Legislative Update Report No. 2014-05 -- Mar 14, 2014

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Federal Government

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
C-26 An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act and the Sex Offender Information Registration Act, to enact the High Risk Child Sex Offender Database Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
Hon. MacKay
C-27 An Act to amend the Public Service Employment Act (enhancing hiring opportunities for certain serving and former members of the Canadian Forces)
Hon. Fantino

Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part II, March 12, 2014:

Broadcasting Act

SOR/2014-32 Regulations Amending the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations

Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985

SOR/2014-38 Canada Post Corporation Pension Plan Funding Regulations

Farm Products Agencies Act

SOR/2014-41 Regulations Amending the Canadian Turkey Marketing Quota Regulations, 1990
SOR/2014-42 Order Amending the Canada Turkey Marketing Producers Levy Order

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

SOR/2014-30 Order 2014-87-01-01 Amending the Domestic Substances List
SOR/2014-31 Order 2014-87-01-02 Amending the Domestic Substances List

Radiocommunication Act

SOR/2014-34 Regulations Amending the Radiocommunication Regulations

Customs Act

SOR/2014-40 Regulations Amending the Tariff Classification Advance Rulings Regulations (Miscellaneous Program)

Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board Act

SOR/2014-37 Transportation Safety Board Regulations

Proposed Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part I, March 1, 2014:

Copyright Act

  • Statement Limiting the Right to Equitable Remuneration of Certain Rome Convention or WPPT Countries

Canada Gazette, Part I, March 8, 2014:

Tobacco Act

  • Regulations Amending the Tobacco (Seizure and Restoration) Regulations
  • Regulations Amending the Tobacco Products Information Regulations (Miscellaneous Program)
  • Regulations Repealing the Cigarette Ignition Propensity Regulations

Proclamations

Canada Gazette, Part II, March 12, 2014:

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

  • Sections 219 and 223 to 231, which amend the Canada Labour Code, in force April 1, 2014 (SI/2014-18)

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

  • Division 27 of Part 4, which amends the Statutory Instruments Act, in force April 1, 2014 (SI/2014-17)

Royal Assents

March 4, 2014

  • Bill 16, An Act to give effect to the Governance Agreement with Sioux Valley Dakota Nation and to make consequential amendments to other Acts — Chapter No. 1

Releases, Speeches and Statements

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

February 28, 2014
CNSC Invites Comments on Draft REGDOC-2.13.2, Import and Export

Competition Bureau

March 3, 2014
Increased Cooperation Between the Competition Bureau and the Market Surveillance Administrator of Alberta

Industry Canada

February 27, 2014
Consultation on the Canada Business Corporations Act, closes May 15, 2014

Natural Resources Canada

March 11, 2014
Ministers Oliver and Moore Welcome Preliminary Report on Propane Supply and Pricing

Notices

Canada Gazette, Part I, March 1, 2014:

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

  • Order 2014-66-01-01 Amending the Non-domestic Substances List

Radiocommunication Act

  • DGSO-001-14 — Consultation on amendments to Industry Canada’s antenna tower siting procedures
  • SLPB-002-14 — Decisions on conditions of licence regarding research and development and Learning Plans

Bank Act

  • Royal Bank of Scotland plc (The) — Order to commence and carry on business in Canada

Canada Gazette, Part I, March 8, 2014:

Radiocommunication Act

  • SMSE-002-14 — Release of new issue of RSS-287

Alberta

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
1 Savings Management Act
Hon. Redford
2 Appropriation (Supplementary Supply) Act, 2014
Hon. Horner
3 Securities Amendment Act, 2014
Hon. Horner
4 Estate Administration Act
Hon. Kubibec
5 Appropriation (Interim Supply) Act, 2014
Hon. Horner

Proclamations

Alberta Gazette, Part I, February 28, 2014:

Emergency 911 Act, SA 2013, c E-7.5

  • Act in force April 1, 2014

Settlement of International Investment Disputes Act, SA 2013, c S-7.8

  • Act in force February 17, 2014

Releases, Speeches and Statements

Alberta Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour

March 1, 2014
Alberta’s Employment Standards Code consultation — Deadline for feedback is April 11, 2014

British Columbia

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
12 Natural Gas Development Statutes Amendment Act, 2014
Hon. Coleman
13 Off-Road Vehicle Act
Hon. Thomson
14 Justice Statutes Amendment Act, 2014
Hon. Anton
15 Liquor Control and Licensing Amendment Act, 2014
Hon. Anton
16 Supply Act (No. 1), 2014
Hon. de Jong
17 Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act, 2014
Hon. Anton
18 Water Sustainability Act
Hon. Polak

Regulations

British Columbia Gazette, Part II, February 11, 2014:

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

BC Reg 5/2014 Amending Schedule 2 of the Act

Oil and Gas Activities Act

BC Reg 8/2014 Amending BC Reg 282/2010 — Drilling and Production Regulation;
Repealing BC Reg 278/2010 — Fee, Levy and Security Regulation;
Enacting Fee, Levy and Security Regulation

Notices

British Columbia Gazette, Part I, February 27, 2014:

Minister of Natural Gas Development

  • Calling for tenders — Competition for the right to explore and develop Crown petroleum and natural gas resources, closes March 26, 2014

Manitoba

Proclamations

Manitoba Gazette, Part I, February 22, 2014:

The Highway Traffic Amendment Act (Impoundment of Vehicles — Ignition-Interlock Program), SM 2013, c 7

  • Act in force February 15, 2014

Manitoba Gazette, Part I, March 1, 2014:

The Government Efficiency Act (Various Acts Amended or Replaced to Consolidate Boards and Agencies and Eliminate Government Appointments, SM 2013, c 48

  • Sections 1 to 8 in force March 1, 2014

New Brunswick

Regulations

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part II, March 5, 2014:

Motor Vehicle Act

NB Reg 2014-20 Section 5 of NB Reg 84-145, repealed

Notices

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Part I, March 12, 2014:

Financial and Consumer Services Commission

  • Notice and Request for Comment — Publishing for comments proposed amendments to National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus and Registration Exemption and proposed changes to Companion Policy 45-106CP Prospectus and Registration Exemptions. (Together, the proposed amendments)

Newfoundland and Labrador

Regulations

Newfoundland and Labrador Gazette, Part II, February 21, 2014:

Labour Relations Act

NLR 17/14 Maritime Link Transmission Construction Special Project Order

Northwest Territories

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
12 Northern Employee Benefits Services Pension Plan Act
Hon. Miltenberger
13 Devolution Measures Act
Hon. McLeod
14 Waters Act
Hon. McLeod
15 Oil and Gas Operations Act
Hon. McLeod
16 Northwest Territories Intergovernmental Agreement on Lands and
Resources Management Act
Hon. McLeod
17 Northwest Territories Intergovernmental Resource Revenue Sharing
Agreement Act
Hon. McLeod
18 An Act to Amend the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act
Mr. Blake
19 Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures) 2014-2015
Hon. Miltenberger
20 Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 4, 2013-2014
Hon. Miltenberger
21 Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 2, 2014-2015
Hon. Miltenberger
22 Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 4, 2012-2013
Hon. Miltenberger
23 Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 4, 2013-2014
Hon. Miltenberger

Nova Scotia   

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
30 Essential Home-support Services (2014) Act
Hon. Regan
31 An Act to Protect Patients and Provide for the Fair Resolution of Contract
Negotiations in Health Care and Community Services
Mr. Baillie

Regulations

Nova Scotia Royal Gazette, Part II, March 7, 2014:

Dairy Industry Act

NS Reg 29/2014 Milk Pricing Regulations, amendment

Petroleum Products Pricing Act

NS Reg 25/2014 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices
NS Reg 30/2014 Prescribed Petroleum Products Prices

Nunavut

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
1 An Act to Provide for a Fixed Election Date
Hon. Rumbolt
2 Appropriation (Capital) Act, 2014-2015
Hon. Peterson

Ontario

Bills

  Referenced only on first reading
166 An Act to amend the City of Toronto Act, 2006 to allow the City of Toronto to pass a ranked ballot by-law for city council elections
Ms Hunter
167 An Act respecting Invasive Species
Hon. Orazietti
168 An Act to promote the purchase of mass transit vehicles that are made in Canada
Mr. Mauro
169 An Act to amend the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009
Mr. Dunlop
170 An Act to amend the Employment Standards Act, 2000
Mr. Schein
171 An Act respecting insurance system reforms and repair and storage liens
Hon. Sousa

Regulations

Ontario Gazette, March 1, 2014:

Clean Water Act, 2006

O Reg 23/14 General, amending O Reg 287/07

Drug and Pharmacies Regulation Act

O Reg 25/14 Optometry, revoking Reg 550 of RRO 1990

Farm Products Marketing Act

O Reg 28/14 Greenhouse Vegetables — Plan, amending Reg 418 of RRO 1990
O Reg 29/14 Grapes for Processing — Plan, amending Reg 415 of RRO 1990

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

O Reg 30/14 General, amending Reg 460 of RRO 1990

Health Insurance Act

O Reg 27/14 General, amending Reg 552 of RRO 1990

Occupational Health and Safety Act

O Reg 32/14 Diving Operations, amending O Reg 629/94
O Reg 34/14 Mines and Mining Plants, amending Reg 854 of RRO 1990

Optometry Act, 1991

O Reg 24/14 General, amending O Reg 119/94
O Reg 26/14 Professional Misconduct, revoking O Reg 859/93

Royal Assents

March 4, 2014

  • Bill 164, An Act to authorize the expenditure of certain amounts for the fiscal year ending
    March 31, 2014 — Chapter No. 1

Releases, Speeches and Statements

Energy

March 10, 2014
Securing Long-Term, Reliable Power in Ontario — Province Negotiates New Contract with
Ottawa Generator

Toronto Stock Exchange

March 5, 2014
Toronto Stock Exchange and CPA Canada launched a joint publication titled, A Primer for
Environmental & Social Disclosure

Prince Edward Island

Regulations

Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part II, March 1, 2014:

Environmental Protection Act

EC2014-85 A Code for Plumbing Services Regulation Amendment

Proclamations

Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part I, March 1, 2014:

An Act to Amend the Liquor Control Act, SPEI 2013, c 17

  • Act in force March 1, 2014

Notices

Prince Edward Island Royal Gazette, Part I, March 1, 2014:

Egg Producers of Prince Edward Island

  • Price Determination Order — Amendment (EPPEI 14-02)

Quebec

Réglements

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 5 mars 2014 :

Code des professions

Décret 144-2014 Règlement sur le fonds d’indemnisation du Barreau du Québec

Loi favorisant l’accès à la justice en matière familiale

Décret 146-2014 Règlement d’application de la Loi favorisant l’accès à la justice en matière familiale

Loi sur les tribunaux judiciaires

Décret 147-2014 Règlement modifiant le Tarif des frais judiciaires en matière civile et des droits de greffe

Code de procédure civile

Décret 148-2014 Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur la fixation des pensions alimentaires pour enfants

Loi sur les comptables professionnels agréés

Décret 149-2014 Concernant la détermination de la date à laquelle cessent d’avoir effet deux règlements concernant les comptables professionnels agréés

Loi sur le bâtiment

Décret 156-2014 Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur le plan de garantie des bâtiments résidentiels neufs

Regulations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, March 5, 2014:

Professional Code

OC 144-2014 Regulation respecting the compensation fund of the Barreau du Québec

An Act to promote access to justice in family matters

OC 146-2014 Regulation respecting the application of the Act to promote access to justice in family matters

Courts of Justice Act

OC 147-2014 Regulation to amend the Tariff of Court Costs in Civil Matters and Court Office Fees

Code of Civil Procedure

OC 148-2014 Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the determination of child support payments

Chartered Professional Accountants Act

OC 149-2014 Determination of the date on which two regulations respecting chartered professional accountants cease to have effect

Building Act

OC 156-2014 Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the guarantee plan for new residential buildings

Ordres Ministériels

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 12 mars 2014 :

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

AM 2014 Règlement concernant la déclaration des associations patronales et syndicales de l'industrie de la construction — Arrêté numéro AM 2014-001 de la ministre du Travail

Loi sur les valeurs mobilières

AM 2014 Règlement 45-513 sur la dispense de prospectus pour placement de titres auprès de porteurs existants — Arrêté numéro V-1.1-2014-01 du ministre des Finances et de l'Économie

Ministerial Orders

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, March 12, 2014:

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

MO 2014-001 Regulation respecting the declaration of employers' and union associations in the construction industry — Order number AM 2014-001 of the Minister of Labour

Securities Act

MO 2014 Regulation 45-513 respecting prospectus exemption for distribution to existing security holders — Order number V-1.1-2014-01 of the Minister of Finance and the Economy

Proclamations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 5 mars 2014 :

Loi favorisant l’accès à la justice en matière familiale, SQ 2012, c 20

  • Articles 1 à 28, 42, 45, 51, 53 et 56 en vigueur au 1er avril 2014 (Décret 145-2014)

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

  • Article 11 en vigueur le 1er janvier 2015 (Décret 155-2014)

Proclamations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, March 5, 2014:

An Act to promote access to justice in family matters, SQ 2012, c 20

  • Sections 1 to 28, 42, 45, 51, 53 and 56 in force April 1, 2014 (OC 145-2014)

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

  • Section 11 in force January 1, 2015 (OC 155-2014)

Projets de Règlement

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 5 mars 2014 :

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

  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur la délivrance des certificats de compétence
  • Règlement modifiant le Règlement sur la formation professionnelle de la main-d’oeuvre de l’industrie de la construction

Code des professions

  • Règlement sur le comité de la formation des sexologues

Gazette officielle du Québec, Partie 2, 12 mars 2014 :

Loi sur le bâtiment

  • Règlement modifi ant le Code de sécurité

Loi sur l'assurance maladie

  • Règlement modifi ant le Règlement sur les aides auditives et les services assurés

Code des professions

  • Règlement modifi ant le Règlement sur les diplômes délivrés par les établissements d'enseignement désignés qui donnent droit aux permis et aux certifi cats de spécialistes des ordres professionnels Draft Regulations

Loi sur les régimes complémentaires de retraite

  • Règlement modifi ant le Règlement sur les régimes complémentaires de retraite

Draft Regulations

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, March 5, 2014:

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

  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the issuance of competency certificates
  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the vocational training of the workforce in the construction industry

Professional Code

  • Regulation respecting the committee on training of sexologists

Gazette officielle du Québec, Part 2, March 12, 2014:

Building Act

  • Regulation to amend the Safety Code

Health Insurance Act

  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting hearing devices and insured services

Professional Code

  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the diplomas issued by designated educational institutions which give access to permits or specialist's certifi cates of professional orders

Supplemental Pension Plans Act

  • Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting supplemental pension plans

Saskatchewan

  • No entries for this issue

Yukon

  • No entries for this issue

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