Legislative Update Report No. 2012-24 -- Dec 30, 2012

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Federal Government

Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part II, December 19, 2012:

Bank Act

SOR/2012-265 Prospectus (Federal Credit Unions) Regulations
SOR/2012-267 Disclosure on Continuance Regulations (Federal Credit Unions)
SOR/2012-268 Federal Credit Union conversion Regulations
SOR/2012-269 Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made Under the Bank Act
SOR/2012-278 Guidelines Respecting Control in Fact for the Purpose of Section 377.2 of the Bank Act

Canada Gazette, Part II, December 20, 2012, Extra:

Criminal Code

SOR/2012-299 Regulations Amending the Regulations Establishing a List of Entities
SOR/2012-300 Regulations Amending the Regulations Establishing a List of Entities
SI/2012-103 Order Accepting the Recommendation of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Concerning the Two-year Review of the List of Entities

Proposed Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part I, December 15, 2012:

Canada Wildlife Act

  • Regulations Concerning the Designation of Regulatory Provisions for Purposes of Enforcement (Canada Wildlife Act)

Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994

  • Regulations Concerning the Designation of Regulatory Provisions for Purposes of Enforcement (Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994)

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

  • Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations

Food and Drugs Act

  • Marihuana Exemption (Food and Drugs Act) Regulations
  • Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (1688 — Arsenic Trioxide)

Canada Gazette, Part I, December 22, 2012:

Financial Administration Act

  • Regulations Amending the Fees in Respect of Drugs and Medical Devices Regulations

Food and Drugs Act
Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
Financial Administration Act
Patent Act

  • Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Concerning Prescription Drugs (Repeal of Schedule F to the Food and Drug Regulations)

Canada Pension Plan

  • Regulations Amending the Canada Pension Plan Regulations and Repealing the Review Tribunal Rules of Procedure and the Pension Appeals Board Rules of Procedure (Benefits)

Department of Human Resources and Skills Development Act

  • Social Security Tribunal Regulations

Employment Insurance Act

  • Reconsideration Request Regulations
  • Regulations Amending the Employment Insurance Regulations

Old Age Security Act

  • Regulations Amending the Old Age Security Regulations

Canada Marine Act

  • Regulations Amending the Port Authoriites Operations Regulations
  • Regulations Amending the Schedule to the Canada Marine Act

Proclamations

Canada Gazette, Part II, December 19, 2012:

Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, SC 2001, c 27

  • (SI/2012-94) Sections 73, 110, 111, 171 194 and 195 in force December 15, 2012

Protecting Canada's Immigration System Act, SC 2012, c 17

  • (SI/2012-95) Sections 7 and 8, subsection 9(1), sections 17 to 22, subsection 23(1), sections 29 and 33 to 35, subsections 38(1) and (2) and sections 39, 41 to 46, 49 to 51 and 53 in force December 15, 2012

Balanced Refugee Reform Act, SC 2010, c 8

  • (SI/2012-96) Sections 1, 7, 10 to 12, 14.1, 17 to 23 and 26, subsection 27(2) and sections 29, 30, 33 to 35, 37 which amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, 2001 and section 41 which amends the Federal Courts Act in force December 15, 2012

Keeping Canada's Economy and Jobs GrowingAct, SC 2011, c 24

  • (SI/2012-97) Sections 152 and 153, subsections 155(1) and (2) and sections 157 and 158 which amend the Canada Student Financial Assistance Act and the Canada Student Loans Act in force January 1, 2013

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

  • (SI/2012-98) Sections 605 and 607 which amend the Employment Insurance Act in force January 6, 2013

Jobs and Economic Growth Act, SC 2010, c 12

  • (SI/2012-99) Sections 1894 to 2135 which amend the Bank Act, Canada Deposit Insurance Corporations Act, Income Tax Act, Canada Cooperatives Act, Cooperative Credit Associations Act, Financial Consumer Agency of Canada Act, Insurance Companies Act, Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Act, Trust and Loan Companies Act and the Winding-up and Restructuring Act in force December 19, 2012
  • (SI/2012-99) Sections 9 to 11 which amend the Bank Act and 207 which amends the Canadian Payments Act and subsection 217(2) which amends the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada Act in force December 19, 2012

An Act to amend the statute law in relation to veterans' benefits, SC 2000, c 34

  • (SI/2012-100) Subsections 13(4) and (5) which amend the Department of Veterans Affairs Act in force December 17, 2012

Royal Assents

December 14, 2012

  • Bill C-313, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (non-corrective contact lenses) — Chapter No. 25
  • Bill C-24, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Panama, the Agreement on the Environment between Canada and the Republic of Panama and the Agreement on Labour Cooperation between Canada and the Republic of Panama — Chapter No. 26
  • Bill 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 — Chapter No. 27
  • Bill C-50, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2013 (Appropriation Act No. 4, 2012-13) — Chapter No. 28
  • Bill C-36, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (elder abuse) — Chapter No. 29
  • Bill C-300, An Act respecting a Federal Framework for Suicide Prevention — Chapter No. 30
  • Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures — Chapter No. 31

Releases, Speeches and Statements

Finance

December 28, 2012
Government Announces 2013 automobile deduction limits and expense benefit rates for business

Finance

December 21, 2012
Harper Government Releases Income Tax Technical Amendments for Public Comment

Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, December 15, 2012:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Notice of extension granted by the Minister of the Environment under subsection 56(3) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

  • Notice to interested parties — Proposed improvements to the Marihuana Medical Access Program (MMAP) — Research and development activities

Supreme Court Act

  • Session advanced

Canada Gazette, Part I, December 22, 2012:

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Act

  • Coming into force - Regulations Amending the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Regulations (Miscellaneous Program)

Radiocommunication Act

  • SMSE-018-12 — Consultation on Spectrum Utilization Policies and Technical Requirements Related to Backhaul Spectrum in Various Bands, Including Bands Shared with Satellite, Mobile and Other Services

Miscellaneous Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, December 22, 2012:

  • STARR INSURANCE & REINSURANCE LIMITED, application for an order

Commissions

Canada Gazette, Part I, December 15, 2012:

Canadian International Trade Tribunal

  • Carbon steel welded pipe — Expiry review of finding

Alberta Releases, Speeches and Statements

Energy

December 17, 2012
ERCB Seeking Feedback on Regulatory Approach for unconventional development

British Columbia

  • no entries for this issue

Manitoba Regulations

Manitoba Gazette, Part II, December15, 2012:

The Pesticides and Fertilizers Control Act

Man Reg 141/2012 Manure Regulation, amendment

New Brunswick Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
22 Supplementary Appropriations Act 2011-2012 (1)
Hon. Higgs
23 An Act to Amend the Parks Act
Hon. Holder
26 An Act to Amemd the Workers' Compensation Act
Hon. Soucy

Newfoundland Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
56 An Act to Amend An Act to Amend the Enduring Powers of Attorney Act
Hon. King
57 An Act to Amend the Workplace Health, Safety and Compesation Act
Hon. King
60 Muskrat Fall Project Land Use and Expropriation Act
Hon. Kennedy
61 An Act to Amend the Electrical Power Control Act, 1994, the Energy Corporation Act
and the Hydro Corporation Act, 2007
Hon. Kennedy

Regulations

Newfoundland and Labrador Gazette, Part II, December 14, 2012:

Judicature Act

NLR 88/12 Rules of the Supreme Court, 1986 Amendment


Northwest Territories

  • no entries for this issue

Nova Scotia Regulations

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, December 14, 2012:

Petroleum Products Pricing Act

NS Reg 213/2012 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices
NS Reg 215/2012 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices

Personal Health Information Act

NS Reg 217/2012 Personal Health Informatin Regulations

Proclamations

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, December 14, 2012:

Personal Health Information Act,SNS 2010, c 41

  • Act in force June 1, 2013 (NS Reg 216/2012)

Nunavut

  • no entries for this issue

Ontario Regulations

Ontario Gazette, December 15, 2012:

Commissioners for Taking Affidavits Act

O Reg 386/12 Commissioners and Other Persons Who May Take Affidavits

Courts of Justice Act

O Reg 388/12 Family Law Rules, amending O Reg 114/99
O Reg 389/12 Family Law Rules, amending O Reg 114/99

Proclamations

Ontario Gazette, December 22, 2012:

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

  • Schedule 2 which amends the Automobile Insurance Rate Stabilization Act, 2003, in force January 1, 2013
  • Schedule 8 which amends the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act, in force January 1, 2013
  • Schedule 15 which amends the Financial Services Commission of Ontario Act, 1997, in force January 1, 2013
  • Sections 1 and 2, subsections 3 (2), (3) and (4) and sections 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75 and 76 of Schedule 23 which amend the Insurance Act, in force January 1, 2013

Government Efficiency Act, 2002, SO 2002, c 18

  • Subsection 18 (3), section 20, subsection 33 (2), sections 34 to 40 and subsection 56 (5) of Schedule N which amend the Ministry of Correctional Services Act, in force December 17, 2012

Municipal Statute Law Amendment Act, 2002, SO 2002, c 17

  • Section 20 of Schedule C which amend the Pay Equity Act, in force December 31, 2012

Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009, SO 2009, c 22

  • Sections 2 to 6, 8, 16, 26, 28 and 29, paragraphs 2 to 5 of subsection 30 (1) and sections 36 to 59, 64 to 71, 77, 82 to 87, 89, 90, 94, 97 and 99, subsections 100 (1), (2) and (4), and section 103, in force April 8, 2013

Prince Edward Island

Proclamations

Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part I, December 8, 2012:

Apprenticeship and Trades Qualification Act, SPEI 2012, c 4

  • Act in force December 8, 2012

Notices

Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part I, December 8, 2012:

Dairy Farmers of Prince Edward Island

  • Levies Order (DFPEI 2012-09)

Egg Producers of Prince Edward Island

  • Price Determination Order — Amendment (DFPEI 2012-16)

Quebec Réglements

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 5 décembre 2012 :

Loi sur les régimes complémentaires de retraite

Décret 1090-2012 Règlement modifiant le Règlement concernant des régimes complémentaires de retraite visés par l'arrangement relatif à AbitibiBowater Inc. en vertu de la Loi sur les arrangements avec les créanciers des compagnies

Code des professions

Décret 1095-2012 Règlement sur les activités professionnelles qui peuvent être exercées par des personnes autres que des optométristes

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

Code des professions

Décret 1125-2012 Règlement sur l'exercice de la profession d'inhalothérapeute en société
Décret 1126-2012 Règlement modifiant le Code de déontologie des inhalothérapeutes du Québec
Décret 1127-2012 Règlement sur les activités professionnelles qui peuvent être exercées par des personnes autres que des ergothérapeutes
Décret 1128-2012 Règlement sur les activités professionnelles qui peuvent être exercées par des personnes autres que des inhalothérapeutes
Décret 1129-2012 Règlement modifiant le Code de déontologie des membres de l'Ordre professionnel des technologistes médicaux du Québec

Code civil du Québec
Code de procédure civile
Loi sur les tribunaux judiciaires

Décret 1161-2012 Règlement modifiant le Tarif des frais judiciaires en matière civile et des droits de greffe

Code de procédure civile

Décret 1162-2012 Règlement modifi ant le Tarif des frais judiciaires applicables au recouvrement des petites créances

Regulations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, December 5, 2012:

Supplemental Pension Plans Act

OC 1090-2012 Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting supplemental pension plans affected by the arrangement regarding AbitibiBowater Inc. under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act

Professional Code

OC 1095-2012 Regulation respecting professional activities that may be engaged in by persons other than optometrists

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

Professional Code

OC 1125-2012 Regulation respecting the practice of the profession of respiratory therapist in a partnership or joint-stock company
OC 1126-2012 Regulation to amend the Code of ethics of respiratory therapists of Québec
OC 1127-2012 Regulation respecting professional activities that may be engaged in by persons other than occupational therapists
OC 1128-2012 Regulation respecting the professional activities that may be engaged in by persons other than respiratory therapists
OC 1129-2012 Regulation to amend the Code of ethics of the members of the Ordre professionnel des technologies médicaux du Québec

Civil Code of Québec
Code of Civil Procedure
Courts of Justice Act

OC 1161-2012 Regulation to amend the Tariff of Court Costs in Civil Matters and Court Office Fees

Code of Civil Procedure

OC 1061-2012 Determination of child support payments amendment (Erratum)
OC 1162-2012 Regulation to amend the Tariff of Court Fees applicable to the Recovery of Small Claims

Ordres Ministériels

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

Code de la sécurité routière

AM 2012-09 Règlement défi nissant ce que constitue une zone scolaire aux fi ns de l'utilisation d'un cinémomètre photographique ou d'un système photographique de contrôle de circulation aux feux rouges — Arrêté numéro 2012-09 du ministre des Transports

Ministerial Orders

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

Highway Safety Code

MO 2012-09 Regulation defining what constitutes a school zone for the purpose of using a photo radar device or a red light camera system — Order number 2012-09 of the Minister of Transport

Projets de Règlement

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 5 décembre 2012 :

Loi concernant les partenariats en matière d'infrastructures de transport

  • Règlement modifi ant le Règlement concernant les infrastructures routières à péage exploitées en vertu d'une entente de partenariat public-privé

Code des professions

  • Règlement sur certaines activités professionnelles exercées par les travailleurs sociaux pouvant être exercées par des personnes formées en criminologie ou en sexologie

Loi sur les régimes complémentaires de retraite

  • Règlement concernant le fi nancement de certains régimes de retraite de Kruger inc.

Draft Regulations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, December 5, 2012:

An Act respecting transport infrastructure partnerships

  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting toll road infrastructures operated under a public-private partnership agreement

Professional Code

  • Regulation respecting certain professional activities engaged in by social workers that may be engaged in by persons trained in criminology and sexology

Supplemental Pension Plans Act

  • Regulation respecting the funding of certain Kruger Inc. pension plans

Avis

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 5 décembre 2012 :

Loi sur les accidents du travail et les maladies professionnelles

  • Règlement sur la table des revenus bruts annuels d'emplois convenables pour l'année 2013
  • Règlement sur la table des indemnités de remplacement du revenu payables en vertu de la Loi sur les accidents du travail et les maladies professionnelles et des indemnités payables en vertu de la Loi sur les accidents du travail pour l'année 2013

Notices

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, December 5, 2012:

An Act respecting industrial accidents and occupational diseases

  • Regulation respecting the table of gross annual income from suitable employments for 2013
  • Regulation respecting the table of income replacement indemnities payable under the Act respecting industrial accidents and occupational diseases and of indemnities payable under the Workers' Compensation Act for 2013

Saskatchewan Notices

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part I, December 7, 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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