Legislative Update Report No. 2012-22 - Nov 30, 2012

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Federal Government Bills

 

Referenced only on first reading
C-48 An Act to amend the Income Tax Act, the Excise Tax Act, the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangement Act, the First Nations Goods and Services Tax Act and related legislation
Hon. Flaherty
C-49 An Act to amend the Museums Act in order to establish the Canadian Museum of History and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
Hon. Moore

Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part II, November 21, 2012:

Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Act

SOR/2012-233 Regulations Amending the Assessment of Financial Institutions Regulations, 2001

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

SOR/2012-228 Order 2012-66-09-01 Amending the Domestic Substances List
SOR/2012-229 Order 2012-87-09-01 Amending the Domestic Substances List
SOR/2012-235 Order Adding Toxic Substances to Schedule 1 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

Proposed Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part I, November 17, 2012:

Canada Labour Code

  • Regulations Amending the Canada Industrial Relations Board Regulations, 2001

Proclamations

Canada Gazette, Part II, November 21, 2012:

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

  • Sections 526 to 528, which amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, in force December 1, 2012 (SI/2012-88)

Supporting Vulnerable Seniors and Strengthening Canada's Economy Act, SC 2011, c 15

  • Part 7 of that Act comes into force, other than sections 22 to 24, which came into force on June 29, 2012 by virtue of section 359 of the Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act, chapter 19 of the Statutes of Canada, 2012 in force January 1, 2013 (SI/2012-87)

Royal Assents

November 22, 2012

  • Bill - S-201, An Act respecting a National Philanthropy Day — Chapter No. 23
  • Bill - 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 — Chapter No. 24

Commissions

Canada Gazette, Part I, November 17, 2012:

Special Import Measures Act

  • Certain steel piling pipe — Decisions

Canada-Newfoundland Atlantic Accord Implementation Act

  • Call for Bids No. NL12-01
  • Call for Bids No. NL12-02

Canada Gazette, Part I, November 24, 2012:

Special Import Measures Act

  • Certain carbon steel welded pipe — Decisions

National Energy Board

  • AltaGas Ltd. — Application to export electricity to the United States

Alberta

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
7 Election Accountability Amendment Act, 2012
Hon. Denis

Regulations

Alberta Gazette, Part II, November 15, 2012:

Provincial Court Act

Alta Reg 176/2012 Provincial Court Civil Claims Forms Amendment Regulation

Public Health Act

Alta Reg 172/2012 Waiver Amendment Regulation

Safety Codes Act

Alta Reg 180/2012 Amusement Rides Standards Amendment Regulation

Various Act

Alta Reg 173/2012 Health Expiry Clauses Amendment Regulation

British Columbia Regulations

British Columbia Gazette, Part II, November 22, 2012:

Coal Act

Mineral Tenure Act

BC Reg 294 /2012 Mineral and Coal Land Reserve (No Mineral or Placer Claim Registrations) Regulation, amending BC Reg 280/2007
BC Reg 295/2012 Mineral and Coal Land Reserve (No Mineral Claim Registrations) Regulation, amending BC Reg 171/2011
BC Reg 296/2012 Mineral and Coal Land Reserve (No Mineral Claim Registrations) Regulation, amending BC Regs 171/2011; Mineral Land Reserve (Conditional Mineral Claim Registrations) Regulation, amending BC Regs 153/2011; repealing BC Reg 196/98
BC Reg 297/2012 Repealing BC Regs 272/2002 and 306/2002; amending BC Regs 223/2001 and 101/2003
BC Reg 306/2012 Repealing BC Reg 172/2004

Mineral Tenure Act

BC Reg 298/2012 Mineral Land Reserve (Conditional Mineral and Placer Claim Registrations) Regulation, amending BC Reg 2/2008
BC Reg 299/2012 Repealing Orders in Council 616/55 and 2016/81 and BC Regs 110/72; 176/76; 336/76; 43/78; 94/80; 95/80; 19/82; 449/82; 313/84; 255/99 and 43/2004
BC Reg 300/2012 Repealing BC Regs 197/98, 328/99 and 455/77

Workers' Compensation Act

BC Reg 305/2012 Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, amending BC Reg 296/97

Proclamations

British Columbia Gazette, Part II, November 22, 2012:

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

  • Sections 1(b), 7, 17 to 32, 33(b), 36, 37(a) to (g), 38 to 44 and 48 to 72 amending the Business Corporations Act, in force November 1, 2012 (BC Reg 301/2012)

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

  • Sections 14 to 28 in force October 12, 2012 (BC Reg 303/2012)

Notices

British Columbia Gazette, Part I, November 15, 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, closes December 12, 2012

Manitoba Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
1 An Act respecting the Administration of Oaths of Office
Hon. Selinger
3 The Employment Standards Code Amendment Act (Leave Related to the
Critical Illness, Death or Disappearance of a Child)
Hon. Howard
4 The Personal Health Information Amendment Act
Hon. Oswald
5 The New Home Warranty Act
Hon. Rondeau
6 The Highway Traffic Amendment Act (Flexible Short-Term Regulation of Vehicle
Weights and Dimensions)
Hon. Ashton
7 The Planning Amendment and City of Winnipeg Charter Amendment Act
(Affordable Housing)
Hon. Lemieux
8 The Provincial Court Amendment Act
Hon. Swan
9 The Teachers' Society Amendment Act
Hon. Allan
11 The Proceedings Against the Crown Amendment Act
Hon. Bjornson

New Brunswick Notices

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part I, November 28, 2012:

New Brunswick Securities Commission

Notice and Request for Comment

  • Publishing for comments proposed amendments to National Instrument 31-103 - Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations (NI 31-103) and Companion Policy
    31-103CP (together, the Proposed Amendments)

Newfoundland Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
40 An Act to Amend the Health Research Ethics Authority Act, the Medical Care Insurance
Act, 1999 and the Mental Health Care and Treatment Act
Hon. Sullivan
41 An Act to Amend the Hearing Aid Practitioners Act
Hon. Sullivan
42 An Act to Amend Various Acts of the Province Respecting Annual Reports
Hon. Sullivan
43 An Act to Amend the Public Service Pensions Act, 1991
Hon. Marshall
44 Uniformed Services Pensions Act, 2012
Hon. Marshall
45 Animal Health and Protection Act
Hon. Kennedy
46 An Act to Amend the Motorized Snow Vehicles and All-Terrain Vehicles Act
Hon. McGrath

Notices

Newfoundland and Labrador Gazette, Part I, November 16, 2012:

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

  • Canada Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board — Call for Bids No. NL12-01
  • Canada Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board — Call for Bids No. NL 12-02

Northwest Territories

  • No entries for this issue

Nova Scotia Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
131 School Board Members Duties Clarification Act
Hon. Jennex
132 An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act
Mr. Glavine
133 An Act to Amend the Motor Carrier Act, Respecting Inter-city Bus Service
Hon. Smith
134 An Act to Amend the Liquor Control Act
Ms. Whalen
135 An Act to Amend the Liquor Control Act to Permit the Operation of Businesses
that Assist Others in the Making of Beer, Wine or Cider
Ms. Whalen
136 Green Economy Act
Hon. Belliveau
137 An Act to Amend Public Highways Act
Ms. Regan
138 An Act to Amend the Motor Vehicle Act
Mr. MacMaster
140 Transgendered Persons Protection Act
Hon. Landry
141 An Act to Amend Chapter 213 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Housing
Development Corporation Act, Respecting CMHC Funding
Ms. Regan
142 An Act to Amend Chapter 213 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Housing
Development Corporation Act, to establish a Housing Development Corporation Board
Ms. Regan
143 Importation of Wine for Personal Use Act
Hon. MacDonald
144 Insured Health Services Act
Hon. Wilson
145 An Act to Amend the Residential Tenancies Act
Ms. Whalen
147 Regulated Health Professions Network Act
Hon. Wilson
148 An Act to Amend the Trade Union
Hon. Baillie
149 An Act to Amend the Public Service Act
Hon. McNeil
150 An Act to Amend the Residential Tenancies Act
Hon. MacDonell
151 Workers' Compensation Act
Hon. More
152 Legislative Internship Act
Ms. Whalen

Regulations

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, November 16, 2012:

Petroleum Products Pricing Act

NS Reg 200/2012 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices
NS Reg 208/2012 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices

Nunavut

  • No entries for this issue

Ontario Regulations

Ontario Gazette, November 17, 2012:

Building Code Act, 1992

O Reg 332/12 Building Code

Environmental Protection Act

O Reg 333/12 Renewable Energy Approvals Under Part V.0.1 of the Act, amending O Reg 359/09

Highway Traffic Act

O Reg 328/12 Red Light Camera System Evidence, amending O Reg 277/99

Pension Benefits Act

O Reg 329/12 General, amending Reg 909 of RRO 1990
O Reg 330/12 Amending Reg 909 of RRO 1990 (General), amending O Reg 177/11

Surveyors Act

O Reg 327/12 General, amending Reg 1026 of RRO 1990

Ontario Gazette, November 24, 2012:

Environmental Protection Act

O Reg 345/12 Prescribed Activities and the Environmental Activity and Sector Registry — Heating Systems, Standby Power Systems and Automotive Refinishing, amending O Reg 245/11
O Reg 346/12 Registrations Under Part II.2 of the Act — Heating Systems and Standby Power Systems
O Reg 347/12 Registrations Under Part II.2 of the Act — Automotive Refinishing
O Reg 348/12 General — Waste Management, amending Reg 347 of RRO 1990
O Reg 349/12 Registrations Under Part II.2 of the Act — Printing
O Reg 350/12 Registrations Under Part II.2 of the Act — Solar Facilities
O Reg 351/12 Registrations Under Part II.2 of the Act — Waste Management Systems
O Reg 352/12 Environmental Compliance Approvals — Exemptions from Section 9 of the Act, amending O Reg 524/98

Environmental Assessment Act

O Reg 354/12 Transit Projects and Metrolinx Undertakings, amending O Reg 231/08
O Reg 355/12 Exemption — County of Victoria — VICT-CT-1, amending O Reg 235/94

Midwifery Act, 1991

O Reg 335/12 General

Respiratory Therapy Act, 1991

O Reg /33412 General, amending O Reg 596/94

Proclamations

Ontario Gazette, November 24, 2012:

Strong Action for Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2012, SO 2012, c 8

  • Section 3 of Schedule 44 to the Strong Action for Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2012, which amends the Pension Benefits Act, in force January 1, 2013

Government Efficiency Act, 2002, SO 2002, c 18

  • Section 3 of Schedule A to the Government Efficiency Act, 2002, which amends the Commissioners for Taking Affidavits Act, in force December 31, 2012
  • Schedule B to the Government Efficiency Act, 2012 being the International Interests in Mobile Equipment Act (Aircraft Equipment), 2002, in force December 31, 2012

Securing Pension Benefits Now and for the Future Act, 2010, SO 2010, c 24

  • Section 18, which amends the Pension Benefits Act, in force January 1, 2013

Notices

Ontario Gazette, November 24, 2012:

Ontario Energy Board

  • Final Amendments to the Distribution System Code, November 14, 2012

Prince Edward Island

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
2 Funeral Services and Professions Act
Hon. Currie
3 An Act to Amend the Environmental Protection Act
Hon. Sherry
4 An Act to Repeal the Potato Lien Act
Hon. Webster
5 An Act to Amend the Farm Practices Act
Hon. Webster
6 Public Health Act
Hon. Currie
7 Emergency Medical Technicians Act
Hon. Currie
8 An Act to Amend the Boilers and Pressure Vessels Act
Hon. Sherry
9 An Act to Amend the Dog Act
Hon. Webster
10 An Act to Amend the Correctional Services Act
Hon. Sherry
11 Loan Act (No. 2) 2012
Hon. Sheridan
12 Pension Benefits Act
Hon. Sherry
13 An Act to Amend the Teachers' Superannuation Act
Hon. McIsaac
14 An Act to Amend the Civil Service Superannuation Act
Hon. Sheridan
15 Highway Traffic (Combating Impaired Driving) Amendment Act
Hon. Vessey
16 An Act to Amend the Highway Traffic Act
Hon. Vessey
17 An Act to Amend the Registered Nurses Act
Hon. Currie
18 An Act to Amend the Judicature Act
Hon. Sherry
19 An Act to Amend the Insurance Act
Hon. Sherry
20 An Act to Amend the Natural Products Marketing Act
Hon. Webster
21 An Act to Amend the Maintenance Enforcement Act
Hon. Sherry
22 An Act to Amend the School Act
Hon. McIsaac
23 An Act to Amend the Liquor Control Act
Hon. Henderson
24 Retail Sales Tax Act
Hon. Sheridan

Notices

Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part I, November 10, 2012:

Egg Producers of Prince Edward Island

  • Price Determination Order — Amendment (EPPEI 12-15)

Quebec Projets de loi

  Référencés à la première lecture seulement
4 Loi modifiant la Loi visant la régularisation et le développement d'abattoirs de proximité
Hon. Gendron
5 Loimodifiant la Loi sur la taxe de vente du Québec et d'autres dispositions législatives
Hon. Marceau
6 Loi concernant la date d'entrée en vigueur de certaines dispositions de la Loi éliminant
le placement syndical et visant l'amélioration du fonctionnement de l'industrie de la
construction
Hon. Maltais
7 Loi modifiant la Loi sur l'aménagement durable du territoire forestier et d'autres
dispositions législatives
Hon. Ouellet
8 Loi modifiant diverses dispositions législatives en matière municipale
Hon. Gaudreault
9 Loi instituant le Fonds des ressources informationnelles du secteur de la santé et
des services sociaux
Hon. Hébert
10 Loi permettant de relever provisoirement un élu municipal de ses fonctions
Hon. Gaudreault
11 Loi modifiant la Loi sur l'Assemblée nationale et la Loi sur les conditions de travail
et le régime de retraite des membres de l'Assemblée nationale
Hon. Bédard

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
4 An Act to amend the Act to regularize and provide for the development of
local slaughterhouses
Hon. Gendron
5 An Act to amend the Act respecting the Québec sales tax and other legislative
provisions
Hon. Marceau
6 An Act concerning the date of coming into force of certain provisions of the
Act eliminate union placement and improve the operation of the construction
industry, November 15, 2012
Hon. Maltais
7 An Act to amend the Sustainable Forest Development Act and other legislative
provisions
Hon. Ouellet
8 An Act to amend various legislative provisions concerning municipal affairs
Hon. Gaudreault
9 An Act to establish the Health and Social Services Information Resources Fund
Hon. Hébert
10 An Act to provide for the provisional relief from office of an elected municipal officer
Hon. Gaudreault
11 An Act to amend the Act respecting the National Assembly and the Act respecting
the conditions of employment and the pension plan of the Members of the
National Assembly
Hon. Bédard

Réglements

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 14 novembre 2012 :

Code de procédure civile

Décret 1032-2012 Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur la médiation familiale

Regulations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, November 14, 2012:

Code of Civil Procedure

OC 1032-2012 Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting family mediation

Proclamations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 14 novembre 2012 :

Loi concernant la reconnaissance professionnelle des technologues en électrophysiologie médicale,
SQ 2012, c 10

  • Articles 1 à 10 et 12 à 20 en vigueur au 21 novembre 2012 (Décret 998-2012)

Proclamations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, November 14, 2012:

An Act respecting the professional recognition of medical electrophysiology technologists,
SQ 2012, c 10

  • Sections 1 to 10 and 12 to 20 in force November 21, 2012 (OC 998-2012)

Projets de Règlement

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 7 novembre 2012 :

Loi sur la santé et la sécurité du travail

  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur la santé et la sécurité du travail

Draft Regulations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, November 7, 2012:

An Act respecting occupational health and safety

  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting occupational health and safety

Saskatchewan Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
66 The Saskatchewan Advantage Grant for Education Savings Act (SAGES) Act
67 The Community Planning Profession Act, 2012
Hon. Reiter
68 The Justices of the Peace Amendment Act, 2012
Hon. Wyant
69 The Information Services Corporation Act
Hon. McMorris
70 The Education Amendment Act, 2012 (No. 2)
Hon. Marchuk
71 The Alcohol and Gaming Regulation Amendment Act, 2012
Hon. Harpauer
72 The Traffic Safety Amendment Act, 2012
Hon. Harpauer
73 The Municipalities Amendment Act, 2012
Hon. Reiter
74 The Cities Amendment Act, 2012
Hon. Reiter
75 The Northern Municipalities Amendment Act, 2012
Hon. Reiter
76 The Municipal Board Amendment Act, 2012
Hon. Reiter
77 The Horse Racing Regulation Amendment Act, 2012
Hon. Harpauer
78 The Social Workers Amendment Act, 2012
Hon. Draude
79 The Representation Act, 2012
Hon. Wyant

Regulations

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, November 9, 2012:

The Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993

Sask Reg 75/2012 The Occupational Health and Safety Amendment Regulations, 2012

Proclamations

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part I, November 9, 2012:

The Environmental Assessment Amendment Act, 2010, SS 2010, c 11

  • Act in force November 7, 2012

The Occupational Health and Safety Amendment Act, 2012, SS 2012, c 25

  • Except for sections 5 and 24, Act in force November 5, 2012

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part I, November 16, 2012:

The Residential Tenancies Amendment Act, 2012, SS 2012, c 30

  • Act in force November 15, 2012

Yukon

  • No entries for this issue

 

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