aid societies
Mr. Taylor
112 An Act to amend the Ombudsman Act to allow the Ombudsman to investigate
the actions of schools boards
Mr. Marchese

Regulations

Ontario Gazette, June 2, 2012:

Alcohol and Gaming Regulation and Public Protection Act, 1996

O Reg 79/12 Prescribed Legislation: Monetary Penalties Under Section 14.1 of the Act, amending
O Reg 282/07
O Reg 80/12 Assignment of Powers and Duties — Liquor Licence Act, revoking O Reg 61/98

Chiropody Act, 1991

O Reg 92/12 Registration, amending O Reg 830/93

Electricity Act, 1998

O Reg 89/12 Residual Stranded Debt
O Reg 91/12 Exemption: Compliance with Section 144 of the Act, amending O Reg 215/07

Environmental Protection Act

O Reg 98/12 Ground Source Heat Pumps
O Reg 99/12 Environmental Compliance Approvals — Exemptions from Section 9 of the Act, amending O Reg 524/98
O Reg 100/12 Prescribed Activities and the Environmental Activity and Sector Registry — Heating Systems, Standby Power Systems and Automotive Refinishing, amending O Reg 245/11

Gaming Control Act, 1992

O Reg 78/12 General

Medicine Act, 1991

O Reg 93/12 Registration, amending O Reg 865/93

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation Act, 1999

O Reg 81/12 Requirements for Establishing a Gaming Site
O Reg 82/12 Subsection 7(2) of the Act — Meaning of Employee, revoking O Reg 15/02
O Reg 83/12 Charity Casinos, revoking O Reg 200/00
O Reg 84/12 Major Capital Expenditures
O Reg 85/12 Lottery Schemes, amending O Reg 198/00
O Reg 86/12 Payments into the Consolidated Revenue Fund, amending O Reg 199/00

Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act

O Reg 87/12 Administration of the Plan, amending Reg 892 of RRO 1990
O Reg 88/12 Terms and Conditions of Registration of Builders and Vendors, amending Reg 894 of RRO 1990

Provincial Offences Act

O Reg 97/12 Proceedings Commenced by Certificate of Offence, amending Reg 950 of RRO 1990

Ontario Gazette, June 9, 2012:

Highway Traffic Act

O Reg 101/12 Safety Helmets, amending Reg 610 of RRO 1990
O Reg 102/12 Safety Helmets, amending Reg 610 of RRO 1990

Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007

O Reg 106 /12 General, amending O Reg 79/10
O Reg 108/12 General, amending O Reg 79/10

Health Insurance Act

O Reg 107/12 General, amending Reg 552 of RRO 1990

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Act

O Reg 109/12 Grants to University Facilities of Medicine, revoking Reg 787 of RRO 1990

Proclamation

Ontario Gazette, June 9, 2012:

Helping Ontario Families and Managing Responsibly Act, 2010, SO 2010, c 26

  • Subsections 1(2), 2(2), 3(2) and 5(1) of Schedule 21 of the Act, which amends the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997, in force January 1, 2013

Prince Edward Island

Regulations

Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part II, May 26, 2012:

Environmental Protection Act

EC2012-253 Materials Recycling Regulations Amendment

Notices

Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part I, May 26, 2012:

Egg Producers of Prince Edward Island

  • Price Determination Order — Amendment (EPPEI 12-06)

Quebec

Projets de loi

  Référencés à la première lecture seulement
76 Loi modifiant la Loi sur la Société de développement des entreprises culturelles
Hon. St-Pierre
77 Loi modifiant diverses lois professionnelles et d'autres dispositions législatives dans
le domaine des sciences appliquées
Hon. Fournier
80 Loi sur les régimes volontaires d'épargne-retraite
Hon. Boulet
83 Loi sur les activités funéraires
Hon. Bolduc
84 Loi modifiant diverses dispositions législatives dans le domaine de la santé et
des services sociaux
Hon. Bolduc

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
76 An Act to amend the Act respecting the Société de développement des entreprises
culturelles
Hon. St-Pierre
77 An Act to amend various legislation respecting the professions and other legislative
provisions in the field of applied sciences
Hon. Fournier
80 An Act respecting voluntary retirement savings plans
Hon. Boulet
83 Funeral Operations Act
Hon. Bolduc
84 An Act to amend various legislative provisions in the health and social services field
Hon. Bolduc

Réglements

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

Code des professions

Décret 477-2012 Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur les diplômes délivrés par les établissements d'enseignement désignés qui donnent droit aux permis et aux certificats de spécialistes des ordres professionnels

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 30 mai 2012 :

Loi sur les régimes complémentaires de retraite

Décret 503-2012 Règlement prévoyant des mesures d'allègement temporaires relatives au financement de déficits actuariels de solvabilité

Loi sur la qualité de l'environnement

Décret 519-2012 Tarif établi par RecycleMédias pour les contributions 2010, 2011 et 2012 pour la catégorie "journaux"

Regulations

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

Professional Code

OC 477-2012 Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the diplomas issued by designated educational institutions which give access to permits or specialist's certificates of professional orders

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, May 30, 2012:

Supplemental Pension Plans Act

OC 503-2012 Regulation providing temporary relief measures for the funding of solvency deficiencies

Environment Quality Act

OC 519-2012 RecycleMédias' 2010, 2011 and 2012 schedule of contributions for the "newspapers" class

Sanctions Royales

6 juin 2012

  • Loi nº 57, Loi modifiant l'encadrement de l'utilisation des cinémomètres photographiques et des systèmes photographiques de contrôle de circulation aux feux rouges et d'autres dispositions législatives — Chapitre nº 15
  • Loi nº 74, Loi visant à prévenir les cancers de la peau causés par le bronzage artificiel — Chapitre nº 16
  • Loi nº 75, Loi attribuant certains pouvoirs d'inspection et de saisie à la Commission d'enquête sur l'octroi et la gestion des contrats publics dans l'industrie de la construction — Chapitre nº 17

Royal Assents

June 6, 2012

  • Bill 57, An Act to modify the rules governing the use of photo radar devices and red light camera systems and amend other legislative provisions — Chapter No. 15
  • Bill 74, An Act to prevent skin cancer caused by artificial tanning — Chapter No. 16
  • Bill 75, An Act to confer certain powers of inspection and seizure on the Commission of Inquiry on the Awarding and Management of Public Contracts in the Construction Industry — Chapter No. 17

Projets de Règlement

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

Loi sur le courtage immobilier

  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur les conditions d'exercice d'une opération de courtage, sur la déontologie des courtiers et sur la publicité

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 30 mai 2012:

  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur le plan de garantie des bâtiments résidentiels neufs

Draft Regulations

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

Real Estate Brokerage Act

  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting brokerage requirements, professional conduct of brokers and advertising

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, May 30, 2012:

Building Act

  • Regulation to amend the regulation respecting the guarantee plan for new residential buildings

Saskatchewan

Regulations

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, May 18, 2012:

The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

Sask Reg 25/2012 The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Amendment Regulations, 2012

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, May 25, 2012:

The Enforcement of Money Judgments Act

Sask Reg 1/2012 The Enforcement of Money Judgments Regulations

The Highways and Transportation Act, 1997

Sask Reg 10/2012 The Provincial Highway Sign Control Regulations

The Personal Property Security Act, 1993

Sask Reg 36/2012 The Personal Property Security Amendment Regulations, 2012

Proclamations

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part I, May 25, 2012:

The Enforcement of Money Judgments Act, SS 2010, cE-9.22

  • Except for clause 93(1)(k), Act is in force May 28, 2012

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part I, June 1, 2012:

The Tobacco Damages and Health Care Costs Recovery Act, SS 2007, cT-14.2

  • Act in force May 31, 2012

Notices

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part I, May 25, 2012:

The Queen's Bench Act, 1998

  • Rules of Court — Court of Queen's Bench for Saskatchewan

Yukon

  • No entries for this issue

 

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