Legislative Update Report No. 2013-19 -- Oct 11, 2013


Federal Government Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part II, October 9, 2013:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 19991

SOR/2013-170 Order 2013-87-08-01 Amending the Domestic Substances List
SOR/2013-171 Order 2013-112-08-01 Amending the Domestic Substances List

Customs Tariff

SOR/2013-165 General Preferential Tariff and Least Developed Country Tariff Rules of Origin Regulations
SOR/2013-161 General Preferential Tariff Withdrawal Order (2013 GPT Review)
SOR/2013-162 Least Developed Country Tariff Withdrawal Order (2013 GPT Review)
SOR/2013-164 Order Amending the Outward Processing Remission Order (Textiles and Apparel)
SOR/2013-163 Order Amending the Schedule to the Customs Tariff (Raw Cane Sugar)

Proposed Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part I, October 5, 2013:

Canada Grain Act

  • Regulations Amending the Canada Grain Regulations

Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985

  • Air Canada Pension Plan Funding Regulations, 2014

Copyright Act

  • Regulations Amending the Local Signal and Distant Signal Regulations and the Definition of “Small Cable Transmission System” Regulations

Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act

  • Regulations Amending the Family Support Orders and Agreements Garnishment Regulations

Energy Efficiency Act

  • Regulations Amending the Energy Efficiency Regulations


Canada Gazette, Part II, October 9, 2013:

Nuclear Terrorism Act, SC 2013, c 13

  • Act which amends the Criminal Code, in force November 1, 2013 (SI/2013-108)

Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 1, SC 2013, c 33

  • Division 8 of Part 3 amending the Pension Act and the War Veterans Allowance Act, in force October 1, 2013 (SI/2013-103)

Canada Marine Act, SC, 1998, c 10

  • Section 201, repealing the Harbour Commissions Act (the Act), the following regulations: Thunder Bay Harbour Commission Administrative By-law, Thunder Bay Harbour Tariff By-law, Port Alberni Harbour Small Vessel Facilities Tariff By-law, Oshawa Harbour Commission By-laws, and the Proclamation Establishing the Oshawa Harbour Commission, in force October 9, 2013 (SI/2013-107)

Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act, RSC 1985, c E-3

  • Proclamation Declaring the Representation Order in force effective on the First Dissolution of Parliament that occurs after May 1, 2014 (SI/2013-102)

Releases, Speeches and Statements

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

September 25, 2013
Greater cooperation between CRTC and Competition Bureau to better serve Canadians

September 30, 2013
FINTRAC announces changes to its administrative monetary penalties program


Canada Gazette, Part I, September 28, 2013:

Canada Petroleum Resources Act

  • Results of the 2012-2013 Call for Bids for a Significant Discovery Licence: Arctic Islands of Nunavut
  • Results of the 2012-2013 Call for Bids for Exploration Licences: Central Mackenzie Valley

Superintendent of Financial Institutions, Office of the

  • Assessment of Pension Plans Regulations Basic rate

Canada Gazette, Part I, October 5, 2013:

Radiocommunication Act

  • SMSE-012-13 — Release of new standards RSS-130 and SRSP-518

Miscellaneous Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, September 28, 2013:

  • Utica Mutual Insurance Company, release of assets

Canada Gazette, Part I, October 5, 2013:

  • HSBC Bank Canada, HSBC Finance Corporation Canada and HSBC Financial Corporation Limited, letters patent of amalgamation
  • HSBC Trust Company (Canada) and Household Trust Company, letters patent of amalgamation



Alberta Gazette, Part II, September 30, 2013:

Health Information Act

Alta Reg 168/2013 Health Information Amendment Regulation

Languages Act

Alta Reg 158/2013 Languages in the Courts Regulation

Occupational Health and Safety Act

Alta Reg 165/2013 Administrative Penalty (Occupational Health and Safety Act) Regulation

Provincial Offences Procedure Act

Alta Reg 166/2013 Procedures (Occupational Health and Safety) Amendment Regulation


Alberta Gazette, Part I, September 30, 2013:

Protection and Compliance Statutes Amendment Act, 2012, SA 2012, c 7

  • Section 2(2), (6), (7), (9)(b) and (10) in force October 1, 2013

Statutes Amendment Act, 2013, SA 2013, c 10

  • Section 2 in force September 9, 2013

British Columbia


British Columbia Gazette, Part II, August 27, 2013:

Coal Act
Mineral Tenure Act

BC Reg 199/2013 Amending BC Reg 171/2011 — Mineral and Coal Land Reserve (No Mineral Claim Registrations) Regulation

Securities Act

BC Reg 197/2013 Amending BC Regs:
59/2008 — National Instrument 41-101 General Prospectus Requirements
370/2005 — National Instrument 44-101 Short Form Prospectus Distributions
425/2000 — National Instrument 44-102 Shelf Distributions
426/2000 — National Instrument 44-103 Post-Receipt Pricing



Manitoba Gazette, Part II, September 28, 2013:

The Residential Tenancies Act

Man Reg 132/2013 Residential Rent Regulation, amendment
Man Reg 133/2013 Residential Tenancies Regulation, amendment

The Health Services Insurance Act

Man Reg 134/2013 Residency and Registration Regulation, amendment

The Highway Traffic Act

Man Reg 136/2013 Reduced-Speed School Zones Regulation
Man Reg 137/2013 Image Capturing Enforcement Regulation, amendment

The Prescription Drugs Cost Assistance Act

Man Reg 138/2013 Specified Drugs Regulation, amendment

The Pharmaceutical Act

Man Reg 139/2013 Manitoba Drug Interchangeability Formulary Regulation

The Election Financing Act

Man Reg 140/2013 Election Financing Forms Regulation


Manitoba Gazette, Part I, September 28, 2013:

The Highway Traffic Amendment Act (Speed Limits in School Zones), SM 2012, c 5

  • Act in force September 15, 2013


Manitoba Gazette, Part I, September 28, 2013:

The Manitoba Securities Commission

  • MSC Rule No. 2013-28 — Amendments to National Instrument 13-101 System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR)
  • MSC Rule No. 2013-29 — Amendments to National Instrument 31-102 National Registration Database
  • MSC Rule No. 2013-30 — Amendments to National Instrument 55-102 System for Electronic Disclosure by Insiders (SEDI)

New Brunswick


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

Provincial Offences Procedure Act

NB Reg 2013-62 NB Reg 91-57, amendment


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

Electricity Act, SNB 2013, c 7

  • Act in force October 1, 2013

An Act to Amend the Provincial Offences Procedure Act, SNB 2011, c 16

  • Sections 1, 3, 4, 5, 12, 13 and 15 in force October 1, 2013


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

Financial and Consumer Services Commission

Notice of Rule
The making of:

  • Amendments to National Instrument 81-101 Mutual Fund Prospectus Disclosure (NI 81-101), its related Forms and Companion Policy 81-101
  • Changes to Companion Policy 81-101CP
  • Consequential amendments to National Instrument 81-102 Mutual Funds (together, the Instruments)


  • No entries for this issue

Northwest Territories

  • No entries for this issue

Nova Scotia


Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, October 4, 2013:

Petroleum Products Pricing Act

NS Reg 311/2013 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices
NS Reg 312/2013 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices


Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, October 4, 2013:

Cyber-safety Act,SNS 2012, c 2

  • Part V of the Act, in force September 25, 2013 (NS Reg 313/2013)


  • No entries for this issue

Ontario Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
106 An Act to amend the French Language Services Act with respect to the French Language Services Commissioner
Hon. Meilleur
107 An Act to amend the Education Act with respect to hiring practices for teachers
Ms MacLeod
108 An Act to amend the Legislative Assembly Act
Mr. Fraser
109 An Act to amend the Ombudsman Act with respect to investigating specified health care services
Ms Gélinas
110 An Act to establish political oversight over legislation and regulations to reduce red tape and unjustified regulatory burdens
Mr. Hillier
111 An Act to amend the Law Society Act and the Solicitors Act
Hon. Gerrestsen
112 An Act to amend the Animals for Research Act and the Dog Owners' Liability Act with respect to pit bulls
Mr. Hillier
113 An Act to promote fairness in all compensation paid to employees in the public sector as compared to the private sector and to address Ontario's debt through alternatives to public sector layoffs and government program cuts while reducing the fiscal pressure on the people of Ontario who are having trouble paying their bills
Mr. Barrett
114 An Act to amend the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997 to provide for a spring bear hunt
Mr. Mauro

Royal Assents

September 26, 2013

  • Bill 14, An Act to amend the Co-operative Corporations Act and the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 in respect of non-profit housing co-operatives and to make consequential amendments to other Acts — Chapter No. 3
  • Bill 95, An Act to establish a Financial Accountability Officer — Chapter No. 4


Ontario Gazette, October 5, 2013:

Regulated Health Professions Statute Law Amendment Act, 2009, SO 2009, c 26

  • Subsection 18(2), which amends the Nursing Act, 1991, in force January 1, 2014

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

  • Section 1 and subsection 2(2) of Schedule 25, which amends the Kawartha Highlands Signature Site Park Act, 2003, in force December 31, 2013

Releases, Speeches and Statements

Ministry of Consumer Services

September 24, 2013
Statement by Consumer Services Minister on Ontario's Review of the Condominium Act

Prince Edward Island


Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part I, October 5, 2013:

Judicature Act

  • Prejudgment and Postjudgment Rates as of: January 2002 to December 2013


Projets de Règlement

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

Code de procédure civile

  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur la fixation des pensions alimentaires pour enfants

Loi sur l’aide juridique et sur la prestation de certains autres services juridiques

  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur l’aide juridique

Draft Regulations

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

Code of Civil Procedure

  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the determination of child support payments

An Act respecting legal aid and the provision of certain other legal services

  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting legal aid


Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 2 octobre 2013 :

Loi sur les accidents du travail et les maladies professionnelles

  • Règlement sur les pourcentages applicables aux fins de fixer la cotisation des employeurs tenus personnellement au paiement des prestations pour l’année 2014


Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, October 2, 2013:

An Act respecting industrial accidents and occupational diseases

  • Regulation respecting the applicable percentages for the purposes of levying the assessment on employers personally liable for the payment of benefits for 2014
  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting financing



Saskatchewan Gazette, Part I, October 4, 2013:

The Miscellaneous Statutes (Saskatchewan Telecommunications) Amendment Act, 2013, SS 2013, c 16

  • Act in force October 1, 2013


  • No entries for this issue

Topics:  Canada, Copyright, Energy Efficiency, New Legislation, OHSA, Tariffs, Tenants

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