Legislative Update Report No. 2013-21 -- Nov 12, 2013

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Federal Government

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
C-5 An Act to amend the Canada-Newfoundland Atlantic Accord Implementation Act, the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act and other Acts and to provide for certain other measures
Hon. Oliver
C-6 An Act to implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions
Hon. Baird
C-7 An Act to amend the Museums Act in order to establish the Canadian Museum of History and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
Hon. Glover
C-8 An Act to amend the Copyright Act and the Trade-marks Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
Hon. Moore
C-9 An Act respecting the election and term of office of chiefs and councillors of certain First Nations and the composition of council of those First Nations
Hon. Valcourt
C-10 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (trafficking in contraband tobacco)
Hon. MacKay
C-474 An Act respecting the promotion of financial transparency, improved accountability and long-term economic sustainability through the public reporting of payments made by mining, oil and gas corporatations to foreign governments
Mr. McKay
C-549 An Act to amend the Financial Administration Act (unlegislated tax measures)
Mr. Allen

Senate

  Referenced only on first reading
S-3 An Act to amend the Coastal Fisheries Protection Act
Hon. Carignan
S-204 An Act to amend the Financial Administration Act (borrowing of money)
Hon. Moore
S-205 An Act to amend the Official Languages Act (communications with and services to the public)
Hon. Chaput
S-206 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (protection of children against standard child-rearing violence)
Hon. Hervieux-Payette
S-207 An Act to amend the Conflict of Interest Act (gifts)
Hon. Day
S-208 An Act to establish the Canadian Commission on Mental Health and Justice
Hon. Cowan
S-209 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (exception to mandatory minimum sentences for manslaughter and criminal negligence causing death)
Hon. Jaffer

Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part II, November 6, 2013:

Access to Information Act

SI/2013-118 Order Amending the Access to Information Act Heads of Government Institutions Designation Order

Farm Products Agencies Act

SOR/2013-192 Order Amending the Beef Cattle Research, Market Development and Promotion Levies Order
SOR/2013-185 Regulations Amending the Canadian Chicken Marketing Quota Regulations

Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012

SOR/2013-186 Regulations Amending the Regulations Designating Physical Activities

Employment Insurance Act

SOR/2013-190 Regulations Amending the Employment Insurance (Fishing) Regulations (Miscellaneous Program)
SOR/2013-189 Regulations Amending the Employment Insurance Regulations (Miscellaneous Program)

Privacy Act

SI/2013-119 Order Amending the Privacy Act Heads of Government Institutions Designation Order

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

SOR/2013-187 Regulations Amending the Renewable Fuels Regulations, 2013
SOR/2013-188 Order Adding Toxic Substances to Schedule 1 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

Proposed Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part I, October 26, 2013:

Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Act

  • By-law Amending the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Deposit Insurance Policy By-law

Canada Gazette, Part I, November 2, 2013:

Weights and Measures Act

  • Regulations Amending the Weights and Measures Regulations

Proclamations

Canada Gazette, Part II, November 6, 2013:

Settlement of International Investment Disputes Act, SC 2008, c 8

  • Act in force November 1, 2013 (SI/2013-115)

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

  • Section 132, subsections 133(1), (3) and (4), sections 135 to 138, subsection 139(2), sections 140 and 141, subsections 142(2) to (4), 144(2) to (6), 145(2) to (4) and 147(1) to (5), (7), (9) and (10), section 148, subsections 149(2) and (5) and sections 152 and 153, which amend the Fisheries Act, in force November 25, 2013 (SI/2013-116)

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

  • Division 11 of Part 4 which amends the Merchant Seamen Compensation Act, in force October 30, 2013 (SI/2013-117)

Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, November 2, 2013:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Notice with respect to reporting of greenhouse gases (GHGs) for 2013
  • Publication after screening assessment of azo disperse dyes specified on the Domestic Substances List (paragraphs 68(b) and (c) and subsection 77(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)
  • Publication after screening assessment of 22 azo solvent dyes specified on the Domestic Substances List (paragraphs 68(b) and (c) and subsection 77(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)
  • Publication after screening assessment of 33 monoazo pigments specified on the Domestic Substances List (paragraphs 68(b) and (c) and subsection 77(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999)

Miscellaneous Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, November 2, 2013:

  • TECHNOLOGY INSURANCE COMPANY, INC., application to establish a Canadian Branch

Commissions

Canada Gazette, Part I, October 26, 2013:

Special Import Measures Act

  • Certain unitized wall modules — Decisions

Canada Gazette, Part I, November 2, 2013:

Special Import Measures Act

  • Certain silicon metal — Decisions

Alberta

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
27 Flood Recovery and Reconstruction Act
Hon. Griffiths
28 Modernizing Regional Governance Act
Hon. Griffiths
29 Pharmacy and Drug Amendment Act, 2013
Hon. Horne
30 Building Families and Communities Act
Hon. Hancock
31 Protecting Alberta's Environment Act
Hon. McQueen
32 Enhancing Safety on Alberta Roads Act
Hon. McIver
34 Building New Petroleum Markets Act
Hon. Hughes
35 Financial Administration Amendment Act, 2013
Hon. Horner
37 Statutes Repeal Act
Hon. Denis
39 Enhancing Consumer Protection in Auto Insurance Act
Hon. Horner
40 Settlement of International Investment Disputes Act
Hon. Quadri
41 Premier's Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities Amendment Act, 2013
Hon. Oberle
43 Alberta Economic Development Authority Amendment Act, 2013
Hon. Lakaszuk

Regulations

Alberta Gazette, Part II, October 31, 2013:

Securities Act

Alta Reg 184/2013 Securities Amendment Regulation

British Columbia

Regulations

British Columbia Gazette, Part II, October 8, 2013:

Environmental Management Act

BC Reg 209/2013 Amending BC Reg 301/90 — Environmental Data Quality Assurance Regulation

Hospital Act

BC Reg 206/2013 Amending BC Reg 121/97 — Hospital Act Regulation

Oil and Gas Activities Act

BC Reg 204/2013 Amending BC Reg 279/2010 — Consultation and Notification Regulation
Amending BC Reg 282/2010 — Drilling and Production Regulation
Amending BC Reg 281/2010 — Pipeline and Liquefied Natural Gas Facility Regulation
Enacting Emergency Management Regulation

British Columbia Gazette, Part II, October 22, 2013:

Coal Act
Mineral Tenure Act

BC Reg 211/2013 Amending BC Reg 171/2011 — Mineral and Coal Land Reserve (No Mineral Claim Registrations) Regulation

Securities Act

BC Reg 210/2013 Enacting Multilateral Instrument 13-102 System Fees for SEDAR and NRD
Amending BC Regs: 378/96 — National Instrument 13-101 System for Electronic Documents Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR)
37/2003 — National Instrument 31-102 National Registration Database
230/2001 — National Instrument 55-102 System for Electronic Disclosure by Insiders (SEDI)

Proclamations

British Columbia Gazette, Part II, October 8, 2013:

Insurance Act, RSBC 2012, c 1

  • Sections 155 to 157 and 168 in force September 27, 2013 (BC Reg 207/2013)

Insurance Act, RSBC 1996, c 440

  • Section 155 in force September 27, 2013 (BC Reg 207/2013)
  • Sections 156 and 157 in force March 31, 2014 (BC Reg 207/2013)

Wills, Estates and Succession Act, SBC 2009, c 13

  • Section 266 in force March 31, 2014 (BC Reg 208/2013)

Manitoba

  • No entries for this issue

New Brunswick

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
1 An Act to Perpetuate a Certain Ancient Right
Hon. Alward
2 Lobbyists' Registration Act
Hon. Robichaud
3 An Act to Amend the Crown Lands and Forests Act
Hon. Robichaud
4 An Act to Amend the Fish and Wildlife Act
Hon. Robichaud
5 An Act to Amend the Tobacco Tax Act
Hon. Higgs
6 An Act to Amend the Early Childhood Services Act
Hon. Blais
7 An Act to Amend the Environmental Trust Fund Act
Mr. LeBlanc

Regulations

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part II, November 6, 2013:

Clean Water Act

NB Reg 2013-70 NB Reg 2000-47, amendment

Notices

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part I, October 30, 2013:

Financial and Consumer Services Commission

Notice of Rule

  • The making of Multilateral Instrument 13-102 System Fees for SEDAR and NRD (the rule)

Request for Comments

  • Notice and Request for Comment — Publishing for comments proposed amendments to National Instrument 51-101 Standards of Disclosure for Oil and Gas Activities and Companion Policy 51-101CP Standards of Disclosure for Oil and Gas Activities (together, the proposed amendments)

Request for Comments

  • Notice and Request for Comment — Publishing for comments proposed repeal and replacement of National Instrument 52-108 Auditor Oversight and Companion Policy 52-108CP Auditor Oversight, (together, the Amended Auditor Oversight Rule) as well as proposed consequential amendments to: National Instrument 41-101 General Prospectus Requirements
  • National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations
  • National Instrument 71-102 Continuous Disclosure and Other Exemptions Relating to Foreign Issuers (together, the proposed amendments)

Newfoundland

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
5 An Act to Amend the Services Charges Act
Hon. Marshall
6 An Act to Amend the Highway Traffic Act
Hon. Crummell
12 An Act to Amend the Revenue Administration Act No. 4
Hon. Marshall
19 An Act to Amend the Proceedings Against the Crown Act
Hon. King

Northwest Territories

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
26 An Act to Amend the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act
Hon. Blake
27 An Act to Amend the Revolving Funds Act
Hon. Ramsay

Regulations

Northwest Territories Gazette, Part II, September 30, 2013:

Land Titles Act

NWT Reg 058-2013 Land Titles Plans Regulations, amendment

Midwifery Profession Act

NWT Reg 065-2013 Screening and Diagnostic Tests Regulations

Nova Scotia   

Regulations

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, November 1, 2013:

Dairy Industry Act

NS Reg 319/2013 Bulk Haulage Regulations, amendment

Natural Products Act

NS Reg 318/2013 Nova Scotia Egg Producers Levy Order, amendment

Petroleum Products Pricing Act

NS Reg 317/2013 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices
NS Reg 320/2013 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices

Nunavut

  • No entries for this issue

Ontario

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
123 An Act to amend the Executive Council Act and the Legislative Assembly Act in relation
to accommodation allowances
Hon. Milloy
124 An Act to amend the Election Act with respect to the recall of members of the
Legislative Assembly
Mr. Hillier
126 An Act to amend the Fiscal Transparency and Accountability Act, 2004
Ms Scott
127 An Act to amend the Human Rights Code with respect to genetic characteristics
Mr. Colle
128 An Act to amend the Worplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 with respect to
permanent partial disability supplements
Mr. Berardinetti

Royal Assents

November 6, 2013

  • Bill 32, An Act respecting the Human Resources Professionals Association — Chapter No. 6
  • Bill 36, Local Food Act, 2013 — Chapter No. 7
  • Bill 60, Wireless Services Agreements Act, 2013 — Chapter No. 8
  • Bill 70, Regulated Health Professions Amendment Act (Spousal Exception), 2013 — Chapter No. 9
  • Bill 123, Member's Accommodation Allowances Act, 2013 — Chapter No. 10

Notices

Ontario Gazette, October 26, 2013:

Ontario Securities Commission

  • Multilateral Instrument 13-102 System Fees for SEDAR and NRD. Related consequential amendments to the following instruments:
  • National Instrument 13-101 System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR)
  • National Instrument 31-102 National Registration Database
  • National Instrument 55-102 System for Electronic Disclosure by Insiders (SEDI)
  • Ontario Securities Commission Rule 31-509 National Registration Database (Commodity Futures Act)

Multilateral Instrument 13-102 System Fees for SEDAR and NRD and the related consequential amendments are necessary in conjunction with the scheduled expiry of existing agreements with CDS Inc. to operate the System for Electronic Documents Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR), the System for Electronic Disclosure by Insiders (SEDI) and the National Registration Database (NRD) on behalf of the Canadian Securities Administrators

Prince Edward Island

Regulations

Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part II, October 26, 2013:

Environmental Protection Act

EC2013-722 Ozone Layer Protection Regulations Amendment

Quebec

Projets de loi

  Référencés à la première lecture seulement
397 Charte des municipalités
M. Spénard
492 Charte de la laïcité
Mme Roy
495 Loi fixant les conditions pour dissoudre l’Assemblée nationale avant l’expiration d’une législature
M. Amir
496 Loi visant à prévenir et à réduire les conséquences liées à un traumatisme crânien ou à une commotion cérébrale chez un élève pratiquant une activité sportive scolaire
Mme Weil
497 Loi concernant la mise en œuvre dans le domaine municipal de certaines recommandations du rapport Innover pour pérenniser le système de retraite
M. Dubé

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
397 Municipal charter
Mr. Spénard
492 Charter of Secularism
Mme Roy
495 An Act to determine conditions for dissolving the National Assembly before the expiry of a Legislature
Mr. Amir
496 An Act to prevent and reduce the consequences of head injuries and concussions in students participating in school sports activities
Mme Weil
497 An Act respecting the implementation of certain recommendations of the report Innovating for a Sustainable Retirement System in the municipal sector
Mr. Dubé

Réglements

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

Loi sur le régime de rentes du Québec

Décret 1051-2013 Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur les prestations

Loi sur les régimes complémentaires de retraite

Décret 1052-2013 Règlement concernant les régimes de retraite à prestations cibles de certaines entreprises du secteur des pâtes et papiers

Code des professions

Décret 1071-2013 Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur les diplômes délivrés par les établissements d’enseignement désignés qui donnent droit aux permis et aux certificats de spécialistes des ordres professionnels
Décret 1072-2013 Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur certaines activités professionnelles pouvant être exercées par des personnes autres que des psychoéducateurs
Décret 273-2013 Code de déontologie des psychoéducateurs et psychoéducatrices

Loi sur le bâtiment

Décret 1087-2013 Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur le plan de garantie des bâtiments résidentiels neufs

Regulations

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

An Act respecting the Québec Pension Plan

OC 1051-2013 Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting benefits

Supplemental Pension Plans Act

OC 1052-2013 Regulation respecting target-benefit pension plans in certain pulp and paper sector enterprises

Professional Code

OC 1071-2013 Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the diplomas issued by designated educational institutions which give access to permits or specialist's certificates of professional orders
OC 1072-2013 Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting certain professional activities that may be engaged in by persons other than psychoeducators
OC 1073-2013 Code of ethics of psychoeducators

Building Act

OC 1087-2013 Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the guarantee plan for new residential buildings

Proclamations

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

Loi visant à prévenir, combattre et sanctionner certaines pratiques frauduleuses dans l’industrie de la construction et apportant d’autres modifications à la Loi sur le bâtiment, SQ 2011 c. 35

  • Articles 12 et 13 de la Loi en vigueur le 1er janvier 2014 (Décret 1086-2013)

Proclamations

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

An Act to prevent, combat and punish certain fraudulent practices in the construction industry and make other amendments to the Building Act, SQ 2011, c 35

  • Sections 12 and 13 in force January 1, 2014 (OC 1086-2013)

Sanctions Royales

30 octobre 2013

  • Loi nº 38, Loi concernant la gouvernance des infrastructures publiques, constituant la Société québécoise des infrastructures et modifiant diverses dispositions législatives — Chapitre nº 23
  • Loi nº 46, Loi modifiant la Loi sur l’acquisition de terres agricoles par des non-résidents — Chapitre nº 24

Royal Assents

October 30, 2013

  • Bill 38, An Act respecting the governance of public infrastructures, establishing the Societé québecoise des infrastructures and amending various legislatives provisions — Chapter No. 23
  • Bill 46, An Act to amend the Act respecting the acquisition of farm land by non-residents — Chapter No. 24

Projets de Règlement

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 30 octobre 2013 :

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

  • Règlement concernant la déclaration des associations patronales et syndicales de l’industrie de la construction

Draft Regulations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, October 30, 2013:

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

  • Regulation respecting the declaration of employers' and union associacions in the construction industry
     

Saskatchewan

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
98 The Child Care Act, 2013
Hon. Morgan
99 The Public Employees Pension Plan Amendment Act, 2013
Hon. Krawetz
100 The Assessment Management Agency Amendment Act, 2013
Hon. Reiter
101 The University of Saskatchewan Amendment Act, 2013
Hon. Norris
102 The Builders’ Lien Amendment Act, 2013
Hon. Wyant
103 The Enforcement of Maintenance Orders Amendment Act, 2013
Hon. Wyant
104 The Enforcement of Maintenance Orders Consequential Amendment Act, 2013
Hon. Wyant
105 The Informal Public Appeals Act
Hon. Wyant
106 The Legal Profession Amendment Act, 2013
Hon. Wyant
107 The Wildfire Act
Hon. Cheveldayoff
108 The Athletics Commission Act
Hon. Doherty
109 The Labour-sponsored Venture Capital Corporations Amendment Act, 2013
Hon. Boyd
110 The Senate Nominee Election Repeal Act
Hon. Wyant
605 The Public-Private Partnerships Transparency and Accountability Act
Mr. Merriman

Regulations

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, October 25, 2013:

The Common Business Identifiers Act

Chap. C-16.002 Reg 1/2013 The Common Business Identifiers Regulations

The Operation of Public Registry Statutes Act

Chap. O-4.2 Reg 1/2013 The Operation of Public Registry Statutes Regulations

The Crown Minerals Act

Sask Reg 80/2013 The Coal Disposition Amendment Regulations, 2013
Sask Reg 81/2013 The Crown Oil and Gas Royalty Amendment Regulations, 2013 (No. 2)

The Pharmacy Act, 1996

Sask Reg 87/2013 The Drug Schedules Amendment Regulations, 2013

The Medical Laboratory Licensing Act, 1994

Sask Reg 88/2013 The Medical Laboratory Licensing Amendment Regulations, 2013

The Business Corporations Act

Sask Reg 89/2013 The Business Corporations Amendment Regulations, 2013

Saskatchewan Gazette, Part II, October 25, 2013:

The Crowns Minerals Act

Sask Reg 85/2013 The Mineral Disposition Amendment Regulations, 2013

Notices

The Medical Profession Act, 1981

  • Saskatchewan College of Physicians and Surgeons - Regulatory Bylaw Amendment
     

Yukon

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
11 Second Appropriation Act
Hon. Pasloski
58 Child Support Administrative Recalculation Act
Hon. Dixon
59 Act to Amend the Highways Act and the Dangerous Goods Transportation Act
Hon. Istchenko
60 An Act to Amend the Corrections Act, 2009
Hon. Nixon
61 Health Information Privacy and Management Act
Hon. Graham
62 Animal Health Act
Hon. Dixon
63 Court and Regulatory Statutes Amendment Act
Hon. Nixon
64 Act to Amend the Territorial Lands (Yukon) Act
Hon. Kent
65 Insured Health Services Statutes Amendment Act
Hon. Graham
66 An Act to Amend the Placer Mining Act and the Quartz Mining Act
Hon. Kent

 

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