Legislative Update Report No. 2013-01 -- Jan 11, 2013

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Federal Government

Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part II, January 2, 2013:

Canada Transportation Act

SOR/2012-298 Regulations Amending the Air Transportation Regulations and the Canadian Transportation Agency Designated Provisions Regulations

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Act

SOR/2012-296 Regulations Amending the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Regulations

Farm Products Agencies Act

SOR/2012-306 Order Amending the Canada Turkey Marketing Producers Levy Order
SOR/2012-302 Regulations Amending the Canadian Egg Marketing Agency Quota Regulations, 1986
SOR/2012-301 Order Amending the Canadian Egg Marketing Levies Order

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

SOR/2012-304 Order 2012-87-10-01 Amending the Domestic Substances List
SOR/2012-303 Order 2012-112-10-01 Amending the Domestic Substances List
SOR/2012-285 Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012

Food and Drugs Act

SOR/2012-292 Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (Rum)

Proposed Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part I, December 29, 2012:

Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

  • Regulations Amending the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part I, January 5, 2013:

An Act to promote the efficiency and adaptability of the Canadian economy by regulating certain activities that discourage reliance on electronic means of carrying out commercial activities, and to amend the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act, the Competition Act, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and the Telecommunications Act

  • Electronic Commerce Protection Regulations

Proclamations

Canada Gazette, Part II, January 2, 2013:

Pooled Registered Pension Plans Act, SC 2012, c 16

  • Act in force December 14, 2012 (SI/2012-102)

Releases, Speeches and Statements

Competition Bureau Canada

January 8, 2013
2013 Pre-merger notification transaction-size threshold

Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, December 29, 2012:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Notice with respect to the substances in the National Pollutant Release Inventory for 2012 and 2013
  • Order 2012-87-10-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List

Canada Gazette, Part I, January 5, 2013:

Species at Risk Act

  • Description of critical habitat of the Piping Plover (melodus subspecies) in Cape Jourimain National Wildlife Area, Portage Island National Wildlife Area, Kouchibouguac National Park of Canada, Kejimkujik National Park of Canada, Gros Morne National Park of Canada and Prince Edward Island National Park of Canada

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

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

Alberta

Regulations

Alberta Gazette, Part II, December 15, 2012:

Judgement Interest Act

Alta Reg 203/2012 Judgement Interest Amendment Regulation

Land Agents Licensing Act

Alta Reg 209/2012 Land Agents Licensing Amendment Regulation

Mines and Minerals Act

Alta Reg 208/2012 Mineral Rights Compensation Amendment Regulation

Alberta Gazette, Part II, December 31, 2012:

Energy Resources Conservation Act

Alta Reg 218/2012 Security Management for Critical Upstream Petroleum and Coal Infrastructure Regulation

Oil and Gas Conservation Act

Alta Reg 220/2012 Oil and Gas Conservation Amendment Regulation
Alta Reg 222/2012 Oil and Gas Conservation Amendment Regulation

Oil Sands Conservation Act

Alta Reg 217/2012 Oil Sands Conservation Amendment Regulation

Pipeline Act

Alta Reg 221/2012 Pipeline Amendment Regulation

Proclamations

Alberta Gazette, Part I, December 31, 2012:

Property Rights Advocate Act, SA 2012, c P-26.5

  • Act in force December 18, 2012

Notices

Alberta Gazette, Part I, December 31, 2012:

Alberta Securities Commission

  • Alberta Securities Commission Rule 54-504 Form of Information Circular for a Company that is not a Reporting Issuer
  • Amendments to Alberta Securities Commission Rules (General)
  • Repeal of Alberta Securities Commission Rule 31-504 Dealer Registration Requirement — Scope of Application

British Columbia

Regulations

British Columbia Gazette, Part II, December 19, 2012:

Coal Act
Mineral Tenure Act

BC Reg 313/2012 Mineral and Coal Land Reserve (No Mineral or Placer Claim Registrations) Regulation, amending BC Reg 280/2007

Environmental Management Act

BC Reg 317/2012 Ozone Depleting Substances and Other Halocarbons Regulation, amending BC Reg 387/99

Jury Act

BC Reg 322/2012 Jury Regulation, amending BC Reg 282/95

Proclamations

British Columbia Gazette, Part II, December 19, 2012:

Energy and Mines Statutes Amendment Act, 2012, SBC 2012, c 27

  • Sections 36, 37, 40(b) and (c), 43, 44 and 46 in force November 9, 2012 (BC Reg 316/2012)

Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Statutes Amendment Act, 2012, SBC 2012, c 14

  • Sections 1, 3 and 4 in force November 16, 2012 (BC Reg 319/2012)

New Housing Transition Tax and Rebate Act, SBC 2012, c 31

  • Act in force December 1, 2012 (BC Reg 324/2012)

Notices

British Columbia Gazette, Part I, December 20, 2012:

Minister of Energy, Mines and Natural Gas

  • Calling for tenders: Competition for the right to explore and develop Crown petroleum and natural gas resources, closes January 16, 2011

Manitoba

Regulations

Manitoba Gazette, Part II, December 22, 2012:

The Workers Compensation Act

Man Reg 146/2012 Adjustment in Compensation Regulation

The Biofuels Act

Man Reg 147/2012 Biodiesel (General) Regulation, amendment
Man Reg 148/2012 Biodiesel Mandate for Diesel Fuel Regulation, amendment

The Electronic Commerce and Information Act

Man Reg 149/2012 Common Business Identifiers Regulation, amendment

The Defibrillator Public Access Act

Man Reg 150/2012 Defibrillator Public Access Regulation

Proclamations

Manitoba Gazette, Part I, December 22, 2012:

The Defibrillator Public Access Act, SM 2011, c 10

  • Act in force January 1, 2013

New Brunswick

Regulations

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part II, January 2, 2013:

Judicature Act
Provincial Offences Procedure Act

NB Reg 2012-102 Rules of Court of New Brunswick

Small Claims Act

NB Reg 2012-103 General Regulation

Proclamations

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part I, January 2, 2013:

An Act to Amend the All-Terrain Vehicle Act, SNB 2003, c 7

  • Section 10 as it relates to subsections 7.7(1) and (2), paragraphs 7.8(3)(a) to (g) and subsection 7.8(4), that portion of section 17 as it relates to paragraph (f) and that portion of section 18 as it relates to subparagraph (b)(iii) in force January 1, 2013

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part I, January 9, 2013:

An Act to Amend the Motor Vehicle Act, SNB 2010, c 16

  • Act in force January 1, 2013

Notices

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part I, January 9, 2013:

New Brunswick Securities Commission

Request for Comments

  • Notice and Request for Comment — Publishing for comments proposed amendments to New Brunswick Securities Commission Local Rule 11-501 Fees

Newfoundland

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
60 Muskrat Falls 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 21, 2012:

Optometry Act, 2012

NLR 90/12 Diagnostic and Therapeutic Drug Regulations, 2012
NLR 91/12 Optometry Licensing Regulations, 2012
NLR 92/12 Professional Optometric Corporations Regulations, 2012

Judgment Interest Act

NLR 93/12 Judgment Interest Order, 2013

 

Northwest Territories

Proclamations

Northwest Territories Gazette, Part II, December 20, 2012:

Vital Statistics Act, SNWT 2011, c 34

  • Act in force January 1, 2013 (SI-004-2012)

Nova Scotia   

Regulations

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, December 28, 2012:

Motor Vehicle Act

NS Reg 220/2012 Traffic Signs Regulations, amendment

Petroleum Products Pricing Act

NS Reg 221/2012 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices
NS Reg 222/2012 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices

 

Nunavut

Regulations

Nunavut Gazette, Part II, December 31, 2012:

Workers' Compensation Act

Nu Reg 023-2012 Workers' Compensation General Regulations, amendment (2013)

 

Ontario

Regulations

Ontario Gazette, December 29, 2012:

Automobile Insurance Rate Stabilization Act, 2003

O Reg 410/12 Administrative Penalties

Compulsory Automotive Insurance Act

O Reg 409/12 Administrative Penalties

Courts of Justice Act

O Reg 399/12 Rules of Civil Procedure, amending Reg 194 of RRO 1990
O Reg 400/12 Rules of the Small Claims Court, amending O Reg 258/98

Green Energy Act, 2009

O Reg 404/12 Energy Efficiency — Appliances and Products

Insurance Act

O Reg 408/12 Administrative Penalties

Kinesiology Act, 2007

O Reg 401/12 General

Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998

O Reg 405/12 Information on Invoices to Low-Volume Consumers on Electricity, amending O Reg 275/04

Ontario Gazette, January 5, 2013:

Electricity Act, 1998

O Reg 439/12 Licencing of Electrical Contractors and Master Electricians, amending O Reg 570/05

Highway Traffic Act

O Reg 419/12 Accessible Parking for Persons with Disability, amending Reg 581 of RRO 1990
O Reg 434/12 Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspections, amending O Reg 199/07
O Reg 435/12 Classification of Vehicles as Irreparable, Salvage and Rebuilt, amending O Reg 376/02
O Reg 436/12 Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator's Information, amending O Reg 424/97
O Reg 437/12 Motor Vehicle Inspection Stations, amending Reg 601 of RRO 1990

Pension Benefits Act

O Reg 447/12 General, amending Reg 909 of RRO 1990

Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002

O Reg 420/12 Drinking Water Systems, amending O Reg 170/03

 

Prince Edward Island

Regulations

Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part II, December 29, 2012:

Finance PEI Act

EC2012-739 Finance PEI Act Regulations

Lending Agency Act

EC2012-745 Lending Agency Act Regulations (EC406/99), revoked

Proclamations

Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part I, December 29, 2012:

Finance PEI Act, SPEI 2012, c 14

  • Act in force January 1, 2013

Notices

Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part I, December 29, 2012:

Egg Producers of Prince Edward Island

  • Amendment to Board Order ECMB 88-2 (EPPEI 12-17)
  • Price Determination Order — Amendment (EPPEI 12-18)

Quebec

Réglements

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 19 décembre 2012 :

Loi sur la qualité de l'environnement

Décret 1184-2012 Règlement modifiant le Règlement concernant le système de plafonnement et d'échange de droits d'émission de gaz à effet de serre
Décret 1187-2012 Règlement concernant la délégation de la gestion de certaines parties du système de plafonnement et d'échange de droits d'émission de gaz à effet de serre

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 27 décembre 2012 :

Loi sur le bâtiment

Décret 1202-2012 Règlement modifiant le Code de construction
Décret 1203-2012 Règlement modifiant le Code de sécurité

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 3 janvier 2013 :

Loi sur les relations du travail, la formation professionnelle et la gestion de la main-d'oeuvre dans l'industrie de la construction

Décret 1205-2012 Règlement sur le Service de référence de main-d'oeuvre de l'industrie de la construction

Regulations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, December 19, 2012:

Environment Quality Act

OC 1184-2012 Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting a cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas emission allowances
OC 1187-2012 Regulation respecting the delegation of management of certain parts of a cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas emission allowances

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, December 27, 2012:

Building Act

OC 1202-2012 Regulation to amend the Construction Code
OC 1203-2012 Regulation to amend the Safety Code

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, January 3, 2013:

An Act respecting labour relations, vocational training and workforce management in the construction industry

OC 1205-2012 Regulation respecting the Service de référence de main-d'oeuvre de l'industrie de la construction

Proclamations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 19 décembre 2012 :

Loi visant à améliorer la gestion du réseau de la santé et des services sociaux, SQ 2011, c 15

  • Articles 41 et 45 en vigueur au 1er février 2013 (Décret 1165-2012)

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 3 janvier 2013 :

Loi sur la dissolution de la Société de gestion informatique SOGIQUE, SQ 2012, c 9

  • Loi en vigueur au 1er janvier 2013 (Décret 1199-2012)

Loi instituant le Fonds des ressources informationnelles du secteur de la santé et des services sociaux, SQ 2012, c 31

  • Loi en vigueur au 1er janvier 2013 (Décret 1200-2012)

Proclamations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, December 19, 2012:

An Act to improve the management of the health and social services network, SQ 2011, c 15

  • Sections 41 and 45 in force February 1, 2013 (OC 1165-2012)

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, January 3, 2013:

An Act to dissolve the Société de gestion informatique SOGIQUE, SQ 2012, c 9

  • Act in force January 1, 2013 (OC 1199-2012)

An Act to establish the Health and Social Services Information Resources Fund, SQ 2012, c 31

  • Act in force January 1, 2013 (OC 1200-2012)

Projets de Règlement

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 19 décembre 2012 :

Loi sur la justice administrative

  • Tarif des droits, honoraires et autres frais afférents aux recours instruits devant le Tribunal administratif du Québec

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 27 décembre 2012 :

Loi sur l'accès aux documents des organismes publics et sur la protection des renseignements personnels

  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur la procédure de sélection des personnes aptes à être nommées membres de la Commission d'accès à l'information

Loi sur la santé et la sécurité du travail

  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur la santé et la sécurité du travail et le Code de sécurité pour les travaux de construction

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 3 janvier 2013 :

Loi sur les accidents du travail et les maladies professionnelles

  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur le financement

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 9 janver 2013 :

Loi sur la qualité de l'environnement

  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur la compensation pour les services municipaux fournis en vue d'assurer la récupération et la valorisation de matières résiduelles

Code de la sécurité routière

  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur les heures de conduite et de repos des conducteurs de véhicules lourds
  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur les normes de sécurité des véhicules routiers

Code des professions

  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur certaines activités professionnelles pouvant être exercées par une infi rmière ou un infi rmier auxiliaire

Draft Regulations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, December 19, 2012:

An Act respecting administrative justice

  • Regulation respecting the Tariff of administrative fees, professional fees and other charges attached to proceedings before the Administrative Tribunal of Québec

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, December 27, 2012:

An Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information

  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the procedure for selecting persons qualified for appointment as members of the Commission d'accès à l'information

An Act respecting occupational health and safety

  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting occupational health and safety and the Safety Code for the construction industry

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, January 3, 2013:

An Act respecting industrial accidents and occupational diseases

  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting financing

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, January 9, 2013:

Environment Quality Act

  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting compensation for municipal services provided to recover and reclaim residual materials

Highway Safety Code

  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the hours of driving and rest of heavy vehicle drivers
  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting safety standards for road vehicles

Professional Code

  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting certain professional activities which may be engaged in by nursing assistants

Saskatchewan

Proclamations

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part I, December 28, 2012:

The Education Amendment Act, 2012, SS 2012, c 10

  • Except clause 3(c), Act in force January 1, 2013

Notices

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part I, December 28, 2012:

The Queen's Bench Act, 1998

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

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part I, January 4, 2013:

The Queen's Bench Act, 1998

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

Yukon

  • No entries for this issue

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