Legislative Update Report No. 2012-18 -- Sept 30, 2012

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Federal Government Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
C-44 An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code and the Employment Insurance Act and to make consequential amendments to the Income Tax Act and the Income Tax Regulations
Hon. Finley

 

Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part II, September 26, 2012:

Farm Products Agencies Act

SOR/2012-169 Order Amending the Canadian Chicken Marketing Levies Orde

 

Releases, Speeches and Statements

Competition Bureau

September 20, 2012
Final Enforcement Guidelines on the Abuse of Dominance Provisions (Sections 78 and 79 of the Competition Act)

Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada

September 11, 2012
Final revised version of Guideline E-15 – Appointed Actuary: Legal Requirements, Qualifications and Peer Review

September 17, 2012
New Protocol for the Initial Submission of Documents in Support of Requests for Approval

Treasure Board of Canada Secretariat

September 17, 2012
Government commits to accounting and transparency in lobbying

Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, September 15, 2012:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Ministerial Condition No. 16799
  • Notice of intent to amend the Domestic Substances List under subsection 87(3) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 to indicate that subsection 87(3) of that Act applies to four substances
  • Notice with respect to the availability of an equivalency agreement

Canada Gazette, Part I, September 22, 2012:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Notice with respect to reporting of greenhouse gases (GHGs) for 2012

Telecommunications Act

  • SMSE-011-12 — Part II, Amendment I : Part VI, Amendment 1 ; and Part 1 ; and Part VII, Amendment 4 of CS-03, Issue 9

Bank Act

  • B2B Bank — Letters patent of continuation and order to commence and carry on business

Miscellaneous Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, September 15, 2012:

  • AXA Art Insurance Corporation, application to establish a Canadian branch

Canada Gazette, Part I, September 22, 2012:

  • AXA Insurance (Canada), assumption reinsurance agreements
  • AXA Pacific Insurance Company, assumption reinsurance agreements

Alberta

  • No entries for this issue

British Columbia Regulations

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

Business Corporations Act

BC Reg 205/2012 Business Corporations Regulation, amending BC Reg 65/2004
BC Reg 211/2012 Definitions Regulation, amending BC Reg 311/90

Clear Energy Act

BC Reg 234/2012 British Columbia's Energy Objectives Regulation
BC Reg 236/2012 Improvement Financing Regulation

Coal Act
Mineral Tenure Act

BC Reg 231/2012 Mineral and Coal Land Reserve (No Mineral or Placer Claim Registrations) Regulation, amending BC Reg 280/2007
BC Reg 233/2012 Mineral and Coal Land Reserve (No Mineral Claim Registrations) Regulation, amending BC Reg 171/2011

Credit Union Incorporation Act
Financial Institutions Act

BC Reg 207/2012 Credit Union Incorporation Act Regulation
BC Reg 213/2012 Financial Institutions Fees Regulation, amending BC Reg 312/90

Financial Administration Act

BC Reg 238/2012 Regional Health Authorities Retention of Fees Regulation, amending BC Reg 114/98

Financial Institutions Act

BC Reg 205/2012 Business Corporations Regulation, amending BC Reg 65/2004
BC Reg 210/2012 Audit and Audit Committee Regulation, amending BC Reg 314/90
BC Reg 211/2012 Definitions Regulation, amending BC Reg 311/90
BC Reg 212/2012 Extraprovincial Corporations Exemption Regulation, repealing BC Reg 391/90
BC Reg 214/2012 Insurance Council Regulation, amending BC Reg 569/2004
BC Reg 215/2012 Limitation on Acquisitions Regulation, amending BC Reg 331/90
BC Reg 216/2012 Non-Reporting Company Exemption Regulation, repealing BC Reg 101/92
BC Reg 217/2012 Pre-existing Company Provisions Regulation

Hospital Act

BC Reg 220/2012 Patients' Bill of Rights Regulation, amending BC Reg 37/2010

Income Tax Act

BC Reg 221/2012 Film and Television Tax Credit Regulation, amending BC Reg 4/99

Liquor Control and Licensing Act

BC Reg 222/2012 Liquor Control and Licensing Regulation, amending BC Reg 244/2002

Medicare Protection Act

BC Reg 223/2012 Medical and Health Care Services Regulation, amending BC Reg 426/97

Oil and Gas Activities Act

BC Reg 237/2012 Fee, Levy and Security Regulation, amending BC Reg 278/2010

Petroleum and Natural Gas Act

BC Reg 226/2012 Petroleum and Natural Gas Drilling Licence Regulation, amending BC Reg 10/82

Securities Act

BC Reg 235/212 BC Instrument 51-509 Issuers Quoted in the U.S. Over-the-Counter Markets; Multilateral Instrument 51-105 Issuers Quoted in the U.S. Over-the-Counter Markets, repealing BC Reg 251/2008

Proclamations

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

Budget Measures Implementation Act, 2012, SBC 2012, c 8

  • Sections 84 and 85 in force July 19, 2012 (BC Reg 228/2012)

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

  • Sections 1 to 62, 64 to 81, 83 to 85, 87 to 118, 143 to 146 and 148 in force November 1, 2012 (BC Reg 208/2012)

Finance Statutes Amendment Act, 2012, SBC 2012, c 12

  • Sections 73 to 75 in force November 1, 2012 (BC Reg 209/2012)

Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act, 2006, SBC 2006, c 15

  • Section 33(a) in force July 19, 2012 (BC Reg 225/2012)

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

  • Section 118 in force July 23, 2012 (BC Reg 232/2012)

Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act (No. 2), 2011, SBC 2011, c 13

  • Sections 108 to 124 in force November 30, 2012 (BC Reg 223/2012)

Protected Areas of British Columbia Amendment Act, 2010, SBC 2010, c 13

  • Section 5(b) in force July 19, 2012 (BC Reg 227/2012)

Notices

British Columbia Gazette, Part I, September 13, 2012:

Ministry of Energy, Mines and Natural Gas

  • Calling for tenders: Competition for the right to explore and develop Crown petroleum and natural gas resources, October 10, 2012

Manitoba

  • No entries for this issue

New Brunswick Regulations

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part II, September 19, 2012:

Motor Vehicle Act

NB Reg 2012-81 General, NB Reg 83-42, amendment

Proclamations

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part I, September 19, 2012:

An Act to Amend the Essential Services in Nursing Homes Act, SNB 2011, c 29

  • Act in force August 30, 2012

An Act to Amend the Oil and Natural Gas Act, SNB 2012, c 34

  • Sections 1-7 and section 10 with the exception of 10(b) in force September 15, 2012

Notices

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part I, September 26, 2012:

New Brunswick Securities Commission

Notice and Request for Comment

  • Publishing for comments the revised version of National Instrument 51-103 Ongoing Governance and Disclosure Requirements for Venture Issuers (NI 51-103) and:

Proposed amendments to:

  • National Instrument 41-101 General Prospectus Requirements and Companion Policy 41-101CP
  • National Instrument 44-101 Short Form Prospectus Distributions and Companion Policy 44-101CP
  • National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus and Registration Exemptions and Companion Policy 45-106CP

Proposed consequential amendments to:

  • National Instrument 13-101 System for Electronic Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR)
  • National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations and Companion Policy 51-102CP;
  • National Instrument 52-109 Certification of Disclosure In Issuers' Annual and Interim Filings and Companion Policy 52-109CP
  • National Instrument 52-110 Audit Committees
  • National Instrument 58-101 Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices
  • National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects and Companion Policy 43-101CP
  • National Instrument 51-101 Standards of Disclosure for Oil and Gas Activities and Companion Policy 51-101CP
  • National Instrument 52-107 Acceptable Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards and Companion Policy 52-107CP
  • National Instrument 44-102 Shelf Distributions
  • National Instrument 45-101 Rights Offerings
  • National Instrument 55-104 Insider Reporting Requirements and Exemptions
  • National Instrument 71-102 Continuous Disclosure and Other Exemptions Relating to Foreign Issuers and Companion Policy 71-102CP; and
  • Multilateral Instrument 11-102 Passport System
  • Multilateral Instrument 51-105 Issuers Quoted in the U.S. Over-the-Counter Markets
  • National Policy 12-202 Revocation of a Compliance Related Cease Trade Order
  • National Policy 12-203 Cease Trade Orders for Continuous Disclosure Defaults
  • National Policy 41-201 Income Trusts and Other Indirect Offerings
  • National Policy 51-201 Disclosure Standards
  • National Policy 58-201 Corporate Governance Guidelines
  • Local Rule 11-501 Fees; and

Proposed new Local Rule 51-503 Prescribing Core Documents for the Purposes of Section 161.1 of the New Brunswick Securities Act (collectively, the Proposed Materials)

Newfoundland

  • No entries for this issue

Northwest Territories Regulations

Northwest Territories Gazette, Part II, August 31, 2012:

Legal Profession Act

NWT Reg 044/2012 Rules of the Law Society of the Northwest Territories, Note

Financial Administration Act

NWT Reg 048/2012 Court Services Fees Regulations, amendment

Judicature Act

NWT Reg 049 Fees and Allowances Regulations, amendment

 

Notices

Northwest Territories Gazette, Part I, August 31, 2012:

Securities Act

  • Rule 51-805, Issuers Quoted in the U.S. Over-the-Counter Markets

Nova Scotia Regulations

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, September 21, 2012:

Energy-efficient Appliance Act

NS Reg 172/2012 Energy-efficient Appliances Regulations, amendment

Petroleum Products Pricing Act

NS Reg 167/2012 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices
NS Reg 171/2012 Prescribed Petroleum Products Price

 

Nunavut

  • No entries for this issue

Ontario Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
122 An Act to amend the Ombudsman Act with respect to investigating specified health care services
Ms Gélinas
124 An Act to amend various statutes with respect to worker safety at service stations
Mr. Colle
125 An Act to amend the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 with respect to permanent partial disability supplements
Mr. Sergio

 

Regulations

Ontario Gazette, September 15, 2012:

Highway Traffic Act

O Reg 243/12 Community Safety Zones, amending O Reg 510/99
O Reg 244/12 Speed Limits, amending Reg 619 of RRO 1990

Ontario Gazette, September 22, 2012:

Highway Traffic Act

O Reg 251/12 Drivers' Licences, amending O Reg 340/94
O Reg 253/12 Display Screens and Hand-Held Devices, amending O Reg 366/09
O Reg 263/12 Designation of Bus By-Pass Shoulders on King's Highway, amending O Reg 618/05

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

O Reg 252/12 General, amending Reg 460 of RRO 1990

Planning Act

O Reg 254/12 Restricted Areas — County of Ontario (now the Regional Municipality of Durham), Township of Pickering (now the Town of Pickering)), amending O Reg 102/72

Fuel Tax Act

O Reg 255/12 Miscellaneous, amending Reg 465 of RRO 1990
O Reg 258/12 International Fuel Tax Agreement, amending O Reg 22/97

Land Transfer Tax Act

O Reg 256/12 Exemption(s) — for Certain Easements Granted to Oil or Gas Pipe Lines, amending Reg 695 of RRO 1990
O Reg 257/12 Exemption(s) — for Certain Transfers Between Spouses, amending Reg 696 of RRO 1990
O Reg 261/12 Exemption(s) — for Certain Transfers Under the Municipal Water and Sewage Transfer Act, 1997, amending O Reg 374/04

Gasoline Tax Act

O Reg 259/12 International Fuel Tax Agreement, amending O Reg 24/97

Income Tax Act

O Reg 260/12 Mutual Fund Trust Capital Gains Refunds, amending O Reg 159/01

 

Proclamations

Ontario Gazette, September 22, 2012:

Putting Students First Act, 2012, SO 2012, c 11

  • Sections 1 to 19 and 21 in force September 12, 2012

Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002, SO 2002, c 33

  • Subsections 141(1), (2) and (4) of the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002, which amend the Assessment Act, in force January 1, 2013

Prince Edward Island Regulations

Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part II, September 15, 2012:

Highway Traffic Act

EC2012-515 Fees Regulations Amendment

 

Notices

Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part I, September 15, 2012:

Egg Producers of Prince Edward Island

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

Quebec Ordres Ministériels

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 12 septembre 2012 :

Loi sur les valeurs mobilières

AM 2012-12 Règlement 23-103 sur la négociation électronique — Arrêté numéro V-1.1-2012-12 du ministre délégué aux Finances
AM 2012-13 Règlement modifiant le Règlement 11-102 sur le régime de passeport — Arrêté numéro V-1.1-2012-13 du ministre délégué aux Finances

Loi sur les instruments dérivés

AM 2012-14 Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur les instruments dérivés — Arrêté numéro I-14.01-2012-14 du ministre délégué aux Finances

 

Ministerial Orders

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, September 12, 2012:

Securities Act

MO 2012-12 Regulation 23-103 respecting Electronic Trading — Order number V-1.1-2012-12 of the Minister
of Finance
MO 2012-13 Regulation to amend Regulation 11-102 respecting Passport System — Order number V-1.1-2012-13 of the Minister of Finance

Derivatives Act

MO 2012-14 Regulation to amend the Derivatives Regulation — Order number I-14.01 2012-14 of the Minister
of Finance

 

Saskatchewan Regulations

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, September 21, 2012:

The Securities Act, 1988

Sask Reg 60/2012 The Securities Commission (Adoption of National Instruments) Amendment Regulations, 2012 (No. 4)
Sask Reg 61/2012 The Securities Commission (Adoption of National Instruments) Amendment Regulations, 2012 (No. 5)
Sask Reg 62/2012 The Securities Commission (Adoption of National Instruments) Amendment Regulations, 2012 (No. 6)

Proclamations

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part I, September 7, 2012:

The Ombudsman Act, 2012, SS 2012, O-3.2

  • Act in force September 1, 2012

Yukon

Yukon Gazette, Part II, September 15, 2012:

Regulations

Placer Mining Act and Quartz Mining Act

OIC 2012/160 Orde of Prohibition of Entry on Certain Lands (Peel Watershed Planning Region)

 

Ministerial Orders

Yukon Gazette, Part II, September 15, 2012:

Securities Act

MO 2012/11 Rule to Make Local Amendments to CSA Instruments Implemented in Yukon (Local
Rule 11-804)

 

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