Legislative Update Report No. 2013-08 -- Apr 26, 2013

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Federal Government

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
S-218 An Act to prohibit and prevent genetic discrimination
Hon. Cowan

Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part II, April 10, 2013:

Canada Pension Plan

SOR/2013-61 Regulations Amending the Canada Pension Plan Regulations and Repealing the Review
Tribunal Rules of Procedure and the Pension Appeals Board Rules of Procedure (Benefits)

Bank Act

SOR/2013-48 Complaints (Banks, Authorized Foreign Banks and External Complaints Bodies) Regulations

Customs Tariff

SOR/2013-50 CPAFTA Rules of Origin Regulations
SOR/2013-51 CPAFTA Rules of Origin for Casual Goods Regulations
SOR/2013-52 CPAFTA Tariff Preference Regulations

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

SOR/2013-57 Order 2013-87-02-01 Amending the Domestic Substances List

Food and Drugs Act

SOR/2013-56 Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (1733 — Clinical Trials — Miscellaneous Program)

Motor Vehicle Safety Act

SOR/2013-55 Regulations Amending the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (Standard 126)

National Energy Board Act

SOR/2013-49 Regulations Amending the Onshore Pipeline Regulations, 1999

Proposed Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part I, April 13, 2013:

Fisheries Act

  • Application for Authorization under Paragraph 35(2)(b) of the Fisheries Act Regulations

Criminal Code

  • Order Amending the Order Declaring an Amnesty Period (2006)

Firearms Act

  • Regulations Amending the Firearms Licences Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part I, April 20, 2013:

Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012

  • Regulations Amending the Regulations Designating Physical Activities

Proclamations

Canada Gazette, Part II, April 10, 2013:

Jobs and Growth Act, 2012, SC 2012, c 31

  • Division 13, other than section 285, of Part 4, which amends the Hazardous Materials Information Review Act, in force April 1, 2013 (SI/2013-39)

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

  • Division 39 Part 4, which amends the Status of the Artist Act, in force April 1, 2013 (SI/2013-37)
  • Division 49 of Part 4, which amends the First Nations Fiscal and Statistical Management Act, in force April 1, 2013 (SI/2013-38)
  • Sections 579 to 593, which amends the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy Act, in force April 1, 2013 (SI/2013-36)

Sustaining Canada's Economic Recovery Act, SC 2010, c 25

  • Part 4 other than sections 163 and 164, which amend the Bank Act and Financial Consumer Agency of Canada Act, in force September 2, 2013 (SI/2013-32)

Releases, Speeches and Statements

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

April 12, 2013
Joint Review Panel issues potential conditions for proposed Northern Gateway Project

Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, April 13, 2013:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Order 2013-87-02-02 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List
  • Publication after screening assessment of three aviation fuel substances — Distillates (petroleum), sweetened middle (CAS RN 64741-86-2), Naphtha (petroleum), sweetened (CAS RN 64741-87-3) and Naphtha (petroleum), full-range alkylate butane-containing (CAS RN 68527-27-5) — specified on the Domestic Substances List (subsection 77(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)
  • Publication after screening assessment of three fuel oil substances — Fuel Oil No. 4 (CAS RN 68476-31-3), Fuel Oil No. 6 (CAS RN 68553-00-4) and Residual Fuel Oil (CAS RN 68476-33-5) — specified on the Domestic Substances List (subsection 77(1) and paragraphs 68(b) and (c) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Radiocommunication Act

  • SMSE-008-13 — New issue of RSS-142

Canada Gazette, Part I, April 20, 2013:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Publication of final decision after screening assessment of 533 substances specified on the Domestic Substances List (subsection 77(6) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Supplements

Canada Gazette, Part I, April 20, 2013:

Copyright Board

  • Statement of Proposed Royalties to Be Collected from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) by AVLA Audio-Video Licensing Agency Inc. (AVLA) for the Reproduction of Sound Recordings, in Canada, in Connection with Over-the-Air Radio Broadcasting Operations, for the Years 2014 to 2016

Alberta

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
15 Emergency 911 Act
Hon. Weadick
16 Victims Statutes Amendment Act, 2013
Hon. Denis
17 Municipal Government Amendment Act, 2013
Hon. Kubinec
18 Pooled Registered Pension Plans Act
Hon. Fawcett
19 Metis Settlements Amendment Act, 2013
Hon. Campbell
20 Appropriation Act, 2013
Hon. Horner

Regulations

Alberta Gazette, Part II, April 15, 2013:

Electronic Transactions Act

Alta Reg 43/2013 Electronic Transactions Act Designation Amendment Regulation

Judicature Act

Alta Reg 33/2013 Provincial Judges and Masters in Chambers 2013 Compensation Commission Regulation
Alta Reg 34/2013 Justices of the Peace 2013 Compensation Commission Regulation

Occupational Health and Safety Act

Alta Reg 35/2013 Occupational Health and Safety (Expiry Extension) Amendment Regulation

Oil and Gas Conservation Act

Alta Reg 41/2013 Oil and Gas Conservation Amendment Regulation
Alta Reg 44/2013 Oil and Gas Conservation Amendment Regulation

Proclamations

Alberta Gazette, Part I, April 15, 2013:

International Interests in Mobile Aircraft Equipment Act, SA 2006, c I-6.5

  • Act in force April 1, 2013

British Columbia

  • No entries for this issue

Manitoba

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
20 The Manitoba Building and Renewal Funding and Fiscal Management Act (Various Acts Amended)
Hon. Struthers
21 The Highway Traffic Amendment Act (Impoundment of Vehicles - Ignition-Interlock Program)
Hon. Swan
22 The Planning Amendment Act (Subdivision Approval)
Hon. Lemieux
23 The Highway Traffic Amendment Act (Increased Sanctions for Street Racing)
Hon. Swan
24 The Endangered Species Amendment Act (Ecosystem Protection and Miscellaneous Amendments)
Hon. Mackintosh
25 The Statutory Publications Modernization Act
Hon. Swan

Regulations

Manitoba Gazette, Part II, April 6, 2013:

The Highway Traffic Act

Man Reg 39/2013 Bicycle Helmets Regulation
Man Reg 43/2013 Impoundment of Vehicles Fees Regulation, amendment

The Health Services Insurance Act

Man Reg 40/2013 Residency and Registration Regulation, amendment

The Prescription Drugs Cost Assistance Act

Man Reg 41/2013 Prescription Drugs Payment of Benefits Regulation, amendment

The Public Health Act

Man Reg 42/2013 Food and Food Handling Establishments Regulation, amendment

Manitoba Gazette, Part II, April 13, 2013

The Farm Products Marketing Act

Man Reg 45/2013 Chicken Broiler Administration Fee Regulation
Man Reg 46/2013 Broiler Hatching Egg Administration Levy Regulation

Proclamations

Manitoba Gazette, Part I, April 13, 2013:

The Polar Bear Protection Amendment Act (International Polar Bear Conservation Centre), SM 2010, c 48

  • Act in force April 1, 2013

The International Interests in Mobile Equipment Act (Aircraft Equipment), SM 2012, c 28

  • Act in force April 1, 2013

The Highway Traffic Amendment and Summary Convictions Amendment Act (Bicycle Helmets), SM 2012, c 39

  • Act in force May 1, 2013

New Brunswick

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
36 An Act to Amend the Smoke-free Places Act, 2013
Mr. Arseneault
37 New Brunswick Research and Innovation Council Act
Hon. Robichaud

Regulations

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part II, April 10, 2013:

Personal Health Information Privacy and Access Act

NB Reg 2013-30 General, amending NB Reg 2010-112

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part II, April 17, 2013:

Land Titles Act

NB Reg 2013-35 General, amending NB Reg 83-130

Proclamations

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part I, April 24, 2013:

An Act Respecting Vital Statistics, SNB 2011, c 37

  • Act in force March 31, 2013

Notices

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part I, April 10, 2013:

New Brunswick Securities Commission

Notice of Rule

  • The making of amendments to the French version of National Instrument 14-101 Definitions

Request for Comments

  • Notice and Request for Comment — Publishing for comments proposed amendments to National Instrument 81-102 Mutual Funds (NI 81-102), Companion Policy 81-102CP Mutual Funds (81-102CP), other matters concerning
  • National Instrument 81-104 Commodity Pools and Securities Lending, Repurchases and Reverse Repurchases by Investment Funds (NI 81-104) and the following Related Consequential Amendments:
  • National Instrument 41-101 General Prospectus Requirements (NI 41-101)
  • National Instrument 81-106 Investment Fund Continuous Disclosure (NI 81-106)
  • National Instrument 81-107 Independent Review Committee for Investment Funds and Commentary in National Instrument 81-107 Independent Review Committee for Investment Funds (NI 81-107)
  • Proposed Changes to Companion Policy 31-103CP Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations (31-103CP)
  • Proposed Changes to National Policy 11-203 Process For Exemptive Relief Applications in Multiple Jurisdictions (NP11-203) (together, the Proposed Amendments)

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part I, April 24, 2013:

New Brunswick Securities Commission

Notice of Rule

  • The making of amendments to National Instrument 33-109 Registration Information

Newfoundland

Regulations

Newfoundland and Labrador Gazette, Part II, March 28, 2013:

Mineral Act

NLR 39/13 Copper-in-Concentrate Exemption Order, 2013
NLR 40/13 Nickel-in-Concentrate Exemption Order, 2013

Pharmaceutical Services Act

NLR 41/13 Interchangeable Drug Products Formulary Regulations, 2012 Amendment

Newfoundland and Labrador Gazette, Part II, April 12, 2013:

Judicature Act

NLR 43/13 Rules of the Supreme Court, 1986 Amendment

Notices

Newfoundland and Labrador Gazette, Part I, March 28, 2013:

Judicature Act

  • Rules of the Supreme Court, 1986 — Repeal of Practice Note "Transcripts of Civil Proceedings"
  • Rules of the Supreme Court, 1986 — Practice Note - Affixing Court Seal (PN (TD) No. 2013-01

Northwest Territories

  • No entries for this issue

Nova Scotia   

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
37 Innovative Transportation Act
Hon. Smith
38 An Act to Amend the Trade Union Act, Respecting First Contract Arbitration
Hon. Baillie
39 An Act to Amend the Trade Union Act, to Protect Users of Accessible Transit Services
Hon. Baillie
40 An Act to Amend the Education Act
Mr. Orrell
41 Child Protection Intervention Act
Hon. Baillie
42 An Act to Amend the Pension Benefits Act
Hon. Corbett
44 Ratepayer Fairness Act
Mr. Porter
45 Transparency in Power Rates Act
Mr. Porter
46 An Act to Amend the Public Utilities Act, to Eliminate the Guarantee on Nova Scotia Power's Profit
Hon. Baillie
47 Capital Projects Review Act
Hon. Baillie
48 Power Rate Reduction Review Act
Hon. Baillie
49 An Act to Amend the Revenue Act
Mr. MacLeod
50 An Act to Amend the Maintenance and Custody Act
Mr. Bain
51 Financial Measures (2013) Act
Hon. MacDonald
52 Safer Schools Act
Hon. Baillie
53 Stand Up Against Bullying Day Act
Mr. Orrell
54 Widows' Pension Act
Hon. Corbett
55 Protection of Animal Welfare and Security Act
Hon. MacDonell
56 Cyberbullying Intervention Act
Mr. MacMaster
57 Language Schools Act
Hon. Corbett
58 Appropriations Act, 2013
Hon. MacDonald

Regulations

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, April 19, 2013:

Insurance Act

NS Reg 186/2013 Non-Owned Automobile Insurance Liability Regulations

Petroleum Products Pricing Act

NS Reg 188/2013 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices
NS Reg 189/2013 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices

Proclamations

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, April 19, 2013:

Fair Automobile Insurance (2011) Act,SNS 2011, c 35

  • Section 6, subsection 7(2) and sections 8 and 10 to 12 in force April 1, 2013 (NS Reg 185/2013)

Financial Measures (2012) Act,SNS 2012, c 4

  • Schedule B, except section 60, enacting the Public Service Superannuation Act, in force April 1, 2013 (NS Reg 64/2013)
  • Schedule A, enacting Nova Scotia Pension Services Corporation Act, in force April 1, 2013 (NS Reg 65/2013)

Fish Harvester Organizations Support Act,SNS 2011, c 36

  • Act in force April 1, 2013 (NS Reg 181/2013)

Good Forestry Management on Crown Land Act,SNS 2012, c 6

  • Section 4, repealing the Stora forest Industries Limited Agreement, in force April 9, 2013 (NS Reg 190/2013)

International Interests in Mobile Aircraft Equipment Act,SNS 2004, c 5

  • Act in force April 1, 2013 (NS Reg 183/2013)

Nunavut

  • No entries for this issue

Ontario

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
49 An Act to amend the Employment Standards Act, 2000 with respect to tips and other gratuities
Mr. Prue
50 An Act to require the introduction of legislation to allow for pooled registered pension plans
Mrs. Munro
51 An Act to repeal the Public Works Protection Act, amend the Police Services Act with respect to court security and enact the Security for Electricity Generating Facilities and Nuclear Facilities Act, 2013
Hon. Meilleur
54 An Act to establish the Alzheimer Advisory Council and develop a strategy for the research, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia
Mrs. Cansfield, Mrs. Elliott
55 An Act to amend the Collection Agencies Act, the Consumer Protection Act, 2002 and the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
Hon. MacCharles
56 An Act to prohibit certain restrictions on the use of aggregates in performing public sector construction work
Ms Jones

Regulations

Ontario Gazette, April 13, 2013:

Highway Traffic Act

O Reg 122/13 Parking, amending Reg 604 of RRO 1990
O Reg 123/13 Stopping of Vehicles on Parts of the King's Highway, amending Reg 622 of RRO 1990
O Reg 126/13 Speed Limits, amending Reg 619 of RRO 1990

Ontario Works Act, 1997

O Reg 127/13 Administration and Cost Sharing, amending O Reg 135/98

Royal Assents

April 24, 2013

  • Bill 33, An Act to authorize the expenditure of certain amounts for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013 — Chapter No. 1

Prince Edward Island

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
37 An Act to Amend the Public Health Act
Hon. Currie
41 An Act to Amend the Gasoline Tax Act
Hon. Sheridan
42 Regulated Health Professions Act
Hon. Currie
43 French Language Services Act [Loi sur le services en français]
Hon. Ghiz
44 An Act to Amend the School Act (No. 2)
Hon. McIsaac
45 An Act to Repeal the Lightning Rod Act
Hon. Sherry
46 An Act to Amend the Judicature Act (No. 2)
Hon. Sherry
48 An Act to Amend the Public Trustee Act
Hon. Sherry
51 An Act to Amend the Health Services Payment Act
Hon. Currie

Regulations

Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part II, April 13, 2013:

Environmental Protection Act

EC2013-227 Petroleum Hydrocarbon Remediation Regulations Amendment

Quebec

Projets de loi

  Référencés à la première lecture seulement
35 Loi modifiant le Code civil en matière d'état civil, de successions et de publicité des droits
Hon. St-Arnaud

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
35 An Act to amend the Civil Code as regards civil status, successions and the publication of rights
Hon. St-Arnaud

Réglements

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 10 avril 2013 :

Code de la sécurité routière

Décret 340-2013 Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur les points d'inaptitude

Regulations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, April 10, 2013:

Highway Safety Code

OC 340-2013 Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting demerit points

Ordres Ministériels

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 10 avril 2013 :

Code de la sécurité routière

AM 2013-04 Concernant la limite de vitesse sur les routes d'accès au complexe hydroélectrique de
la Romaine — Arrêté numéro 2013-04 du ministre des Transports

Ministerial Orders

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, April 10, 2013:

Highway Safety Code

MO 2013-04 Speed limit on access roads to the De la Romaine hydroelectric development — Order
number 2013-04 of the Minister of Transport

Proclamations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 10 avril 2013 :

Loi concernant le partage de certains renseignements de santé, SQ 2012, c 23

  • Articles 153 à 159 en vigueur au 15 avril 2013 (Décret 323-2013)
  • Articles 7 à 10, de l'article 11 à l'exception des paragraphes 4° à 6° du premier alinéa, des articles 12 à 21 et 23, de l'article 25 à l'exception, dans le paragraphe 1°, des mots «ou vendu sous contrôle pharmaceutique» et des paragraphes 2° et 3°, de l'article 26 à l'exception, dans le paragraphe 4°, des mots «et, dans le cas d'une ordonnance collective, la date de son exécution», dans le paragraphe 13°, des mots «et, dans le cas d'une ordonnance collective, du professionnel de la santé qui l'a exécutée» et, dans le paragraphe 14°, des mots «et, dans le cas d'une ordonnance collective, a été exécutée», de l'article 27, de l'article 28 à l'exception des mots «de même qu'une personne ou société», des articles 29 et 30, de l'article 31 à l'exception des mots «de même qu'une personne ou une société qui exploite un laboratoire d'imagerie médicale générale ou un laboratoire de radiologie diagnostique spécifique à la médecine», du premier alinéa de l'article 32, des articles 33 à 36, 46 à 49 et 51 à 54, du premier alinéa de l'article 55, des articles 56 à 58, de l'article 59 à l'exception des mots «ou à exécuter une ordonnance collective de médicaments», des articles 60 à 74, de l'article 75 à l'exception des mots «ainsi que toute autre personne pour laquelle une inscription au registre est demandée», des articles 76 à 78, de l'article 79 à l'exception du paragraphe 10°, des articles 80 à 82, du premier alinéa de l'article 83, des articles 84 à 105, 109 à 119 et 122, de l'article 123 à l'exception de «40, 43, du deuxième alinéa de l'article 50», de l'article 124 à l'exception de «ou 108», des articles 125 à 129, de l'article 131 à l'exception de «40,», des articles 136 à 146, 151, 152 et 160, de l'article 161 à l'exception du paragraphe 4°, des articles 162, 167 et 177en vigueur au 20 juin 2013 (Décret 323-2013)

Loi modifiant de nouveau le Code de la sécurité routière et d'autres dispositions législatives de la Loi,
SQ 2008, c 14

  • Paragraphe 1° de l'article 2 et des articles 18, 19, 21, 22, 91 et 95 en vigueur au 7 avril 2013 (Décret 323-2013)

Proclamations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, April 10, 2013:

An Act respecting the sharing of certain health information, SQ 2012, c 23

  • Sections 153 to 159 in force April 15, 2013 (OC 323-2013)
  • Sections 7 to 10, section 11 except subparagraphs 4 to 6 of the first paragraph, sections 12 to 21 and 23, section 25 except "or sold under pharmaceutical control" in paragraph 1 and paragraphs 2 and 3, section 26 except "and, in the case of a collective prescription, the date it was filled" in paragraph 4, "and, in the case of a collective prescription, of the health professional who filled it" in paragraph 13 and "and, in the case of a collective prescription, where it was filled" in paragraph 14, section 27, section 28 except "or a person or partnership", sections 29 and 30, section 31 except "or a person or partnership operating a medical imaging laboratory or a medical diagnostic radiology laboratory", the first paragraph of section 32, sections 33 to 36, 46 to 49 and 51 to 54, the first paragraph of section 55, sections 56 to 58, section 59 except "or fill a collective prescription for medication", sections 60 to 74, section 75 except "and any other person for whom an entry is requested", sections 76 to 78, section 79 except paragraph 10, sections 80 to 82, the first paragraph of section 83, sections 84 to 105, 109 to 119 and 122, section 123 except "40 or 43, the second paragraph of section 50", section 124 except "or 108", sections 125 to 129, section 131 except "40,", sections 136 to 146 and 151, 152 and 160, section 161 except paragraph 4, sections 162, 167 and 177 in force June 20, 2013 (OC 323-2013)

An Act to again amend the Highway Safety Code and other legislative provisions, SQ 2008, c 14

  • Paragraph 1 of section 2 and sections 18, 19, 21, 22, 91 and 95 in force April 7, 2013 (OC 323-2013)

Sanctions Royales

17 avril 2013

  • Loi nº 21, Loi visant l'optimisation de l'action gouvernementale en matière de prestation de services aux citoyens et aux entreprises — Chapitre nº 4

Royal Assents

April 17, 2013

  • Bill 21, An Act to optimize government action in delivering public services to citizens and businesses — Chapter No. 4

Saskatchewan

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
94 The Tobacco Tax Amendment Act, 2013
Hon. Krawetz
95 The Operation of Public Registry Statutes Act
Hon. Wyant
96 The Operation of Public Registry Statutes Consequential Amendments Act, 2013
Hon. Wyant


Yukon

  • No entries for this issue