Legislative Update Report No. 2013-06 -- Mar 25, 2013

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Federal Government

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
C-57 An Act to enact the Aviation Industry Indemnity Act, to amend the Aeronautics Act, the
Canada Marine Act, the Marine Liability Act and the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 and to
make consequential amendments to other Acts
Hon. Lebel
C-58 An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public
administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2013
C-59 An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public
administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2014

Senate

  Referenced only on first reading
S-17 An Act to implement conventions, protocols, agreements and a supplementary convention,
concluded between Canada and Namibia, Serbia, Poland, Hong Kong, Luxembourg and
Switzerland, for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with
respect to taxes
Hon. LeBreton
S-217 An Act to amend the Financial Administration Act (borrowing of money)
Hon. Moore

Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part II, March 13, 2013:

Farm Products Agencies Act

SOR/2013-25 Regulations Amending the Canadian Chicken Marketing Quota Regulations

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

SOR/2013-24 Heavy-duty Vehicle and Engine Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulations

Canada Transportation Act

SOR/2013-28 Regulations Amending the Railway Interswitching Regulations

Proposed Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part I, March 9, 2013:

Seeds Act

  • Regulations Amending the Seeds Regulations

Proclamations

Canada Gazette, Part II, March 13, 2013:

Financial System Review Act, SC 2012, c 5

  • Section 46, which amends the Bank Act, in force March 13, 2013 (SI/2013-22)

Helping Families in Need Act, SC 2012, c 27

  • Sections 15, 16 and 21, which amend the Employment Insurance Act, in force March 24, 2013 (SI/2013-23)

Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, March 9, 2013:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Order 2013-66-01-01 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List

Canada Gazette, Part I, March 16, 2013:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Order 2012-66-12-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List
  • Order 2012-87-12-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List
  • Significant New Activity Notice No. 17097
  • Proposed guideline for benzene in residential indoor air

Customs Tariff

  • Proposed amendments to Chapter D (Rules of Origin) and Annex D-01 (Specific Rules of Origin) of the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement — Domestic consultations

Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development

  • Northwest Territories and Nunavut Mining Regulations Prospecting permits

Radiocommunication Act

  • DGSA-001-13 — Licensing Framework for Mobile Broadband Services (MBS) — 700 MHz Band
  • DGSO-001-13 — Revised Frameworks for Mandatory Roaming and Antenna Tower and Site Sharing
  • DGSO-002-13 — Consultation on considerations relating to transfers, divisions, and subordinate licensing of spectrum licences

Miscellaneous Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, March 16, 2013:

  • Ascentus Insurance Ltd., reduction of stated capital
  • ATCO Electric Ltd., Dominion water-power application
  • Equitable Trust Company (The), letters patent of continuance
  • Manitoba Hydro, ice boom across the Burntwood River, Man.
  • Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, release of assets
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, designated offices for the service of enforcement notices

Alberta

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
11 Appropriation (Supplementary Supply) Act, 2013
Hon. Horner
12 Fiscal Management Act
Hon. Horner
13 Appropriation (Interim Supply) Act, 2013
Hon. Horner
14 RCMP Health Coverage Statutes Amendment Act, 2013
Hon. VanderBurg

 

British Columbia

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
14 Auditor General Amendment Act, 2013
Hon. de Jong

 

Regulations

British Columbia Gazette, Part II, December 31, 2013:

Clean Energy Act

BC Reg 405/2012 Smart Meters and Smart Grid Regulation, amending BC Reg 368/2010

Insurance Act
Regulations Act

BC Reg 403/2012 Insurance Regulation, replacing BC Reg 213/2011
BC Reg 403/2012 Insurance Regulation, revised regulation

Workers Compensation Act

BC Reg 404/2012 Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, amending BC Reg 296/97

Notices

British Columbia Gazette, Part I, March 21, 2013:

International Interests in Mobile Equipment (Aircraft Equipment) Act

  • Order in Council No. 149/13 brings sections 2, 3(3) and 4 to 9, into force April 1, 2013

Manitoba

Regulations

Manitoba Gazette, Part II, March 2, 2013:

The Farm Products Marketing Act

Man Reg 15/2013 Chicken Broiler Quota Order, amendment
Man Reg 16/2013 Pullet Production Quota Order, amendment
Man Reg 17/2013 Laying Hen Quota Order, amendment
Man Reg 18/2013 Turkey Quota Order, amendment

Manitoba Gazette, Part II, March 9, 2013:

The Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation Act

Man Reg 20/2013 Automobile Insurance Certificates and Rates Regulation

Proclamations

Manitoba Gazette, Part I, March 9, 2013:

The Election Financing Act, SM 2012, c 35, Sch A

  • Except Part 11 and section 21, Act in force February 21, 2013

New Brunswick

Notices

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part I, March 6, 2013:

New Brunswick Securities Commission

Notice and Request for Comment

  • Publishing for comments proposed amendments to the English version of National Instrument 52-108 Auditor Oversight

Newfoundland

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
58 An Act to Amend the Services Charges Act
Hon. Kennedy
59 An Act to Amend the Highway Traffic Act, No. 2
Hon. McGrath

Regulations

Newfoundland and Labrador Gazette, Part II, March 8, 2013:

Pension Benefits Act, 1997

NLR 29/13 Pension Benefits Act Regulations, amendment

Northwest Territories

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
3 Wildlife Act
Hon. Miltenberger
4 Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), 2013-2014
Hon. Miltenberger
5 Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 3, 2012-2013
Hon. Miltenberger
6 Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 1, 2013-2014
Hon. Miltenberger
7 Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 4, 2011-2012
Hon. Miltenberger
8 Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 4, 2011-2012
Hon. Miltenberger
9 Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 3, 2013-2014
Hon. Miltenberger
10 Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 1, 2013-2014
Hon. Miltenberger

Nova Scotia   

Regulations

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, March 8, 2013:

Consumer Protection Act

NS Reg 36/2013 Cellular Telephone Contracts Regulations

Petroleum Products Pricing Act

NS Reg 37/2013 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices
NS Reg 42/2013 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices

Proclamations

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, March 8, 2013:

Consumer Protection Act, SNS 2012, c 19

  • Except for subsection 25N(4) act in force May 1, 2013 (NS Reg 35/2013)

Inter-city Bus Service Act, SNS 2012, c 45

  • Subsections 9(1)(d) and 9(2) in force February 19, 2013 (NS Reg 41/2013)

Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act, SNS 2012, c 24

  • Act in force February 19, 2013 (NS Reg 38/2013)

Maintenance and Custody Act, SNS 2012, c 25

  • Act in force February 19, 2013 (NS Reg 39/2013)

Nunavut

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
50 An Act to Amend the Nunavut Elections Act
Hon. Elliott
52 An Act to Amend the Nunavut Teachers Association Act
Hon. Aariak
54 An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act
Hon. Peterson
56 Write-Off of Assets Act, No. 1, 2011-2012
Hon. Peterson
57 Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act, 2013
Hon. Shewchuk
58 Public Service Act
Hon. Ell
59 Collaboration for Poverty Reduction Act
Hon. Taptuna
60 An Act Respecting the Nunavut Law Foundation
Hon. Shewchuk

 

Ontario

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
23 An Act to amend the Legislative Assembly Act to establish the Standing Committee on
Public Accounts for Health Care and Education
Mr. Ouellette
24 An Act to amend the Legislative Assembly Act with respect to prorogation
Ms. Fife
25 An Act governing sick days in the broader public sector
Mr. O'Toole
26 An Act to enact the Balanced Budget Act, 2013 and to amend the Financial Administration
Act
Mr. Leone
27 An Act to require the introduction of legislation for a consolidated program of disability
support and employment and other financial assistance
Mr. Barrett
28 An Act to amend the Electronic Commerce Act, 2000
Mr. Smith
29 An Act to amend various Acts to prevent clandestine drug operations
Mr. MacLeod
30 An Act to regulate the selling and marketing of tanning services and ultraviolet
light treatments
Hon. Matthews
31 An Act to amend the French Language Services Act with respect to the French Language
Services Commissioner's reporting requirements
Ms. Gélinas
32 An Act respecting the Human Resources Professionals Association
Mr. Dhillon
33 An Act to authorize the expenditure of certain amounts for the fiscal year ending
March 31, 2013
Hon. Sousa
34 An Act to amend the Highway Traffic Act in respect of permit denials and out-of-province
service and evidence in certain proceedings and to make a consequential amendment to
the Provincial Offences Act
Hon. Murray
35 An Act to amend the Places to Grow Act, 2005 with respect to the finality of certain
municipal planning decisions
Mr. Klees

Regulations

Ontario Gazette, March 16, 2013:

Occupational Health and Safety Act

O Reg 87/13 Training Requirements for Certain Compulsory Trades
O Reg 88/13 Construction Projects, amending O Reg. 213/91
O Reg 89/13 Health Care and Residential Facilities, amending O Reg 67/93
O Reg 90/13 Farming Operations, amending O Reg 414/05
O Reg 92/13 Mines and Mining Plants, amending Reg 854 of RRO 1990

Proclamations

Ontario Gazette, March 9, 2013:

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

  • Subsection 5(17) of Schedule 2, which amends the Professional Engineers Act by amending the proclamation issued on January 23, 2013 by striking out "March 1, 2013" and substituting "September 1, 2013"

Prince Edward Island

  • No entries for this issue

Quebec

Projets de loi

  Référencés à la première lecture seulement
23 Loi modifiant la Loi sur l'instruction publique concernant certains services éducatifs
aux élèves âgés de moins de cinq ans
Hon. Malavoy
24 Loi modifiant la Loi sur les élections scolaires
Hon. Malavoy
26 Loi modifiant la Loi sur les élections et les référendums dans les municipalités en
matière de financement
Hon. Gaudreault
27 Loi sur l'économie sociale
Hon. Gaudreault
32 Loi modifiant la Loi sur le régime de retraite des agents de la paix en services correctionnels
et d'autres dispositions législatives
Hon. Bédard
33 Loi modifiant la Loi sur les conditions de travail et le régime de retraite des membres
de l'Assemblée nationale
Hon. Drainville

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
23 An Act to amend the Education Act concerning certain educational services for students
under five years of age
Hon. Malavoy
24 An Act to amend the Act respecting school elections
Hon. Malavoy
26 An Act to amend the Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities with
respect to financing
Hon. Gaudreault
27 Social Economy Act
Hon. Gaudreault
32 Act An Act to amend the Act respecting the Pension Plan of Peace Officers in Correctional
Services and other legislative provisions
Hon. Bédard
33 An Act to amend the Act respecting the conditions of employment and the pension plan
of the Members of the National Assembly
Hon. Drainville

Réglements

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 6 mars 2013 :

Loi sur la qualité de l'environnement

Décret 131-2013 Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur la protection des eaux contre les rejets des
embarcations de plaisance

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 20 mars 2013 :

Code des professions

Décret 162-2013 Règlement sur l'exercice de la profession de chiropraticien en société
Décret 163-2013 Code de déontologie des chiropraticiens
Décret 164-2013 Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur les activités professionnelles pouvant être
exercées dans le cadre des services et soins préhospitaliers d'urgence

Regulations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, March 6, 2013:

Environment Quality Act

OC 131-2013 Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the protection of waters from
pleasure craft discharges

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, March 20, 2013:

Professional Code

OC 162-2013 Regulation respecting the practice of the profession of chiropractor within a partnership
or a joint-stock company
OC 163-2013 Code of ethics of chiropractors
OC 164-2013 Regulation amending the Regulation respecting the professional activities that may be
engaged in within the framework of pre-hospital emergency services and care

Projets de Règlement

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 13 mars 2013 :

Loi sur le ministère de la Justice

  • Règlement sur l'aide financière pour favoriser l'accès à la justice

Code des professions

  • Code de déontologie des administrateurs agréés

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 20 mars 2013 :

Loi sur l'assurance maladie

  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur l'admissibilité et l'inscription des personnes auprès de la Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec

Code des professions

  • Lettres patentes constituant l'Ordre professionnel des sexologues du Québec

Draft Regulations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, March 13, 2013:

An Act respecting the Ministère de la Justice

  • Regulation respecting financial assistance to promote access to justice

Professional Code

  • Code of ethics of chartered administrators

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, March 20, 2013:

Health Insurance Act

  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting eligibility and registration of persons in respect of the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec

Professional Code

  • Letters patent constituting the Ordre professionnel des sexologues du Québec

Avis

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 6 mars 2013 :

Loi sur les accidents du travail et les maladies professionnelles

  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur le financement

Notices

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, March 6, 2013:

An Act respecting industrial accidents and occupational diseases

  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting financing

Saskatchewan

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
86 The Regulatory Modernization and Accountability Act
Hon. Boyd

Regulations

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, March 15, 2013:

The Uniform Building and Accessibility Standards Act

Sask Reg 10/2013 The Uniform Building and Accessibility Standards Amendment Regulations, 2013

 

Yukon

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
8 Third Appropriation Act, 2012-13
Hon. Pasloski
9 Interim Supply Appropriation Act, 2013-14
Hon. Pasloski
10 First Appropriation Act, 2013-14
Hon. Pasloski

Regulations

Yukon Gazette, Part II, March 15, 2013:

Securities Act

Yukon OIC 2013/02 The Attached Rule to Make Amendment No. 5 to the Rule Respecting the Implementation
of CSA Instruments and Policies (Local Rule 11-802)
Yukon OIC 2013/03 The Attached Rule to Make Amendment No. 6 to the Rule Respecting the Implementation
of CSA Instruments and Policies (Local Rule 11-802)

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