Legislative Update Report No. 2012-15 -- Aug 15, 2012

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Federal Government

Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part II, August 1, 2012:

Access to Information Act

SI/2012-62 Order Amending the Access to Information Act Heads of Government Institutions Designation Order

Criminal Code

SOR/2012-150 Regulations Amending the Pari-Mutuel Betting Supervision Regulations

Privacy Act

SI/2012-63 Order Amending the Privacy Act Heads Of Government Institutions Designation Order

 

Proposed Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part I, July 21, 2012:

Federal Courts Act

  • Rules Amending the Federal Courts Rules

Canada Shipping Act, 2001

  • Regulations Amending the Vessel Pollution and Dangerous Chemicals Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part I, August 4, 2012:

Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

  • Regulations Amending the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations [designated foreign nationals]
  • Regulations Amending the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations [processing timelines]

Canada Student Financial Assistance Act and Canada Student Loans Act

  • Regulations Amending the Canada Student Financial Assistance Regulations and the Canada Student Loans Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part I, August 11, 2012:

Pooled Registered Pension Plans Act

  • Pooled Registered Pension Plans Regulations

Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

  • Refugee Appeal Division Rules
  • Refugee Protection Division Rules

Proclamations

Canada Gazette, Part II, August 1, 2012:

Jobs, Growth and Long-Term Prosperity Act, SC 2012, c 19

  • Pursuant to section 505 of the Act, sections 496 to 504, amending the Custom Tariff, in force July 27, 2012 (SI/2012-61)
  • Pursuant to section 696 of the Act, section 686, amending the Custom Tariff, in force July 27, 2012 (SI/2012-61)

Releases, Speeches and Statements

Finance

July 25, 2012
Harper Government releases draft legislation to strengthen tax fairness for Canadians

August 2, 2012
Consultation regarding the impact of contingency fees on the effectiveness of the Scientific Research and Experimental Development tax incentive program

Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, July 28, 2012:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Notice of intent to amend the Domestic Substances List under subsection 87(3) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to indicate that subsection 81(3) of that Act applies to four substances
  • Order 2012-66-07-01 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List

Canada Gazette, Part I, August 4, 2012:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Order 2012-87-05-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List

Radiocommunication Act

  • SMSE-015-12 — Moratorium on new licence applications for fixed-satellite service and broadcasting-satellite service in Canada

Canada Gazette, Part I, August 11, 2012:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Significant New Activity Notice No. 16774

Miscellaneous Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, July 21, 2012:

  • RedBrick Bank, application to establish a bank

Canada Gazette, Part I, July 28, 2012:

  • Dexia Crédit Local S.A., release of assets

Canada Gazette, Part I, August 11, 2012:

  • Crédit-Camionnage Inc. (L'), surrender of charter

Commissions

Canada Gazette, Part I, July 28, 2012:

Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act

  • Cancellation order

Canada Gazette, Part I, August 4, 2012:

National Energy Board

  • Consumers Energy Company — Application to export electricity to the United States
  • MAG Energy Solutions Inc. — Application to export electricity to the United States

Canada Gazette, Part I, August 11, 2012:

National Energy Board

  • Manitoba Hydro — Amendment to Permit EPE-35 to allow an increase in export of energy to Great River Energy

Supplements

Canada Gazette, Part I, August 4, 2012:

Chief Electoral Officer

  • Electoral districts — Proposal for the province of British Columbia
  • Electoral districts — Proposal for the province of Nova Scotia
  • Electoral districts — Proposal for the province of Quebec

Canada Gazette, Part I, August 11, 2012:

Chief Electoral Officer

  • Electoral districts — Proposal for the province of Saskatchewan

Alberta Regulations

Alberta Gazette, Part II, July 31, 2012:

Judicature Act

Alta Reg 122/2012 Alberta Rules of Court Amendment Regulation

Oil and Gas Conservation Act

Alta Reg 121/2012 Oil and Gas Conservation Amendment Regulation

Proclamations

Alberta Gazette, Part I, July 31, 2012:

Traffic Safety Amendment Act, 2009, SA 2009, c 35

  • Sections 2(b) and (c) and 3 in force August 15, 2012

British Columbia Regulations

British Columbia Gazette, Part II, July 16, 2012:

Environmental Management Act

BC Reg 87/2012 Municipal Sewage Regulation, repealing BC Reg 129/99; Waste Discharge Regulation
amending BC Reg 320/2004 and Enacting Municipal Wastewater Regulation

Mineral Tenure Act
Coal Act

BC Reg 81/2012 Repealing BC Regs 447/76, 21/86, 169/87, 204/2000 and 157/2003 and amending
BC Reg 167/2004
BC Reg 82/2012 Mineral Land Reserve (Conditional Mineral Claim Registrations) Regulation, amending
BC Reg 153/2011
BC Reg 89/2012 Mineral Tenure Act Regulation, amending BC Reg 529/2004

Motor Vehicle Act

BC Reg 90/2012 Motor Vehicle Act Regulations, amending BC Reg 26/58

Petroleum and Natural Gas Act

BC Reg 91/2012 Petroleum and Natural Gas Royalty and Freehold Production Tax Regulation, amending
BC Reg 495/92

Society Act

BC Reg 93/2012 Society Act Regulations, amending BC Reg 4/78

British Columbia Gazette, Part II, July 17, 2012:

Motor Vehicle Act

BC Reg 97/2012 Designation of Motorcycle Helmets Regulation with Designation of Motorcycle Safety
Helmets Regulation, amending BC Reg 366/87; Motor Vehicle Act Regulation, amending
BC Reg 26/58

Securities Act

BC Reg 96/2012 National Instrument 41-101 General Prospectus Requirements, amending BC Reg 59/2008;
National Instrument 81-101 Mutual Fund Prospectus Disclosure, amending BC Reg 1/2000;
National Instrument 81-102 Mutual Funds, amending BC Reg 2/2000; National
Instrument 81-106 Investment Fund Continuous Disclosure, amending BC Reg 218/2005

British Columbia Gazette, Part II, July 23, 2012:

Cleaning Energy Act

BC Reg 102/2012 Enacting Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation

British Columbia Gazette, Part II, August 3, 2012:

Coal Act Mineral Tenure Act

BC Reg 106/2012 Mineral and Coal Land Reserve (No Mineral Claim Registrations) Regulation, amending
BC Reg 171/2011
BC Reg 107/2012 Repealing BC Regs 94/90, 344/92, 239/2006 and 325/2007
BC Reg 108/2012 Mineral and Coal Land Reserve (No Mineral Claim Registrations) Regulation, amending
BC Reg 171/2011 and Mineral and Coal Land Reserve (No Mineral or Placer
Claim Registrations) Regulation, amending 280/2007

Court of Rules Act

BC Reg 111/2012 Provincial Court (Family) Rules, amending BC Reg 417/98
BC Reg 112/2012 Supreme Court Civil Rules, amending BC Reg 168/2009 and Supreme Court Family
Rules, amending BC Reg 169/2009
BC Reg 113/2012 Court of Appeal Rules, amending BC Reg 297/2001
BC Reg 114/2012 Court of Appeal Rules, amending BC Reg 297/2001

Motor Vehicle Act

BC Reg 118/2012 Motor Vehicle Act Regulations, amending BC Reg 26/58
BC Reg 119/2012 Motor Vehicle Act Regulations, amending BC Reg 26/58
BC Reg 120/2012 Motor Vehicle Act Regulations, amending BC Reg 26/58

Proclamations

British Columbia Gazette, Part II, July 16, 2012:

Finance Statutes Amendment Act, 2011, SBC 2011, c 29

  • Sections 136 to 141, which amend the Society Act, in force April 30, 2012 (BC Reg 88/2012)

Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act (No. 3), 2010, SBC 2010, c 21

  • Sections 61, 65 and 69, which amend the Mineral Tenure Act, in force July 1, 2012 (BC Reg 89/2012)

British Columbia Gazette, Part II, July 17, 2012:

Auditor General for Local Government Act, SBC 2012, c 5

  • Act in force April 25, 2012 (BC Reg 94/2012)

Motor Vehicle Amendment Act, 2010, SBC 2010, c 14

  • Section 5 in force June 1, 2012 (BC Reg 97/2012)

British Columbia Gazette, Part II, July 23, 2012:

Metal Dealers and Recyclers Act, SBC 2011, c 22

  • Act in force July 23, 2012 (BC Reg 101/2012)

British Columbia Gazette, Part II, August 3, 2012:

Justice Statutes Amendment Act, 2012, SBC 2012, c 11

  • Sections 2 and 13 in force May 31, 2012 (BC Reg 117/2012)

Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act (No. 3), 2010, SBC 2010, c 21

  • Section 122 in force June 5, 2012 (BC Reg 126/2012)

Nurse Practitioners Statutes Amendment Act, 2011, SBC 2011, c 24

  • Sections 1 to 8, 13 and 15 to 21 in force August 1, 2012 (BC Reg 121/2012)

Offence Amendment Act, 2011, SBC 2012, c 1

  • Act in force June 1, 2012 (BC Reg 122/2012)

Notices

British Columbia Gazette, Part I, July 19, 2012:

Ministry of Energy and Mines

  • Calling for tenders: Competition for the right to explore and develop Crown petroleum and natural gas resources, closes August 15, 2012

Manitoba Regulations

Manitoba Gazette, Part II, July 21, 2012:

The Public Health Act

Man Reg 88/2012 Disease Control Regulation, amendment

The Highway Traffic Act

Man Reg 89/2012 Charges for Licences, Registrations, Permits and Other Services Regulation, amendment

The Drivers and Vehicles Act

Man Reg 90/2012 Driver Licensing Regulation, amendment

The Electricians' Licence Act

Man Reg 91/2012 Electricians Licensing Regulation, amendment

The Gas and Oil Burner Act

Man Reg 92/2012 Gas and Oil Burner Regulation, amendment

The Power Engineers Act

Man Reg 93/2012 Power Engineers Regulation, amendment

Proclamations

Manitoba Gazette, Part I, July 21, 2012:

The Retail Businesses Holiday Closing Amendment Act, SM 2012, c 37

  • Act in force August 1, 2012

Notices

Manitoba Gazette, Part I, July 14, 2012:

The Manitoba Securities Commission

  • MSC Rule 2012-13 — Multilateral Instrument 51-105 Issuers Quoted in the U.S. Over-the-Counter Market

New Brunswick Notices

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part I, August 1, 2012:

New Brunswick Securities Commission

Request for Comments

  • Notice and Request for Comment — Publishing for comments proposed amendments to Multilateral Instrument 11-102 Passport System (the Proposed Amendments)

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part I, August 8, 2012:

New Brunswick Securities Commission

Notice of Rule

  • The making of Multilateral Instrument 51-105 Issuers Quoted in the U.S. Over-the-Counter Markets and Companion Policy 51-105CP (together, the OTC Rule)

Notice and Request for Comment — Publishing for comments proposed amendments to:

  • Companion Policy 21-101CP Marketplace Operation
  • National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations, including Form 31-103F1 Calculation of Excess Working Capital
  • National Instrument 33-109 Registration Information, including Form 33-109F6 Firm Registration
  • National Instrument 41-101 General Prospectus Requirements
  • National Instrument 44-101 Short Form Prospectus Distributions, including Form 44-101F1 Short Form Prospectus and Companion Policy 44-101CP
  • National Instrument 44-102 Shelf Distributions, including Companion Policy 44-102CP
  • National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus and Registration Exemptions
  • National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations
  • National Policy 51-201 Disclosure Standards
  • National Instrument 81-101 Mutual Fund Prospectus Disclosure
  • National Instrument 81-102 Mutual Funds, including Companion Policy 81-102CP
  • National Instrument 81-106 Investment Fund Continuous Disclosure (collectively, the Proposed Amendments)

Newfoundland Regulations

Newfoundland and Labrador Gazette, Part II, July 20, 2012:

Consumer Protection and Business Practices Act

NLR 56/12 Direct Sales Regulations

 

Northwest Territories

  • No entries for this issue

Nova Scotia Regulations

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, July 27, 2012:

Motor Vehicle Act

NS Reg 141/2012 Voluntary Penalty Regulations, repeal

Petroleum Products Pricing Act

NS Reg 140/2012 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices
NS Reg 142/2012 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices

Nunavut

  • No entries for this issue

Ontario Regulations

Ontario Gazette, July 28, 2012:

Development Corporations Act

O Reg 198/12 EHealth Ontario, amending O Reg 43/02

Ontario Gazette, August 4, 2012:

Pension Benefits Act

O Reg 203/12 General, amending Reg 909 of RRO 1990

Professional Engineers Act

O Reg 201/12 General, amending Reg 941 of RRO 1990

Provincial Offences Act

O Reg 217/12 Proceedings Commenced by Certificate of Offence, amending Reg 950 of RRO 1990

Ontario Gazette, August 11, 2012:

Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007

O Reg 218/12 General, amending O Reg 79/10

Health Insurance Act

O Reg 219/12 General, amending Reg 552 of RRO 1990

Proclamations

Ontario Gazette, July 28, 2012:

Open for Business Act, 2010, SO 2010, c 16

  • Subsections 5(7), (8), (39), (59), (60) and (61) of Schedule 2 to the Open for Business Act, 2010, which amend the Professional Engineers Act, in force August 15, 2012

Notices

Ontario Gazette, July 28, 2012:

Financial Services Commission of Ontario

  • Classes of Insurance and Definitions for Purposes of the Insurance Act

Prince Edward Island Regulations

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

Dairy Industry Act

EC2012-387 Dairy Industry Act Regulations Revocation

Highway Traffic Act

EC2012-391 Commercial Driver, Carrier and Audit Review Systems Regulations, amendment
EC2012-392 Demerit Point System Regulations Amendment

Natural Products Marketing Act

EC2012-411 Egg Commodity Marketing Regulations Amendment

Natural Products Marketing Act

EC2012-412 Dairy Farmers of Prince Edward Island Regulations Amendment

Public Health Act

EC2012-417 Milk Processing Regulations

Proclamations

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

An Act to Amend the Highway Traffic Act, SPEI 2012, c 18

  • Act in force July 28, 2012

Municipal Statutes Amendment Act 2012, SPEI 2012, c 28

  • Act in force July 28, 2012

An Act to Amend the Off-Highway Vehicle Act, SPEI 2012, c 29

  • Act in force July 28, 2012

An Act to Amend the Public Health Act, SPEI 2012, c 31

  • Act in force August 1, 2012

Notices

Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part I, July 21, 2012:

Dairy Farmers of Prince Edward Island

  • Dairy Plant Licensing Order (DFPEI 2012-04)

Egg Producers of Prince Edward Island

  • Price Determination Order — Amendment (EPPEI 12-08)

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

Egg Producers of Prince Edward Island

  • Price Determination Order — Amendment (EPPEI 12-09)

Dairy Farmers of Prince Edward Island

  • Raw Milk Production and Transportation Order (DFPEI 2012-02)

Quebec Ordres Ministériels

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

Code de la sécurité routière

AM 2012-06 Concernant le Projet-pilote relatif au contrôle du niveau sonore du système d'échappement
d'une motocyclette et d'un cyclomoteur — Arrêté numéro 2012-06 du ministre des Transports

Ministerial Orders

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

Highway Safety Code

MO 2012-06 Pilot project concerning the sound level control of the exhaust system of a motorcycle
and moped — Order number 2012-06 of the Minister of Transport

Proclamations

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

Loi modifiant le Code des professions et d'autres dispositions législatives dans le domaine de la santé
mentale et des relations humaines
, SQ 2009, c 28
Loi concernant la reconnaissance professionnelle des technologues en électrophysiologie médicale, SQ 2012, c 10

  • Articles 1 à 10 et 12 à 18 de la Loi modifiant le Code des professions et d'autres dispositions législatives dans le domaine de la santé mentale et des relations humaines et de l'article 11 de la Loi concernant la reconnaissance professionnelle des technologues en électrophysiologie médicale en vigueur au 20 septembre 2012 (Décret 780-2012)

Loi concernant le partage de certains renseignements de santé, SQ 2012, c 23

  • Articles 1 à 6, 120, 121, 130, 132 à 135, 147 à 150, 163 à 166, 168 à 175, 178 et 179 en vigueur le 4 juillet 2012 (Décret 788-2012)
  • Article 176 en vigueur le 1er décembre 2012 (Décret 788-2012)

Proclamations

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

An Act to amend the Professional Code and other legislative provisions in the field of mental health and human relations, SQ 2009, c 28
An Act respecting the professional recognition of medical electrophysiology technologists, SQ 2010, c 10

  • Sections 1 to 10 and 12 to 18 of the Act to amend the Professional Code and other legislative provisions in the field of mental health and human relations and of section 11 of the Act respecting the professional recognition of medical electrophysiology technologists, in force September 20, 2012 (OC 780-2012)

An Act respecting the sharing of certain health information, SQ 2012, c 23

  • Sections 1 to 6, 120, 121, 130, 132 to 135, 147 to 150, 163 to 166, 168 to 175, 178 and 179 in force July 4, 2012 (OC 788-2012)
  • Section 176 in force December 1, 2012 (OC 788-2012)

Projets de Règlement

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

Loi sur les contrats des organismes publics

  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur le registre des entreprises non admissibles aux contrats publics et sur les mesures de surveillance et d'accompagnement
  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur les contrats d'approvisionnement, de services et de travaux de construction des organismes visés à l'article 7 de la Loi sur les contrats des organismes publics
  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur les contrats d'approvisionnement des organismes publics
  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur les contrats de services des organismes publics
  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur les contrats de travaux de construction des organismes publics

Code de la sécurité routière

  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur les normes de charges et de dimensions applicables aux véhicules routiers et aux ensembles de véhicules routiers

Loi sur les régimes complémentaires de retraite

  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur l'arbitrage relatif aux excédents d'actif des régimes complémentaires de retraite
  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur la soustraction de certaines catégories de régimes de retraite à l'application de dispositions de la Loi sur les régimes complémentaires de retraite
  • 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

Draft Regulations

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

An Act respecting contracting by public bodies

  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the register of enterprises ineligible for public contracts and oversight and monitoring measures
  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting supply contracts, service contracts and construction contracts of bodies referred to in section 7 of the Act respecting contracting by public bodies
  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting supply contracts of public bodies
  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting construction contracts of public bodies
  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting service contracts of public bodies

Highway Safety Code

  • Regulation to amend the Vehicle Load and Size Limits Regulation

Supplemental Pension Plans Act

  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting arbitration relating to the surplus assets of supplemental pension plans
  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the exemption of certain categories of pension plans from the application of provisions of the Supplemental Pension Plans Act
  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the exemption of certain pension plans from the application of provisions of the Supplemental Pension Plans Act

Saskatchewan Notices

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part I, July 27, 2012:

The Medical Profession Act, 1981

  • Saskatchewan College of Physicians and Surgeons — Regulatory Bylaw Amendments

Yukon

  • No entries for this issue

 

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